As we transition out of Singapore’s ‘circuit-breaker’ period into phase 1 of our ‘new normal’, we bring together 5 retreat directors from Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam who provide us with an unprecedented interfaith retreat for these peculiar times.
Muted microphones, weak WiFi, and frozen speakers have become religious experiences of late. Low Wei Ling reflects on how COVID-19 has affected her connection to religion and the divine, and its potential implications for the […]
While the closure of places of worship was hard for all devotees, it has been more difficult for some than for others, with one such group being migrant workers. Acmal Zuheyr offers us a glimpse […]
Life in an emergency room during this COVID-19 pandemic is never dull – with an influx of foreign workers and people presenting with psychiatric disorders. Liam Pee, a Catholic doctor, shares how faith sustains and shapes his practice as an emergency room doctor during this pandemic.
Many of you have been watching our interfaith COVID-19 retreat episodes. This is the recording of the Facebook Live chat we’ve just organised with the retreat directors from 5 different religions.
Something interesting about COVID-19 is that it showed us what we miss, what we value, and what we appreciate, sometimes without even realising how much we appreciate those things.
With the discomforts of donning full PPE gear daily – which includes the N95 mask, elasticised shower cap, and face shield in Singapore’s heat – Peta Yang, a doctor from the Bahá’í faith, shares how her faith has shaped her practice as a doctor during this COVID-19 pandemic.
As we look at what is ahead of us, religious traditions have advised us for centuries to always look with a positive lens – something we now call ‘Hope’.
This week our retreat directors explore what hope means in different religions. How do we remain hopeful in spite of adversities?
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase. Only in the darkness can you see the stars.Martin Luther King, Jr.
Confusion, overwhelm, and maybe even depression mark the effects of this pandemic on so many of us. Cultivating 3 different types of patience with the help of her faith, suggests Phyllis Chew, helps her endure day-to-day difficulties.