News Release

Unity is "Cool" at Pure Life Society and INSaF 

Mr. P.K. Moorthy, a member of the Pure Life Society in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, welcomed attendees to mark the official opening of the new Center for Spiritual Advancement and Inter-Faith Harmony Building at Pure Life. Mr. Moorthy took the occasion to thank LDS Charities for their donation of four air conditioning units for the newly remodeled building. The event highlighted a specific project by LDS Charities, an arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Pure Life Society.

In November, members of the LDS congregation in Puchong spent an enjoyable day at Pure Life Society cleaning the adjacent lot where the new facility is now located. Members picked up and hauled away trash and construction debris, transplanted banana trees to a new location on the property, as well as worked in the kitchen and laundry.

Those attending joined with Mother Mangalam, in singing a hymn of prayer. Mother is 88 years old, the co-founder and President of Pure Life Society. Additional music and remarks were presented by volunteers from the Church.  Representing LDS Charities, Sid Thatcher presented the air conditioning remote controls to Mother Mangalam.  

Mother thanked members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and LDS Charities for their contribution and reminded those present  “Unity is strength. It empowers us to overcome misunderstanding. Unity in diversity is realized only when all races and religions have a connection with each other.”

As an adviser to the Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship (INSaF), she cited her own life experiences as proof that love and unity will keep Malaysians together.“Everyone is a friend regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or affiliation. This is what Malaysia has been and will always be. Our focus is on interfaith harmony, so let’s focus on our commonalities”, she said.

The Pure Life Society was established by Swami Satyandanda as a Spiritual Haven where children from different cultural and religious backgrounds can grow up expressing their own faiths with freedom and conviction. It was also his vision for the society to be a focal point to promote inter-religious harmony, allowing scholars of different faiths and cultures to freely mingle and share their ideologies. Starting with 5 orphaned children following World War II, Pure Life Society has grown to include about 90 children who are either residents or spend part of their day at the facility.

The Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship (INSaF) and The Center for Spiritual Advancement will hold their monthly and weekly meetings in the newly remodeled building. 


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