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Church of Scotland votes by narrow majority to admit gay ministers

The Church of Scotland has narrowly voted to admit gay and lesbian ministers after traditionalists agreed to compromise after four years of division. The church's ruling general assembly voted to allow congregations to admit gay ministers but only if they specifically elect to do so, in a radical departure from more than 450 years of orthodoxy set in train by the protestant reformer John Knox.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 4:13am

Dah Sing seeks career-building graduates

Dah Sing Life Assurance is looking to recruit more university graduates to fill their 2012 quota of employing about 200 new insurance consultants.

'By the end of June, we were on track, having recruited 110 consultants. We will continue to recruit more newcomers this year,' says Dicky P.T. Yu, head of training and development with Dah Sing Life Assurance.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Young guns pack Aussie Sixes side

Australia, losing finalists last year, will return with a side packed with young guns for next weekend's Hong Kong Sixes at the Kowloon Cricket Club. Michael Cranmer, Josh Hazelwood and Marcus Stoinis, were members of the Australian under-19 team at the ICC World Cup in Malaysia last year.

24 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Church calls for cap on work hours

About 30 per cent of parents say their workloads prevent them from attending children's school activities, helping with studies and playing with them. The poll of 831 parents of primary school pupils also found that 56.7 per cent worked at least 48 hours a week.

20 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Whatever would life be like without Emily?

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Fundamentalists who ran short of 'mercy'


Exorcism, evangelical Christianity and lesbianism - that's an impressive brew, even for a place as colourful as Sydney.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Fund helpers for parents of retarded, Salvation Army urges

The Salvation Army has urged the government to subsidise parents of mentally retarded children so they can hire domestic helpers to help look after them.

In a survey by the Christian charity organisation of 1,025 parents of mentally disabled children, 67.3 per cent of respondents said they struggled to lift their children while looking after them.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Burning issues

Last week, politicians pushed their election platforms - but do they meet the needs of the community? Baptist University students investigate

21 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

No complaints about variety as model and openly gay American bishop fly in

You've heard of Japanese actor Ken Watanabe from movies like The Last Samurai and Memoirs of A Geisha. Now his daughter is one of the hottest models on the international fashion circuit.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Computers donated to the Salvation Army

Six hundred used computers were donated by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) to The Salvation Army. Idy Lam Mei-lan, financial administrator of The Salvation Army, showed gratitude to the KCRC's generosity. 'The donated computer sets will definitely help bridge the unfortunate to the cyber world and support the Army to serve more people in need,' said Ms Lam.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Helping hands from US

Last Friday, 20 sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group helped The Salvation Army collect clothes donated by the public.

The American volunteers also joined efforts to make 'Hundred-blessing Blankets' with kindergarten students.

The Salvation Army together with The Link Management Limited organised a clothes donation campaign awhile ago.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


Q Is it appropriate to name the University of Hong Kong medical faculty after Li Ka-shing?

The proposed renaming shocked people. The decision was made behind closed doors and without consultation or explanation.

Subsequently there have been many discussions on the radio and many medical graduates reacted angrily.

8 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Door opens for religious freedom

The first Chinese dean of HK's Anglican cathedral says things have improved on the mainland

The first Chinese dean in the 158-year history of Hong Kong's Anglican cathedral has voiced optimism over the prospects for greater religious freedom on the mainland.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

Online church a heavenly hit

It's been a while since CitySeen has gone to church, so that's why we were pleased to hear about, an experimental online site sponsored by the Methodist Church of Britain.

28 May 2004 - 12:00am


An international musical bringing the message of God's love lands in the SAR this summer.

Spirit is a classic Salvation Army musical, and this is the first time it has been adapted into Cantonese and staged in Hong Kong.

9 Jul 2003 - 12:00am