Ambassadors of peace visit archbishop

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 [...]

Building bridges

Catholics and Muslims take part in interfaith seminar on life and human dignityFr David Garcia speaking at the Building Bridges Seminar as fellow presenter, Ustaz Mahmoud Mathlub Sidek (far right), and moderator, Ms Liyana Rosli Asmara, look on.By Christopher KhooA recent interfaith seminar saw Catholics and Muslims sharing on the topic, “Religion, Sanctity of Life [...]

Newest church hosts interfaith Christmas event

Archbishop William Goh and representatives of various faiths pose for a photo during the archdiocesan interreligious Christmas celebration at the Church of the Transfiguration.  Photos: VITA ImagesBy Jared Ng It was an evening of fellowship and unity as close to 80 representatives of various faiths gathered for the annual archdiocesan interreligious Christmas celebration.Held for the [...]

Promoting a culture of peace, harmony: a Christian view

Msgr Philip Heng speaking at an interfaith roundtable discussion on Oct 14.By Christopher Khoo Recognise the principle of “unity in diversity” and engage in dialogue.These were some points offered by Archbishop William Goh in a paper titled Christian Perspective: Promoting Culture of Peace and Harmony in Singapore.The paper was read out by Msgr Philip Heng [...]

Fellowship, cheer abound in Muslim-Christian celebration

IT WAS a wet and rainy evening on Dec 27. But inside the Singgahsana Hall of the Malay Village in Geylang Serai, fellow ship and cheer abounded as Muslims and Catholics greeted one another warmly. The special dinner, which brought together some 300 members of the Muslims and Christian communities, is believed to be the [...]

Catholics visit mosque, learn about Islam from imam

Imam Habib Hassan of Ba’alwie Mosque shares his faith with his guests.It was a valuable interfaith experience for a group of Catholics when they visited the Ba’alwie Mosque to learn more about Islam.The Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD) organised the May 10 visit to the mosque, located at 2 Lewis Road.Days prior to [...]

The Pope Entrusts To Mary All The Citizens Of Lebanon

Vatican City, 26 March 2014 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent a message, on behalf of the Holy Father Francis, to the participants in the eighth Islamic-Christian Prayer Meeting, “Together around Mary, Our Lady”. The meeting, which took place in Beirut, Lebanon, to celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation, was [...]

The Virgin Mary In Islamic-Christian Dialogue

Vatican City, 26 March 2014 (VIS) – “The Virgin Mary and Islamic-Christian dialogue” was the theme of the address given by Fr. Miguel Angel Ayuso, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, during the eighth meeting of the Islamic-Christian Prayer Meeting which took place yesterday in Beirut, Lebanon, on 25 March, Solemnity of the [...]

Catholics join Muslims in breaking fast at mosque

Twenty Catholics from the Church of St Ignatius, led by Msgr Philip Heng, joined Muslims in their Iftar (breaking of fast) at the Al-Huda Mosque on July 28.This is the fourth time the parish has supported the annual Iftar which began in 2010.The organisers are the Ulu Pandan Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle (IRCC) and [...]