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  1. Dim view of religion in less enlightened nations

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A new study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found increasing restrictions on religious liberty between 2006 and 2009. The survey found that 'more than 2.2 billion people- about a third of the world's population- live in countries where government restrictions or social hostilities involving religion are increasing'. In many cases, the limits ...

  2. His muscles taut in tight denim, Donnie Yen's hotter than the hot dogs at True Religion launch

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Candy Li Martial arts star Donnie Yen Ji-dan often slips into a pair of jeans when he's not in the thick of the action on the big screen. So he was probably comfortable being the centre of attention at US denim brand True Religion's store opening in IFC mall on Thursday with his model wife, Cissy Wang. They were at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebrity party, ...

  3. The case for exercising rights on religion

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the jasmine uprisings in the Middle East. But the Communist Party's grip on power is surely firm enough now to allow people to exercise the right to practise their religion as enshrined ...

  4. Living Buddha must deal with issues that go beyond religion

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for problems beyond religion. For example, some residents were worried about their lands being confiscated without compensation for road construction, and they sought advice from Danba, who ... proved much more effective when we merge elements of religion into our consultation work.' The team also set up a small prayer hall in a tent at the biggest settlement area in Yushu, as many ...

  5. Radicals and religion on a rowdy Sunday

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei and Ada Lee The central government's liaison office had a rowdy Easter Sunday as two of the city's most radical parties and a religious group banned on the mainland rallied outside during the day. Hundreds of members of Falun Gong- brande ...

  6. Hard nosed

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung Stinking Bishop might sound like a disparaging name for certain high-ranking Christians, but it's not. The cow's milk cheese, which is made in England, gets its name from a type of pear. The Stinking Bishop pear is made into an alcoho ...

  7. Temple treasure trove becomes Pandora's box

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hari Kumar It is a tale that reads like the script of Hollywood blockbuster Indiana Jones. Buried in underground cellars of a temple, left unopened for more than a century, were sacks full of gold coins, rubies, diamonds and an array of gold idols. The es ...

  8. St George's Day

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday. Now do this: 1 What animal comes to our mind when we think of St George? a. a dog b. a dragon c. a donkey 2 What religion did St George follow? ...


    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Beijing police detained 13 Christians yesterday in an ongoing action against one of the mainland's most influential unregistered churches as the congregation tried to worship outdoors in the centre of the capital for the si ...

  10. poets' corner

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unicorns Some say they're just a myth, Others say they're real. I wish I could say the truth, I wish I could appeal. It was a secret I hid for a long time, I kept on researching every night. I was on the verge of making a discovery, If everythin ...




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