Harmony of Faiths Singapore Talks

The Practice of Fasting In Different Religions

Sunday, 20 October 2019
3pm – 5pm
@ Possibility Room, Level 5, National Library Building
(Address: 100 Victoria St Singapore 188064)

Registration opens at 2.30pm


The Harmony of Faiths Singapore Talks is a series of interactive get-together focused on knowledge building and sharing about the multi-religions in Singapore. The talks aim to educate the general public in Singapore about the commonalities and differences in the practice of religions.

In the first session, speakers from the Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Baha’i and Jain religions will share about the practice of fasting in their respective religions. Participants will gain an opportunity to learn:

  • What is the basis of belief for religious fasting in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Baha’i faith and Jainism?
  • Why do followers of these religions observe fasting?
  • What are the commonalities and differences in the practice of fasting among these religions?

The participants will also have an opportunity to listen to personal experiences  religions in Singapore observe the fasting.

Episode 2 of Your Religion in 60 Seconds - "FASTING"

2.30pm  : Registration opens
3.00pm  : Introduction
3.05pm  : Warm up activity: Guess The Religion
3.15pm   : Presentation on The Practice of Fasting in [Religion]
3.40pm   : Panel- Audience Interaction: Commonalities and Differences in the Practice of Fasting Among Different Religions
4.10pm   : Group Sharing: Observance of Religious Fasting
4.30pm .  : Conclusion
4.35pm : Networking Tea Reception
5.00pm : End

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