Summary of Keynotes
- Sessions on Thursday, 20 June
- Perspectives on Cohesive Societies – Special Presentation
- Plenary 1 – What We Believe (Faith)
- Plenary 2 – Who We Are (Identity)
- Sessions on Friday, 21 June
- Plenary 3 – How We Come Together (Cohesion)
- Breakout Sessions on Faith, Identity and Cohesion
- Closing Remarks and Dialogue with Mr Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance
The International Conference on Cohesive Societies will focus on the theme: Many Communities, One Shared Future.
It offers a platform for conversations on forging stronger interfaith understanding and developing new ideas to foster greater harmony in societies.
- We recognise that increasing tensions and fault-lines in religiously and culturally diverse countries can threaten social stability.
- We see value in different countries sharing their experiences and discussing how we can all find new and better ways to build stronger societies.
- The event will bring together scholars, community leaders and policy makers, as well as religious and interfaith leaders from around the world, to explore and understand key issues, share best practices, generate discussion, and build bridges and networks to further the cause of social harmony.
The Conference programme will commence with an Opening Dinner on 19 June 2019 followed by the Conference proceedings on 20 and 21 June 2019, featuring plenaries and breakout sessions, as well as community learning journeys.
Opening Address by Her Excellency Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, at the opening dinner on 19 June 2019
Keynote Address by His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, at the ICCS on 20 June 2019
Closing Remarks by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat, at the ICCS on 21 June 2019
A Young Leaders’ Programme will run prior to the Conference programme from 18 to 19 June 2019. Additionally, an exhibition open to the public will be showcased alongside the ICCS event.
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