New CDMA Research Fellow

KIN is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Alex Tang, as our new Research Fellow at the Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia (established in collaboration with the Biblical Graduate School of Theology). Dr Tang will be focusing his research on spirituality in disability, ageing, and dementia. The appointment of Dr Tang, a Malaysian working in Johor, strengthens the CDMA’s mission to undertake research and publication in disability ministry for varied Asian contexts.

Dr Alex Tang, MD, PhD, is a Consultant Paediatrician in a private hospital, and Associate Professor of Paediatrics in Monash University in Malaysia. He has a long history of working with persons with special needs in Malaysia, including setting up Johor’s first school for children with special needs. He is also a practical theologian and bioethicist, and teaches in seminaries in the region. He has authored numerous books, articles and book chapters.

An active Christian leader and church elder, Dr Tang offers spiritual direction and leads spiritual retreat. His interest is in spirituality, spiritual formation, and biomedical ethics. He can be reached at his website Kairos Spiritual Formation.

Teaching Children with Intellectual Disability / Autism in the Sunday School Setting (Koinonia Paper 3/2020)

Picture of the Cover of the Koinonia Paper

 

The next article from the Koinonia Paper series from the Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia has been released. This article is written by Mr Norman Kee, an experienced trainer of special education teachers and who himself is a parent of three adult sons with autism.

This article is adapted from a chapter that Norman has written for Enabling Hearts: A Primer for Disability-Inclusive Churches (to be published by the Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia in 2021). 

Click here for the article. Previous Koinonia Papers can be found here