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  1. Big response over domestic violence law

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sing-chi said the overwhelming response to the ordinance was surprising. 'Christian groups are usually passive on expressing opinion on policies to avoid confrontation,' he said. ...

  2. Mixed response to variety show for Buddha's Birthday

    Posted May 16th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More than 50,000 people turned out to celebrate the Buddha's Birthday with a carnival yesterday in Victoria Park, while about 50,000 Christians also gathered in the city to join millions worldwide in the first Global Day of Prayer. Social Welfare Department Director Paul Tang Kwok-wai and Hong Kong University Pro-Vice-Chancellor Lee Chack-fan attended a Buddhist ...

  3. An ethical responsibility

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is socially acceptable. Those acts are considered bad taste, and responsible journalists shun such actions. Three years ago, Jyllands-Posten reportedly turned down caricatures of Jesus on the grounds ... countries to hold the west responsible for all their ills. But when fundamentalist Muslims have declared jihad against the Christian west, which they mistakenly believe is headed by an evangelical ...

  4. Easter message urges social awareness

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zen said. He said people should regard Jesus Christ's resurrection as the driving force for taking up more social responsibility. Bishop Zen said people must rise and go forth ... 'Rise! Be a risen person!' the leader of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong said in his Easter pastoral letter. Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun urged people to take more social ...

  5. Buddhism held up as healer of social divisions

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a responsible country, China has a distinctive thinking and forward-looking policy in promoting world harmony. Religious power is one of the social forces China can draw support from,' he said. Mr ... wealth gap and increasing social unrest. 'Under globalisation and increasing opening up, China's development cannot proceed without that of the world and China's harmony cannot go ...

  6. Spring colours

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was murdered at an inter-denominational school while dozens of Islamist protesters rallied outside the Great Synagogue of Tunis, and a chapel was burned near Gabes. In an encouraging response ... the 'other' that a society is best judged. Defence of minorities is above all the responsibility of the majorities among whom they live, none of whom can enjoy true self-esteem if they despise ...

  7. A duty on both sides in any protest

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The question of whether police have toughened their stance in response to rowdier protests is a matter of public concern. Some view the actions taken by officers to be an unacceptable breach of the right to protest. Others want to see a tough line taken with demonstrators who adopt a confrontational approach. The opposing views underline the need to ensure that the right ...

  8. Pulling back from the edge

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Teenage drug abusers get a second chance at Christian Zhen Sheng College on Lantau Island, according to the school's principal, Chan Siu-cheuk. But it is no place to relax as spartan conditions, rigorous discipline and a sense of responsibility combine to force them back on track. ...

  9. News - World - TUNISIA

    Students clash with Salafist Muslims in Tunisia over Harlem Shake

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Muslims in socially divided Tunisia tried to prevent the filming of a Harlem Shake at a school yesterday but were driven off after coming to blows with students. At another school, south ... and wearing military gear, carried a petrol bomb, which he did not use. The Salafists eventually withdrew, and the students were able to film their production. A number of social media sites belonging ...

  10. Amnesty 'biases' are essential in helping to protect human rights

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In response to Gregory Pek's letter, 'Biased Amnesty does itself no favours' (May 13), these so-called 'biases' are simply activism that is essential for Amnesty ... that are solely responsible for their people. Yes, human rights abuses by religious fundamentalists in Iraq, for instance, do occur. However, it is often the responsibility of governments to hold ...




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