Posts Tagged ‘religion’

March 2013 – Hong Kong’s Coming Culture War

March 2013 – Hong Kong’s Coming Culture War

As our society becomes more fractious and divided we ask whether the culture war has arrived in Hong Kong. In the United States, the term “culture war” is commonly used to refer to the ideological chasm between liberals and conservatives over a range of moral, cultural and political issues. In this issue of Periscope, we […]

Christians at the Crossroads

Christians at the Crossroads

A recent mass prayer gathering to oppose any consultation on legislation to outlaw discrimination against gays has sparked discussion about the participation of Hong Kong’s evangelical Christians in politics and social affairs. It also highlighted the growing gulf between evangelical and liberal Christians on social issues such as gay rights and political reform. Are we witnessing the beginning of a culture war?

Temples Get a Makeover

Temples Get a Makeover

Some of Hong Kong’s temples have swapped dark smoky interiors for clean marble, LED lights and airy glass walls. They want to provide a tranquil setting for spiritual reflection but devotees seem to have mixed feelings about worship in these modern shrines.

Islamic Culture in Hong Kong

Islamic Culture in Hong Kong

Text: Liz Yuen, Gienne Lee and Krizto Chan Photos: Liz Yuen, Samuel Chan, Elizabeth Cheung