Columns

  • 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.

  • On being perpetually distracted

    Jul 05, 2014

    There’s a story in the Hindu tradition that runs something like this: God and a man are walking down a road.

  • Francis rails against the God of Money

    Jul 05, 2014

    The Bishop of Rome has once again railed against the global economic system, this time zeroing in on the pervasive role played by the world of finance.

  • On not being stingy with God’s mercy

    Jun 27, 2014

    Today, for a number of reasons, we struggle to be generous and prodigal with God’s mercy.

  • Federal Court decision has far-reaching implications for religious freedom

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Federal Court’s dismissal of the Catholic Church’s leave application to appeal the ban over the use of the word ‘Allah’ in their weekly publication, the HERALD is a blow for the religious freedom of minorities in Malaysia.