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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...
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....
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,...
The MP for Shah Alam, Khalid Abdul Samad from Pas, received a standing ovation and thunderous applause from 350 parishioners of the Church of the Divine Merch in Shah Alam. He had offered to meet the parishioners for a...
Well before dawn on Sunday, 22 May, some 300 people of different faiths walked 5km from Hong Hock Si Temple in Perak Road to China Street Ghaut in George Town. http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 It was the first leg of an 850km ‘Journey...
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...
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
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...
The folks at Aliran are revamping their website and today, they have launched a regular column "Thinking Allowed online," featuring almost daily commentaries on current issues. The idea is to look at the story behind the news and analyse the...
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]

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