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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: mixed blessing

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... of the ritual I witnessed. Although native Shinto beliefs and the imported religion of Buddhism were separated by government decree in 1868, the age-old practice of shinbutsu-shûgô ("syncretism of Shinto gods and Buddhas") remains alive in Japan. In many Japanese Buddhist temples one can find entire Shinto shrines. Religions that travel from their places of origin often incorporate, ...

  2. News - China - RELIGION

    China court jails Christian pastor for 12 years

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 02:16pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Catholics. The ruling party is wary of religion as a possible rallying point to challenge its rule and uneasy about the rapid spread of Christianity three decades after Beijing loosened social ... Fenggang Yang, a sociologist and expert on religion in China at Purdue University in the US. The churches might have become a target because Chinese Christians, perhaps emboldened by the growth ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Arundhati Roy prompts outrage with call for 'truth' about Mahatma Gandhi

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by The Guardian

    ... "Gandhi devoted much of his life to fighting caste prejudice," he said. "He was a reformer not a revivalist within the Hindu religion. His effort was in keeping with his philosophy ...

  4. Extend spirit of Lei Feng to religion

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... religion's charitable work in providing society with a moral compass. ...

  5. News - China

    Christians in Zhejiang cross with authorities over church demolitions

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:25pm by Minnie Chan

    ... fears it could grow into a nationwide attack on religion. But local authorities say the demolition campaign is not targeting Christianity. Pingyang county had dismantled more than 560,000 square ... their buildings and crosses. Christianity has a very special missionary system," said Professor Liu Peng, a religion expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. "Buildings may be important ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    76-year-old ban on gay sex challenged in Singapore’s top court

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:39pm by BLOOM

    ... attendees at this year's annual gay-pride rally Pink Dot to "keep the peace" and avoid comments on race and religion. The warning came after Muslim and Christian groups called ...

  7. It's all in the jeans, dudes- True Religion seeks converts to its latest collection

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung American denim brand True Religion says its latest collection is inspired by four archetypes: the restless wanderer, boho darling, sleek maverick and rebel who knows ... is definitely rooted in our brand DNA- we are very made-in-America, with a raw, maverick mentality,' said Jordan Daly, True Religion's vice-president for brand strategy, marketing and public ...

  8. Dim view of religion in less enlightened nations

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A new study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found increasing restrictions on religious liberty between 2006 and 2009. The survey found that 'more than 2.2 billion people- about a third of the world's population- live in countries where government restrictions or social hostilities involving religion are increasing'. In many cases, the limits ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: Deliver Us From Evil starts strong then falters

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Richard James Havis

    ... allowing the priest the liberty of demolishing some scientific theories about mental illness that are way out of date. As with many out to convert the unwary to religion, he is skilled ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Beijing and Vatican to resume dialogue

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Beijing, Vatican should talk again Mainland Chinese are increasingly turning to religion to fill the spiritual vacuum that wealth and materialism cannot provide. ... religions, authorities insist on supervising activities through state-run organisations. The imprisoning, beatings and even killings of Catholics who refused to renounce ties with the Vatican ...




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