Building interfaith trust: Majority must be aware of their position

Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Maliki Osman, interfaith adviser to the Buddhist Youth Network (BYN), at a workshop for the Singapore Action for Youth Interfaith Movement last year. BYN director Yap Ching Wi says Buddhists ma
Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Maliki Osman, interfaith adviser to the Buddhist Youth Network (BYN), at a workshop for the Singapore Action for Youth Interfaith Movement last year. BYN director Yap Ching Wi says Buddhists make up the largest religious group in Singapore, and most Buddhists are also Chinese.PHOTO: YAP CHING WI

There is a stereotype of Buddhists as generally peace-loving people.

But that does not mean misunderstandings do not arise, or that Buddhists should rest on their laurels, says Buddhist Youth Network (BYN) director Yap Ching Wi.

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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 'Majority must be aware of their position'. Print Edition | Subscribe