Religious Diversity in Singapore

Religious Diversity in Singapore
Lai Ah Eng, editor
Date of publication:  2008
Publisher:  ISEAS / IPS
Number of pages:  723
Code:  PIC170
Soft Cover
ISBN: 9789812307538
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"This collection covers much religious territory, offers a sample of Singapore's rich religious diversity, while addressing ever-present pressures for conformity with national values and policies. This book serves as a useful general reference, with a helpful glossary of religious terms, for scholars or others concerned with contemporary Asian religious trends" (Pacific Affairs).

About the publication

Religious and ethno-religious issues are inherent in many multiethnic and multi-religious societies. Singapore society is no exception. It has long been multiethnic, multicultural and multi-religious, being at the crossroads of many major and minor civilizations, cultures and traditions, and its religious diversity continues to develop in the current contexts of growing religiosity, religious change and conflict often in the name of religion. Despite this background, there is lack of in-depth knowledge, nuanced understanding and regular dialogue about religions and the meanings of living in a multi-religious world.
           This volume covering major themes of Singapore's religious landscape, religion in schools and among the young, religion in the media, religious involvement in social services, and interfaith issues and interaction fills important gaps in the knowledge and understanding of Singapore's religious diversity and complexity. A collective effort of researchers and practitioners, it is a timely and useful reference for scholars, decision-makers, leaders and practitioners as well as for concerned citizens and followers.

Co-publication: ISEAS / IPS



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