Non-mainstream faiths welcome, as long as they do not disrupt nation

A photo taken on June 26, 2016, shows a chariot festival called Jagannatha Ratha Yatra, organised by Sri Krishna Mandir, the official Hare Krishna temple in Singapore, at Hougang Stadium.
A photo taken on June 26, 2016, shows a chariot festival called Jagannatha Ratha Yatra, organised by Sri Krishna Mandir, the official Hare Krishna temple in Singapore, at Hougang Stadium.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - From breakaway sects to fringe religions, various terms have been used for non-mainstream faiths that have made their way to Singapore in the last century.

Together, about 10 such groups exist here. They range from the Jehovah's Witnesses to Falungong to the Tzu Chi Foundation.

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