Religious Diversity in Singapore, 1st Edition

  • David W. Ball Cleveland State University
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  • ISBN-10: 9812307559
  • ISBN-13: 9789812307552
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 723 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Covers the major themes of Singapore's religious landscape: religion in schools and among the young, religion in the media, religious involvement in social services, and interfaith issues and interaction.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
List of Appendices.
The Contributors.
1: The Landscape of Religious Diversity.
2: Religious Influences and Impulses Impacting Singapore.
3: Religious Trends and Issues in Singapore.
4: Keeping God in Place: The Management of Religion in Singapore.
5: Discourses on Islam in Southeast Asia and Their Impact on the Singapore Muslim Public.
6: Global Christian Culture and the Antioch of Asia.
7: “Religiously–Inspired”, “India–Derived” Movements In Singapore.
8: Baha'is in Singapore Patterns of Conversion.
9: Diversities and Unities: Towards a Reformist Buddhism in Singapore.
10: The Sathya Sai Baba Movement in Singapore: Its Service Mission and Philosophy of Communal Identity Construction.
11: The Muslim Religious Elite of Singapore.
12: The Evolution of the Sikh Identity in Singapore.
13: Religious Processions: Urban Politics and Poetics.
14: Religion in Schools and Among the Young.
15: From Moral Values to Citizenship Education: The Teaching of Religion in Singapore Schools.
16: Religious Education as Locus of Curriculum: A Brief Inquiry into Madrasah Curriculum in Singapore.
17: Mission Schools in Singapore: Religious Harmony, Social Identities, and the Negotiation of Evangelical Cultures.
18: Religious Switching and Knowledge Among Adolescents in Singapore.
19: Religion in the Media.
20: Religious Reasons in a Secular Public Sphere: Debates in the Media about Homosexuality.
21: The Internet and Religious Harmony in Singapore.
22: Religious Organizations in Social Services.
23: Muslim Organizations and Mosques as Social Service Providers.
24: Hindu Temples in Charities and Social Services.
25: Delivering Welfare Services in Singapore: A Strategic Partnership between Buddhism and the State.
26: Saving the City Through Good Works: Christian Involvement in Social Services.
27: Interfaith Issues and Interaction.
28: Religious Diversity, Toleration, and Interaction.
29: Negotiating Christianity with other Religions: The Views of Christian Clergymen in Singapore.
30: The Inter–Religious Organization of Singapore.
31: Interactions Among Youth Leaders of Different Faiths: Realities from the Ground and Lessons Learnt.
32: Building Bridges Between Christians and Muslims a Personal Journey.
33: Conclusion Some Remarks on Religious Diversity in Singapore.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David W. Ball

David W. Ball is Professor of Chemistry at Cleveland State University. His research interests include computational chemistry of new high energy materials, matrix isolation spectroscopy, and various topics in chemical education. He has over 160 publications, equally split between research articles and educational articles, including five books currently in print. He has won recognition for the quality of his teaching, receiving several departmental and college teaching awards as well as the university's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award in 2002. He has been a contributing editor to "Spectroscopy" magazine since 1994, where he writes "The Baseline" column on fundamental topics in spectroscopy. He is also active in professional service, serving on the Board of Trustees for the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair and the Board of Governors of the Cleveland Technical Societies Council. He is also very active in the American Chemical Society, serving the Cleveland Section as chair twice (in 1998 and 2009) and Councilor from 2001 to the present.