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[Weekender] Islam in Korea, past and present

Korea and the Middle East may look like they have nothing in common.On the surface, the two regions do not seem to have crossed paths as they have totally different economies, cultures and ideals. Abo...

Updated : 2015.04.24 21:01

[Weekender] Islam finds way into Korean society

Stepping outside a lecture room at Kyung Hee University amid a flock of Korean students, a 28-year-old Jordanian student heads toward a Muslim prayer room set up in his university campus.Mohammad’s d...

Updated : 2015.04.24 21:00

[Weekender] ‘Violence far from essence of Islam’

When Lee Haeng-lae was introduced to Islam in the 1950s, his image of the religion was like most other people during that time: the Koran in one hand, and a sword in another. But after a trip to Malay...

Updated : 2015.04.24 20:57

[Herald Interview] Restaurant puts halal touch on Korean cuisine

At a cozy restaurant in the multicultural district of Itaewon, Eid serves one of its staple dishes ― bibimbap, a bowl of rice mixed with red chili paste and a variety of vegetables.It is accompanied ...

Updated : 2015.04.24 20:53

Flying on the wings of moths

Professor emeritus of Kangwon National University Park Kyu-tek is a man of conviction. It is conviction that has enabled him to stick to a single, arduous path for more than four decades. As a renowne...

Updated : 2015.04.24 20:34

Travel Bits

Experience German tradition, customsGermany is known for its strong manufacturing industry consisting of high-tech small and medium enterprises that drive its economic growth. It holds also one of the...

Updated : 2015.04.24 19:35

Around the Hotels

A decade of excellence at Park Hyatt SeoulPark Hyatt Seoul is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a dining promotion at Cornerstone. A five-course lunch and dinner menu featuring 10 of the restauran...

Updated : 2015.04.24 19:31

Celebrity chef opens new fusion spot

A food skeptic might be cautious when they enter the newly minted restaurant of celebrity chef Lee Chanoh. After seeing a chef on a food television show, they are bound to develop certain expectations...

Updated : 2015.04.24 19:28

Charity dinner with renowned monk Hyemin put on auction

A dinner with Ven. Hyemin, one of the most influential Buddhist monks in Korea, is up for auction, with a starting price of 3 million won ($2,780).The winning bidder of the online auction may take thr...

Updated : 2015.04.24 19:17

V-Day Jinju to perform ‘Vagina Monologues’

V-Day Jinju will hold a performance of the “Vagina Monologues” on Saturday in support of a local women’s charity.The play by Eve Ensler is one of several performances put on each year by participants of V-Day, a global campaign to stop violence against women and girls. Jinju has held V-...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Talk to discuss Joseon-era tombs

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch will host a talk next week by Durumari History Education Institute president Jinny Hwang Inhee.The tombs, collectively added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, are scattered in and around Seoul and span the entire Joseon era, with nearly all royal tomb...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Temple home from home for Korea’s Sikhs

Down a small back street in a run-down suburb in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, is an inauspicious, two-story red brick building. If there were no sign on the outside, it could be mistaken for a school, ...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Center offers training on pitching your product

The Seoul Global Center will host a session Friday to guide would-be foreign entrepreneurs on how best to pitch their ideas.At the session, budding start-ups will present pitches, after which a panel of experts including venture capitalists and accelerators, will give feedback on their pre...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Seoul book club hosts authors for panel discussion

The Seoul Book and Culture Club will meet Saturday to mark the completion of the Bilingual Edition series of books with a panel discussion featuring authors and a translator.Biligual Edition is a series of 110 books containing modern Korean fiction in Korean and English, with critical anal...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:59

Tibetan Buddhist leader to speak, host retreat in Seoul

Buddhist leader the Sakya Trizin will visit Korea in early May to give a talk and lead a religious retreat.The Sakya Trizin, who is the head of the Sakya Order, one of the four major orders in Tibetan...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:58