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International Conference on Communities of Success (ICCOS)

What is the International Conference on Communities of Success (ICCOS)?

Muis will be organising ICCOS to share and discuss positive narratives and characteristics of successful Muslim communities and their contributions to their wider society, including examples from Islamic history and contemporary societies. We hope that these discussions will contribute to the shaping of progressive religious leadership for Muslim minority communities and the development of contextualised bodies of knowledge to guide Muslims in responding effectively to complex socio-religious issues and challenges.

With the theme of “Contributing Citizens, Dynamic Institutions”, ICCOS will focus on how contextualised religious guidance, progressive religious leadership, and competent institutions can empower Muslims to live as dignified and contributing citizens and develop Muslim communities of success. It will entail discussions on the 3Cs embodied by Communities of Success – good Character, Competency and Citizenry.

ICCOS is held in conjunction with the International Conference on Cohesive Societies (ICCS), a 3-day programme which will be held from Tuesday, 6 September to Thursday, 8 September 2022. ICCS will feature speeches by renowned speakers from around the world, panel discussions and dialogues on faith, identity and cohesion. For more information, you can visit https://www.iccs.sg/.

When and where will ICCOS be?

ICCOS will be held from Friday, 9 September to Saturday, 10 September 2022 at the Raffles City Convention Centre (80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560).

Who will be attending ICCOS?

ICCOS seeks to convene religious leaders and scholars, state officials and community leaders from Singapore and abroad.

How will the ICCOS programme look like?

ICCOS Day 1 (9 September) will have the Executive Study Programme,where guests will be invited to selected institutions in Singapore to learn more about their contributions to strengthen community relations and contribute towards enabling Singaporean Muslims to showcase good character, competency and. These institutions strengthen community relations and contribute towards enabling Singaporean Muslims to showcase good character, competency and citizenry for the common good of the larger society, followed by the official ICCOS Opening.

ICCOS Day 2 (10 September) will have three Panel Sessions on:

  1. Nurturing Character for Communities of Success: This panel will discuss the desired form of socio-religious life, and how Muslim communities could draw inspiration from the Muslim traditions to forge a progressive and forward-looking vision of Islam in contemporary contexts.
  2. Developing Competent Muslim Communities in Diverse and Modern Contexts: This panel will examine the role of institutional reforms in the fields of education and social development that are inspired by religious values and principles and can help towards developing resilient and cohesive communities in plural societies.
  3. Enhancing Social Cohesion and Active Citizenry: This panel panel will examine meaningful collaborative efforts between government agencies (“Public”), private sector (“Private”) and Muslim communities (“People”) (PPP) in building robust and resilient institutions that contribute to the strengthening of social cohesion and active citizenry in plural societies and a globalized world.

How will I receive more information on ICCOS?

You may download the latest programme here.

For more information, you may contact us at iccos2022@muis.gov.sg