The Need for a Vibrant Public Square
What is democracy? For many of us, it simply involves having periodic elections to decide which political party forms the next government. Yet, democracy is more than just elections. It involves the existence of a space which allows for people to freely debate on public issues and government policies as well as present alternative ideas without the fear of repercussions. If the health of a democratic society is dependent on the existence of such a space, how can we ensure a free and vibrant public sphere?
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Why am I Attending Vigils?
A group of Christian writers cajoles and challenges our thinking on this critical contemporary concern, with intriguing outcomes.
Member, Steering Committee, BERSIH 2.0
This book teaches biblical views and opinions about the Christian and non-partisan politics. Recommended highly for all Christians!
PhD (Organization Theory), Executive Director, OHMSI
These essays are a timely reminder to all Malaysian Christians that we should [...] engage with the relevant stakeholders with wisdom and courage, with our hearts, minds and spirits firmly fixed and dependent on Christ.
Dr. Ong Kian Ming
PhD, Duke University
Compelling reading as we â all of us, no exception â try to make sense of the countryâs changing democratic landscape and the roles we play in it, consciously or not.
Researcher and writer