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  1. News - World

    Yazidism: the forgotten religion facing extermination at the hands of Islamic State jihadists

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 03:57am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Forgotten religion facing extermination It's an unfortunate truism that the world pays attention to largely forgotten communities only in their moments of greatest ... in Baghdad appealed: "An entire religion is being exterminated from the face of the earth." The Yazidis globally number about 700,000 people, but most- about half a million- live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569515/yazidism-forgotten-religion-facing-extermination-hands-islamic-state
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... new subject means teachers, with little previous experience, tend to rely heavily on textbooks. She says although it is not possible for teachers to learn about every religion and culture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's religion minister accused of corruption over pilgrimage funds

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Indonesia’s religious affairs minister, who has been a vocal supporter of presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto, has been named a suspect in a graft case. Suryadharma Ali, whose ministry was caught up in a graft scandal last year involv ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1518704/indonesias-religion-minister-accused-corruption-over-pilgrimage-funds
  4. News - China - RELIGION

    Party warns charity-run orphanages against 'forcing religion' on children

    Posted May 06th 2014, 05:49pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Religious charities warned against converting children as party tightens rules Ban on 'forcing religion' on orphans The central government has warned religious charities against "forcing" children in their orphanages to convert or adopt their religion, sparking renewed discussion about freedom of belief in China. The warning came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505894/party-directive-warns-charity-run-orphanages-against-forcing-religion
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bravery of priests in Central African Republic restores your faith in religion

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bravery that restores faith in religion A stand-off in the middle of Africa should now test the conscience of the world. We all know some of the worst killings ... Republic, that explains the enduring value of religion and its transcendent meaning. For weeks, hundreds of Muslims have been hiding in Father Nary's church while the Christian militia called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435283/bravery-priests-central-african-republic-restores-your-faith
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Democracy is a real religion

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Democracy is a real religion, my friend I had not met a childhood friend for years, until this week. Ostensibly it's because he has a growing business on the mainland while I spend most of my time in Hong Kong. The real reason is that we simply drifted apart as we grew older and had our own families and children. A bunch of us have been friends since we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1332570/democracy-real-religion
  7. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Religion still has no role to play in communist politics

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by DR KAREN LEE

    ... Dr Karen Lee Freedoms end when one joins the party, but some have become closet believers Religion still has no role to play in communist politics While America's "Don't ... in religion shall not join the Chinese Communist Party," said Zhu Weiqun, director of the Committee for Ethnic and Religious Affairs of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1283412/religion-still-has-no-role-play-communist-politics
  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono calls Islamic State 'embarrassing'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, yesterday called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite ... "Indonesia is not an Islamic state. We respect all religions. "This is a new wake-up call to international leaders all over the world, including Islamic leaders," he said, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578700/susilo-bambang-yudhoyono-calls-islamic-state-embarrassing
  9. 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 services for non-believers who may still seek the comfort and benefits of real religion. This is emerging as a new trend in the US, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1132471/comfort-religion-without-god
  10. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    ‘You get a real sense of God in rehab’: How Robin Williams described his struggle with alcohol

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 01:06pm

    ... Staff Reporter Full text of the much-loved actor's 2007 interview printed in the South China Morning Post in which he discussed religion and his battle with alcohol and drugs Actor ... Daswani after one such period of treatment in an interview published by the South China Morning Post on August 5, 2007. Williams said he was feeling better for rehab and religion in the interview, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571996/you-get-real-sense-god-rehab-how-robin-williams-told-post-his-struggle

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