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  1. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England rejects legislation on women bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 03:21am by Reuters in London

    ... and an unholy delay,” she told Reuters. Women already serve as Anglican bishops in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, but the Church of England, mother church for the world’s 80 ... but Tuesday’s vote, on provisions to be made for conservatives theologically opposed to senior women clergy, needed to be approved before female Anglican priests could be promoted to episcopal rank ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1087183/church-england-rejects-legislation-women-bishops
  2. Australia studies Britain's lead on sponsorship in charter schools

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Australia could follow Britain and establish 'charter schools' that offer public education while being run as private businesses with corporate sponsors. Federal ... Australia has an A$11 billion (HK$72.05 billion) budget surplus?' She said the Howard government had reduced the share of federal funding for public education from 42 per cent to 35 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597004/australia-studies-britains-lead-sponsorship-charter-schools
  3. 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 Kardo, the owner of a confectionery factory, left his home town in the southern Turkish province of Malatia because he wanted to find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436197/freedom-religion-drew-refugee-kurds-australia
  4. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Pope meets with Benedict in historic lunch

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that in the event that Francis undoes some of Benedict's policies while he is still alive, the former pope could become a lightning rod for conservatives and polarise the Church. Additional reporting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1198287/pope-meets-benedict-historic-lunch
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why are London barristers calling Hong Kong Treasure Island?

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... barometer. Finance positions were down 24 per cent compared with the comparable period last year. Singapore and Australia recorded declines of 13 per cent and 34 per cent respectively. The best ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1211726/why-are-london-barristers-calling-hong-kong-treasure-island
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... nevertheless shares - some would argue, goes beyond - his deeply conservative predecessor's views … Benedict represents the contradictions and evolution of the church itself on the crisis that has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1151985/how-they-see-it
  7. News - World - TUNISIA

    Students clash with Salafist Muslims in Tunisia over Harlem Shake

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

    ... ultra-conservative Muslims, some of them women in veils, showed up at the Bourguiba Language Institute in the El Khadra neighbourhood of Tunis, a Salafist bastion, students shouted, "Get out, get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1160894/students-clash-salafist-muslims-tunisia-over-harlem-shake
  8. News - World - THE PAPAL RESIGNATION

    Muslims see new hope of dialogue with Catholic Church

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and Justice Party may welcome dialogue, given their desire to present a good image," he said. To the right of such parties, however, are ultra-conservative Salafi movements who were traditionally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1149520/muslims-see-new-hope-dialogue-catholic-church
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's top Catholic cleric Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns amid scandal

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to the paper. O'Brien has angered the gay community with his conservative stance on homosexuality. He was named "bigot of the year" in 2012 by the rights charity Stonewall. The Catholic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1158553/britains-top-catholic-cleric-cardinal-keith-obrien-resigns-amid-scandal
  10. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis and his 'new style of papacy'

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... that Bergoglio, who conforms to conservative church doctrine, was theologically unimpeachable while also able to reach out to the developing world, parts of which are the only regions where Catholicism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192385/pope-francis-and-his-new-style-papacy

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