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

"When we live, work and play in tight spaces, we need to be mindful on how we navigate through tight spaces. What we do affect our neighbours and those around us. How we live our lives and how we lead our congregations or communities, will have impact on our next generations. Whether our next generation enjoy the benefits or have to carry the burden depends on how we weave or stitch our social fabric today. We all have this shared responsibility."

Ms Cheryl Chan

Adviser to Fengshan GRC GROs 

11 December 2019

Foundation of faiths

"We are aware that matters of religion have always been dicey and have had deep fault lines, and they have become more complex. With the ever-growing reach of, and penetration by the social media, communities, families, and youths are more exposed, hence more vulnerable to inaccurate or extreme doctrinal interpretations, where the sources stemmed from differing landscapes, histories, cultures, and challenges."

Assoc Prof Mohammed Faishal Ibrahim

Senior Parliamentary Secretary

Ministry of Social and Family Development

& Ministry of Education

Adviser to Neesoon GRC GROs

11 December 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."

Mr Vikram Nair

Adviser to Admiralty GROs

11 December 2019

Foundation of faiths

Social cohesion requires civic engineering. There needs to be platforms for Singaporeans – native, new or naturalised – to have real and candid exchanges. The CSCS is one ground up initiative that seeks to intensify candid exchanges on common and safe grounds; identify commonalities and amplify common understanding, to deepen acquaintance and appreciation, hence acceptance beyond mere tolerance.

Mr Desmond Choo

Mayor for North East District

8 November 2019