Praying as one body in Christ

Christian unity has certainly come a long way in Singapore. It started from humble beginnings back in 1990 when the first Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service was initiated by the late Jesuit Father John Wood at the Church of St Ignatius. Today, a passionate community of Christian leaders continue to foster ecumenical relations.Along [...]

Praying together as one

Christians from various Churches come together to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian UnityRepresentatives from various Churches praying together at a service at St Andrew’s Cathedral. By Christopher Khoo“What unites us is infinitely greater than what divides us.”Rev Canon Terry Wong shared this in his homily at a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity [...]

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 [...]

Prayers of unity, repentance at Reformation commemoration

Catholics and Lutherans mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a joint serviceLutheran Bishop Terry Kee and Archbishop William Goh plant a tree together in a sign of unity. Photo: VITA ImagesBy Christopher KhooLutherans and Catholics in Singapore commemorated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a joint service at Jurong Christian [...]

Integration, unity urged at migrant celebration

Members of the Tamil-speaking and Mandarin-speaking communities pose for a photo with Archbishop William Goh during the Oct 1 celebration.The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd was filled beyond capacity on Oct 1 when members of the various Catholic migrant communities gathered to celebrate Migrant Sunday. The event was organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for the [...]

Christian leaders affirm ties at Easter lunch

Christian representatives having fellowship at Crossings Cafe on May 4. Fostering greater Christian unity and continuing dialogue with each other. These were some of the key points brought up during the annual ecumenical Easter lunch on May 4.The event, held at CANA The Catholic Centre, saw pastors and pastoral staff from various Christian traditions and [...]

Religious representatives bond at cathedral gathering

The celebration, held on Dec 29, aimed at promoting religious harmonyArchbishop William Goh and representatives of various religions pose for a photo in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on Dec 29. Photo: VITA ImagesBy Jared Ng“As religious leaders, we must set the example of leading the world to find peace not through war but [...]

Christians become witnesses of one faith at unity service

Methodist Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup and Archbishop William Goh praying over a participant at the Ecumenical Charismatic Healing Service.Christians from different traditions praised God at the top of their voices through worship songs at an ecumenical service. At various times during the service, they placed their hand over the person seated beside them in [...]

Learning about unity and Laudato Si’ at Focolare event

More than 100 people of different nationalities gathered for a three-day experience on the meaning of unity and how to start building it.The event was the annual Mariapolis (City of Mary) organised by the Singapore community of the international Focolare Movement. The event is held all over the world during the summer months for people who [...]

Christmas carolling spreads message of unity, hope, love

Three Catholic groups embarked on various carolling projects to bring the message of Christ to different groups of people. Catholics, Baptists jointly sing carols in HDB estates Hosanna! Music Ministry continues public outreach with Christmas carolling The Harvesters raise funds for missionaries, evangelise by carolling