[ECC] Catechesis in the Context of Religious Diversity

3 Sessions

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Cana The Catholic Centre

55 Waterloo St

Singapore 187954


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Thian Hock Keng temple

158 Telok Ayer Street

Singapore 068613 

COURSE OBJECTIVES




The Church “regards with sincere reverence those ways of conduct and of life, those precepts and teachings which, though differing in many aspects from the ones she holds and sets forth, nonetheless often reflect a ray of that Truth which enlightens all men.” 


Nostra Aetate 2 cited in DC 349  

SESSION OUTLINE

Session 1

Session 2     

Session 3       


*Kindly note participants need to attend both the 4 & 11 July sessions to be eligible for the 13 July visit.

SPEAKER

Gerald Kong is the Executive Secretary of the Archdiocesan Interreligious Dialogue and Ecumenism Centre of Singapore (AIRDECS), the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD) and Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Ecumenical Dialogue (ACCED).

 

Through his work in the Archdiocese for the past 11 years,  Gerald has had the great privilege of forging strong ties of friendship and understanding with people of diverse religious backgrounds. 

 

Gerald obtained a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Cagayan De Oro, Mindanao, Philippines in 2006. He was awarded a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (Systematic Theology) with a particular focus on Missiology from the Loyola School of Theology in Manila in 2012. In 2013, Gerald graduated with a Master of Arts, major in Theological Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University.

 

His other life experiences which include carrying out full time mission work in the Philippines and Mainland China as well as being the first lay chaplain at St. Gabriel's Primary and  St. Gabriel's Secondary School.

GUEST SPEAKER

Alfian Yasrif Kuchit is a Ph.D candidate at the National University of Singapore (NUS). His writing and research focus on the history and philosophy of Islamic law in Singapore. As a PhD candidate, Alfian has made presentations at events organised by National Library Board (NLB) and the Family Justice Court (FJC). He has also contributed articles in Berita Harian, Singapore's Malay daily. 


Alfian obtained a Bachelor's degree in Law and Shariah from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM). He has a Fullbright Scholar and received a Master's degree in Law from Columbia University, New York. He also has working experience in public sector agencies. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

CONTRIBUTION FEE

*Waived by The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore

Notwithstanding the waiver of contribution fee, participants are required to register for all courses and events to assist us in the booking of appropriate rooms, the printing of materials and arrangement of tea and snacks, etc. In the event of foreseeable no-shows, we encourage participants to inform the office in advance to help prevent wastage of resources.

Registration Closes

Monday, 1 July 2024