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Hope Initiative Alliance and SowCare Launch First-Ever Interfaith Charity Initiative...

On 3 April 2021, more than 30 representatives from various civil groups, social service organisations and the public sector came together to launch SowCare Together, a youth interfaith initiative that aims to bring young people together to do good. It

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Our Place in the World – a Bicentennial Fundraising Initiative for the Marginalised Communities

A Bicentennial Fundraising Initiative for the Marginalised Communities  2019 marks Singapore’s bicentennial year. As we commemorate her accomplishments and successes as a nation, it is also important to remember the vulnerable and marginalised in our society. Extending a helping hand to these communities is

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Launch of Adopt-a-Dorm System

On 22 April 2020, the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO) – a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance – launched the Adopt-a-Dorm system, where companies, NGOs and even individuals are encouraged not only to help with the food and hygiene

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Reusable Mask Distribution Drive

On 18 April 2020, at the request of MOM, we mobilised more than 110 volunteer drivers to send reusable masks to 192 factory-converted dormitories. The Bible House at 7 Armenian Street was designation as the collection point, where safe distancing and contact

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Walking in Your Shoes Exhibition

Singapore has relied on the labour contributions of guest workers since its early years. Although these workers are very much part of our nation – having played significant roles through building our infrastructure and contributing to industries with labour shortages – their struggles may

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Why I’m training to be a pastor in China

Xie Rongbin, 28, is training to be a pastor in China, where there is currently only one trained minister to 6,700 Christians. He told us what motivates him and how to avoid writing boring sermons. The inspiration to become a

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Bible translators are at risk of terrorist attacks in Africa’s Sahel region

Terrorism poses a constant threat to many Christians and Bible translators in the western part of the Sahel region of Africa, where we are involved, through your generous support, in many Bible projects. In 2019 your generosity helped support vital

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How the Bible changed this former murderer

When you meet Eduardo, it’s impossible to imagine this polite, softly-spoken church pastor could ever have been a violent, drug-taking killer. I’ve never met anyone with such a remarkable story; Eduardo’s life was utterly transformed when he met Jesus in

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Why Albert is living in fear

Like many people living with albinism in Swaziland, Albert fears for his life. But thanks to our supporters, the Bible revives his soul. Read his story.  Can you imagine what it would be like to live in constant fear for

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Feast of Appreciation for Guest Workers

On 8 December 2019, SowCare joined arms with the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach and TSL Holdings Group to hold a Feast of Appreciation for over 350 guest worker employees at the latter’s company headquarters. This was one of the 24 Feasts

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Good Friday Care Meal Distribution

As a result of the COVID-19 situation, guest workers in our nation have become especially vulnerable – being financially affected and faced with worries about their job and future.  In response to this urgent need, the Alliance of Guest Workers

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Opening Doors and Building a More Inclusive Singapore with Just An Extra Chair

Living apart from their families, for long periods of time, can be a lonely experience for guest workers here. Many of them may also be especially emotionally vulnerable during joyous occasions because they are unable to afford tickets home, to

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Our Place in the World – a Bicentennial Fundraising Initiative for the Marginalised Communities

A Bicentennial Fundraising Initiative for the Marginalised Communities  2019 marks Singapore’s bicentennial year. As we commemorate her accomplishments and successes as a nation, it is also important to remember the vulnerable and marginalised in our society. Extending a helping hand to these communities is

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Being a Christian in a Secular Society

In a world that is increasingly detached from religious belief, it is not easy to be a Christian that inspires faith.  The rise of secularism has placed believers in an increasingly minority position, and sometimes, the pressures of the world

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Covid Vaccines and Abortion

Author: Dr. Roland Chia The roll-out of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in March is seen by many as a welcome boost to efforts to get the world immunised against the Covid-19 virus. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which

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Can We Legislate Morality? Some Contemporary Reflections

Author: Professor Kwaf Kai-Man In the 1960s, a famous debate between Lord Patrick Devlin, a judge, and H. L. A. Hart, a law professor, happened over the issue of the legal enforcement of morality. While Devlin argued for the in-principle

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Truth and Freedom

Author: Dr Roland Chia One of the freedoms that Western democratic societies cherish and are determined to defend is the freedom of speech or expression. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articulates the right to the freedom

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Should I Follow the Truth Wherever It Leads?

Author: Rev Dr Lewis Winkler I often hear the phrase in academic circles, “You must follow the truth wherever it leads.” There’s an important kernel of wisdom here since too many live as though they do not want anyone to

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NCCS’ Response to Minister K. Shanmugam’s parliamentary speech on the Court of Appeal Ruling on Repeal of Section 377A

3 March 2022 NCCS’ Response to Minister K. Shanmugam’s parliamentary speech on the Court of Appeal Ruling on Repeal of Section 377A Follow the link below for the official response in full. https://ethosinstitute.sg/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2.-NCCS-Response-to-Minister-K.-Shanmugams-parliamentary-speech-on-the-Court-of-Appeal-Ruling-on-Repeal-of-Section-377A-.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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Evangelical Alliance of Singapore’s Response to the Government Decision on the Repeal of Section 377A

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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ETHOS Institute for Public Christianity Launch

Asia Bible Advocacy Conference (ABAC) 2014

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Come Play With Me!

In this day and age, quality parent-child bonding time is scarce. Besides busy schedules and hectic lives, parents are contending with technology and social media for their children’s attention. How can we spend quality time with our kids, and also

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Religion, Public Policy And Nation Building

Religion is sometimes seen as a private matter, having to do only with an individual’s relationship with God. This is, however, a reductionistic view.What one believes has a profound impact not only on the person,but also on his or her

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YOUth-reka!

Calling all Youth Leaders/ Youths, 15 to 30 years old!Join us at YOUth-reka! Always have burning questions on your heart relating to the Youth scene in Singapore?Join us for a time of real conversations on topics rarely discussed in churches:⬜ Evangelism ⬜ Discipleship ⬜ Backslidden

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D6 Family Conference 2022

The D6 2022 Family Conference’s theme is ReCalibrate. Join Dr Rob Rienow and other speakers to establish healthy practices and honouring God in the way we lead families in the church. 2022年D6家庭事工大会的主题是“重新出发”。 欢迎您向我们的主题讲员苏立忠牧师(博士)及其他讲员们学习跨代门徒训练和家庭事工的D6原则、策略和最佳做法,从建立稳固的家庭事工开始,在家庭和教会中荣耀上帝。  Dates 日期:29 & 30 July 2022 Time 时间:9:30am–3pm Mode 平台:Zoom Registration closes

ETHOS Annual Lecture – The Post-Pandemic Church: Will It Be Cancelled?

The prolonged Covid-19 pandemic has placed the church in a liminal state, with numerous disruptions in church life and ministry. When it is over, what will the church be like? Even with current online solutions, there are already signs of

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ETHOS Webinar 2020: God & Creation by Dr Lim K Tham

The doctrine of creation is a central tenet of the Christian faith. It is found in the first pages of the Bible (Genesis 1:1-31) and enshrined in the ecumenical creeds of the Church, such as the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds.

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D6 Family Conference 2022 | Meet our Line-up of Speakers!

D6 is an annual family ministry conference focusing on generational discipleship in our churches and homes. The goal of the D6 movement is to equip families and churches based on the principles of Deuteronomy 6 to pass on a spiritual

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ETHOS Annual Lecture – The Post-Pandemic Church: Will It Be Cancelled?

The prolonged Covid-19 pandemic has placed the church in a liminal state, with numerous disruptions in church life and ministry. When it is over, what will the church be like? Even with current online solutions, there are already signs of

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ETHOS CONVERSATION 2022: Religion, Public Policy and Nation Building (Minister Edwin Tong)

Religion is sometimes seen as a private matter, having to do only with an individual’s relationship with God. This is, however, a reductionistic view. What one believes has a profound impact not only on the person, but also on his

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Missions in a COVID Crisis: Movement Implications

Dear fellow participants in God’s mission, Grace and peace to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This essay is replicated here by kind permission of the 24:14 Network, who previously published it. The whole world has been impacted

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The Beauty of Music

Author:  Dr Billy Kristanto  Music can be said to be a universal language that every society cannot live without. Whether simple or complex, music has been proven to be one of the most beautiful gifts from God to humankind. We can

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Worship, Music and Theology

Author: Dr. Roland Chia On September 2019, my wife and I attended a Sunday service at the famous Thomaskirche in Leipzig. As expected of a church whose fame is largely owed to its most celebrated choir director, the great Johann Sebastian Bach,

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Theology and Film: Seeing the Sacred on the Silver Screen

Since the late 1880s, interaction between cinema and the church has been both colorful and engaging. In the last ninety years, the church’s reception of film has shifted from hostility and rejection to acceptance. Today, the use of films as

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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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Befriending Guest Workers

Samuel Lim is a pastor at Church of Joy Singapore, and was a volunteer at Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO), an initiative of Hope Initiative Alliance (HIA). He shares the heartwarming experiences he’s had with some of the guest

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The Beauty of Music

Author:  Dr Billy Kristanto  Music can be said to be a universal language that every society cannot live without. Whether simple or complex, music has been proven to be one of the most beautiful gifts from God to humankind. We can

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Navigating the Metaverse

Author: Dr. Roland Chia On October 28, 2021, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook made two media-grabbing announcements. The first has to do with the rebranding of Facebook as Meta, and the second is that his company hopes to create

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The youth and LGBT

Author: Dr. Roland Chia Last year, the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) published the findings of its survey on perceptions of and attitudes towards social and moral issues among Singaporeans. According to the report, there is greater acceptance of gay

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Teach Your Children Well

Author: Dr. Roland Chia In arguably one of their most iconic songs, the folk rock group of the 1970s, Crosby, Stills and Nash, offers this perennially sound advice: “Teach your children well, / Their father’s hell did slowly go by.”

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Call to Action In Response to the Biodiversity Crisis

In concert with the UN Summit on Biodiversity, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), A Rocha International, the Lausanne Creation Care Network (LWCNN), Tearfund UK, and other global evangelical organisations announced that they issued An Evangelical Call to Action on Biodiversity which implores

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Be As Little Children

Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it. (Mark 10:15) One of the most endearing portrayals of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels is found in Mark 10, which

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Science and Christianity

Author: Dr Roland Chia In recent years, a group of writers has emerged onto the literary scene with a number of books vehemently criticising religion. These books have topped the best-seller charts and have provoked robust but mixed responses from

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No Room for Complacency

Author: Dr Roland Chia On June 22, The Straits Times published an important article by Mathew Mathews and Melvin Tay entitled, ‘Fading Faith? Fathoming the future of Singapore’s religious landscape.’ In this article, the authors provide an analysis of religious trends in

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...


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