Columns

  • 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.

  • Choral music and its place in the liturgy

    Jun 20, 2014

    Contrary to popular belief, active participation in the liturgy was not a concept created by the Second Vatican Council.

  • The regrets we can live with

    Jun 20, 2014

    In her recent book, The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd presents us with a deeply conflicted heroine, Sarah, a highly sensitive woman who grows up the daughter of a slave-owner and a child of privilege.

  • The need for a greater sensitivity for human life

    Jun 19, 2014

    Recent events have thrust death and human tragedy into our awareness. The death of more than 300 miners in Turkey was in the news in May.

  • Wearied in our patience

    Jun 13, 2014

    Thirty years ago, before the airline hijackings of September 11, 2001, before the shoe-bomber and others like him, it was simpler to travel by air.