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Universal spiritual values

The new look Pas has given many Malaysians reason to hope that a more inclusive brand of politics is possible. This is a piece I wrote for Asia Times: Once viewed as a promoter of fundamentalist Islam in politics,...
Visiting scholar Tariq Ramadan made heads turn with his elucidation of Islamic principles, and his call for justice, non-discrimination and ethics in public life. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm4c5k_yPZw?rel=0&w=470&h=264]
Some people complain when they hear sermons from religious preachers which they think are too “political”. Many feel uncomfortable when these preachers question the existing social and economic and even political order and the prevailing values of the day....
Good Friday service at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Penang Christians believe Good Friday is the day Jesus was crucified and died for our sins. But that doesn't answer the question - if he was a good...
Here's something our politicians can learn from Kelantan Mentri Besar Niz Aziz, who lives in a simple wooden house. Farish Noor describes his encounter with the simple politician who still uses the same type of ballpoint that he saw him...