A Seminar on Understanding Faith and Current Thinking, SEKAPES 2018, will be held on the 25th and 26th of April at Dewan Tarbiyah of the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB. The seminar among others aims to empower the understanding of faith among the Muslim Ummah, as well as to address understanding and current thinking which are contrary to the teachings of the Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaa'ah school of thought. The matter was explained by the Director of the Ahli Sunnah Waljamaah Understanding Studies Centre of KUPU SB, as the Co-Chairperson of SEKAPES 2018, in a media conference yesterday afternoon.
According to Associate Professor Doctor Syamsul Bahri Andi Galigo, 11 working papers will be presented during the seminar. Themed 'Akidah Ahli Sunnah Waljama'ah Asas Kesejahteraan Negara', the seminar among others will discuss on strengthening the Wasatiyyah approach in tackling the issue of religious extremists, the role of Islamic scholars and figures in addressing current thinking, and the experience of government institutions and agencies in empowering the Ahli Sunnah Waljamaah Understanding. The seminar aims to strengthen the policy and harmony of Brunei Darussalam in maintaining its national identity. It will be attended by academics, researchers, officers and staff from the government and private sector, non-government organisations, postgraduates and undergraduates, as well as interested individuals. Registration for the seminar is still open with a specified fee until this Saturday.
Source: Radio Television Brunei