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Inter-Religious Organisation to engage youth and promote family values

Published on Jun 17, 2014 11:48 PM

SINGAPORE - From July, the Inter-Religious Organisation Singapore (IRO) will be pushing out a series of lectures, dialogue sessions and exhibitons aimed at engaging more youth and promoting family values.

Spearheaded by IRO's youth members, the activities will be documented in a book that will be launched next March, in time for the organisation's 66th anniversary.

"Our youth are the future of Singapore and we must start from them," said IRO president Noor Mohamed Marican, who announced the initiative at a gathering of 30 religious leaders and youth representatives at Palmer Road in Tanjong Pagar on Tuesday evening.

"Through these projects, we hope that the next generation of Singaporeans will continue to preserve the traditional family values found in every religion such as filial piety, mutual respect, honesty, unconditional love, empathy and open communication," Mr Marican added.

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