FOUNDATION OF FAITHS

FOUNDATION OF FAITHS

" As we become increasingly reliant on social media as the main source of information, we are also more vulnerable to inaccurate news or extreme religious beliefs. Even though our social fabric has been fundamentally strong as  Singapore is a country built on multi-racial and multi-religious harmony, however this should not be taken for granted. "

 

                          Er Dr Lee Bee Wah

Adviser to Nee Soon South GROs

18 January 2019

The Foundation of Faiths programme was conceived as an elementary level of interfaith exchange which focuses on developing foundational understanding of faiths. These dialogues seek to acquaint participants to the basic tenets of different faiths, in a simpler approach.

FOUNDATION OF FAITHS

Enlivening the true spirit of humanity, the CSCS gathering held a one-minute interfaith silent observance, standing shoulder-to-shoulder in heartfelt prayer for the affected families of the Christchurch massacre where children became orphans, wives turned widows, parents losing offspring. 

15 March 2019

IN THE NEWS

FOUNDATION OF FAITHS

" Dialogues can help bridge and keep people connected, and have misconceptions corrected.  Additionally, cooperation and collaborations can help make communities more collective and collected.  We need to focus on the most fundamental of similarities, based on common good morals including respect, graciousness, gratitude and goodwill. "

Dr Maliki Osman

Senior Minister of State,

Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

& Mayor of South East District

1 March 2019

IN THE NEWS

FOUNDATION OF FAITHS

" People have been exposed to inaccurate information, extremist and radical beliefs. Misunderstandings and misconceptions could easily arise, resulting in unintended tensions and disputes. Amidst the presence of external influence, we should work collectively to foster good interfaith relations in Singapore.  "

Dr Teo Ho Pin

Mayor of North West District

18 January 2019

FOUNDATION OF FAITHS

" It is critical that we constantly make consistent and constructive engagements to assemble our people, to better understand one another clearer, bond ourselves closer, and remove any divisive elements or obstacles.  Only then can we Singaporeans enhance our level of mutual confidence, comfort and camaraderie; holding close and compact together, through thick and thin.  "

Dr Maliki Osman

Senior Minister of State,

Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

& Mayor of South West District

10 November 2018

FOUNDATION OF FAITHS

" By learning about different faiths and religions, we can safeguard ourselves from the threat of mis-representation. Your presence here not only strengthens community ties, it also deepens our social resilience. As we establish common spaces of mutual understanding, hope and peace, we are fortifying our future for tomorrow.  "

Ms Low Yen Ling

Senior Parliamentary Secretary,

Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower

Mayor of South West District

3 October 2018

FOUNDATION OF FAITHS

" Many efforts have been done by the government to beef up security measures in terms of structures and systems. Religious leaders have come together and collectively stepped forward to condemn acts of terrorism, radicalism or extremism.  But how can we, as ordinary citizens – whether as a parent, sibling, relative, colleague, neighbour, employer, play our role in contributing towards a cohesive society? One such way is to make an effort to keep ourselves educated and informed through learning about the different faiths and religions. "

Dr Teo Ho Pin

Mayor of South East District

18 September 2018

IN THE NEWS

FOUNDATION OF FAITHS

" The Common Senses for Common Spaces (or CSCS) nationwide interfaith programme is one such collective ground-up initiative – it is a friendly and safe platform to promote better acquaintance to, and appreciation of, religious rituals and spiritual motivations which can be key to enhancing our resilient quotient. "

Dr Maliki Osman

Senior Minister of State,

Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

& Mayor of South East District

3 February 2018

IN THE NEWS

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