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  1. Religion, the glue that holds Europe together

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... of Asia. Culturally, it has always been a potage of languages, peoples and traditions. Indeed it is religion, not politics or economic interests, that through the ages made Europe one, held ...

  2. Keep politics out of religion

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The death of Pope John Paul II underlines the gulf that still exists between the Catholic Church, with about 1 billion adherents, and China, with a population of 1.3 billion people- two of the world's largest and most important bodies. It ...

  3. The House of Wisdom

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The House of Wisdom by Jonathan Lyons Bloomsbury, HK$121 Sometimes this book just tries too hard. In showing how Arab thinkers changed Europe and the debt that is largely unacknowledged, Jonathan Lyons explains how Arab science and philosop ...

  4. Slice of Life

    Posted Sep 29th 2009, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Compiled by Sandra Lowe The Post sourced reports from other publications 91 years ago, and this article about 'Sun Neung Tam' (the Bride's Pool) was by Sung Hok-pang in the Yellow Dragon, the school magazine of Queen's College, which w ...

  5. False spring

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... separately from religion or religious beliefs. Governments should not privilege one religion over another, or derive policy from a particular religious source. Secularism is a misunderstood concept in much of the Middle East, a legacy of the cold war. Arabs confuse secularism with atheism, understanding it to mean freedom from religion rather than freedom of religion. More damaging ...

  6. Vatican briefing is postponed

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Clash of schedules prevents Bishop Zen from giving updates on the political row A proposed meeting between the head of Hong Kong's Catholic Church and Vatican leaders over the controversial national security legislation has failed to materialise, due ...

  7. Bishop Zen says cardinals chose a steadying hand

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Hong Kong's Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has praised the election of Pope Benedict XVI, describing him as a man to chart a course of stability for the Catholic Church in a chaotic world. Another leading cleric predicted that his hardline d ...

  8. N Korea's cruel denial of religious freedom

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... Indeed, it adds that 'religion is seen as the 'advance guard' of aggression' from America. It comes as no surprise, then, to learn that there is no religious freedom in North ... Religious Persecution at the Institute on Religion and Public Policy. He is also the Robert A. Taft fellow at the American Conservative Defence Alliance ...

  9. Bloggers struggle against heavy hand of Egyptian state

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Ben Lynfield

    ... the legitimacy of laws that prevented criticism of religion and of the police for enforcing those laws. Critics of President Hosni Mubarak's regime say that by putting Soliman behind bars, Egypt ... never read his writings will say, 'He insulted religion, he's gone beyond any boundaries and I have no sympathy for him'.' Ms Eltahawy said Egypt had made some advances ...

  10. Choice of bishop positive step towards Vatican ties

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A battle of wills has kept relations between Beijing and the Vatican poor for more than half a century. Both insist they have the right to determine how the Catholic religion ... in the unofficial, or underground, church. Shanghai is not the centre of Catholicism on the mainland- the religion is more widely embraced in northern provinces. As the nation's biggest and most ...




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