Building interfaith trust: Secular perspective helps in embracing diverse views

Buddhist Youth Network director Yap Ching Wi (left) moderating a discussion on offensive behaviour in April 2017. On the panel were (from left) interfaith activist Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib, Reverend Miak Siew of Free Community Church, and Humanist
Buddhist Youth Network director Yap Ching Wi (left) moderating a discussion on offensive behaviour in April 2017. On the panel were (from left) interfaith activist Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib, Reverend Miak Siew of Free Community Church, and Humanist Society president Tan Tatt Si.PHOTO: TAN TATT SI

What could a non-religious person contribute to interfaith efforts?

Plenty, it would seem - at least if one is speaking to Mr Tan Tatt Si, a long-time inter-belief activist and the president of Singapore's Humanist Society.

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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 'Secular perspective helps in embracing diverse views'. Print Edition | Subscribe