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  1. Politburo meets to clarify party line on religion

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of religion while recognising religion's power to unite society. 'Under new historical circumstances, we should hold fast to Marxism's point of view and to realise the fact that religions are going to exist in a socialist society for a long time,' Mr Hu said. The Marxist view of religion is often associated with the renowned phrase that 'religion is the opiate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620285/politburo-meets-clarify-party-line-religion
  2. Sacred Causes- Religion and Politics from the European Dictators to al-Qaeda

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Sacred Causes- Religion and Politics from the European Dictators to al-Qaeda by Michael Burleigh Harper Perennial, HK$153 Totalitarian regimes are an extreme form of political religion, as is the fanaticism of groups such as al-Qaeda, which fuses politics and religion into its most extreme form. In Sacred Causes- Religion and Politics from the European Dictators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/617035/sacred-causes-religion-and-politics-european-dictators-al-qaeda
  3. God is not Great- How Religion Poisons Everything

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Whitelam

    ... Liz Whitelam God is not Great- How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens Twelve/Atlantic, HK$200 'Faith-based fraud' may be an apt epitaph for American TV evangelist Jerry Falwell, whose death last month gave British writer Christopher Hitchens the perfect platform from which to underscore the evils of religion. Hitchens has since described Falwell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597107/god-not-great-how-religion-poisons-everything
  4. India's Muslims forced to hide their religion to survive in a world of hatred by Hindus

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... he is a Muslim. 'I don't think I have done anything wrong because I know how they hate Muslims simply because of their religion,' added Mr Mollah, who has employed two Muslim ... in because of his religion. His situation has grown desperate, he said. 'And in a condition stipulated by my house owner, I am not allowed to bring in any Muslim-looking visitor to my house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603815/indias-muslims-forced-hide-their-religion-survive-world-hatred-hindus
  5. Religion official sees HK helping harmony

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... affairs. 'The situation in Hong Kong has become better and better. Religions in Hong Kong can play a positive role in improving social harmony. They have the traditional strength ... In recent years, Beijing has increasingly stressed the importance of traditional Chinese religions such as Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism in building social harmony. However, mainland authorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590749/religion-official-sees-hk-helping-harmony
  6. Hong Kong a safe haven for followers

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compared to mainlanders, Hong Kong people enjoy much more religious freedom. With the freedom to choose a religion enshrined in the Basic Law, people can join a variety of religious organisations in the city. Hongkongers celebrate many festivals linked to both Chinese and western religions. The city's vibrant religious scene is considered an example for other countries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591048/hong-kong-safe-haven-followers
  7. Let there be light

    Posted Dec 04th 2007, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Hanukkah is a time for spiritual reflection, says Elias. 'I think of how the Greeks tried to absorb us into their religion and culture and we resisted it and maintained our [own]. I think ... Everyone is welcome,' says Rabbi Mordechai Avtzon, a co-director of the Chabad. 'We are not trying to attract people to our religion, but want to reach out to the public and deliver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618164/let-there-be-light
  8. Catholic weekly faces closure over use of Muslim word 'Allahu' for God

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur The government is threatening to shut down the Catholic Church's newspaper next week amid a row over the continued use of the word 'Allahu' to refer to the Christian God in its publications. Malaysia's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620726/catholic-weekly-faces-closure-over-use-muslim-word-allahu-god
  9. Islam's Jewish envoy

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... and the latest chapter in their owner's mission to combat negative perceptions of a religion tarnished by hatred and suicide bombers. Mr Khalili believes the real weapon of mass destruction ... ('Truly, God is beautiful and loves all beauty'), he sees the beholder in all humanity. 'Religion and art have their own language, but the language of both is universal,' says Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598913/islams-jewish-envoy
  10. Bali welcomes new year in total silence

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Kuta Bali- one of the world's top travel destinations- is clothed in silence today, as Nyepi, the Balinese New Year, ushers in the Saka year of 1929. Nyepi is the day of silence, fasting and meditation. On this day the island' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585618/bali-welcomes-new-year-total-silence

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