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  1. Amnesty 'biases' are essential in helping to protect human rights

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to maintain its influence in protecting human rights around the world. He uses examples from the 2006 Amnesty International Report. In one, he says it is confusing that Amnesty should be concerned ... that 'Hong Kong authorities commission[ed] the Society for Truth and Light, a conservative Christian group which opposes gay rights and 'excessive use' of human rights, to educate school ...

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    Press Jakarta on growing religious intolerance, rights group tells Clinton

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta 'Pressure Jakarta on religious intolerance' Human Rights Watch yesterday called on US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to pressure ... Islamist groups against religious minorities, including the Ahmadiyah Muslim sect, Christians, and Shiites, the New York-based rights watchdog said. "Secretary Clinton should press ...

  3. A shared faith in human dignity

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... to be right than to be big. What is remarkable is how much attention the rest of us pay to all this. Non-Catholics and even non-Christians have been treated by the international media to a breathless, ... western religions that Muslims call the 'peoples of the Book' (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), a special place because they express something vitally important about human nature- ...

  4. quote of the week

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, on the European court's ruling that showing crucifixes in schools was a breach of human rights Background Bertone made this remark after the European Human Rights Court (EHRC) said displaying a crucifix in schools was against human rights. A crucifix is the cross on which Jesus was executed. It is the most well-known symbol ...

  5. Right decision?

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Society for Truth and Light, a Christian group against gay rights, has won a government contract to educate teachers on human rights and discrimination. Rights groups are outraged. What do you think? Share your views: write to us ...

  6. US attacks China's record on civil rights

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing But Beijing urges America to stop using the issue to interfere in internal affairs The United States has described China's human rights record ... The report's list of human rights violations includes the authorities' use of the crime of 'leaking a state secret' to harass intellectuals and religious activists. It also accuses ...

  7. Religious freedoms and rights in sharp decline, say US advisers

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Joshua Kucera

    ... on the US to make religious freedom and human rights a higher priority in its relations with Beijing. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom also received testimony about ... in conditions of religious freedom and other human rights', commission chairwoman Felice Gaer said. While the number of arrests of Protestant Christians in China decreased last year, more ...

  8. Stand up for your rights, says gay bishop

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The Anglican Communion's first openly gay bishop urged Hong Kong's gays to stand up for their rights at a talk hosted by liberal Christian groups. The Right Reverend Gene Robinson, whose ordination in 2003 nearly split the church in two, addressed more than 90 people at City University yesterday on securing justice for sexual minorities. Bishop Robinson ...

  9. Right of Passage

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Right of Passage by Rahul Jacob Picador India, HK$80 Rahul Jacob's Right of Passage contains articles you may have already encountered in the Financial Times, where he ... Yann Martel, whose shouting match with Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin at a Hong Kong Literary Festival event sets the tone of his discussion with Jacob about humans' religious impulse. ...

  10. The Most Human Human

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan The Most Human Human by Brian Christian Random House Audio (audiobook) Even the experts can get it wrong, as Robert Epstein discovered in 2007. The founder of the Loebner Prize Competition, in which robots compete with human 'confederates' in a game of imitation, spent four months exchanging love letters with a Russian woman he 'met' through ...




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