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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Beijing and Vatican to resume dialogue

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Beijing, Vatican should talk again Mainland Chinese are increasingly turning to religion to fill the spiritual vacuum that wealth and materialism cannot provide. ... religions, authorities insist on supervising activities through state-run organisations. The imprisoning, beatings and even killings of Catholics who refused to renounce ties with the Vatican ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: Deliver Us From Evil starts strong then falters

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Richard James Havis

    ... allowing the priest the liberty of demolishing some scientific theories about mental illness that are way out of date. As with many out to convert the unwary to religion, he is skilled ...

  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. News - China - SECURITY

    Xinjiang punishes party members for religious practices

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Party cadres in Xinjiang punished over religion Ten officials in a prefecture in Xinjiang have been punished for taking part in religious activities ... expelled from the party. Other officials were either fired or demoted for practising religion or making speeches that damaged ethnic harmony, it said. "The authority used to turn a blind eye ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 22, 2014

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by LETTERS

    ... not to do so. I have not read of any country where the official religion is Islam come forward and criticise Beijing for this edict. Ramadan is not some kind of traditional, cultural festival ...

  8. Religion vs freedom of speech

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on religious freedoms. b. It doesn't include all religions. c. It treats people differently. d. It infringes on the rights of free speech. Think about 1 What does your faith mean to you, and would it upset you if someone joked about your religion? 2 What options should be available for people who feel their religion has been insulted? 3 How should this be enforced? 4 Should this sort ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Equality in schools has a long way to go in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Katelyn Chan

    ... and racial equality. "The inquiries are about whether they could wear culture or religion-related items such as headscarves and bangles," says EOC spokeswoman Mariana Law. A lot of work has ...

  10. A new look at religion

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... James Whittle Political commentator Bill Maher manages to ruffle a few feathers in the world of religion with his satirical documentary Religulous. For atheists and agnostics, the movie will justify their views on the topic of religion while giving them a few good laughs. On the other hand, Religulous could upset people who have strong religious beliefs. Though Christianity comes ...




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