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  1. The church and the state

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... be elected by the public.' A strict separation between church and state is rare anywhere. In the United States, France and Turkey, the constitutions cite a distinct separation. For instance, ... vote in line with his party. The question at stake was whether a legislator who was elected based on his political views should be allowed to vote according to personal religious beliefs, ...

  2. Six degrees

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... reminiscent of the 'declaration of a state of war' against the US government issued in 1970 by the left-leaning terror group The Weather Underground... A founder of The Weathermen (later ...

  3. A battle between faith and reason

    Posted Oct 29th 2004, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... as the stuff of political fireworks. The fact that the candidates have taken some positions which go against the traditions of their parties only seems to highlight the lack of ideology at play. ... their values. Values are not usually debated in the politics of European democracies. Europe's major political parties operate from a shared set of liberal values. They do not need to be debated. ...

  4. News - World - US POLITICS

    References to God and Jerusalem back on the US Democrats' party platform

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that America has their back." Since 1992, Democrats have stated unequivocally that "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel", but the US embassy remains in Tel Aviv pending an agreement ... and Republican White Houses have long stated that Jerusalem's final status should be decided by negotiations between the two parties. But thanks in large part to the influence of Jewish voters ...

  5. United Front cadre seeks to heal rift

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Carrie Chan

    ... political rifts. Liu Yandong, director of the Communist Party's United Front Work Department, made the call as she opened the display of the Buddha's Finger relic at the Hong Kong ... director-general of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, and Li Guikang, deputy director of the central government liaison office, about Hong Kong's political discontent. 'I have told ...

  6. Muslims and Christians unite over Hindu attacks

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in Calcutta Attacks by militant Hindus on Christians in the eastern Indian state of Orissa have led to an unlikely and unintended alliance between Christian and Muslim ... Holding hands with the Muslims, they can now be a countable force. It will be difficult for the mainstream political parties to ignore the grievances of these Christians now,' said ...

  7. Who said it?

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Obtaining degree X from prestigious institution Y in only Z years, or on scoring A on test B at age C [would not help long-term development] Terence Tao, winner of the Crafoord Prize in mathematics We hope that Iran will engage with us on the possible mil ...

  8. Democracy is step backward, says political scientist

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in addition to it being set as a central thought, like Christianity in the United States. Do you think Confucianism on the mainland is feasible at present, within the scope of globalisation? ... Kang Xiaoguang, political scientist at the Centre for China Studies, believes western-style democracy will do the mainland more harm than good. He tells Irene Wang why Confucianism ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Romney, Obama camps clash over the God factor

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the key swing state of Virginia, and seized upon the row at last week's Democratic convention that was sparked when delegates removed language about God from their platform. Obama was forced ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The comfort of religion without God

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE The comfort of religion without God Stanford University has a new chaplain for atheists and agnostics. This comes after Harvard University and the US military introduced- how shall I put it- non-religious religious service ...




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