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.
EXPERIENCING THE UNIVERSALITY OF THE CHURCH: The Novena Church contingent from Singapore with young people from Argentina at World Youth Day 2019 in Panama. The contingent, led by Redemptorist Father Francis Vijayan, were in Panama from Jan 19-29 to share their faith with thousands of other pilgrims. […]
Jared NgAs World Youth Day (WYD) Panama approaches in January, many young people are eagerly waiting to discover for themselves the characteristic values of youth and the richness of the Catholic faith.Furthermore, what is unique to this worldwide gathering of young people every three years is the exchange of cultures.This is what one Singaporean will [...]
Diana Lee, a volunteer, shares her experiencesCatholic AIDS Response Effort volunteers and staff (facing camera in black and white tops), together with residents having a singalong session.Four years ago, at the blissful age of 67, a nagging desire to be a volunteer enveloped me. Whenever I hear a homily, read a spiritual book or watch [...]
Sisters Rose Pacatte (left) and Nancy Usselmann speaking at a workshop. Photo: JOHNSON KOHMarie TayEveryone is on social media these days. Many people – from the youth to working adults and retirees – have different social media accounts for work, friends and other social circles. How do we live as Catholics in today’s digital world?Sister [...]
This paradigm shift came when Christianity moved out of Europe to other parts of the world, having to interface with other rich religions, like Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism The Church sees all men and women as brothers and sisters of the same Heavenly Father, writes Archbishop William Goh.Scripture Readings: Ephesians 2:12-22; Luke 12:35-38All of us [...]
Catholic youth still passionate about their faithFather Jude DavidMany eyes have been on Rome in recent months and I am glad that there has been a positive reason for this because many have been interested in the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment that has been called forth by our [...]
Our world is completely wired and often we cannot see the real connections. And it is not only young people who spend hours using social media every day, more and more adults are joining social media sites. Even Pope Francis tweets!So how do we live our life of faith in today’s digital world?Sisters Rose Pacatte [...]
Daniel and Shelley Ee, the Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s global leaders, have been appointed members of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.Singaporean couple Daniel and Shelley Ee have been appointed members of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. The announcement was made by the Vatican on Oct 6.The couple, who have [...]
Dear Muslim friendsHari Raya Aidil-Fitri! We rejoice with you as you celebrate the end of your holy month of Ramadan with prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Indeed, these are wonderful signs of your desire to be holy through a life of obedience and charity and reverent worship of God, and a great witness to the world [...]