The Herald has highlighted current events and related them to faith
The latest issue of the Herald (20 July), the Catholic weekly, carries a little note below its editorial, which I reproduce here:
Warning letter from Home Ministry
The Ministry of Home Affairs has warned us to work within their designated term and category “agama”. Their warning letter fails to indicate what they mean by “agama”. Can HERALD stop ‘awakening the consciences’ as the Pope teaches us? Are they interfering in matters that pertain to our religion?
It would be interesting to learn what they mean by “agama“. Do they mean a religion with no connection or relevance to what is going on in the world at large and all its problems such as injustices, war, poverty, hunger and other social, political and economic problems? Do they mean a religion that sticks to form and ritual without exploring the connections between faith and justice, prayer and compassion for the poor, spirituality and the environment?