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  1. 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 ...

  2. A little faith in faith could help heal society's troubles

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... Paul Letters Marx decried religion as the 'opium of the people'. The current position of the Chinese Communist Party is more ambivalent; indeed, some argue China's leaders see an appeal in the sedative effects of religion. Last week, former British prime minister and renowned Catholic Tony Blair visited China and promoted his worldwide Faith and Globalisation ...

  3. Freedom to worship

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... With China developing rapidly, it's time to relax controls on religion, writes Elaine Yau After 30 years of rapid growth, China has been transformed from a communist backwater ... religion. Buddhism, with a hundred million followers in China, is touted as a way to seek inner peace amid a hectic lifestyle. Other traditional Chinese religions like Taoism and Confucianism have ...

  4. Shandong hopes Confucian credentials will help its quest for perfect prosperity

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Local governments in Shandong are exploring every possibility to build the province's identity, to help sell its products and to attract outside investment. In searching for their selling point, officials in the eastern province have disco ...

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    The great faiths continue to provide a moral compass in cynical times

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty finds solace in his faith as a foil to the consumer age The consolations of religion in a world of WinterFest Christmas has come and Christmas has gone, ... It is seventh in the world in terms of unbelief, according to international surveys: only 22 per cent of the population say that religion has any part to play in their daily lives. Estonia ...

  6. Forum on Taoism seen as part of 'harmony' campaign

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok An international forum next year on China's homegrown religion, Taoism, is part of a push to promote social harmony and prevent other religions such as Christianity ... Xiaowen wrote that religion played a significant role in uniting society and resolving social conflicts. The forum, which will be held over five days in April in Xian before shifting to Hong Kong ...

  7. Old answers for new ills

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Taoist selves,' read the prayer. Martin Palmer, secretary-general of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, and a translator of many Taoist books, said: 'This is the first time the Chinese government is asking for help from a religion.' As people have different interpretations of Taoism and its applications in the contemporary world, the ancient religion is being ...

  8. Return of the sage

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Confucius is back. That was the unmistakable message Beijing sent out last summer when the sage took centre stage in the opening extravaganza of the Olympic Games, alongside other traditional Chinese cultural icons such as calligraphy and the ...

  9. Holiday to mark birth of Taoism urged

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... ancestors and burning incense are rituals of Taoism. Taoism has the most number of followers in Hong Kong among all the religions,' he said. The association estimated that about 1.2 million ...

  10. Beijing looks to ancient sages

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... consumerism- from the perspective of Taoism, China's oldest religion. Speakers included Taoist monks and nuns, academics, businessmen, media leaders and government representatives. Liu Changle, ...




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