Re-introduce religious studies in school

With daily reports of violence linked to religion and the need for Singaporeans to stay united, perhaps it may be a good idea to re-introduce religious studies in the secondary school curriculum as a weekly non-examinable session.

However, instead of having students attend classes based on their religion - as was the case when I was in secondary school - perhaps the Education Ministry can devise a method that will allow all students to have an appreciation of the main religions practised in Singapore.

This will help in giving all Singaporeans an opportunity to appreciate and understand the practice and goodness of religions other than their own.

I am sure this will go a long way in complimenting the religious harmony endeavour in our multiracial country.

Clara Chua Sieo Peng (Ms)