Social Issues

Check out all of YMI’s content pieces tagged under Social Issues. We hope you’d benefit from the written and visual content we have under this topic: Social Issues.

Image of friends comforting a friend grieving

How to Journey with Those Grieving the Suicide of a Loved One

/
Three years ago, my brother committed suicide. Facing that was a real struggle. I believe the grief ministry is an underrated one. Most of us are uncomfortable with loss and mourning, even as we’re called to mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15). People who are grieving also face a lot of questions and doubts, and the church plays an important role in helping people keep their faith.
A mother is depress when reading the horrible school murder case online

3 Ways We Can Pray Amidst a Horrific Tragedy

/
This news has shaken my nation to the core as Singapore schools are known to be safe places. As a mother with a young school-going boy, I was dumbfounded and devastated. How could such a thing happen in my country, one of the safest places in the world?
Image of asian girl looking sad

Misunderstood and Maligned, But God Had a Bigger Lesson for Me

/
It all started when, as part of my Urban Studies course in the seminary, we interviewed organisations working with foreign domestic workers, migrant workers, and others. Hearing all the stories about unfair treatment, abuse, depression, and other struggles kept me awake at night.
image of 4 races walking

We Need to Talk About Race Matters

/
As a Singaporean Chinese, I’ve always been part of the racial majority. Although my heart is for the overlooked and voiceless, I knew that no amount of ministry with and among them would enable me to experience what being on the margins, or “othered”, is like. So I looked forward to experiencing life as a racial minority when I moved to the US.
image of a girl with her mobile phone

3 Things to Keep in Mind While Scrolling Through Social Media

/
As a design graduate, I found them artsy and inspiring to watch—and imagining having a taste of their “perfect” life helped me keep my mind off the restrictions we were facing because of COVID. So at first, I didn’t see anything wrong with watching these videos. However, when it became more of a habit, I began to see how these videos would influence my life in negative ways.
Image of hand clasping a church

Surviving Sexual Assault: Why It Has Been Difficult to Forgive the Church

/
I was crushed when allegations against the late apologist, Ravi Zacharias, emerged, and I read about how RZIM initially refused to believe the women who accused Zacharias of sexually assaulting them. As a victim of sexual assault, I grieved for the helplessness they would have felt.

Why We Shouldn't Stay Silent About the Uyghur Camps

/
I’d heard the rumblings of trouble in this area for the last few years; I knew there was tension between the Han Chinese and Uyghur Muslims. But it was only recently that a friend on social media informed me about the most recent reports. When I saw them, my heart broke.

Climate Change: Where Is God In All Of This?

/
My personal relationship with God convinced me that He cared for those who were suffering, as He does in all moments of our pain. But I did question, where was God in all of this? And how could we, as Christians, respond to the changing climate in a godly way?

When I Felt Heard by a White Man

/
To many, these racial tensions are everyday life obstacles to hurdle—not newly emerging problems. I am one of the many: a Black man who calls America home.