Columns

  • The law of karma

    Aug 14, 2014

    In 1991 Hollywood produced a comedy entitled, City Slickers, starring Billy Crystal. In a quirky way it was a wonderfully moral film, focusing on three, middle-aged men from New York City who were dealing with midlife crisis.

  • Searching for the right fuel

    Aug 07, 2014

    Sometimes everything can seem right on the surface while, deep down, nothing is right at all. We see this, for example, in the famous parable in the gospels about the Prodigal Son and his Older Brother.

  • Drowning out hatred and extremism with the language of love and compassion

    Aug 07, 2014

    As I write this, Israel has declared a seven-hour unilateral truce in Gaza.

  • Suicide – Reclaiming the Memory of our Loved One

    Jul 31, 2014

    Each year I write a column on suicide. Mostly I say the same thing over and over again, simply because it needs to be said.

  • A visit from the goddess of night

    Jul 24, 2014

    There are few more insightful studies into the spirituality of aging than the late James Hillman’s book, The Force of Character.

  • Pope says economy must fight ‘throwaway culture’

    Jul 24, 2014

    Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very centre of the economy avoids a “throwaway culture.”

  • Disciples with many faces

    Jul 17, 2014

    In a new book entitled, Jesus of Nazareth, famed German scripture- scholar, Gerhard Lohfink, describes how people in the gospels relate to Jesus in different ways.

  • Why should the meek inherit pollution, conflict – and the costs of the World Cup?

    Jul 17, 2014

    Some news you may not have heard in the corporate-controlled media: The United Nations has voted to come up with an international, legally binding instrument that would seek to outlaw human rights abuses committed by transnational corporations (TNCs).

  • Robert Moore on human energy

    Jul 11, 2014

    Few thinkers have influenced me as profoundly as Robert L. Moore. Who is he? He’s a scholar who has spent almost 50 years studying human energy from the perspective of psychology, anthropology, and spirituality.

  • Controversy over homelessness reveals disturbing trends

    Jul 11, 2014

    On July 3 came the shock announcement by Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor that soup kitchens would no longer be allowed to operate within a 2km radius of Lot 10 in Kuala Lumpur with immediate effect.