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  1. 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

    ... to listen? If they are heard, then there wouldn't be more protests. Protests are a way of saying 'we need to talk'." Phap Kham said the city's protest culture and the latest ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - undefined

    Scripture under the microscope

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

    ... of the good book. You will not have been in the market for one of the many current suggestions about how science and religion can carve up the culture and divide authority without serious inconvenience to each other: it's not cultural harmony you really want but solid information. You will surely be open-minded enough about the stories respectively told by scripture and science ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    'Monkey King' actor fights to save temple

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Times questioned whether the temple would continue to have any heritage value if monks were forced out. "Their activities are an integral part of the temple culture in the same way ...

  4. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Taoist priest spreads ancient wisdom

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... been shelved on the mainland since the 1950s, especially during the Cultural Revolution between the 1960s and 1970s. When I approached Western philosophy in the US, I found that modern ... authorities really only convey to the people that Taoism is a part of traditional Chinese culture, linking it to health and long life. However, when it comes to spreading the philosophy of Taoism, ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why are London barristers calling Hong Kong Treasure Island?

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

    ... Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta; Filipino cultural activist and performance artist Carlos Celdran; and Indian commentator and managing partner of Counselage India, Suhel Seth.   Finance ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Godless Londoners flock to new atheist church

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

    ... to anyone," said Evans. "I think people really want somewhere they can go and meet other people, which doesn't involve drinking and which you don't have to pay to get into." ...

  7. News - World - TUNISIA

    Students clash with Salafist Muslims in Tunisia over Harlem Shake

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

    ... on galleries, cultural festivals and Sufi shrines. In June, Salafists destroyed works of art exhibited in a chic suburb of Tunis which they considered "blasphemous", sparking clashes across ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Top Catholic cleric steps down amid claims of advances towards priest after drinking session British cardinal accused of 'inappropriate acts' ... after a late-night drinking session. A spokesman for O'Brien said the allegations were contested. The four claimants, from the diocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh in Scotland, reported ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... acknowledge that there are real, and sometimes painful, religious, cultural and political differences among us. But in the face of these challenges, we continue to affirm and act on our determination ... There is a lack of resources to promote the six new economic "pillars" - education, health care, testing and certification, environmental industries, innovation and technology and cultural ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Tens of millions of Hindus bathe in Ganges for Kumbh Mela festival

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Allahabad

    ... was taking part in the festivities for the first time. Most devotees dunk their heads under the water, some drink it and others bottle it and take it home as gifts. Management of the festival ...




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