SCM of Singapore started in 1939 as part of SCM Malaysia. In 1965 SCM Singapore became autonomous, organizing social work and protested war in Vietnam. Early 1980’s the movement was accused of being part of a Marxist plot to overthrow the government in 1987. Since then the movement maintaining a low profile but committed to boost student activities. SCM of Malaysia started in 1939 and was active among seminarians, church youth and students from high school. Due to various factors the movement is not active at present.
The Student Christian Movement Singapore is a movement which is concerned with pertinent social issues that not only affect our society, but also societies of other countries. We believe in bringing this concern across to students and youth, facilitating an awareness and cultivating a critical yet open mind. Thus, this turtle as our motto. We won't be able to make another step to a more aware mind, unless we make an effort to stick our necks out, to find out more. Well, you are the world, the world is you, isn't it? Join us in this journey of awareness, and find out more for yourself...
SCM Singapore brings together students and young adults whose faith motivates them to respond actively to the issues of the world today.
We aspire to live a life akin to the life of Jesus, with awareness and compassion. Thus, as SCMers, we are concerned about relating our faith to the way we live our lives and to the practical issues of today's world. Our objective is thus, to motivate young adults and students to an arena of social awareness, and compassion towards all people living in the margin. This is where we hope, all youths and students will be able to look gently at the society, with a critical yet mindful and compassionate eye.
geographic coordinates: 1 17 N, 103 51 E
time difference: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
|Population||4,657,542 (July 2009 est.)|
|Location||Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia|
|Area||total: 692.7 sq km
land: 682.7 sq km
water: 10 sq km
|Ethnic groups||Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4% (2000 census)|
|Religions||Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8% (2000 census)|
|Languages||Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9% (2000 census)|
|Government type||parliamentary republic|
|National holiday||National Day, 9 August (1965)|
|Constitution||3 June 1959; amended 1965 (based on pre-independence State of Singapore Constitution)|
|Legal system||based on English common law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction|
|Internet country code||.sg|
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