Book: Labour Justice and Low-Paid Migrant Workers in Singapore – A Christian Perspective
This book by Stephanie Chok published by Ethos Institute for Public Christianity attempts to evaluate Singapore’s approach to and treatment of low-paid temporary migrant workers from a justice-oriented framework. I argue that this framework is congruent with a Christian perspective that prioritises social justice. Justice features prominently in the Bible, and Christian social teachings on justice, poverty and oppression illuminate the moral dimension of human rights and international labour standards and reveal a faith that is alive to the suffering and hardships of others. These teachings contribute to an ethical framework convergent with fundamental values enshrined in core labour standards and rights. They also cohere with other major spiritual and religious traditions, thus demonstrating a viable path for solidarity and cooperation between and among not just diverse faith-based communities but equally with secular groups in pluralistic societies.
Bible study developed by The Navigators on Partnering & Families
"We are called to be the presence of Jesus Christ in the neighborhood, through spiritual generations living as His family passing on His life-transforming hope, love and power among those who most need it. God longs to bring wholeness and health to all of us who are poor, vulnerable and oppressed. We consciously take the posture of humble servants committed to give the time and patience needed to sustain long term relationships. We are here to join what God is already doing by partnering with people, ministries, agencies and institutions already working to bring health and wholeness to physical and spiritual families in the neighborhood. True transformation of people and communities will require sacrifice from those who pursue it and intentional focus on developing neighborhood insiders who will lead the way."