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Faith gives city hope for better future

Hong Kong is at the crossroads of its political development. This is the best of times for democracy in this city, and the worst of times for a hitherto peaceful, stable society.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 2:11am

Limbless preacher tests Vietnam's religious freedoms

The 25,000 people at the soccer stadium and the millions more watching at home waited 90 minutes before the Australian evangelical preacher got to the message he had come to Communist-ruled Vietnam to deliver.

26 May 2013 - 8:56am

Dr York Chow: My faith won't hurt gay rights in Hong Kong

Chow was responding to his critics for the first time since his appointment was announced on Tuesday. Many fear his religious beliefs will hold back the commission's work on advancing gay rights in Hong Kong.

11 Mar 2013 - 10:03am

York Chow confident of success in his Equal Opportunities Commission role

It took the whole city by surprise when the government announced on Tuesday that former Secretary for Health and Welfare Dr York Chow Yat-ngok would head the Equal Opportunities Commission from April.

11 Mar 2013 - 5:18am

Tony Chan embraces Christianity, rejects fung shui and is now Peter

Weeks before appearing in court to face forgery charges, former self-styled fung shui master Chan Chun-chuen has renounced geomancy for Christianity. Chan was baptised at the Crossroad Community Baptist Church in Tsing Yi on Tuesday, after changing his name from Tony to Peter to symbolise a new life.

7 Mar 2013 - 4:35am 7 comments

Catholic Church's scandals no mere 'footnotes'

Many people know Paul Kennedy as the author of the bestselling The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. Now, thanks to a poignant opinion piece in The New York Times, everyone knows he is a Catholic. He notes with irony that he is probably the only known practising Catholic professor at the very liberal Yale University. 

28 Feb 2013 - 3:37am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, January 22, 2013

C.Y. is much better than predecessor

22 Jan 2013 - 2:03am 3 comments

Leave theology out of public policy on homosexuality

In Hong Kong's secular, plural society based on rule of law, private religious belief is a core individual freedom. But personal religious belief merits no primacy in the formation of public policy, in particular when it conflicts with the broader principle of legal equality for all citizens.

23 Jan 2013 - 7:19am 4 comments

Not Christian to reject gay rights

When an angry mob was going to execute a woman caught in the act of adultery, Jesus taught them love and forgiveness by saying, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone".

19 Jan 2013 - 2:08am 4 comments

Christians are wrong, but not bigoted

Boy, I have never seen so many Christians in one place in my life, at least not in Hong Kong. But the gathering outside the government headquarters of mainly Protestant groups last Sunday united against granting gays and lesbians equal legal rights was an impressive and depressing sight. The Catholic Church has expressed similar opposition but did not appear to field many followers that day.

19 Jan 2013 - 4:22am 24 comments