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Introduction to Religions – Eastern Religions 

Introduction to Religions is a short workshop session aimed to give participants basic awareness and understanding of the ten religions recognized under the Inter-Religious Organisation (Singapore).

The ten religions are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and the Bahá’í Faith.

Workshop Objectives

  • To increase awareness of religious expression, religious rights and religious sensitivity towards Eastern Religions i.e. Indian-Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism)
  • To provide basic and on-the-surface information on the religion, covering topics like the origin, scripture(s), symbols, moral and ethical teachings, dos’s and don’ts, festivals and rites and rituals

Workshop Outline

  • Origins, History and Common Features of Eastern (Indian) Religions i.e. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism
  • Information on types of religious scriptures, worship and religious rites (including food restrictions etc.)
  • Systems of Philosophy Developed
  • Moral and Ethical Teachings
  • Major Festivals/Events
  • Q&A Session
Event Details
Date: 16 January 2016

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