Christian-Muslim Relations in Singapore, 1819-2019
Seminar Christian-Muslim Relations in Singapore, 1819-2019September 21 2019
Date 21 September 2019
Time 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue Legacy Center, MAPEX Building, 37 Jln Pemimpin, #07-13, Singapore 577177
Speakers Dr Syed Farid Alatas, Dr Ernest C. T. Chew
This seminar sketches some key developments affecting Christian-Muslim relations in Singapore over the last 200 years. It starts with the visions of the founders of the colonial settlement (including Munshi Abdullah's views of Raffles and Farquhar), the making of a colonial plural society, the relations between different ethnic and religious communities (especially Christians and Muslims), and colonial policies in British Malaya.
It proceeds to examine such critical events as the Mutiny of 1915 during World War I, the Japanese occupation of WW2, the Maria Hertogh riots of 1950, the communal riots of the 1960s in Singapore and Malaysia, Arab-Israeli conflicts in the Middle East, the Evangelical and Charismatic movements from the 1970s, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in the 1980s, the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act, the end of the Cold War, the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the USA of 2001, the Arab Spring, and their continuing impact particularly in Asia.
Seminar Fees: $40