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On a day when a threat of Bible-burning by unknown bigots fizzled out, Pas spiritual leader Nik Aziz hosted a friendly private meeting with Catholic Bishop Sebastian Francis. It may have been Nik Aziz's 82nd birthday on Sunday,...
Publication permit in doubt: The Herald has provided prominent coverage of recent demonstrations and other human rights issues even as the mainstream media abdicate their responsibility Four years ago, Christian Malaysians were overjoyed when Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi sent Christmas...
Jo Kukathas as Puan Badariah delivers a message of profound importance for Malaysians wondering what has happened to the spiritual and cultural soul of our nation. http://youtu.be/eefFpeIgvnM
Before 1Malaysia, there was already OneHeart, the story of a multi-ethnic group of young Malaysians who wanted to run a business - without being driven by profits. Today, blog reader Mist commenting on my "Two Million Ringgit Man" posting observed: I...
Meet Robert Waldrop (left), one of the leading lights of the Catholic Worker movement in the United States. Bob runs the Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House in Oklahoma, US. His powerful words - more than the way he looks...
A delegation of about a dozen representatives from the Islamic party, Pas, made a courtesy call to the new Catholic bishop of the Penang Diocese, Sebastian Francis, at his office at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit yesterday to...
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...
Tariq Ramadan said that Islam and democracy are not incompatible, but we should be careful about economic and cultural colonisation. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIdxynPW1e8?rel=0&w=470&h=264] Democracy without socio-economic justice and cultural independence was no democracy, he said. He warned that while people may elect...
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,...
Anwar Ibrahim is leading the charge for dialogue in Kajang, which he believes can be a showcase of unified diversity. He spoke after Mass this morning at the Holy Family Church hall in the presence of some 1200 parishioners...

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