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  1. Religion and Basic Law

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... active in delivering education and social services. Many of the oldest schools are run by churches.' Articles mentioning religion in the Basic Law: Article 136: Community organisations and individuals may run educational undertakings. Article 137: Schools run by religious organisations may continue to provide religious education, including courses in religion. Article 141: ...

  2. Religion and science are not enemies, so let's honour both

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Kent Ewing

    ... There are many aspects of American life worthy of admiration and emulation, but this is not one of them. In Hong Kong, religion should not be presented as science or as an alternative to science. ... in Hong Kong for nearly 20 years, I hope this city will be able to find the right balance between science and religion in education. On this point, the Education Bureau, whose guidelines ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Musing my religion

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... But these days, Hong Kong is getting religion- or, at least, its colleges are. In the past five years, there has been a marked increase in the number of religious studies courses offered by local ... was permanent.' He says his classmates include professionals such as lawyers and doctors seeking in-depth knowledge not provided in monasteries- from the principles of the religion to its history ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Creationism 'should not be taught'

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... between science and religion was one of the many topics covered in the exchange. While saying that he did not believe science and religion necessarily had to clash, Professor Chu said ... are many unknown things in this world. Should we teach them all?' Professor Chu recognised the role of religion in civilisation. 'Knowledge is infinite. Human life is limited. ...

  7. Buddhist course offers a way to find meaning of life

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... of this world, how the mind and body worked, and what leads to true happiness. 'Don't think of this course as a theoretical study in religion,' he said. 'Buddhist studies has ...

  8. Nursery scraps Catholic conversions

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... A Kowloon Tong kindergarten yesterday scrapped its fee-paying religion conversion courses to enhance children's chances of entering Catholic-affiliated elite primary schools. The York English & Chinese Kindergarten, which has no religious affiliation, reacted to more than 30 complaints from parents and parishioners who said any such instruction should comply with Catholic ...

  9. Long shine the menorah

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan Ho-him Lighten up, people! Today is this year's first day of the Jewish Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah. Every year in November or December, the festival is celebrated for eight days and nights in a row. The festival begins on the 25th da ...

  10. June 4 art on show

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A large relief work commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown will be on display at three universities this month. The piece, entitled Tiananmen Massacre, shows tanks and soldiers advancing through a crowd. It is now on display at Bap ...




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