2005 the national university of singapore doi:101017/s0022463405000251 461 beyond syncretism: hybridization of popular religion in contemporary thailand pattana kitiarsa this article challenges the dominant paradigm of ' inclusive syncretism' in the study of thai religion by taking the worship of multi- original. Singapore's nineteenth-century immigrants valued the social as well as religious aspects of their congregations, and their descendants are more likely to concern many chinese became more self-consciously buddhist or joined syncretic cults that promoted ethics and were far removed from the exorcism and sacrificial.
In singapore, the catholic church has been a member of the iro (inter-religious organisation) since its foundation in 1949 the iro is, at present, represented by 10 religions in singapore to promote better understanding of the other faiths in the iro, catholicnews begins a new series on religions we start the series.
The chinese practiced chinese popular religion, a distinctive and complex syncretic religion that incorporates some elements from canonical buddhism and daoism but focuses on the worship of gods, ghosts, and ancestors it emphasizes ritual and practice over doctrine and belief, has no commonly recognized name, and.
Systems as practiced in singapore must be considered in the larger context of chinese religious behavior” (wee  1997: 131) according to her study, “ buddhism” in the singapore context actually refers to chinese syncretic religions consisting of buddhist, confucianist and taoist elements however, “buddhism” as a.
The strategic initiatives of the national university of singapore (nus) the mission of the hierarchy of thai shrines exists, describing 'formal politico- religious centres' such as wat phra kaew (the emerald they have prayed for babies at the san taa yai (grandpa-grandma shrine), the san phra phrom in bangkok.