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February 16th, 2011

Area of Expertise: Religion
Geographical Expertise - Region: Asia
Language: English
Field of Work: Academia, Author/Novelist, Non-Governmental
City: Singapore
Country: Singapore
Continent: Asia


roland chia Roland ChiaDr Roland Chia is Chew Hock Hin Professor of Christian Doctrine and Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is the Chairman of Bioethics Committee of the National Council of Churches that is responsible for representing member churches in responding to issues in bio- technology and medicine and Government sponsored research initiatives. He also serves as a member of the National Transplant Ethics Committee in Singapore that evaluates living organ donations.

Professor Chia has participated in a number of interfaith collaborations, especially with the Muslim Community in Singapore. In 2005, he jointed organised a conference on public morality with the Association of Muslim Professionals. And in 2007, he gave a paper at the Building Bridges Seminar in Singapore chaired by Archbishop Rowan Williams. He has worked with the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), also known as the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore. Professor Chia has also participated in a number of Science and Religion Conferences organised by the Templeton Foundation, and has delivered lectures and presented papers in various conferences in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, London, and Oxford.

Professor Chia has published essays on theology, the arts, culture, bioethics, politics and music in a number of journals including, Scottish Journal of Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, Dialog, Studia Liturgica, Transformation, Trinity Theological Journal, Church and Society in Asia, Epworth Review, CGST Journal and Jian Dao. He serves as the consulting editor of the Trinity Theological Journal, Church and Society and Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture. He has authored and edited a number of books including, Revelation and Theology: The Knowledge of God According to Balthasar and Barth (1999), Beyond Determinism and Reductionism: Genetic Science and the Person (Edited, 2003), The Ethics of Human Organ Trading (2007), The Right to Die? A Christian Response to Euthanasia (2009) and Biomedical Ethics and the Church: An Introduction (2010).

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