SINGAPORE – In May last year, President Halimah Yacob put forward the idea of a unique interfaith forum with the status and prestige of the Shangri-La Dialogue, and a mission to promote understanding between different communities.
The event aims to be a platform for conversations on strengthening interfaith understanding and developing new ideas to foster greater harmony in societies.
The conference is attended by around 1,000 delegates from close to 40 countries. They include academics, government officials and members of religious and civil society groups, who will discuss broader issues surrounding faith, identity, and cohesion.
Participants will also take part in workshops to discuss topics such as overcoming hate, faith and technology, and global peace-building efforts.
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