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HOLY SMOKE!

Scents & Sensibility

Scents & Sensibility

HOLY SMOKE!

Scents & Sensibility

“To develop into a society that is mature and resilient that can withstand and recover against any damage or discomfort to our social fabric, we need to be more Conscious of our surroundings and those around us; Consistent in our efforts to social harmony; Creative in our approach for more effective engagement; Constructive in value-adding to the existing camaraderie; and Collaborative in building closer bonds and greater good to our community through partnerships”.

 

Dr Maliki Osman

Senior Minister of State

Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

& Mayor of South East District

24 August 2019

HOLY SMOKE!

Religious or spiritual practices involving incense originates in antiquity. From Europe to Asia, and across the Pacific, subscribers of faiths globally believe that incense fumes mark prayer, respect or sacrifice to the heavens, deities or ancestors. While incense fumes act as a purifying and soothing element in faith, it is sensed as a polluting element and discomfort to some.  ‘Holy Smoke!’ discusses the senses and spirituality of incense burning and offerings across communities.

"cccWhile non-believers or subscribers of other faiths need to be conscious in the way we approach practices of other religions, believers also need to be conscious of practising their respective religions responsibly so that both groups mutually respect the other to mature together as a cohesive community and deepening our social resilience. "

 

Miss Low Yen Ling

Senior Parliamentary Secretary,

Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower

& Mayor of South West District

 

21 February 2019

HOLY SMOKE!

Scents & Sensibility

HOLY SMOKE!

Scents & Sensibility

" While incense fumes may be pleasant and soothing to some, it may be a discomfort to others and cause neighbourly frictions. Singaporeans generally enjoy peaceful co-existence, but we must be reminded that racial and religious relations are at risk of jeopardy if not carefully, consciously and constantly addressed. "

 

Dr Maliki Osman

Senior Minister of State

Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

& Mayor of South East District

18 August 2018

IN THE NEWS

HOLY SMOKE!

Scents & Sensibility

" The challenge to compromises is - what does it mean to the individual who is practising that religion.  Some people might ask - ‘Am I forgoing or lessening my own spirituality or my own individual ability to practise my religion?’ And that is where I think it is most important for religious leaders to come forward and provide guidance as to how their faiths ought to be interpreted and enlivened to ensure that their universal values can help mould the individuals' psychological and spiritual senses to dovetail with the nation's common space. "

Dr Maliki Osman

Senior Minister of State

Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

& Mayor of South East District

4 March 2017

IN THE NEWS

Important for  public to verify news, online posts: Maliki (Channel NewsAsia, 2017)