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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Democracy is a real religion

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Democracy is a real religion, my friend I had not met a childhood friend for years, until this week. Ostensibly it's because he has a growing business on the mainland while I spend most of my time in Hong Kong. The real reason is that we simply drifted apart as we grew older and had our own families and children. A bunch of us have been friends since we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1332570/democracy-real-religion
  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Religion still has no role to play in communist politics

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by DR KAREN LEE

    ... joining the US Army - is a thing of the past, its Chinese political variant remains firmly in place. "Those who believe in religion shall not join the Chinese Communist Party," said Zhu ... the freedom of religious belief: "No state organ, public organisation or individual may compel citizens to believe in, or not believe in, any religion; nor may they discriminate against citizens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1283412/religion-still-has-no-role-play-communist-politics
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    The comfort of religion without God

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE The comfort of religion without God Stanford University has a new chaplain for atheists and agnostics. This comes after Harvard University and the US military introduced- how shall I put it- non-religious religious services for non-believers who may still seek the comfort and benefits of real religion. This is emerging as a new trend in the US, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1132471/comfort-religion-without-god
  5. News - China - ART

    China's ‘lost’ sexual past is laid bare in Sotheby's erotic art exhibit

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:41pm by AFP

    ... from 1966 to 1976. Temples and churches belonging to all religions – including Taoism and Confucianism – were targeted amid a suppression of religion. Sexual expression was not tolerated, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1484162/chinas-lost-sexual-past-laid-bare-sothebys-erotic-art-exhibit
  6. Extend spirit of Lei Feng to religion

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... religion's charitable work in providing society with a moral compass. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995302/extend-spirit-lei-feng-religion
  7. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: An Atheist's History of Belief, by Matthew Kneale

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by NYT

    ... of religion, which he depicts as an inherently political force. "In a world where the gap between the poor and the rich was steadily widening, and where ostentation ruled," he writes ... attention to the religions of India and China- if only to prove that people the world over are "remarkably unoriginal", that "they will have broadly the same fears and will seek ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1464719/book-review-atheists-history-belief-matthew-kneale
  8. It's all in the jeans, dudes- True Religion seeks converts to its latest collection

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung American denim brand True Religion says its latest collection is inspired by four archetypes: the restless wanderer, boho darling, sleek maverick and rebel who knows ... is definitely rooted in our brand DNA- we are very made-in-America, with a raw, maverick mentality,' said Jordan Daly, True Religion's vice-president for brand strategy, marketing and public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991959/its-all-jeans-dudes-true-religion-seeks-converts-its-latest-collection
  9. News - China Insider - RELIGION

    China’s ‘lost Jews’ discover their faith

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 03:50pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... and practice her ancestors’ religion. First records of Jews settling in Kaifeng date to the Northern Song dynasty. From the 10th to the 12th century, the imperial capital served as a trade hub linking ... The Chinese government only recognises five religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism. Practitioners have to register with the state-sponsored religious organisations. Despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1471265/chinas-lost-jews-discover-their-faith
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979498/dim-view-religion-less-enlightened-nations

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