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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,...
Over the years, as industrialisation and the 'knowledge economy' intensifies, we have lost the ability to live in harmony with the environment. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEVIJAZ3jxo?rel=0&w=470&h=348] We have grown alienated from ourselves, from our fellow human beings and from Nature. As we...
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...
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...
For all those suffering, in pain or despair, a little song of hope before you rest for the night. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foUrBztgzZA?rel=0&w=470&h=269]
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...
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,...
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...
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....
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...

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