SOCIAL INTEGRATION: WELCOMING STRANGERS WITHIN OUR GATES
Scripture not just exhorts but commands us to love the strangers within our gates. Instead of the negative approaches: not to oppress, vex, or unjust or unfair in treatment to foreigners, we are summoned to provide for the foreigners: giving food and raiment, being just and kind to strangers.
So, who are the strangers to you and I in the Christian community in modern day Singapore? What are some of the ways to reach out and love the internationals and new residents who have made their homes within our shore? How can God’s love extend to our foreign neighbours? Social integration is everybody’s business, not just the government’s or selected NGO’s.
Date: 03 AUG 2018 (FRIDAY)
Time: 8.00am – 9.30am (breakfast starts at 8am)
Venue: St. Andrew’s Cathedral
(South Transept Hall)
Nearest MRT: City Hall
Speaker: DR TAN NGOH TIONG
President, Connexions International
Professor and former Dean, School of Human Development and Social Services
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Dr Tan Ngoh Tiong is President of Connexions International, Professor and former Dean, School of Human Development and Social Services, Singapore University of Social Sciences and former Professor of Social Work, Augsburg College and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Psychology, and former Vice Dean, National University of Singapore. Prof Tan founded and Chairs the Global Institute of Social Work and served as Regional President of International Federation of Social Workers (Asia Pacific).
Dr Tan has authored many books such as Preparing for Marriage and Parenting Today; Social Work Around the World; Transforming Society; Asian Tsunami and Social Work Practice: Recovery and Rebuilding; Social Care in Asia and Extending Frontiers: Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore. Dr Tan has previously worked as a counsellor and family therapist and has taught and conducted numerous courses and workshops in disaster management, cross cultural intelligence, coaching, group-work, team building, stress management, assertiveness training, counselling, family therapy, mediation and conflict resolution. Prof Tan received the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from the University of Minnesota, awarded to alumni who had distinguished themselves in their professional careers.
ALL ARE WELCOME. BREAKFAST INCLUDED.
The SCGM Monthly Breakfast Fellowships are graciously sponsored by Salem Chapel and St Andrew’s Cathedral.
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