Building interfaith trust: Love thy neighbour and learn from each other

An-Nahdhah Mosque members and Ustaz Mohamed Ali Atan (centre, in green) attending Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church's 25th anniversary celebrations. Also present were church staff member Ng Zhi-wen (right) with Mr Saiful Anuar, founder of Muslim
An-Nahdhah Mosque members and Ustaz Mohamed Ali Atan (centre, in green) attending Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church's 25th anniversary celebrations. Also present were church staff member Ng Zhi-wen (right) with Mr Saiful Anuar, founder of Muslim intra-faith group MCollective, beside him.PHOTO: NG ZHI-WEN

For a decade, there was barely any interaction at all between two places of worship of different faiths separated by just a 10-minute walk in Bishan.

Then in 2016, Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church's Ng Zhi-wen took the first step and helped to organise an informal visit to An-Nahdhah Mosque.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Love thy neighbour and learn from each other'. Print Edition | Subscribe