This half-day workshop will explore how dialogue can be extended amongst religious traditions in Singapore, and develop from the internal teachings of each tradition. Topics that will be discussed include: defining dialogue and how it can be practiced; whether members of each can engage in dialogue; how to practice inter-religious dialogue; the types of inter-religious dialogue; results we may expect from dialogue in Singapore. Incorporating both theoretical and practical aspects, this workshop seeks to extend participants’ understanding of dialogue in association with other religions.
- An increased understanding and appreciation of the foundations and aims of dialogue as a way of communicating and promoting interreligious understanding.
- An appreciation of some of the main types and forms of dialogue and their potential application in Singapore.
- An awareness of the teachings and practices related to dialogue amongst a range of religious traditions.
- An enhanced understanding of some guidelines, methods, and practices for engaging in dialogue with people of other religions in interaction together.
- Networking opportunities across religious borders and the development of a new platform for dialogue amongst academic institutions in Singapore.