Since the 2000s, SGS is represented in the Inter-religious and Inter-racial Confidence Circles (IRCC) of Tampines West, Cashew, Radin Mas, Hong Kah North and Ayer Rajah-Gek Poh constituencies. The IRCC network provides opportunities for residents at the respective localities to engage in learning about each other’s faith and religious tradition.
Besides organising and participating in inter-faith dialogues and symposiums, SGS also participates in Inter-Religious Organisation initiatives to foster friendship and understanding amongst different faith organisations.
SGS is also committed to the Declaration on Religious Harmony that was introduced in July 2003. The spirit of the Declaration is regularly shared with the members at activities held to promote interfaith dialogue.
In a move to further safeguard religious harmony in Singapore, SGS has joined more than 250 key religious communities in the Commitment to Safeguard Religious Harmony in Singapore in 2019. The commitment is seen as an enhancement to the existing Declaration of Religious Harmony, in that it lays out specific ways for Singaporeans to interact with each other.
SGS has been participating actively in inter-faith activities in the local community, as part of our efforts to promote the understanding of different religious perspectives in this multi-cultural society of Singapore.
In the month of May, SGS was invited to celebrate the joy of Hari Raya Aidilfitri with our Muslim friends and the interfaith community.
On 21 April, together with friends from the interfaith community, SGS General Director Tay Eng Kiat joined the Buka Puasa (break fast) event organised by MUIS. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the Guest-of-Honour at the event.