the business of religion: buddhism, stock markets and the “authenticity” of religion

Submitted by James Miller on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 13:21
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A recent news story on Reuters, headlined Thou Shalt Not Launch IPOs, China tells temples, reports that the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) has issued an injunction against temples listing on the stock exchange. SARA official Liu Wei is reported as staying: Such plans “violate the legitimate rights of religious circles, damage the image…