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HOMOSEXUALITY: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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The issue of homosexuality can be contentious because it carries political and emotional baggage. As a result, any attempt to conduct an objective and rational discussion on the topic is unlikely to be read as free of polemics. Recognising this, however, should not deter any individual or group - not least the Church - from engaging the issue. This book is one such serious attempt at engagement.

In 2004, in response to the discussions of the day, A Christian Response to Homosexuality - incorporating the study papers published in a special issue of Church and Society, the 2003 Statement on Homosexuality by the National Council of Churches of Singapore, as well as a Q&A written by Dr Roland Chia, who teaches theology and ethics at Trinity Theological College - was published. This book, Homosexuality: Questions and Answers, is a revised and updated edition of the Q&A published in 2004, and presents the position which the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) believes to be faithful to the Bible and the best traditions of the Church.
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A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE LIFE SCIENCES
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THE CHURCH supports life and for year Christians have been involved in the advancement of science, medicine and health care. Recent progress in the life sciences, on the one hand. promises possible cures for genetic diseases; but on the other hand, raises issues about our definitions of life and about being human beings. As Christians standing between these two worlds of the modern scientific enterprise and the tradition of the church, A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE LIFE SCIENCE presents the findings of the Life Sciences Study Group convened by the National Council of Churches of Singapore.

This book provides both a basic background to life sciences, as well as Christian ethical foundations. Other chapters then build on these to deal with cloning, embryonic stem cell research, the human genome project and genetically modified food.

The result of group work, these issues are covered both from scientific view - what it is, what is involved - and the Christian view, how Christian biblical and theological principles guide our understanding of and response to these issues.
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Many Faces One Faith

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"Discover the rich heritage of Christian service in the nation-building of Singapore, and be inspired to play a part in the continued well-being of our homeland"
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Sights & Sounds
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A Christian Response To The Creative Arts and Media
Edited by Robert M Solomon & Lim K Tham

Out of the ever-changing field of the creative arts and media have emerged a myriad of issues and challenges. This collection of essays entitled Sights & Sounds seeks to offer a Christian perspective on the various forms in which the field of arts and media has found expression, namely the visual arts, theatre, music, cinema, television and literature.

The chapters are contributed by Christians who are practitioners in the arts, theologians, researchers and educators. Pastors, church leaders, and the Christian public in general will find this book both instructive and
helpful.
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A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO HOMOSEXUALITY
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THE ISSUE of homosexuality is always contentious because it carries so much political and emotive baggage. As a result, any attempt to conduct an objective and rational discussion on the topic is unlikely to be read as free of polemics. Recognizing this, however. should not deter any individual or group — not least the Church — train engaging the issue. This book, aimed at Christian leaders, pastors and those interested in a mere in-depth reflection on the Issue of homosexuality, is one such serious attempt at engagement.

Except for the Foreword, Introduction, NCCS Statement and FAQ on homosexuality, the chapters of this book were originally prepared for a conference organized by the Centre for the Development of Christian Ministry at Trinity Theological College In 1998. This fact should allay fears that A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO HOMOSEXUALITY was hastily prepared in reaction to recent discussions in Singapore on this issue. The book therefore disclaims any polemical agenda but hopes to present the position which the National Council of Churches in Singapore (NCCS) believes to be faithful to the Bible and the best traditions of the Church.
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The Ethics of Human Organ Trading
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The issue of the legislation of the sale of transplantable human organs was recently discussed in Singapore. Advocates of the commercialisation of human organs argue that its legalisation would significantly increase the supply of organs for life-saving transplants. This book examines the ethics of human organ sale from a Christian perspective. It also explains why the National Council of Churches of Singapore is opposed to the legalisation of human organ trading. This book will help pastors, doctors, healthcare workers and lay Christians to reflect biblically and theologically on this important and complex issue.
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The Right to Die ?
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Euthanasia has been hotly debated over the years because it forms part of a complex of ethical issues relating to the end of human life, all of which are worthy of attention. This book provides an exposition of the position of the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCCS) on euthanasia. It serves as a primer for pastors, church leaders and Christians who wish to understand the Christian response to this important issue.
Part One defines euthanasia, analyses the different types of euthanasia and gives a brief history of euthanasia. Part Two presents the NCCS’ case against euthanasia. Finally, in Part Three, the possible impact that legalized euthanasia may have on our society is examined.
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Hybrids, Cybrids and Chimeras
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In September 2010, the Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC) of Singapore published a report entitled 'Human-Animal Combination in Stem Cell Reserach' which recommends certain forms of chimera research, especially the creation of cytoplasmic hybrid embryos. Interspecies research, which involves the mixing of human and animal genetic materials, is attractive becasue of its potential benefits to genetic science and medicine.
How should Christians respond to such research? Commissioned by the National Council of Churches in Singapore, Hybrids, Cybrids and Chimeras explores the theological and ethical implications of interspecies reserach from a Christian perspective.
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Biomedical Ethics & the Church
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This book provides a basic theological and ethical framework within which Christians can responsibly reflect on issues such as cloning and the use of human stem cells for research and theerapy. Although the issues relate directly to biomedical sciences and medicine, the principles delineated are relevant for evaluating other aspects of biotechnology. This book also invites the Church to engage with these important developments by helping her members understand the issues and concerns, and by being an active and responsible participant in public debates. It is written with the conviction that Christian views on thees issues can enrich public understanding of their implications and contribute to the common good of society.
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