OPEN LETTER FROM A SINGAPOREAN YOUTH: CHRISTIAN OR MUSLIM – WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.5 min read
By: T. Zhong Yi
I was meeting my Muslim brothers at Khalid Mosque the day news broke that a self-radicalised 16-year-old Singaporean youth had been detained. I can’t imagine the pain and disbelief his family and his church are dealing with…
I was at the mosque the day news about the self-radicalised 16-year-old Singaporean youth broke.
This hits close to home. It’s exactly what my friends and I have been working together to prevent.
In fact, we’ve been building a platform to help youths initiate more ground-up interfaith events.
My teammates, Alex and Iman, jointly submitted their perspective to The Straits Times’ Forum too.
This is our hope – that young people of all religions come together to do good for their community.
This incident highlights the importance of the interfaith projects we’ve been running together.
As my pastor, Pastor How, puts it “We need to build bridges, not walls”. We are stronger together.
This is so important because HOGC shares common spaces with neighbouring mosques and temples in Geylang Serai.
Our friendship began with a common goal – unite together to save lives and serve our community.
We share great memories together too.
A lot can happen when you start to build bridges and not walls.
So to all the youths out there, take part. There’s so much we can do together.