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  1. Stand up for your rights, says gay bishop

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron The Anglican Communion's first openly gay bishop urged Hong Kong's gays to stand up for their rights at a talk hosted by liberal Christian groups. The Right Reverend Gene Robinson, whose ordination in 2003 nearly split the church in two, addressed more than 90 people at City University yesterday on securing justice for sexual minorities. Bishop Robinson ...

  2. Common ground for gays and Bishop Zen

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... by arguments in favour of the legalisation of gay marriage, the groups said they were surprised to find 'common ground'. To Chung, chairman of gay rights group the Chi Heng Foundation, said: ... loosely than I thought.' Seven gay rights organisations met the bishop at the Catholic Diocese Centre in the first meeting of its kind. 'We find it pretty difficult to support ...

  3. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Church of Scotland votes by narrow majority to admit gay ministers

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

    ... The Guardian in London Church of Scotland to admit gay ministers The Church of Scotland has narrowly voted to admit gay and lesbian ministers after traditionalists agreed to compromise after four years of division. The church's ruling general assembl ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Press Jakarta on growing religious intolerance, rights group tells Clinton

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta 'Pressure Jakarta on religious intolerance' Human Rights Watch yesterday called on US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to pressure ... Islamist groups against religious minorities, including the Ahmadiyah Muslim sect, Christians, and Shiites, the New York-based rights watchdog said. "Secretary Clinton should press ...

  5. We have the right to loud protests

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many people in Hong Kong say rowdy public protests are ineffective and cause danger and disturbance to the public. They say protesters should be polite. That argument has merit. Yet we live in a world where making a public scene draws attention. This is a ...

  6. 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

    ... While quite a number of overseas places have amended the laws to allow transsexuals to marry... the communities should not rely solely on consensus or focus on rights, but should give consideration to the nature of gender and the impact to families." Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, the openly gay lawmaker of People Power, described the church's approach to minority rights ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - undefined

    Scripture under the microscope

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

    ... of updating: "The Bible is full of reminders that death will not long be delayed, and it is right." Jones' The Language of the Genes, based on his 1991 Reith Lectures, remains his finest ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Church developers remain unbowed by government rules

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

    ... for Christian compassion! The church's recent submissions to the board amounted to an assertion of unbridled development rights. No doubt, its leaders will say it needs the space for expanding ...

  10. News - World - CATHOLIC CHURCH

    Pope meets with Benedict in historic lunch

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

    ... one another the deference owed a pope in ways that surely turned Vatican protocol upside down. Travelling from the helipad to the palazzo, Francis sat on the right-hand side of the car, ...




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