Scientology Thoughts on International Religious Freedom Day, A Uighur’s Story of Chinese Prison Camps, More Buddhist Temples Demolished in China, Watch Fulton v City of Philadelphia, Muhammad Cartoon Backlash, Italian Teen Beatified
Scientology Thoughts on International Religious Freedom Day
A Uighur’s Story of China’s Concentration Camps
An interview with Ӧmir Bekali, an Uighur Muslim recounts his imprisonment, torture and indoctrination at the hands of the Chinese state. Chinese officials claim the camps, such as the one where Bekali was held for nearly a year, are for “vocational training.”
Buddhist Temples Demolished Across Hebei Province
The Shuyuan Temple in Hebei Province was recently demolished by Chinese authorities who claimed the temple, built during the Ming Dynasty, was “unlicensed and illegal.” The temple was destroyed during the Chinese Cultural revolution then rebuilt in 2016. Numerous attempts to save the temple were thwarted.
Watch Fulton v City of Philadelphia
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Nov. 4 online in the case of Fulton v City of Philadelphia, a clash of religious rights vs. LGBT rights. The court’s decision in the case could have a significant impact for state and local governments that use private companies to provide services to their residents – if the justices decide to reach the broader issues presented by the case.
Muhammad Cartoon Backlash
Italian Teen Could be First Saint This Millennium