Catholic Bishops on Same-Sex Marriage

May 2016 Pulse The recently-concluded Synod on the Family (4 – 25 October 2015), a historic meeting of 270 bishops from around the world at the Vatican, published a report on some of the most controversial issues surrounding marriage, divorce and sexuality after three...

Civil Society for the Common Good

October 2015 Pulse In their essay ‘Developing Civil Society in Singapore’, Gillian Koh and Debbie Soon offer a brief but helpful account of the genesis and metamorphosis of civil society from pre-independent period to the present. The authors also discuss some of the...

Responding to Changing Family Realities

September 2015 Feature Article Conservative Christians perceive that there are threats to the institution of the family. Most apparent are attempts internationally to redefine marriage to include same-sex unions. Cohabitation has become so common in some societies...

Opting For Adoption

Recently, The Straits Times published an article entitled ‘From Abortion to Adoption’ (March 17, 2013) to raise awareness of adoption options among women considering abortion. According to this report, three Members of Parliament had raised this issue the week before....

On Marriage

On 11 August 2012, Huffington Post reported on the first same-sex marriage in Taiwan conducted in a Buddhist monastery. Fish Huang and her partner You Ya-ting exchanged prayer beads in a ceremony that global rights advocates hope will eventually make Taiwan the first...