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NCCS Response to the Repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code and the Enactment of Article 156 of the Constitution

5 December 2022 NCCS Response to the Repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code and the Enactment of Article 156 of the Constitution (more…)

SPECIAL ARTICLES

The Ethics of Mitochondrial Replacement Technology

The Ethics of Mitochondrial Replacement Technology: A Response by the National Council of Churches of Singapore to the BAC Consultation Paper Entitled, ‘Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Arising from Mitochondrial Genome Replacement Therapy’ In April 2018, the Bioethics Advisory Committee of Singapore (BAC) conducted a consultation on the ethical, legal . . . . Continue Reading »

Christian Witness in the Public Square: Retrospection and Prospection

This essay originally appeared in Engaging Society: The Christian in Tomorrow’s Singapore, edited by Michael Poon (Singapore: Trinity Theological College, 2013). It is re-published here with permission. The editors of this volume have invited me to reflect on my work with the National Council of Churches over the past twelve . . . . Continue Reading »

What is the New Apostolic Reformation?

This essay is a slightly revised version of a talk that I gave to the pastors of the Chinese Annual Conference of the Methodist Church of Singapore in April 2016. In 1999, an international group of apostles gathered in Singapore in what was to be a historic meeting. For it . . . . Continue Reading »

Neuroscience and Ethics

This paper was written by Roland Chia on behalf of the National Council of Churches of Singapore in response to the consultation paper published by the Bioethics Advisory Committee entitled ‘Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Neuroscience Research’ on 9 January 2013. The National Council of Churches would like to . . . . Continue Reading »

A Different Gospel: A Critique of the Prosperity Gospel

This essay is a slightly revised version of a talk that I gave at St Andrew’s Cathedral in 2010. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money . . . . Continue Reading »

Religious Life in Modern Plural Societies

This essay is a slightly revised version of an address I gave at an international conference on ‘The Future of Faith: Religious Values in a Plural World’ on 7 November 2018, organised by MUIS in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the Guest-of-Honour at the . . . . Continue Reading »

FEATURE

The Many Facets of Inclusiveness

Feature 2 Jan 2023 It is common today to hear people refer to inclusiveness as a much-needed virtue in our increasingly fragmented world. To begin with, this sounds like a good idea. We need to explore further what we mean by being inclusive. The word “inclusive” has been used technically . . . . Continue Reading »

PULSE

A Farcical Compromise

On 18 January 2023, the Church of England announced on its website that ‘For the first time, under historic plans outlined today, same-sex couples will be able to come to church to give thanks for the civil marriage or partnership and receive God’s blessing.’ The report goes on to state . . . . Continue Reading »

Chosen Nation? A Critique of Christian Nationalism

In October 2022, Pew Research published a report which states that almost half of Americans believe that the United States should be a ‘Christian Nation.’ To the question ‘Do you think the founders of America originally intended for the U.S. to be a ‘Christian nation’, 60 percent of the respondents . . . . Continue Reading »

Pope Benedict XVI: A Theological Tribute

On 31 December 2022, at 08.34 GMT, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died at the age of 95, after spending about nine years since his resignation in 2013 at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery within the walls of the Vatican. A single bell was heard ringing from St Peter’s Square in Rome . . . . Continue Reading »

CREDO

Lessons from the Pandemic

For much of the last three years (2020–2022), the world has been roiled by the sudden appearance of the COVID-19 virus. Work was disrupted, relationships impacted, and lives changed. It would take us years before the social, economic, medical and psychological consequences are fully understood. Serving both as a lecturer . . . . Continue Reading »

The Jesus Prayer

This article was first published on "Soundings" — 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. Lent is an important season in the liturgical year because it invites Christians to observe . . . . Continue Reading »

Of Beasts and Horns

A world still reeling from an unrelenting pandemic watched aghast as war broke out in Ukraine late February this year. Sadly, Eastern Europe is not the only place seeing armed conflict today. Strife and skirmishes are going on in more than forty locations worldwide. What are Christians to make of . . . . Continue Reading »

VIDEOS

Videos for ETHOS Events 2022 are up!

To watch the videos for the events held in 2022, please go to ethosinstitute.sg/videos or click here! Check out the videos for the past events in the archives here.

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Dear Readers,

Every month the ETHOS Institute publishes five articles on a variety of topics on its website. These articles have attracted many readers who find them informative and engaging.

However, we realise that although our articles cover a wide range of subjects, some issues and themes may not have received the attention they deserve.

If you would like us to address a topic or issue that is of interest to you, please write to us by clicking here. We will try our very best to post an article on that topic on our website.

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Yours sincerely in Christ,

Dr Roland Chia
Theological and Research Advisor
ETHOS Institute for Public
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