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Alliance for Action (AfA) on Norms for Joss Paper Burning 焚烧冥纸规范行动联盟

The Alliance for Action (AfA) on Norms for Joss Paper Burning is a cross-sector collaboration involving stake holders from community, businesses, and government with the goal of forging a consensus within the Chinese community on desired norms for the traditional custom of joss paper burning. The AfA have embarked on a multi-year Public Education (PE) campaign to raise awareness on the correct way of practicing joss paper burning, starting from 7th Lunar Month in 2022.

为了在本地华族社群设⽴⼀套焚烧冥纸的社会规范,政府机构和私⼈企业联合组织了⼀个焚烧冥纸规范⾏动联盟。从2022 年农历七⽉份开始,⾏动联盟已经率先展开⼀系列为期多年的公众教育运动。⾏动联盟由新加坡佛教总会执⾏⻓柯孙科先⽣和新加坡宗乡会馆联合总会财政洪宝兴先⽣带领,并由国家发展部⾼级政务部⻓沈颖⼥⼠担任顾问。⾏动联盟同华社以及来⾃各界的利益相关者,包括宗教团体、庙宇领袖、新加坡神料同业商会和殡葬业者,共同商议,拟定⼀套焚烧冥纸的社会规范,并计划将此规范通过公众教育运动传达给华社。


The Lunar New Year 2024 PE campaign focuses on encouraging responsible joss paper burning. The key messages are as follows: 

1. As we usher in the Lunar New Year, let’s accumulate merits by being considerate to our neighbourhood and the environment. 

2. There is no need to burn joss paper along common corridors for your prayers to be received. 

3. Ensure that offerings fit into the joss paper burners provided by Town Councils before purchasing them. Please clear up your offerings after your prayers. 

4. Consider doing new year prayer rituals in temples instead of residential estates.

 

今年农历新年的公众教育运动鼓励居民在焚烧冥纸时要有公德心。以下是行动联盟的公众教育讯息: 

1. 新年到了万象更新,齐心协力确保环境更清洁。 

2. 接送神明拜天公,虔诚祭拜与了解初衷。不需在公共走廊焚烧金纸。 

3. 购买大型纸制祭品前,请查看焚烧桶的尺寸是否容纳得下。祭拜后,请清理香烛祭品, 保持环境清洁。 

4. 不妨考虑到邻近庙宇进行祭拜活动。

 

The 7 Lunar Month PE campaign focuses on correcting misconceptions associated with the joss paper burning and the use of burners. The key messages are as follows: 

1. Be considerate towards our environment and neighbours when burning offerings. 

2. Burn smaller amounts of joss paper to reduce smoke and ashes. 

3. Please clear up your offerings after prayers. 

4. Consider joining communal prayers in nearby temples. 

5. Burn responsibly, please don’t toss or scatter.

 

2023年农历七月的公众教育运动,着重于澄清并更正关于焚烧冥纸的迷思和不正确行为。以下是行动联盟的公众教育讯息: 

1. 祭祀时心存环保,关怀邻里。 

2. 适量焚烧冥纸以减少烟雾和灰烬。 

3. 祭祀后请记得清理香烛祭品。 

4. 考虑参与邻近寺庙的集体祭祀。 

5. 谨慎焚烧,切勿乱抛。

Name
Designation
Organisation

kua-soon-khe

Kua Soon Khe
柯孙科

Co-Lead for AfA on Norms for Joss Paper Burning

行动联盟联合主席

 

Chief Executive, Singapore Buddhist Federation

《新加坡佛教总会》执⾏⻓

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hong-poh-hin

Hong Poh Hin BBM
洪宝兴BBM

Co-Lead for AfA on Norms for Joss Paper Burning

行动联盟联合主席

 

Treasurer, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations
《新加坡宗乡会馆和总会》财政

Chairman, Singapore Foochow Association
《新加坡福州会馆》主席

Chairman, Foochow Coffee Restaurant and Bar Merchants Association
《福州咖啡酒餐商公会》主席

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shi-you-wei

Venerable Shi You Wei
释有维法师

Abbot, Di Zang Lin
《地藏林》住持

Chairman of Education Committee, Singapore Buddhist Federation
《新加坡佛教总会》教育组主任
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venerable-shi-you-guang

Venerable Shi You Guang
释有广法师

Abbot, Dong Xun Ge (Samantabhadra Vihara)
《东眴阁》住持

Secretary-General, Singapore Buddhist Federation
《新加坡佛教总会》秘书长
dong-xun-ge

master-benjamin-tan-photo

Benjamin Tan
陈贤达道长

Leader of Prayer & Blessing Group and Special Committee Member, Taoist Federation (Singapore)
《新加坡道教总会》祈祷⼩组组⻓ & 特别 委员
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liow-kok-ann

Liow Kok Ann

Board Member, Wat Ananda
  《阿南达弥提雅拉玛泰佛寺》董事
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pua-luck-kheng

Pua Luck Kheng
潘乐敬

Unit Manager, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
《光明山普觉禅寺》社群发展处经理
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yeo-cheong-hua

Yeo Cheong Hua
杨昌华

Chairman, Singapore Religious Goods Merchants Association (RGMA)
《新加坡神料同业商会》会长
rgma-logo

hoo-hung-chung-chye

Hoo Hung Chye
何鸿材

Executive Director, The Association of Funeral Directors Singapore
《新加坡殡葬协会》执行董事
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master-chung-kwang-tong

Master Chung Kwang Tong (Wei Yi)
庄光栋(惟義)道長

President, Quan Zhen Cultural Society
新加坡全真教化協會, 會長兼經懺導師
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Dr Benjie Ng Ser Kwei
黄思快博士

General Secretary, Soon Thian Keing (Tua Konsi) Ltd
《顺天宫》秘书长
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dongnongzheng

Dong Nong Zheng
董农政

Geomancer and Interpreter on Chinese Customs and Folk Belief
民俗学家,风水命理师,诗人作家
 

bernard-choo

Choo Chee Wee, Bernard
朱志伟

Editor, Shin Min Daily News
《新明日报》总编辑
 
Chua Chim Kang
蔡深江
Chief Editor, MediaCorp Chinese News & Current Affairs
《新传媒新闻》总编辑
 

 

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