Participants of various faiths give oranges to people during the World Interfaith Harmony Week event. Photo: MUIS
Happy World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019! “One Blood, One Humanity”.
From “wows”, polite “thank yous” and bewilderment to downright suspicion and outright rejection – such was the spectrum of reactions various faith-based groups received on Feb 9 when they offered this greeting of peace (printed on a postcard), an invitation to a blood donation drive at a mosque, and a pair of oranges to members of the public at the Bishan MRT and Junction 8 mall area.
Around 70 members of various faiths took part in this outreach, including seven young people and three adults from the Catholic Church.
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