Vietnam’s National Assembly finally ratified (on 18 Nov.) its Law on Belief and Religion amid extensive criticism from parliamentarians, human rights and religious groups, who deem it to be below international standards for human rights.
Christians are an important demographic in the presidential election. Both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have lobbied for the Christian, and more specifically, the evangelical, vote.
The XXXI Olympic Games, the 16-day athletic love-fest kicking off to a samba beat in Rio de Janeiro on Friday (Aug. 5), are a secular endeavor featuring more fanfare than faith, more spectacle than spirit. But it was not always so.