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China Forces All Religious Buildings to Fly Communist Flag

China’s state-run newspaper Global Times derided critics in the West Thursday for condemning a new initiative forcing all religious buildings to fly China’s red flag as a means to “enhance the concept of nation.”

Philippines' Duterte defends kiss: 'We enjoyed it'

Duterte’s Poll Numbers Crash After ‘God Is Stupid’ Tirade

The question of whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity could survive anything the colorful chief executive says appears to have been answered, as a survey by independent pollster Social Weather Stations published on Tuesday found Duterte sinking to his lowest approval rating since he assumed the office in 2016.

On Ash Wednesday, China Catholics mull Vatican-Beijing ties

China Brainwashing Priests at ‘Patriotic’ Training Courses

The Chinese Communist Party, under Xi Jinping, has expanded its religious crackdown on Islam and Christianity to Taoism. In a column Friday, the Global Times cites a “patriotic” Taoist priest who insists the native Chinese religion is not Chinese enough without “core socialist values.”

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Pew: Religion Sharply Divides Democrats Along Racial Lines

The notorious divide between Republicans and Democrats on the issue of religion is actually between Republicans and white Democrats, a new Pew Research Center study reveals, with non-white Democrats more closely resembling the GOP in matters of faith and practice.

The Associated Press

China Extends Religious Crackdown to Assemblies of Foreign Citizens

China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reported Wednesday that the nation’s religious regulation agency has drafted new rules to “protect foreigners’ religious beliefs” by demanding they rigorously detail their religious activity in the country when participating in “group religious activities.”

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Pollak: American History, the Passover Way

Imagine if we Americans learned, and taught, our history not as something that happened in the past, but as an experience that we ourselves had lived through.