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.

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.

Tuesday, 15 September, 2009
Michael Smith

The headline in The Times, 8 September, was startling enough: 'Don't dismiss dishonesty, it can be virtuous'. How could dishonesty be virtuous, I wondered?

Thursday, 11 June, 2009
Philip Boobbyer

Assailed, daily, by a barrage of sexual imagery, does it matter what we do in the private room of our imaginations? Philip Boobbyer argues that it does and that 'a corrupted imagination warps our thinking, and damages our relationships'.

Tuesday, 12 May, 2009
Paul Williams

Paul Williams writes about the adventures of learning to trust in God over many decades.