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  1. Amateur spirit set to shine

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... TO MAKE THE SHOW less religious is one problem. To turn more than 40 amateur actors and actresses into professionals is another. And lots more problems have to be faced. But all these have not reduced the enthusiasm of the crew of the musical Spirit. A cl ...

  2. It is radical sharia law which has ruled against interest for Muslims

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... need not only to change our tax laws, but also our property laws, our insolvency laws and our securities laws. This entails a cost on the rest of society, which we should not have to bear. ... to his local HSBC for a loan with no feelings of guilt that he is going against a bogus law. Peter Forsythe, Discovery Bay ...

  3. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Church of Scotland votes by narrow majority to admit gay ministers

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... in civil partnerships or who are celibate- the default position of the Church of Scotland, by 340 votes to 282. The new deal, which now must be written into a new church law and authorised by next ... The church's complicated law-making procedures could still mean the compromise measure- which was proposed in a late motion tabled on Monday by the previous moderator, Albert Bogle- may not be law ...

  4. 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

    ... the legislature could decide if new laws are needed. Michael Vidler, the solicitor for W, had said the latest decision had no impact on the development of gay marriage because it dealt with gender ... Kevin Lai Yuk-ching, executive secretary of the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, the article said: "The laws of ethics and nature emphasise that [one's] gender ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Chinese project manager accused of abusing Koran in Kashmir

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in Pakistan, where 97 per cent of the 180 million population are Muslims, and even unproved allegations can spark violence. Rights campaigners argue that the blasphemy laws, for which the maximum penalty is death, are often abused. Lee Ping "will be charged under the blasphemy law only after this commission confirms that he was involved in a serious violation", Gulfraz said. ...

  6. Hawkers upset with licence law

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan The majority of the city's hawkers oppose a government proposal to revoke licences of those who violate regulations six times within three months, according to a survey. The Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese sa ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Church developers remain unbowed by government rules

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Churches' developers obey a higher law In their ruthless pursuit of property development, some of our churches rival our developers. Neighbours in Wan Chai fought for years against the Mega Tower, which has been scaled down and reincarnated as Hopewell Centre II. What many don't know is that they may end up with three huge religious mega ...

  8. Faith in rule of law reaches four-year high

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The public's rating for the city's rule of law has risen to its highest since 2007, the latest University of Hong Kong survey shows. The university's public opinion programme polled 1,035 people by phone between February 9 and 17 and they rated the city's compliance with the rule of law at 6.99 points out of 10, up 6 per cent when compared ...

  9. Catholic Church in no position to disobey law

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diocese and rule that the legislative process failed to take into account a principle in the Basic Law regarding the preservation of religious autonomy. But this is a decision that will be made by our judges, some of whom are recognised as the top legal minds in the common law world. And if the ordinance has to be amended it will be done by lawmakers who are to varying degrees voted ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia cracks down on religious radicals

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Crackdown on radicals after terror onslaught Indonesia is stepping up efforts to combat religious radicalism after a spate of terror-related incidents. Vice-President Dr Boediono announced a "deradicalisation" pro ...




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