Singapore SECDC Explorations Into Faith Programme

Singapore South East Community Development Council Explorations into Faith Program

Since 2007, the Singapore South East Community Development Council Explorations into Faiths (EiF) programme has helped participants to gain a better understanding of religions practiced in Singapore and to experience interfaith dialogue in a stimulating, supportive and respectful environment.

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The Missing MDG – Ensure Interfaith Collaboration for Peace

The Missing Millenium Development Goal

The Missing Millennium Development Goal is a petition to the governments of the United Nation’s member states, religious leaders and civil society to recognise that the interfaith collaboration is key to achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Wellness Week – UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

Wellness Week Logo

The Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the World Economic Forum are collaborating on Wellness Week, which seeks to develop a social movement on healthy settings for healthy living and increase awareness among individuals, policy makers, communities and employers.

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Thailand’s female monks (cautiously) lobby for legal recognition

Thai female monk

A quiet campaign to grant female monks legal recognition began this summer. Advocates hope that the minimal fanfare will help the ‘Bhikkhunis’ evade conservative religious opposition.

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Religiously motivated violence is not religious

Mosque in Indonesia

Yogyakarta, Indonesia: During September of 2011, a suicide bomber attacked a church in Solo, Indonesia, killing at least one congregant and injuring many others. Indonesia, a secular nation, has had a long history of religious tolerance when it comes to minorities. But since the 2002 attacks in Bali, which were religiously motivated, questioning the relationship between religion and violence has become critical.

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