In addition to its religious activities, Shinnyo-en supports philanthropic activities as part of its humanitarian mission to promote ethical social change and foster a universal sense of responsibility. These are some of Shinnyo-en’s contributions:
As part of our contribution to education in Singapore, we have donated $250,000 to Nanyang Technological University’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and information in 2007.
This was the first time that Shinnyo-en Singapore had made a major donation to an education institution in Singapore, with Nanyang Technological University joining the league of prestigious universities including Columbia University, Stanford University and Princeton University, to benefit from our philanthropic act.
Through our support to the endowment fund, we have been putting in place more scholarships for outstanding students and to support the Go-Far programme, which allows selected students to experience life as foreign correspondents.
Due to our strong belief in nurturing relationships with other faiths, we have donated a sum of $20,000 to the Inter-Religious Organisation in Singapore. This shows our support for the Inter-Religious Organisation’s activities in Singapore where we hope to promote inter-faith activities and dialogues to contribute further to creating a harmonious society.
Furthermore, a part of the donation went to launching and distributing copies of the reprint of a book on religious harmony. Titled as ‘The Contribution of Religion to Peace’, it contains speeches from 65 years ago, on the day that the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) was founded, by inter-faith pioneers from the Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish faiths on their commitment to inter-faith engagement and solidarity.