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  1. Schools criticised for narrow view of religion

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... their health. Educators criticised many schools for holding a narrow-minded view of religious education by educating students only about the religion they believed in. 'Religious education should no longer be about indoctrination or about claiming that all religions but yours are false,' said Chan Shun-hing, assistant professor at the department of religion and philosophy of Hong Kong ...

  2. Not all have faith in new wording on religion

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... and self-government and constructively make religion and socialist society adapt to each other'. The revision is the fifth in 50 years. Reacting to the revision, one scholar on religion said: 'The ... not be extended to regulating a 'belief', but it has kept a tight rein on the practice of religion, prohibiting religious assembly and proselytising without government approval. The revision ...

  3. Politics has no place in religion: Buddhist leader

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... China Morning Post, Sik Kok Kwong said religion should be above secular affairs. The association he chairs represents Hong Kong's estimated 800,000 Buddhists. 'Buddhism is a religion ... the government. 'We will never become the opposition party.' When asked what religions should do in the face of social injustices, he said: 'When the time is not right, even if you mention ...

  4. No place for religion

    Posted Mar 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or America's? Religion should not be mixed with politics. JIM LAWSON, Sai Kung ...

  5. Falun Gong should be banned in HK, says religion official

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Nailene Chou

    ... a vice-chairman, said government officials had finished drafting a regulation on the management of religions. ...

  6. Hard-hit middle class find religion

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Sars and the economic slump have seen more Hongkongers turning to faith, according to clerics Middle-class Hongkongers have increasingly turned to religion in recent years, amid the difficulties of the economic downturn, according to clerics in mainstream religions. This trend has coincided with the growing role played by the middle class in politics since ...

  7. 'Stability the key' to new rules on religion

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Beijing must tread carefully when reforming regulations on religion, an official in charge of religious affairs says, emphasising that social stability ... into account. 'A religion must be accepted not only by its own congregation, which follows its teachings, but also by non-believers who can live with it,' Mr Ji said at an international ...

  8. Bad Religion

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First (Epitaph) As campaigning for the US election hots up, American pop culture is taking an increasingly militant stand against George W. Bush's re-election. 'Our whole album is dedicated to getting Bush out of office,' says Brett Gurewitz, co-founder of Bad Religion and its label, Epitaph Records. As with many bands ...

  9. New administrative law may clarify the regulation of religions

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Religious Affairs Administration, writing in the journal China Religion, said the law spells out that the application process for permits to worship must be open. Legitimate interests of religious groups to practice religion in government-registered venues would also be protected, he wrote. At present, religious congregations can worship only in registered venues. In the past, some ...

  10. ChineseU places faith in religion

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... not an option previously. It was an increasing trend abroad to combine religion and cultural studies rather than religion and philosophy. 'Religion is part of a cultural system. People often look at a religion more in terms of its followers' social practices rather than its doctrines,' he said. The department will provide courses on issues such as astrology, new religious movements ...




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