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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Catholic Church runs ad to press government for policy reforms

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... for the working poor who do not receive Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. The open letter says more than one million people now live below the poverty line. "This is an abnormal phenomenon ... conflicts and divisions in Hong Kong society". A comprehensive long-term population planning policy must be formulated as soon as possible, the letter says. The diocese also hopes ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Social Security Assistance Scheme at the end of June, with 485,183 recipients. This compares with 283,918 families at the same time last year. ... led the diocese in caring for underprivileged people, and his great contribution to religious, social and cultural affairs in Macau.' A funeral Mass will be held in Macau Cathedral ...

  3. Religious studies scholarships to update Catholics on social affairs

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung in Beijing Mainland parishioners need to be brought up-to-date with the latest teachings on social affairs because many still believe faith just means praying in a church, ... launched a religious studies scholarship. Institute director Father Peter Zhao Jianmin said there was a serious lack of expertise in the church's social teachings among the clergy and the lay ...

  4. Security tight on anniversary of Falun Gong crackdown

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Security was tightened in Tiananmen Square and on roads surrounding Zhongnanhai in Beijing yesterday on the 10th anniversary of the central government's ... flooded the square on a fine spring day. Police, some armed, occasionally stopped people carrying bags to check their identity and belongings. A taxi driver said security appeared tight ...

  5. News - World - TUNISIA

    Students clash with Salafist Muslims in Tunisia over Harlem Shake

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Muslims in socially divided Tunisia tried to prevent the filming of a Harlem Shake at a school yesterday but were driven off after coming to blows with students. At another school, south ... and wearing military gear, carried a petrol bomb, which he did not use. The Salafists eventually withdrew, and the students were able to film their production. A number of social media sites belonging ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - undefined

    Scripture under the microscope

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Promise is going to side with science. The story of a common descent from Adam is wrong, but DNA techniques securely establish the reality of astounding lineages But if you are the person just ... of the biblical cosmogonical research agenda, and Genesis is "the world's first biology textbook". The story of a common descent from Adam is wrong, but DNA techniques securely establish ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MINORITY RIGHTS

    Hong Kong Catholics have same-sex marriage fears after court ruling on transsexual

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam

    ... on by the judiciary- did not exhaustively cover all aspects of society. "There are social ethics and public interest to consider as well," Chan said. He was speaking for the first time since ... is inborn; it cannot be altered after birth." Lai was also quoted as saying: "Procreation and sex are inseparable... the legal standard will change the social perceptions in the long run. ...

  8. Professor goes missing after Beijing forum

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan A Baptist University scholar has gone missing after attending a conference in Beijing last week. William Wong Wai-lim, assistant professor of social work, did not return to Hong Kong after taking part in the International Institute of Sociology's five-day World Congress in Beijing, which ended on Sunday. His family has lost contact with him. A Security Bureau ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Hongkongers just want to be heard, says eminent Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and Plum Village since 2008. He said the city's social unrest had to do with people's voices not being heard, and that there was no communication between the government and its people. ...

  10. Clampdown urged on 'migrant monks'

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Buddhas. A front-page commentary in the Tibet Daily said that in order to maintain social stability in Tibet- as directed by party general secretary Hu Jintao at this month's annual session ... of Tibetan Buddhism institutes, tighten management of the reincarnation of living Buddhas and build a long-term management system for monasteries. 'In order to maintain social harmony ...




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