Members of Roses of Peace (from second left, Ms Noor Hanisah Binte Noordin, Mr Wan Muhammad Fazlan Nordin and Mr Mohamed Irshad) presented Archbishop Goh with a ‘Letter of Peace’. Also in the photo are Mr Andre Ahchak, director of communications, Archbishop’s Office (far left); Msgr Philip Heng and Mr Gerald Kong from the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. Photo: VITA IMAGES.
By Christopher Khoo
Mr Mohamed Irshad, founder and president of the initiative, together with Mr Wan Muhammad Fazlan Nordin and Ms Noor Hanisah Binte Noordin, visited Archbishop Goh at his residence on April 2 and presented him with a “Letter of Peace to all Christians in Singapore”.
The letter, which was also emailed to Singapore Christian leaders including Catholic priests, conveys the group’s gratitude to “our beloved Christian friends, leaders, and members of the community who have sacrificed their time and energy to spread the message of love across the nation”.
Archbishop Goh thanked the three visitors, who are among their group’s ambassadors, for their efforts. “I’m sure your works will produce lots of fruit among the young people and for the future,” he said.
Roses of Peace, which was started in 2012, has President Halimah Yacob as their patron. The group’s ambassadors are all below 35 years of age.