APCCS saddened by news of intended attack on mosques; renews calls for prayer for peace

Singapore, 27 Jan 2021 – The Alliance of Pentecostal & Charismatic Churches of Singapore (APCCS) is deeply saddened to learn that a young Singaporean with radicalized ideas had planned to carry out attacks on mosques. 

APCCS stands in solidarity with the Muslim community in light of this disconcerting development and reiterates that extremist ideology promoting violence towards one another does not stem from the Bible. 

Rev Yang Tuck Yoong, Chairman of APCCS, said, “We treasure inter-religious harmony in Singapore. This is what makes our country a safe place for people of diverse religious beliefs to live together in mutual respect. 

He added, “We are committed to safeguarding this aspect of what makes Singapore unique in an era of polarized religious views.” 

APCCS also extends its appreciation to the Singapore authorities for its actions in preventing the planned attack. 

Pastors and leaders of churches in APCCS continue to pray for peace in Singapore, staying vigilant in efforts to disciple families and individuals in the example of our Lord Jesus Christ who commanded in Matthew 22:39 to “love your neighbor as yourself”. 

Rev Dominic Yeo, Co-Chairman, added, “”This disturbing incident once again shows the two-edged sword of the digital space with easy access to a wealth of information. We need to be alert and safeguard our young people who are more susceptible to negative online influence. 

At such a time, it is even more vital for Christians, churches and everyone in Singapore to come together as one united people. Singapore is a multi-racial and multi-religious society and all of us must do our part to preserve the fabric of our beloved nation.”

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