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  1. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Taoist priest spreads ancient wisdom

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... I could spread Eastern philosophy, dating back thousands of years, to mainlanders and foreigners. I believe the ancient wisdom of Eastern philosophy can also help modern society. How did you ... the country and help local people understand that urban development should follow the rules of nature and protect the environment. I will also try to approach local enterprises and promote Taoist ...

  2. Protest backs same-sex protection

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people's throats. Chanting slogans, the protesters waved banners that read 'Protect Civil Liberty' as they marched to the office of the Society for Truth and Light in Prince Edward. ... Ng Kang-chung More than 100 rights activists took to the street yesterday, protesting against opposition by religious groups to plans to extend protection under the anti-family-violence ...

  3. Gay couples deserve the same protection as everyone else

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was contentious. How can protecting people from violence be considered to be something contentious? In a civilised society even convicted criminals get that kind of protection. We need to set feelings ... It has been some time since I supported the government. However I back the move to amend the Domestic Violence Ordinance to extend protection to same-sex couples. I hope the government ...

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

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

    ... to maintain its influence in protecting human rights around the world. He uses examples from the 2006 Amnesty International Report. In one, he says it is confusing that Amnesty should be concerned ... that 'Hong Kong authorities commission[ed] the Society for Truth and Light, a conservative Christian group which opposes gay rights and 'excessive use' of human rights, to educate school ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Hongkongers just want to be heard, says eminent Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com HK people just want to be heard: monk You can stop one protest for a time, but you can't stop another one from starting up if you don't deal with the problem, says an eminent Buddhist monk. "There are peop ...

  6. A little faith in faith could help heal society's troubles

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... social cohesion and moral norms in a society troubled'. Religion becomes all the more attractive if it helps the party control the people. Appreciating the role of faith is of mounting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Counter-attacks rage in Falun Gong 'banner war'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Stuart Lau

    ... Phila Siu and Stuart Lau The spiritual movement and its opposition group are battling to cover up each other's posters, while residents complain they are littering the city counter-attacks rage inFalun Gong 'banner war' The banner war betwe ...

  8. 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 service ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Chinese project manager accused of abusing Koran in Kashmir

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Jhelum Hydropower project, was accused by Pakistani co-workers of throwing the Koran on the ground. "We have taken Ping into protective custody after protests erupted in the company when ... preparing to offer their main weekly prayers. Gulfraz said protesters damaged vehicles and broke windows. Extra police were called in to protect the facility "and have also moved Ping ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Apr 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... its harbour and a world-class waterfront for what, to the government, is the best reason of all: money. Winston Chu Ka-sun, adviser, Society For Protection of the Harbour Q Does the Man Mo ... Q Should roads take precedence over pedestrian access to the harbour? The Central-Wan Chai bypass was meant to achieve exactly what your contributors to this section suggested: to make ...




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