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Armies and Banks
While Armies and Banks rule the world, I see little hope for a puffing Peace Train to arrive. Military strength should only be used in defence of human rights, so when it is commanded by economic and nationalistic self interest, we end up with what we have today, humanity surrounded and attacked on all sides.
Humanity of the Lost Holy Land
While we watch the spread of anger and bitterness consume the lands once known as ‘Holy’, it’s worth pondering the underlying malady which contains the root of this thousand-of-years-old pandemic and its possible remedy. Recently, I posted the 1st Article of The Declaration of Human Rights. It is significant in the context of human consciousness
The Journey: Where are we going?
One of the greatest rhetorical questions to be asked of any human being is that which the Qur’an asks us: So Where Are You Going?1 There are three basic requisites to reach a goal: 1 Know what the goal is; 2 Identify the means or path to that goal; 3 Reach the goal safely. Before
Back in 1966 I wrote a song in which mentioned an old town in Malaya, about a fisherman I met there and a song he taught me. Strange how life and history unrolls… here we are today 50 years later brought together in faith, brotherhood and culture. Malaysia is a unique nation, after studying its
How the West was won, really
Since stepping back on the dangerous dirt-roads of the entertainment world in 2006, with a gracefully extended beard and balancing a flickering candle of peace on the headstock of my once abandoned guitar, I have certainly not had an easy time explaining my apparent cultural relocation and choice of religion. These days, as the black
‘Alliance of Virtue (or Get Your Bags Together)’
As we screech round the corner of another New Year, the past disappears further away into obscurity and I am soberly having to grapple with the fact that many youngsters’ ears have never even heard the Beatles song, Yesterday. It’s an ominous sign of age creeping up and tapping you on the shoulder like a
In the name of God, the Giver of Peace Belief, Love and Peace for All Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all live together on earth in Peace? Imagine, there’d be nobody stealing; nobody hurting or killing; no one shouting or swearing or calling names, people would love and look after each other. Wouldn’t