Christian Ministry And The Asian Nation: The Metropolitan Ymca In Singapore, 1946-2006
by Goh, Robbie B. H.
About This Book
The Metropolitan YMCA of Singapore has since 1946 carved out a distinctive place on the country's religious and community service scene. After an overview of the United Kingdom origins and worldwide spread of the YMCA movement, the 1902 foundation of the English-speaking YMCA of Singapore and its subsequent programmes are described. The history is then traced of the post-World War II perceived need for another YMCA to cater specifically for the local Chinese, of the work and ideas of the new Chinese YMCA and its founder Dr Chen Su Lan, of its Christian-based community services, and of the changes which gradually enabled the two YMCAs to work in comity. Renamed the Metropolitan YMCA in 1974, the "Chinese" YMCA has become an innovative and major force for Christian and social development. The last chapter explores the future of Christian social ministry in an Asian "global city", such as Singapore.
With timeline, black-and-white photographs, tabulated data and bibliography.
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