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Updated: 06/28/2012 01:49 | By Channel NewsAsia

NCCS hopes Singaporeans will not react against churches

NCCS hopes Singaporeans will not react against churches


NCCS hopes Singaporeans will not react against churches

SINGAPORE: The Christian community is united in disapproving any misuse of public institutional funds, the National Council of Churches Singapore (NCCS) said, in response to the case involving five City Harvest Church members.

This includes money raised by or given to churches, NCCS president Lutheran Bishop Terry Kee said.

He added that dishonesty in financial matters is clearly contrary to the teaching of the church.

However, he noted that as the matter is before the courts, it was important to avoid speculation or pre—judgement, and that the legal process should be allowed to take its course.

The bishop said the council appreciates the clarification by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean that the charges are filed against the five individuals and not City Harvest Church itself.

Bishop Kee also hoped that Singaporeans would not react against the church or churches in Singapore.

— CNA/wm

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