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  1. How the Hippies Saved Physics

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan How the Hippies Saved Physics David Kaiser Blackstone Audio (audiobook) In 1969 Fritjov Capra was sitting on a beach in Santa Cruz entranced by waves rolling in and out ... experience was his seminal Tao of Physics. Capra was part of the Fundamental Fysiks Group, physicists whose brainstorming sessions, writes David Kaiser, 'planted seeds that would eventually ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Press Jakarta on growing religious intolerance, rights group tells Clinton

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Islamist groups against religious minorities, including the Ahmadiyah Muslim sect, Christians, and Shiites, the New York-based rights watchdog said. "Secretary Clinton should press ... guarantees freedom of religion, but rights groups say violence against minorities has been escalating since 2008. In February last year a 1,500-strong mob of Muslims set two churches alight ...

  3. New controls on religious groups' work

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing has tightened controls on religious groups by imposing restrictions on their charitable activities, complicating their efforts to secure ... religious groups performing charity work, and confirmed they were entitled to tax concessions. But the document also spelt out restrictions: under new regulations, religious groups are prohibited ...

  4. Christian group denies plan to scrap poll

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Thomas Chan The leaders of a major Christian group have backed away from a plan to change the way their 300,000 members select delegates to the Election Committee, which picks Hong Kong's chief executive. The Hong Kong Christian Council, an organisation made up of a number of churches and religious groups- but which does not include the city's ...

  5. Teens in uniformed groups 'better able to resist temptation'

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Youngsters who join uniformed youth groups are better able to resist the temptations faced by teenagers, a survey suggests. The poll found that members of groups displayed more ... department and the Boys' Brigade interviewed 1,456 group members and 473 non-members for the study, from 2008 to this year. It found that discipline training- including obedience and taking ...

  6. Moderate Muslim group eyes turnaround

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... Amy Chew in Jakarta Indonesian moderates are hoping that the election of a respected cleric to head the country's largest Muslim organisation will trigger a period of rejuvenation for a body which has long been a bulwark against the rise of Islamic e ...

  7. Religious groups told to report finances

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and religious groups will only be able to use financial resources for charitable and religious activities. An anonymous administration official told Xinhua yesterday that the regulations were introduced ... to curb religious freedom. The State Administration for Religious Affairs was set up to oversee religious affairs but has been accused of suppressing religious groups that it does not approve of, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Counter-attacks rage in Falun Gong 'banner war'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau

    ... Phila Siu and Stuart Lau The spiritual movement and its opposition group are battling to cover up each other's posters, while residents complain they are littering the city counter-attacks rage inFalun Gong 'banner war' The banner war between Falun Gong and an organisation opposing the spiritual movement has escalated, with both groups trying to cover up each ...

  9. Don't sack your maids, urge religious groups

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Agnes Lam and Mary Ann Benitez Four religious groups appealed to employers of migrant domestic helpers yesterday not to sack their workers in order to take advantage of the two-year levy ... many domestic helpers were now living in fear, as they lacked job security and worried that their employers would sack them to take advantage of the levy suspension. The groups said the city ...

  10. Religious group grows from 10 members to thousands globally

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shinji Shumeikai Hong Kong, the religious group to which the victims belonged, set up in 1960 with just 10 members. It is now a religious institution with 40,000 followers in 14 branches around the world, including 10 branches here. Also known as HK Shumei, its religious beliefs are said to be derived from Shintoism, but Hong Kong committee member Wu Kwok-kei said yesterday ...




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