Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury
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Tuesday 28 August 2012
Abune Paulos led the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which has more than 40 million members, as well as serving on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and its Commission on Faith and Order. He was one of seven serving presidents of the WCC. While he was instrumental in interfaith dialogue initiatives, Abune Paulos was vocal in several international platforms, including the World Economic Forum and the World Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders at the United Nations.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Inside the tiresome world of student politics, delusions of grandeur run riot
Enlightenment needed: Thailand's Buddhist monks to get food lessons after study shows nearly half are obese
Thursday 02 August 2012
The Buddhist monks of Thailand are not known to be an especially active bunch. Prayers, chanting and the collecting of alms take up much of their time.
Friday 15 June 2012
The Dalai Lama will begin a national tour of the UK today which will include an appearance alongside comedian Russell Brand.
Saturday 02 June 2012
The country has been buried by terrible headlines (most of them justified) yet, says Shaun Walker, if you look beyond the issues there are interesting cities, a football-crazy population... and lots of bars
Monday 14 May 2012
Dalai Lama gives away prize money but remains silent on self-immolations
Friday 11 May 2012
Six leaders from South Korea's biggest Buddhist order have quit after secret video footage showed some supposedly serene monks raising hell, playing high-stakes poker, drinking and smoking.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Thousands of Christians celebrated Easter Mass in Jerusalem in an array of processions and prayer sessions.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Christine Brooke-Rose was a richly innovative novelist and a formidable critic. She moved between languages, countries and identities without securing a fixed place in a literary canon or a national culture, but this mobility, combined with her inventiveness, humour and insight, madeher particularly well-equipped to grasp the contemporary world of signs and simulations.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
A Tibetan man set himself on fire and ran shouting through a demonstration in New Delhi yesterday – the latest in a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule in Tibet.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Deadly clashes between ethnic Tibetans and Chinese security forces have spread to a second area in southwestern China, the government and an overseas activist group said today.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
The leader of Catholics in England and Wales is "grief stricken" over incidents of child sexual abuse in Catholic schools, Education Secretary Michael Gove has said.
Thursday 29 December 2011
A Christmas cleaning of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem descended into violence as scuffles broke out between rival Christian clerics zealously guarding denominational turf at the holy site.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
A Christmas cleaning of the Church of the Nativity turned into scuffles today between rival Christian clerics zealously guarding denominational turf at the holy site.
Saturday 24 December 2011
As the creator of the legendary interview series Face to Face for the BBC in 1959, in which public figures were subjected to a stark interview by the relentless John Freeman, Hugh Burnett's place in television history is secured.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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