Singapore values our multi-racial and multi-religious harmony. At the 2009 National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong raised a concern regarding the maintenance of religious harmony in Singapore. He pointed out that the aggressive pushing of one’s religion onto others can prove detrimental to our society. Prime Minister Lee highlighted the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony through tolerance and restraint, as well as preserving the common space that all Singaporeans share.
In this spirit of mutual respect, we, a group of Buddhists from the counselling, human resource, social work and teaching professions, have developed this material to share with fellow Buddhists.
We hope that this content can support Buddhists who are facing proselytism in their workplace, school or even at home, so that they can maintain their stand with compassion and wisdom.
Buddhists, who are just like everyone else, want happiness and do not want suffering. In Singapore, we are able to live well and practise our religions. Towards this end, may Singapore and Singaporeans continue to be safe, prosperous and enjoy a compassionate environment for one and all.
Debbie Tan, Lee Sea Ming, Lim Seow Yuin, Ong Hong Leong, Spring Tan, Yap Ching Wi, Kyle Neo (Designer)
The project team would like to thank all sponsors and supporters for their support.