19 June 2019
More than 250 religious organisations in Singapore have made a commitment to safeguard religious harmony in the wake of growing inter-ethnic tensions across the globe.
A framed copy of the pledge that among other things, highlights practical things Singaporeans can do on a daily basis to build inter-religious bridges, was presented by senior faith leaders to President Halimah Yacob at a dinner on Wednesday (June 19), the opening day of the three-day International Conference on Cohesive Societies at Raffles City Convention Centre.
It includes the promise to develop strong bonds across religions by, for instance, eating together in spite of different religious dietary requirements; extending greetings during other’s festive celebrations; as well as attending each other’s life events such as weddings and funerals housed in different worship venues.
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Last updated on 20/06/2019