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Pray for Ukraine — The Greatest Crisis of this Generation

The entire Ukrainian nation is suffering from an unprecedented crisis caused by the violent war. Join us by donating towards this worthy cause as we pray that Ukrainians continue to seek Christ.

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Safety Measure Awareness Carnival for 600 Guest Workers 

As online-related crimes have been a concerning global issue, the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO)—a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance (HIA)—organised Migrant Workers Community Carnival Day on 27 November 2022, a carnival with interactive and engaging game booths with

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Deepavali Interfaith Outreach to Care for 20,000 Guest Workers

Over 20,000 guest workers joined AGWO Deepavali celebrations held at both the community and various Recreation Centres (RCs) after two years since the COVID-19 pandemic, and went to the temple and city tour to the Merlion Park. Minister of State

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Embracing Distressed Domestic Workers with Acts of Love

On 16 October 2022, 70 people attended ADEO’s Light of the Heart Event in celebration of Deepavali and Mental Wellness Month. ADEO organised an afternoon of meaningful activities like mental wellness sharing, talent showcases and folding of origami hearts to

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The Happy Learners Programme Launch

The Alphabet Project has partnered with SSO @ Bukit Merah, We Love Learning Centre (WeLL) and Yayasan MENDAKI Singapore in the Happy Learners Programme for young children from identified families living in Henderson. Volunteers from Singapore Management University (SMU) and

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Israel-Jordan Through the Eyes of Spiritual Leaders

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to visit Israel-Jordan? What are some of the highlights of these places? We invite Rev Dr Peter Poon and Rev Dr Fong Mow Hee—both of which have served as Spiritual Leaders on various

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Advocating for the Poor and Needy–Addressing Poverty in Singapore 

“Put your life into Christ’s hands, then ask Him to use you to help others overcome both their material and spiritual poverty.”–Billy Graham  Aside from ministering His Word to the people, Jesus’ ministry also focused on rendering aid to the poor

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Empowering Believers from All Walks of Life

“I want the Braille Bible for the blind believers in my Church.”   Despite his visual impairment, Pradeep is a man who hungers for God’s Word. Unable to hear or speak, he communicates with others by writing on their palms, or

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History of the CUV Bible and its Impact on China &...

The Chinese Union Version (CUV) Bible is the most predominant translation used by most Chinese Christians and Chinese-speaking churches across the globe. Translated as the result of a need for a unified version of the Bible among Christian missionaries of

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Safety Measure Awareness Carnival for 600 Guest Workers 

As online-related crimes have been a concerning global issue, the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO)—a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance (HIA)—organised Migrant Workers Community Carnival Day on 27 November 2022, a carnival with interactive and engaging game booths with

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Meals and Ang Pao Distribution by Hope Initiative Alliance

Love Your Unseen Neighbours – LY(U)N, a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance, has distributed meals and ang paos to underprivileged communities on 09 November 2022. These beneficiaries were mainly vulnerable elderlies and cardboard collectors, whom do not earn a steady

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Deepavali Interfaith Outreach to Care for 20,000 Guest Workers

Over 20,000 guest workers joined AGWO Deepavali celebrations held at both the community and various Recreation Centres (RCs) after two years since the COVID-19 pandemic, and went to the temple and city tour to the Merlion Park. Minister of State

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Embracing Distressed Domestic Workers with Acts of Love

On 16 October 2022, 70 people attended ADEO’s Light of the Heart Event in celebration of Deepavali and Mental Wellness Month. ADEO organised an afternoon of meaningful activities like mental wellness sharing, talent showcases and folding of origami hearts to

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Digital Disruptions & Theological Education in the light of the...

What has Digital Learning to do with Theological Education? During the onset of COVID-19, a meme went viral on social media, asking, “Who led the digital transformation of your company: your CEO, CTO or COVID-19?” The answer was obvious. In

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Overturned

On 24 June 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, overturned Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling of 1973 that established the constitutional right to abortion. This means that individual states are able to once

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What John Calvin has to teach about Church-State relations?

When our Lord mentioned the words “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Matt. 22:21, ESV), many wished that Jesus would have said more. What exactly are the things that belong

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The Warrenton Declaration: A Case of Chronic Trust Deficit?

The coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged the world for twenty months, has brought a number of profound theological and ethical issues to the surface. These issues range from the question of the sovereignty of God to ethical questions regarding the

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Convicted Civility

A refrain often heard in our world plagued with unceasing conflict is “let’s agree to disagree”. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, to agree to disagree is to decide “not to argue anymore about the difference in opinion”. It is a

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Evangelical Alliance of Singapore’s Response to the Government Decision on the...

EAS’ Response to the Government Decision on the Repeal of Section 377A Follow the link for the official response in full: https://evangelical.sg/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/EAS-Response-to-377A-Repeal.Aug2022.final_.pdf

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Christian Mental Health Conference 2022

About the Conference In recent years, we are seeing increased incidences of mental health challenges among the community and suicides among teenagers. In a survey that we did recently, it showed that The Church community is certainly not spared –

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Ethos Seminar 2022: The Transgender Moment

Speakers: Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon and Dr Eliza LianDate: 29 April 2022 (Fri)Time: 7.30pm to 9pmMode: ZOOM Webinar

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Ethos Conversation 2022: Religion, Public Policy and Nation Building

Speakers: Minister Edwin Tong and Rt Revd Dr Titus ChungDate: 23 March 2022Time: 7.30pm to 9pmVenue: ZOOM Webinar

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Celebrate Deepavali with the Guest Workers at a Temple

Join us for Deepavali celebration with the guest workers! Hope Initiative Alliance and Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO) is bringing you 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 on 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟯 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮. Hurry and register now at https://bit.ly/agwodeepavali2022! Registration ends 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟴 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿

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Talk to Your Kids About God’s View on Sexuality

Join us for an informative time as we discuss trauma and its effects in adults and children. Although news reports and discussions tend to focus on war, abused children, domestic violence, suicide, and natural disasters, trauma can also be caused

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Deepavali Carnival with the Guest Workers

Hello brothers! Celebrate 𝗗𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗹𝗶 on 23 & 24 Oct 2022 with us! Bring your friends along for a fun-filled afternoon playing games enjoying performance from our talented brothers trying on free clothes and signing up for computer classes There will

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ADEO Light of the Heart

Hello sisters! Join us for 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 on 16 Oct 2022 at The Bible House! Grace Church will also be organising an appreciation event for Ministry Partners and Best Migrant Domestic Workers Employers We will also create a

ETHOS CONFERENCE 2022: What is Man? (Dr Brian H Tomas)

These years, we encounter issues within cultures, communities, identities, and genders. The question “What is man?’ of the Psalmist in Psalm 8:4 continues to be relevant to our contemporary culture and society. Exploring it in light of some of the

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ETHOS CONFERENCE 2022: What is Man? with Dr Lim K Tham

These years, we encounter issues within cultures, communities, identities, and genders. The question “What is man?’ of the Psalmist in Psalm 8:4 continues to be relevant to our contemporary culture and society. Exploring it in light of some of the

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ETHOS CONFERENCE 2022: What is Man? (Dr Kris Chong)

These years, we encounter issues within cultures, communities, identities, and genders. The question “What is man?’ of the Psalmist in Psalm 8:4 continues to be relevant to our contemporary culture and society. Exploring it in light of some of the

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ETHOS CONFERENCE 2022: What is Man? (Dr Brian H Tomas)

These years, we encounter issues within cultures, communities, identities, and genders. The question “What is man?’ of the Psalmist in Psalm 8:4 continues to be relevant to our contemporary culture and society. Exploring it in light of some of the

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ETHOS LECTURE 2022: Public Witness In a Multi-Cultural Society: Lessons from American Evangelicalism

In recent years, the United States has witnessed the politicisation of Christianity (through the growth of the “Religious Right”) and the polarisation of American society (through the “culture wars”). These developments have impacted Singaporean Christians as American evangelical Christianity has

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Into the Depths

“Soundings” is a series of essays that, like the waves of a sonogram, explore issues in society, culture and the church in light of the Gospel and Christian understanding. The coronavirus pandemic has presented immense challenges to people all over

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The Roots of Christian Social Action

A recent article by a former editor of the Straits Times in Singapore caused some interest related to the spike of Covid-19 infections, especially those related to the B1.617 variant. Of interest to Christians is the author’s reference to thymos or thumos, a

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Experimenting with Tradition

This article is aimed mainly at Christian leaders, educators and theologians. But I hope that as they are called to account, thoughtful Christians will also come to a deeper appreciation of the church and a higher expectation of its leadership.

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Christians must reflect on meaning, purpose of the arts in human...

How should Christians understand and view the arts? SINCE the Reformation in the 16th century, when leaders of the church destroyed statues and other works of art to stem out and prevent idolatry, Protestant Christianity has always been suspicious of the

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Mindfulness and Christian Meditation

The Bible does speak about meditation. It basically means thinking about God and His Word in His presence. We can look at a few verses that shed some light. Biblical Meditation The Old Testament patriarch Isaac once “went out to

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Nature, Climate Change, and God’s Faithfulness

Notwithstanding the constant drumbeat of climate change “doubters” in the U.S. government today, there is overwhelming evidence that climate change and the effects of global warming are not only real, but will pose an existential threat to human society if

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Manufactured, Manicured and Marred Beauty

When reading a book on beauty and art recently, I stumbled across an intriguing paragraph that totally grabbed my attention. The words, by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen, read: The aestheticization of everyday life in postmodern society through the powerful impact of

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Get Out!

“Come out of her, my people” (Revelation 18:4) Revelation 18 opens with an angel speaking authoritatively. A declaration is made concerning the destruction of Babylon (a cipher for Rome), as due punishment for her sins. But in verse 4, the angel

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Normalizing Homosexuality: How Should Christians Respond?

Without a doubt, the LGBT advocacy movement may be said to be one of the most successful in modern history. Within a short space of fifty to sixty years (slightly beyond one generation), we have seen the seismic shift in

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A Sin Or A Crime? – On Legislating Morality

On September 24 (2018), The Straits Times published an article by Professor Tommy Koh entitled ‘Section 377A: There is a difference between a sin and a crime’. This article was written in the wake of renewed debate in Singapore on

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Bodily Rights

On 24 June 2022, the Supreme Court made a landmark 5-4 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to abortion in the United States in 1973. The ruling is a triumph for pro-lifers (both religious and

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Not in Lofty Words – 1 Corinthians 2:1-12

Let me begin with a quotation: A man who imagines that because he has a head full of knowledge that he is sufficient for these things had better start learning again. ‘Who is sufficient for these things?’ What are you

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Stopping Euthanasia, Revering Life – Some Ideas for Christians

In his book, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea, Daniel Dennett writes about a mythical substance known as “universal acid”, something so corrosive that it will eat through anything that it came into contact with, transforming everything it applies to. While such a substance is

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A Common Platform

For anyone living in this century, it is evident that one of the contemporary issues facing the world today is that of religious diversity. From the perspective of a Christian, the question of the role of other religions is especially

The Voice of Tradition

Hope Initiative Alliance collaborated with Lutheran Community Care Services, Care Corner Counselling Centre, and Trauma Healing Institute, to organise he Invisibles exhibition at Far East Plaza. Held from 12 – 21 July 2019, the exhibition aimed to promote the importance of mental wellness through various installations and activities such as a mime...

Christian Ministry Traineeship Programme

Allows graduates in the Christian community and people who are looking for ministry experiences to apply for traineeship positions in Christian organisations to pick up industry-related experience and exposure, allowing them to develop their skills professionally and boosting their employability...


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