Venerable Seck Kwang Phing, President for IRO, said: “We understand that people are stressed and anxious about the rising numbers of COVID-19 infection cases. During these times, we should be conscious of our behaviour. We should not say anything that hurts each other. Instead, we should show compassion and empathise with each other. This will strengthen our relationships with members of our Singapore community. Together, we can overcome the challenging days.”
As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is, now, even more, vital for us to support each other. Keeping close touch with friends from diverse faiths and backgrounds will promote greater understanding during such crisis times. The IRO urges everyone to regularly connect with friends, colleagues and other persons in our network to check on their well-being. Members of the community who need emotional support should call the National Care Hotline at 6202 6868 for help.
The IRO is saddened by the high rise in the number of cases, which have been above a few hundreds. We continue to pray for the victims and their families. We are hopeful that we will overcome the COVID-19 together as one united people.
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