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National Steering Committee on Racial and Religious Harmony

The National Steering Committee (NSC) on Racial and Religious Harmony is a national platform to build close relationships at the top level of community, government and faith leaders. The NSC’s work is mainly to guide the MCCY cluster engagement plans on racial and religious harmony. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu, chairs the NSC, whose members comprise the apex leaders from the major faith and ethnic groups.

The NSC networks of trust have created safe spaces for dialogue on issues such as religious harmony and common space in Singapore. The social capital from NSC has resulted in multiplier effect beyond the first-tier of leadership.

The following organisations are represented in the NSC:

  1. Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore
  2. Hindu Advisory Board (HAB)
  3. Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO)
  4. Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS)
  5. National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS)
  6. Sikh Advisory Board (SAB)
  7. Singapore Buddhist Federation (SBF)
  8. Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA)
  9. Taoist Federation (TF)

As a gesture of goodwill, NSC members take turns to regularly host meetings and networking opportunities at their premises, strengthening the ties between members. Since 2008, NSC members also took turns to spearhead and organise the annual Community Engagement Games Day, where different racial and religious communities come together for a day of sports and fun.

Last updated on 05 March 2019