Inter-religious prayers for the victims of Coronavirus
In this speech, IRO President Venerable Seck Kwang Phing called members to also pray for people around the world to be united in overcoming this difficult situation. “In Singapore, let us remember to uphold our values and our commitment to safeguard our racial and religious harmony in times of crisis. Let us show care and concern for everyone, regardless of who they are and where they come from – this virus knows no nationality, no race, no religion,” he said.
Founded in 1949, the IRO practices the conducting of interfaith prayers, dialogues and conferences to foster understanding and friendship among followers of major religions in Singapore. In 2019, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong joined IRO as the fourth honourable Patron.
ABOUT INTER-RELIGIOUS ORGANISATION SINGAPORE
The Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore (IRO) was founded in 1949 with the objective to promote inter-religious harmony among the various religious groups in Singapore.
Ten (10) religions are represented in the IRO; Hindu, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Taoist, Jain, Christian, Islam, Sikh and Baha’i. A unique rotating annual presidency among the ten religions ensures that all member religions are given an equal opportunity to lead the IRO’s long-term efforts. For more information visit www.iro.sg