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NCCS Statement

NCCS’ Statement On A Self-Radicalised Singaporean Christian


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 »

Science and Christianity

This essay is the revised version of a talk I gave at St Andrew’s Cathedral in 2012. 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 . . . . Continue Reading »

An Architecture of Peace Pope Francis on Universal Fraternity

This essay is the revised version of a talk I gave at the Forum on Fratelli Tutti on 28 February 2021. This Forum was organised by the Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore to mark its bi-centennial. On October 4, 2020, Pope Francis issued Fratelli Tutti in the wake of the unrelenting . . . . Continue Reading »

Biomedical Ethics: A Christian Perspective

This essay is the revised version of a talk I gave to Muslim scientists and lawyers organised by MUIS in July 2005. Mr Syed Isa Samit, Mufti of Singapore, Mr Haji Mohammed Alami, President of MUIS,vmembers of MUIS, ladies and gentlemen. I bring warm greetings on behalf of the National . . . . Continue Reading »


When Magic Fails

Arthur Clarke, the British futurist who co-wrote the 2001: A Space Odyssey film, once remarked that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” (a formulation now known as “Clarke’s Third Law”). Writing in 1973, Clarke already had a sense that modern people are attracted to technology precisely because of . . . . Continue Reading »


On Racial Harmony

In his National Day Rally this year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong devoted about a third of his speech to the topic of race and religion, citing recent incidents of racial tension in Singapore. The Prime Minister also announced that a new law in the form of the Maintenance of . . . . Continue Reading »

Politicising Identities

‘We made a conscious determination to be multiracial, multi-religious, and that no one would be squatted upon on account of racial or religious beliefs. That commitment to our people will not waver … We should not allow it to waver, and we must update our laws to make sure that . . . . Continue Reading »


There is a growing body of literature on religion online, the phenomena which takes advantage of the digital age and all its affordances to create religious communities in cyberspace where members ‘congregate’ to take part in religious rituals or activities. Since the arrival of the internet, many such communities have . . . . Continue Reading »


The challenge of Agape

In the first epistle of John, we find one of the most profound statements about God in the whole of Scripture: “God is love” (4:8). Love is the very essence of God. Love sums up His whole being. Love is what God immutably is. This assertion is radical because no . . . . Continue Reading »

Six Features of The Apostles’ Creed

“I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. . . . . Continue Reading »

God with us

One of the most common Gospel passages that is read in churches across the globe during the season of Advent is Matthew 1. This chapter, located at the beginning of the Gospel of Matthew, describes the circumstances surrounding the conception and birth of the Messiah. In this passage we also . . . . Continue Reading »


Videos for ETHOS Conversation 2021: Religion and Politics in Singapore are now up!

To watch the videos for this event, please go to or click here. Please click here to read the speech by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law.


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