Describe and explain what constitutes the religious landscape in Singapore society

social sciences


Have to read the following 3 articles and answer the question.

There are two parts to the question

(a) Explain what respondents mean when they declare that they do not belong to any religion? Are they atheist or do you think they subscribe instead to civil religion, new age or post-modern religion or are they attracted to other religions (religions they were not born into) or even have a different approach to life such as humanism? Why so? Discuss. (60 marks)

(b) Describe and explain what constitutes the religious landscape in Singapore society. Why do you think the religious landscape in Singapore has changed over the years? How do you think the religiously-involved and fervent group may co-exist peacefully with the non-religious minority? (40 marks)

To answer the TMA question, you should refer to relevant materials from the course e.g., the relevant portions of the study guide and course readings such as Szonyi (2009), Esposito et al (2008), Mitchell (2006) and McFaul (2006). In addition, you should locate sources external to the course by conducting your own research through UniSIM’s online library resources (including media articles and journal articles) and incorporate insights or data from these into your essay.

Please ensure that your answer applies specific, relevant social sciences concepts (e.g., secularization, multiculturalism, identity, civil religion, the religious marketplace, choices of individuals, new age religions, post-modern religions, religion, and globalization, etc.) and perspectives covered by the course.

Your essay should demonstrate competence in the perspectives on religion offered by the course, where relevant (e.g., sociology, anthropology, and/or history of religions). You should address each part of the TMA question in a single continuous essay with a good introduction and conclusion – utilizing sub-headers were necessary to help you organized your arguments. Word limit: 1200 I have attached my assignment under TMA02

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