Religious institutes sign agreement on inter-faith education

From Channel News Asia

The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies signed an agreement with six religious institutes to collaborate on enhancing religious harmony in Singapore.

(SINGAPORE)- There will be new post-graduate courses on religious diversity, as well as opportunities for inter-faith teaching exchanges, with the signing of a new agreement between the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and six religious institutions on Thursday (Feb 2).

RSIS and each of the six institutes – the Buddhist College of Singapore, the Hindu Centre, MUIS Academy, the St Francis Xavier Major Seminary, the Taoist College and Trinity Theological College – will work together to promote greater understanding of different religions in Singapore.

RSIS’ head of studies in inter-religious relations in the Plural Societies Programme, Mohammad Alami Musa, said that while divisiveness can be seen in other parts of the world, Singapore has worked very hard to bring its people together through the exchange of experiences and knowledge.

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