ETHOS Conversation 2021: Religion and Politics in Singapore – Q & A with Minister K Shanmugam

In 2019, the government made some amendments to the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA), a Singapore statute which was enacted by Parliament on 9 November 1990.

What are these amendments and how will they impact the ministry and mission of the churches in Singapore? What is the relationship between religion and politics in Singapore as set out by the MRHA? Does the separation of religion and politics imply that the Church has no role in public debates and that religious leaders have no right to comment on societal issues?

Hear Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, as he shares his insights on these questions here at ETHOS Conversation 2021: Religion and Politics in Singapore.

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