You are invited to join in the third of the “Who is My G-d?” interfaith dialogue series, co-hosted by the Network of Spiritual Progressives and the Centre for Interfaith Understanding – Singapore. This interfaith dialogue will be live-streamed on Facebook.
Date: TUESDAY, 13 JULY 2021
Time: 4.00PM (SG Time) / 6.00PM (AUS Brisbane Time)
Featuring: “Commitment, Belonging and Identity: Being Within and Outside a Tradition” by Assoc. Prof. Paul Hedges
Featuring: “Digging Deep into the Reservoir of Faith and Tradition: Commitment and Transformation” by Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib
Featuring: “A Lasting Commitment: Interfaith Dialogue in the Baha’i Community” by Dr. Phyllis Chew
BIODATA OF SPEAKERS
Paul Hedges is Associate Professor in Interreligious Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Techonological University, Singapore. Previously he was Reader in Interreligious Studies at the University of Winchester, UK, and had worked for other British, Canadian, and Chinese universities before that. He has worked with a range of stakeholder groups outside academia, including the Anglican Communion Network for Interfaith Concerns (NIFCON), the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, the Babaji Yogi Sangam, the Dialogue Society, the World Congress of Faiths, and the BBC. He is on the Editorial Board of both the Journal of Religious History and Studies in Interreligious Dialogue. He publishes widely in interreligious studies, religious studies, and theology. Current research projects include interreligious relations in Singapore and the East and South-East Asian region, as well as interreligious and intercultural hermeneutics.
Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib is founder and Board member of Centre of Interfaith Understanding (Singapore) and Director of Budhi Pte. Ltd, an intercultural consultancy. He is an interfaith advocate with many years of experience writing, researching and speaking on issues of diversity, multiculturalism and Muslim reform. His commentaries have been published in various local and international newspapers, journals and magazines. He was formerly with the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore and former associate research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
Phyllis Chew is an Associate Faculty and Consultant at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. She was formerly professor at the Department of English Language and Literature, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) until her retirement in 2019. Her areas of expertise includes gender, comparative religion and linguistics. She has sat on various NGO boards including past president of the English Language and Literature Association of Singapore, the Association of Women for Action and Research, the University Women’s Association and past Director of the United Nations’ Association of Singapore. In 2010, she was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Harvard University. Currently, she is Board Member of Centre for Interfaith Understanding (CIFU).