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Rebuilding the Community

The theme for this year’s conversation, we seek to reconnect with communities that have been adversely affected by the pandemic and other social issues, exploring what has been done to break the cycle of hurt.

The Lutheran Community Care Services’ flagship online conversation series as well as online fundraising campaign, REALink! promotes real conversations about pertinent concerns to build connectedness among individuals.

The online conversation series seeks to bring together people from diverse backgrounds who share similar concerns that are evident in our society to develop a sense of agency to bring about positive change in self and relationships.

The Guest of Honour for REALink! 2021 is Mr Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

Donation Details

You can make a direct donation via the following means. All donations above $10 are eligible for a 250% tax exemption.

For donations via PayNow, Bank Transfer, and Cheque, please indicate at the back of the cheque or in the remarks section that donation is made for “REALink! LCCS 2021 Campaign”.

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Account Holder Name: Lutheran Community Care Services Ltd
Bank Name: UOB
Bank Account No: 126-308-935-4

Please make cheque payable to Lutheran Community Care Services Pte Ltd and mail to:

Lutheran Community Care Services Ltd

3779 Jalan Bukit Merah #02-01

Bukit Merah Community Hub

Singapore 159462

Via Giving.sg

Via PayNow

Via Bank Transfer

Account Holder Name: Lutheran Community Care Services Ltd
Bank Name: UOB
Bank Account No: 126-308-935-4

Via Cheque

Please make cheque payable to Lutheran Community Care Services Pte Ltd and mail to:

Lutheran Community Care Services Ltd

3779 Jalan Bukit Merah #02-01

Bukit Merah Community Hub

Singapore 159462

Session 1   Friday, 11 June, 7.30pm

Creating Collective Impact

Emerging from this pandemic, how each person can make an impact in the rebuilding of the community. As they say united we stand, divided we fall.

Catherine Loh

CEO, Community Foundation of Singapore

Kek Seow Ling

Deputy Executive Director, LCCS

Guest-of-Honour

Mr Eric Chua

Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Session 2   Friday, 25 June, 7.30pm

Breaking down Anti-Asian Antics

Instead of spreading hate, let us work together despite the divisive times brought about by the pandemic. Spread love, not hatred nor the virus.

Red Hong Yi

Session 3   Friday, 9 July, 2pm

CSR – Making it work for Companies Big and Small

More than ever, the positive impact from corporations can truly be felt. Let us discover how companies can build up communities and help them thrive.

Paul Shoemaker

Author. Podcaster. Consultant. Speaker

Session 4   Friday, 23 July, 7.30pm

Neighbours. Disputes

 ‘Hate’ thy neighbour? How can we rebuild relationships with the families next door?

Low Lih Jeng

Senior Consultant, Sage Mediation

Session 5   Friday, 6 August , 7.30pm

Can more be done for reintegration of former offenders?

Must there be invisible bars be forever present for our former offenders? As we all have needed second chances in our lives, let us do the same for them.

Andrew Ong

Co-Founder, Break the Cycle SG

Session 6   Friday, 20 August, 7.30pm

The Culture of Cancelling

Behind the ‘protection’ of anonymity, many have used social media as a platform to shame, degrade and ‘cancel’ others. What lies deep within the cancel culture?

Prof Chandran Kukathas

School of Social Sciences, SMU

Session 7   Friday, 3 September, 7.30pm

Foreign Workers – Forgotten Heroes

There is an old adage that children should be seen, not heard. However, our foreign workers are expected not to be seen nor heard. Have we let down the ones who have help build modern Singapore?

Dipa Swaminathan

Founder, It's Raining Raincoats

Session 8   Friday, 17 September, 7.30pm

Respectful Relationships – Creating a safe environment in campus

School can be both a place of dreams and or a place that is scary and stress inducing. Let us explore how respectful relationships contribute to a student’s view of school.

Shannon Pei

NUS Undergraduate

Anissa Idris Lim Jing

SUSS Undergraduate

Claire McFarlane

Footsteps To Inspire

Session 9   Friday, 1 October, 7.30pm

Mental Wellness in the Digital Age

With increased awareness about the need for mental health wellness, we discuss what mental health wellness means today in the digital age.

Dr. Karen Pooh

Alliance Counselling Singapore

Dr. Jasmine Yeo

Clinical Director, Head Consultant Psychologist, The Private Practice

Session 10   Friday, 15 October, 7.30pm

Re-engaging volunteerism during Covid-19

The pandemic have greatly limited our physical interaction with others. But for the environment and the needy, the struggles are still present. Let us discover how we can continue to meet these needs.

Tan Ken Jin

Singapore Glove Project

Tan En

General Manager, Ray of Hope

Session 11   Friday, 29 October, 7.30pm

Preventing the rise of domestic violence during Covid-19

For many, more time has been spent with families during the pandemic. It may be a joy for some, but for others, it is trauma. Let us dive into the realities of domestic violence and the need for healthy relationships.
 

Lorraine Lim

Head, Direct Services, Star Shelter

Session 12   Friday, 12 November, 7.30pm

Why Relationships Matter?

The pandemic has revealed the immense importance of relationships and communities. Humans are social beings and relationships really matter.

Zulkifli Baharudin

Independant Director, GDS Services

Check out our REALink! 2020 premiere episode with Guest of Honour Minister K Shanmugam and featuring guest speaker Jordin Tan

LCCS staff with the conference speakers at the Restorative Conference 2018 – A Restorative Movement to Break the Hurt Cycle.

Register your Interest for Restorative Practice Conference 2022

LCCS’s Restorative Conference is coming back next year in 2022 with the theme: Relationships Matter; Igniting Connections. Register your interest below to join us for a learning journey on advocating for a restorative movement!! Stay tuned for more details.

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