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  1. Fun day aids charity

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Students from St Mark's Secondary School scored for charity when they organised an inter-class soccer game to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus (OSC) last Friday. The school fielded 12 teams in a knockout contest which ended in a victor ...

  2. Theological schools should include HIV studies, says activist

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Christians are urged to learn from the example of Buddhist monks in Thailand An Aids activist has suggested that theological colleges in Hong Kong include courses on HIV/Aids to promote understanding about those living with the virus. Elijah Fung, manager of the St John's Cathedral HIV Education Centre, said she was inspired by a proposal at a recent ...

  3. Christians' tsunami aid criticised

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Indonesian government that the work of humanitarian aid groups in Aceh will be evaluated- and a list drawn up of organisations allowed to stay in the predominantly Muslim region- has raised concern ... 'As long as you can demonstrate your skills, your past experience and capabilities, then you are most welcome to stay to be part of [the] reconstruction phase.' Myriad religious aid ...

  4. Cathedral invites Thai HIV victim to Aids Day service

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy One of Hong Kong's oldest churches has invited an HIV victim to take part in its religious service on World Aids Day on Wednesday. St John's Anglican Cathedral is also calling for all churches in the city to incorporate HIV/Aids in services next month to raise public awareness of the virus and eliminate discrimination in churches and society. The patient ...

  5. Community deserves a say in aided schools

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Education (Amendment) Bill 2002 concerns the way in which aided schools- those that receive subsidies from the government- are to be run. One of the main aims is to give parents and teachers more ... of the reforms is the requirement that all aided schools set up an incorporated management committee. At least one parent and one teacher representative must be included and they will be elected, along ...

  6. Three Cups of Tea- One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Reviewed by Tim Cribb Three Cups of Tea- One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin Penguin, HK$120 In February, Three Cups of Tea was awarded the 2007 Kiryama Prize for best non-fiction. The p ...

  7. Church v state on population policy

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The Philippines is the most populous Catholic country in Asia. China is the most populous country in the world. It's interesting to observe their diametrically opposed government policies on birth control. Manila, sensibly, w ...

  8. Get on with reform in church schools

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it is time to leave the dispute behind and get on with what is required by the law. The court decision means the church will lose absolute control over the way its 80 aided schools operate. Under a reform bill passed in 2004 to enhance school management accountability, aided schools are required to open up their management to 'outsiders' such as teachers, parents and alumni. ...

  9. Church sees way to skirt reform

    Posted Nov 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... government-aided schools to accept parents, teachers and community representatives into new management committees, diluting the church's control. Such schools are almost fully funded by the government. But the church says it is considering converting some of its 80 aided schools into direct subsidy schools, which are not covered by the reform. Such schools receive an annual lump sum from ...

  10. Catholic diocese loses school reform challenge

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the Court of Final Appeal. The diocese, which had its five-year challenge to the government's reforms of 2004 thrown out by the highest court yesterday, operates 80 aided schools. The church, ... the challenged legislation leaves religious organisations free to nominate a majority of persons serving on the incorporated management committees of aided schools which they sponsor.' Religious ...




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