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Back to listMay 2, 2010

SSA Promotes Interfaith Exchange

100502ssa_interfaith_dialogue3.jpg Living Buddhism Public Lecture

On May 2, 2010, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) held the inaugural event for its public lecture series titled "Living Buddhism" at the Hall of Trust located in the OnePeople.sg Center in Singapore. OnePeople.sg is an organization that champions racial harmony initiatives in Singapore. SSA members delivered the presentation entitled "Transforming Crisis—Empowering Ourselves Through Self-Transformation," based on the Buddhist concept of the "ten factors of life," and discussed the process of overcoming challenges in life through self-transformation.

Among the 20 participants were representatives from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore Harmony Center, Kadhampa Buddhist Association, members of the SSA Student Group and guests.

100502ssa_interfaith_dialogue.jpg At "Exploration into Faith" interfaith dialogue"

On April 24, two SSA youth members attended the "Exploration into Faith" interfaith dialogue hosted by the Buddhist Library and organized by the South East Community Development Council in Singapore. Themed "Extraordinary Faith and My Mundane Life," the dialogue provided a forum for individuals of different faiths to share how their religious life impacts their daily life and to gain a deeper understanding of each other’s beliefs.

100502ssa_interfaith_dialogue1.jpg At the SSA Headquarters

Following this, on April 25, a delegation from the Kadhampa Buddhist Association led by the Association's president, Mr. Teng Hong Hai, visited SSA Headquarters as part of the group's one-day itinerary to visit several local Buddhist organizations and strengthen interfaith friendships.

 

[Adapted from an article in the June 2010 issue of Creative Life, Singapore Soka Association (SSA); photos courtesy of SSA]