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Vietnam Floats Draconian New Religion Decrees

Vietnam Floats Draconian New Religion Decrees

When the “Government of Vietnam” posted two draft religion decrees the first week of June, even ranking staff members of the Government Bureau of Religious Affairs were taken by surprise and encouraged religious leaders to strongly object. The decrees with ancillary documents were posted online for input by government departments and the public. The document dump was 151 pages.

Martin Luther King Jr's Last Full Year of Life: Protest, Praise, Ire, Incarceration

Martin Luther King Jr's Last Full Year of Life: Protest, Praise, Ire, Incarceration

While Martin Luther King Jr. Day is mostly commemorated with quotes and clips of King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech and footage of bus boycotts and the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, some of the most important moments of King’s work came later, as he turned his attention from civil rights to poverty and the Vietnam War. Here’s a sampling: