Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Happy New Year!
Hello, and a Happy New Year to all our visitors, readers, and supporters. We hope that the days ahead be good ones, filled with peace and health for you and your family.

Our first article for the new year comes from Father Albert Renckens, who alerted us to a piece he wrote for the Catholic News. Entitled 'Are homosexuals welcome in the Catholic Church?', it is the first of a two-part reflection which addresses the nature of gays and lesbians, and some of the issues they face.

While SAFE is a non-religious effort that welcomes and supports members of all faiths, we feel we can provide an opportunity for dialogue between gays and their straight families and friends, by highlighting such an article, and bringing these issues to a wider audience. The article is also a significant reminder to our LGBTQ friends and families that amidst a world filled with homophobia, they do have people who seek to understand them. We thank Father Renckens for his permission to reproduce the article on our website.

We are currently planning our activities for the year. In the meantime, do keep your emails and comments coming. We would especially like to hear from volunteers who can accurately translate our website into Malay, Tamil, or Chinese, and supporters who can contribute original articles. Contact us at safesingapore[at]gmail.com.