Published by: Australian National University – New perspectives on Mainland Southeast Asia 30th July, 2012. As we conceive of a new regime in Malaysia, there are various ideas for a new political structure which must be articulated further. One of these, that of a two-party political system having great potential for transforming Malaysia’s current democracy […]
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Pre-Interfaith Dialogue Initiative – Befriending Each Other Religious leaders at the Islamic Christian Summit. (AP Photo/Corrado Giambalvo) The director of Harvard Pluralism project, Professor Diana Eck asserts that global developments have brought together faith communities in new and exciting religious encounters. These encounters vary in each community. What seems to be in vogue and agreed […]
David L. Johnston Response to Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Tale of “Christophobia” Published by Peace Catalyst International website Last week I happened to see Newsweek’s cover article, The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World, and read it immediately. My reaction: like Ayaan Hirsi’s other writings, it is less than truthful. Most cited facts are […]
Skye Jethani Response to Hirsi Ali: Why Evangelicals Must Defend Muslims Published @ Huff Post – Column on Religion/ Islam on 12th March 2012 Some Christians get excited when they discover that I’m half Indian or that I studied Islam in college. They’ll sometimes ask me to talk about how Christianity compares to other faiths. […]
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Response to Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World? Historically, ethnicity and religion are two founding elements for the formation of political organizations and nation states. However, globalization opens door to interspersing of diversified communities into modern nation states causing fuzzier nation frontiers and contact zones. It is undeniable […]
Loving the Environment, Loving Mankind? A message from Severn Suzuki from ECO-The Environmental Children’s Organization to the United Nation summit 1992 The Environment and Mankind Merriam Webster dictionary gives a few definitions on “environment,” and two of them are: (1) the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded (2a) the complex of physical, […]
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Response to Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World? Women in Uniform in Afghanistan Reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s article on “The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World” reminded me of my recent discourse with a Catholic priest from Indonesia who worked on peace building initiatives in Mindanao, […]
By: Norani Abu Bakar Published by: New Mandala, Australian National University Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton asserts in The Coming Jobs War, that what everyone in the world wants today is a good job. He added that the fate of a nation relies on good jobs, and that nations are in revolt and cities are crumbling […]
Bridging the Religious Divine in Thailand Fellows Fall 2011: By Andrea Wenzel November 30, 2011 Imam Yako Minha and Abbot Prakru SopitpotikhunPhoto: Andrea Wenzel For our Geo Quiz, we want you to name the southern-most part of the Asian mainland. The answer is the Malay Peninsula. It’s the long finger of land that […]
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Shaded relief Map of the Mediterranean Sea – and its Basin and Landforms Professor Lamin Sanneh and World Christianity Four days before the North American Thanksgiving Day, I finished reading The Christian Movement in Islamic Perspective, chapter two of Professor Lamin Sanneh’s book, Disciples of All Nations – Pillars of World Christianity. I could not […]