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  • May your kingdom come, but not yet

    Sep 11, 2014

    A friend of mine likes to humour about his struggles in growing up. When I was in my twenties, he quips, I felt that by the time I was forty I would have grown-up enough to let go of my bad habits.

  • The truth shall set you free

    Sep 11, 2014

    We live in challenging times. Not only are we faced with economic and social difficulties, the political situation too has become difficult.

  • Speaking up against oppression and persecution

    Sep 05, 2014

    The trend towards ethno-religious rhetoric and superficial religiousity in some countries in this region and South Asia often masks serious problems.

  • Fearing our own maturity

    Sep 04, 2014

    Our bodies and our souls each have their separate aging process, and they aren’t always in harmony.

  • Ten secrets to happiness

    Aug 28, 2014

    The past five years have seen a growth in interest in studies on human happiness. Numerous books have been published on the topic, not least Sonja Lyubomirsky’s, The Myths of Happiness, which has become for many a secular bible for happiness and meaning.

  • Francis outlines core programme for all Christians

    Aug 28, 2014

    It is not a surprise that Francis, the Bishop of Rome, has plunged into the very core of Christianity as highlighted in the charter of Jesus’ teachings during his ministry on earth.

  • Sacred Music as an advocate for interfaith dialogue and peace

    Aug 21, 2014

    Music has always been a valuable art form that crosses boundaries and borders to promote the idea of peace and of interfaith dialogue by sharing beauty via different cultural expressions.

  • Walking on water and sinking like a stone

    Aug 21, 2014

    Faith isn’t something you ever simply achieve. It’s not something that you ever nail down as a fait accompli.

  • Electoral politics and the quest for long-term change

    Aug 21, 2014

    After what has happened in Selangor, some might be feeling disillusioned with politics and politicians as tools for bringing about change.

  • 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.