(自治區). An administrative division of China, part of the first-level Provincial Level (省級行政區). Although these regions are “autonomous” in name only, they have been instituted for regions inhabited by ethnic or religious minorities. They are the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (新疆維吾爾自治區), the Tibet Autonomous Region (西藏自治區), the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (內蒙古自治區), the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (廣西壯族自治區), and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (寧夏回族自治區).
Panama: Anti-Cult Amendment to Criminal Code Introduced
A tragedy where seven people died during exorcisms performed by an evangelical sect is leading to a broad provision targeting “cults” in general.
The Religious Factor in the Farmers Bills Protests in India: A Sikh Voice
India is witnessing the largest protests in the 21st century. Activist Premi Singh offers his passionate version of what is happening.
Solidarity, Subsidiarity, and the Taxation of Spiritual Movements
Some reflection on the Republic of China’s Judicial Day, from the point of view of a Western scholar.
A Christmas Letter from Bitter Winter
2020 has been a bad year for religious liberty, not only because of the COVID-19. Bitter Winter was there every day to report, but needs your help.