Thursday, August 02, 2007

Cats bringing people together

Cats bringing people together
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Today I met with the Pastor of a church who has community cats in the church. She is working with one of the inter-racial harmony groups and thought that cats would be a good way of bringing people together. She had been copied on one of the email lists for a community caregiver network and she was especially impressed by one of the residents, who happens to be Muslim.

She asked to meet with her today and so we all met to try and see if there are ways to bring people together through cats. She mentioned she thought activities like this might really help to bring people together rather than the usual activities on visiting temples/mosques/churches, etc. While those were good, she felt that this was a more permanent way of really bringing people together over a shared love for God's creatures (whichever God you may believe in).

If you look at any caregiver group, people of different ages, religions, races and genders come together - and all through a shared love for cats.

Here the caregiver and the Pastor look at one of the community cats who was injured. Hopefully the lovely cat will get well soon.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I totally agree that concern for cats can be "used" by the government to bond people across the races and this has been mentioned in many letters to the press such as the "capture" of David Hooi. Yet these real life bonding has been ignored and they choose to continue the ad hoc inter-racial events where people are more interested in the goodies bags and free makan. Why will the Government practises what it preaches..listen to the people!!
and not just people who are loud and complaining like the ASS who is a RC member and would ask for lives, even if they were cats, to be killed over his damn car!

2/8/07 9:37 PM  
Blogger EJ. said...

Something good is going on!

3/8/07 6:15 AM  
Blogger Mezzo said...

Hey wow! Just the other day friends were discussing the possibility of getting mosques to run TRNM programmes as a way to engage problem kids.

3/8/07 10:44 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

That's interesting Mezzo! The pastor was discussing with the caregiver what could be done and what activities they could do together. One thing they mentioned was possibly getting the different religious groups to emphasise the value of sterilisation as well.

Let me know more about the programme?

3/8/07 10:53 AM  

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