Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world

Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world. If you would like to submit a reflection for possible publication here, please email us.

Thursday, 23 June, 2011
Trishna Banerjee Nair

Applying to study economics in the USA, Trishna Banerjee Nair was asked to write on a number of topics, including 'Is constant honesty necessary for society?' This was her unexpected answer...

Friday, 27 May, 2011
K Haridas Nair

K Haridas Nair from Malaysia looks at the idea of absolute honesty from an Eastern perspective and finds that it is connected to the will to act in a broader sense. This is the first of a series in which we look at core moral values from an Eastern perspective.

Friday, 15 April, 2011
Zahra Hassan

Zahra A Hassan, Director of Women of the Horn and Project Co-ordinator of the Somali Initiative for Dialogue and Democracy (SIDD), gave this reflection one morning whilst attending the UK IofC fellowship weekend at Cliff College, Derbyshire which took place 8 - 10 April 2011.

Wednesday, 21 July, 2010
K Haridas Nair

Is there a distinction between moral values and moral standards? While the word 'moral' is common, the distinction lies in the use of the words 'values' and 'standards', writes K. Haridas.

Wednesday, 24 March, 2010
K Haridas Nair

Quoting Socrates, Aldous Huxley, Lao-Tse and the Sufi Bayazid, K Haridas, vice-chairman of IofC Malaysia, and a member of IofC’s International Council, spoke at the opening of the Tools for Change Kuala Lumpur 2010 Conference, 4-9 March, 2010.

Monday, 15 March, 2010
Siti Hoiriyah

Siti Hoiriyah, a Muslim from Malaysia, speaks about her experience of listening and inviting the divine to guide her. This talk was given at the Tools for Change conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 March 2010.

Monday, 18 January, 2010
Neichü Dz. Angami, Nagaland

Neichu Dz. Angami, from Nagaland, shares her experience of being part of a retreat in Asia Plateau, Panchgani, India, led by Rev. Dr Otis Moss, a disciple of Martin Luther King and a member of President Obama's advisory council on faith-based and neighborhood partnerships.

Wednesday, 16 December, 2009
K Haridas Nair

K Haridas, vice-chairman of IofC Malaysia.Why do people who have attained significant achievements suddenly fall apart? …The latest victim to fall from grace is talented golf star Tiger Woods. K Haridas looks at the choices which build character, even for those who fall from grace.

Thursday, 01 October, 2009
Rajmohan Gandhi by a statue of his grandfather during a visit to Hull

Rajmohan Gandhi shares his thoughts on the relevance of one part of his grandfather’s message - the importance of inter-faith understanding - to the world today.

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009
Carole Khakula

Carole Khakula found that taking steps, prompted by conscience, to remove gigabytes of music from her computer and phone were quickly and amply rewarded.