Injustice

Biko, Apart-heid and Raising Consciousness

I found a song by Peter Gabriel about Steve Biko the African actvist for non-racism in South Africa.  I saw the movie many years ago and felt deeply saddened by the plight of Africans.  Oppression is a word I can type but one can only know this when they are looked at in… Continue reading

Is the Issue of Terrorism in the Philippines about Inequality, Poverty and Corruption?

I heard about my government entering the conflict in Philippines.  My first thoughts were Mindanao as one of the participants on the Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies Program was a Christian from the Philippines and he was keen to talk about Mindanao. I was aware that the Muslim/Christian Conflict had occurred.  I… Continue reading

What is Real Justice?

 

BUNJIL IS THE MESSENGER OF HIGHER JUSTICE

 

We live in a world of unfinished business,

For thinking can compartmentalise into boxes,

A Chi square theorem,

Investigating whether normal distributions vary,

To discover values are the goodness of fit test,

Summing the differences observed,

As consistency is the sine wave of good governance.

 … Continue reading

To Thine Own Self Be True Frees the World

 

This is dedicated to all those who ‘do not know that they do not know’.  May the truth set them free.

 

TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE SETS THE WORLD FREE

 

As the tears flow down my face,

I wait for grace,

For this is my only refuge,

A refugee in… Continue reading

What Gandhi Taught Me About Jesus

 

What Gandhi Taught Me about Jesus
 
A Pastor’s Memoir
 
By A. C. Oommen*
 
I first saw Mahatma Gandhi when I was twelve, when he came to our state of Kerala in south India to help remove the age-old injustice of caste discrimination. He addressed a huge gathering on a river bed… Continue reading

Trial by Media and Public Opinion: The Case of Lindy Chamberlain

Here is the background on Lindy Chamberlain and the court case that divided Australia at the time.  It is a good example of group think and trial by media.  So my advice would be do not believe everything you hear, read or see. You have to investigate the truth by examining all sides… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”

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