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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. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris Free Press, $95 Jay Leno says fundamentalist Pat Robertson believes Ariel Sharon's heart attack is God's punishment for giving part of Israel to the Palestinians. Does that mean Robertson's prostate cancer is God's punishment for him being a pain in the neck? ...

  3. The fervour of religion

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Mike Moore

    ... reasonably learned tracts, to conspiracy rants and pure fantasy. Does this represent a return to religion, or are these just clever marketing tools to entertain and worship Mammon? Both, I think. God ... Mohammed. Many critics say the church and religion are now irrelevant. If that is so, why do they spend so much time attacking religion? The industry surrounding The Da Vinci Code shows that people ...

  4. Adviser hopeful US will press on religion

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Beijing's failure to live up to its pledge to ensure children had a right to practise religion and to clarify the number of people allowed to gather at homes for religious ceremonies without being ... adding that she also expected Mr Bush to raise concerns over Tibet and those detained for practising their religion. But she is not optimistic Mr Hu will make any commitment during his US visit ...

  5. 'Stability the key' to new rules on religion

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing Beijing must tread carefully when reforming regulations on religion, an official in charge of religious affairs says, emphasising that social stability ... into account. 'A religion must be accepted not only by its own congregation, which follows its teachings, but also by non-believers who can live with it,' Mr Ji said at an international ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Freedom of religion drew refugee Kurds to Australia

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Kurdish refugees who were sent back to Indonesia from Australia's Melville island this month, say that reports of religious freedom on the internet led the Kurdish men to choose Australia over other destinations. Irfan Kar ...

  8. News - China - RELIGION

    Hundreds of police dismantle cross at Wenzhou church, while fire guts Ningbo cathedral

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by AP, AFP

    ... around it, said Qu, who is a member of another church. Photographs posted on social media showed parishioners holding banners reading: "Anti-graft, anti-corruption, protect religion ... broken regulations. Analysts and church leaders in the province where the incidents are happening say the government appears to be trying to suppress the fast-growing religion. Official 2010 ...

  9. Hindu mother loses bid to pick son's religion

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... their marriage in 2002. The two religions- Hindu and Christianity- coexist peacefully among minority Indians in Malaysia, but problems surfaced after Mr Saravanan converted to Islam in May. Under sharia ... for Joshua and the right to decide his religion. In June, Mr Saravanan divorced his wife in the sharia court and proceeded to convert Joshua to Islam. It was stalled when his wife filed for divorce ...

  10. Bad Religion

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First (Epitaph) As campaigning for the US election hots up, American pop culture is taking an increasingly militant stand against George W. Bush's re-election. 'Our whole album is dedicated to getting Bush out of office,' says Brett Gurewitz, co-founder of Bad Religion and its label, Epitaph Records. As with many bands ...




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