Although Cambodian belief and worship of ‘neakta’ — a spirit that possesses a particular area – is said to be influenced by Chinese immigrants to the Kingdom in the past, it still has the characteristics of Khmer worship.
The persecution of Christians across the world is on the rise, just like the politicisation of religion. But in the wake of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, experts are warning against proclaiming a war between faiths.
Heng Monychenda, director of Buddhism for Development, discusses the importance of Buddhism in Cambodia’s development.
Buddhism for Development has urged the public not to look down on all monks just because of the actions of a few bad apples.
As the demands for silver rise, the quality of the products and the silver itself have undeniably diminished. With this, jeweler Py Ngav strives hard to bring back silver into the limelight as Cambodia’s most precious metal.
Indonesia’s Constitutional Court affirms the rights of devotees, a move activists welcome as “new chapter for religious freedom”.
The results of the study “show that across the world, religious belief is intuitively viewed as a necessary safeguard against the temptations of grossly immoral conduct”.
Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China’s far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police officers.
Civil organisations in Indonesia have decried a move by the government to disband certain groups deemed to be in conflict with state’s secular ideology.
More than 700 monks gathered in Phnom Penh yesterday for the 25th Buddhist Monk Congress, celebrating the religion’s spread in Cambodia and highlighting its growth.