Emphasising the remarks by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday, IRO encourages members of our religious communities to work with their leaders to make adjustments in practicing their faith during this situation. We need to have the confidence and unity amongst ourselves to maintain our spiritual resilience.
“ This is a time for us to show solidarity as Singaporeans. We should not panic, cause confusion or mistrust. We must pray and care for each other, regardless of religion” said Venerable Seck Kwang Phing, President of IRO.
IRO also urges everyone to maintain good hygiene practices during this period. We should be responsible when sharing information about the situation and only pass on information from verified and valid sources.
We pray for everyone’s good health and for peace to be restored in our nation and around the world.
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