Overview

The International Conference on Cohesive Societies (ICCS) will be held from 19 to 21 June at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore.

The Conference will focus on the theme: Many Communities, One Shared Future.

It offers a platform for conversations on forging stronger interfaith understanding and developing new ideas to foster greater harmony in societies.

  • We recognise that increasing tensions and fault-lines in religiously and culturally diverse countries can threaten social stability.
  • We see value in different countries sharing their experiences and discussing how we can all find new and better ways to build stronger societies.
  • The event will bring together scholars, community leaders and policy makers, as well as religious and interfaith leaders from around the world, to explore and understand key issues, share best practices, generate discussion, and build bridges and networks to further the cause of social harmony.

The Conference programme will commence with an Opening Dinner on 19 June 2019 followed by the Conference proceedings on 20 and 21 June 2019, featuring plenaries and breakout sessions, as well as community learning journeys.

A Young Leaders’ Programme will run prior to the Conference programme from 18 to 19 June 2019. Additionally, an exhibition open to the public will be showcased alongside the ICCS event.