11 Jul '17, 9pm

Durian parties - a good way to build religious harmony

They worship in different ways, but share a love for durian. So members of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church and Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist temple regularly bond over durian parties. Reverend Gabriel Liew, a pastor at the church, does not just organise such social events and visits, but also invites other religious leaders to visit and teach about their faiths. "We seek to understand the religious teachings of other communities, because ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance breeds fear, and the root of war is fear," said Reverend Liew, as he shared his church's efforts to contribute to religious harmony. More such friendships and interactions between people of different faiths should be encouraged for religious harmony to flourish, religious leaders from Singapore and Indonesia said yesterday. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up They were speaking at a...

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