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  1. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Religion on the Occupy Central front line puts faith into practice

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Christians, in pursuing equality and justice, have long been part of the city's fight for freedom Religion on the front line puts faith ... Buddhist chants are played through a speaker. The role of religion in the pro-democracy protests transcends figurines at protest sites. A joint statement signed by leaders of Hong Kong's six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625126/religion-occupy-central-front-line-puts-faith-practice
  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Moderate Muslims condemn violence committed in name of their religion

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris While many moderates speak out to protect good name, others say they shouldn't have to Muslims decry violence sullying their religion In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don't speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1602569/moderate-muslims-condemn-violence-committed-name-their-religion
  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Desmond O'Grady

    ... Desmond O'Grady In Ian McEwan's law-versus-religion scenario, religious edicts taken too far wreck lives, writes Desmond O'Grady Justice inthe balance The Children Act  ... "the antidote against the poison of his parents' religion": she has saved him. He even follows her when she goes to Newcastle to sit on other cases. On a stormy night, he arrives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1600833/ian-mcewan-pits-religion-against-law-new-novel
  4. News - World

    Islamic authority renames militant group to stop it smearing religion

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Cairo Some call it Isis. Others say it is Isil. The group itself prefers Islamic State, or IS. And in the Middle East, its critics call it Da'ash. Now, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been given a fifth name, and perhaps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581479/islamic-authority-renames-militant-group-stop-it-smearing-religion
  5. News - World

    Yazidism: the forgotten religion facing extermination at the hands of Islamic State jihadists

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 03:57am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Forgotten religion facing extermination It's an unfortunate truism that the world pays attention to largely forgotten communities only in their moments of greatest ... in Baghdad appealed: "An entire religion is being exterminated from the face of the earth." The Yazidis globally number about 700,000 people, but most- about half a million- live ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569515/yazidism-forgotten-religion-facing-extermination-hands-islamic-state
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... new subject means teachers, with little previous experience, tend to rely heavily on textbooks. She says although it is not possible for teachers to learn about every religion and culture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's religion minister accused of corruption over pilgrimage funds

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Indonesia’s religious affairs minister, who has been a vocal supporter of presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto, has been named a suspect in a graft case. Suryadharma Ali, whose ministry was caught up in a graft scandal last year involv ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1518704/indonesias-religion-minister-accused-corruption-over-pilgrimage-funds
  8. News - China - RELIGION

    Party warns charity-run orphanages against 'forcing religion' on children

    Posted May 06th 2014, 05:49pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Religious charities warned against converting children as party tightens rules Ban on 'forcing religion' on orphans The central government has warned religious charities against "forcing" children in their orphanages to convert or adopt their religion, sparking renewed discussion about freedom of belief in China. The warning came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505894/party-directive-warns-charity-run-orphanages-against-forcing-religion
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Bravery of priests in Central African Republic restores your faith in religion

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Bravery that restores faith in religion A stand-off in the middle of Africa should now test the conscience of the world. We all know some of the worst killings ... Republic, that explains the enduring value of religion and its transcendent meaning. For weeks, hundreds of Muslims have been hiding in Father Nary's church while the Christian militia called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435283/bravery-priests-central-african-republic-restores-your-faith
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 06:37am by STAFF

    ... Torontonians want to see an end to the division that has paralysed city hall John Tory, who was elected to replace controversial Toronto mayor Rob Ford   What I meant was that we had to pay attention to every sector Leung Chun-ying on his comment that nominating committee sectors such as those for religion and sport don't contribute economically   My mum and sister would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1626981/who-said-it

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