State atheism
State atheism is the official promotion of atheism by a government. In contrast, a secular state purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. ...
State atheism - Wikipedia
THIS Country Just Handed A Some Very Bad News To The Muslim Community
After the horrific and tragic attacks in Paris on journalists by Islamic radicals, countries around the world are having to consider citizens safety in relation to religious freedom.
Plutarco Elías Calles
Plutarco Elías Calles ([pluˈtarko eˈli.as ˈkaʝes]; September 25, 1877 – October 19, 1945) was a Mexican general and politician. He was the powerful interior minister under President Álvaro Obregón, wh...
Plutarco Elías Calles - Wikipedia
Calles Law
The Calles' Law, or Law for Reforming the Penal Code, was a reform of the penal code in Mexico under the presidency of Plutarco Elías Calles. The code reinforced strong restrictions against clerics an...
Calles Law - Wikipedia
Cristero War
The Cristero War or Cristero Rebellion (1926–1929), also known as La Cristiada, was a widespread struggle in many Mexican states against the rule of the Secularist, anti-catholic, and anticlerical Mex...
Cristero War - Wikipedia
Marxism and religion
The founder and primary theorist of Marxism, the nineteenth-century German thinker Karl Marx, had an ambivalent and complex attitude to religion, viewing it primarily as "the opium of the people" that...
Marxism and religion - Wikipedia
Religion in Albania
Albania is constitutionally a secular country, and as such, "neutral in questions of belief and conscience". The most common religions practiced in Albania are Islam and Christianity.Religious observa...
Religion in Albania - Wikipedia
Religion in Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia entered the communist era with a varied religious heritage. There were nine major creeds listed in its censuses: Roman Catholic, Uniate (Greek Catholic Church; preserving the Easte...
Religion in Slovakia
The majority (62%) of Slovaks belong to the Roman Catholic Church (i.e. Latin Rite); with the addition of a further 4% of Greek Catholics, all Catholics account for 66%. Members of other churches, inc...
Religion in Slovakia - Wikipedia
Religion in the Soviet Union
When the Soviet Union was established by the Bolsheviks in 1922, it was the constitutional organization which took over from the Russian Empire. At the time of the 1917 Revolution, the Russian Orthodo...
Religion in the Soviet Union - Wikipedia
Soviet anti-religious legislation
The government of the Soviet Union followed an unofficial policy of state atheism, aiming to gradually eliminate religious belief within its borders and to replace it with atheism. While it never off...
Soviet anti-religious legislation - Wikipedia
Persecution of Christians in the Soviet Union
Throughout the history of the Soviet Union (1922-1991), Soviet authorities suppressed and persecuted various forms of Christianity to different extents depending on the particular era. Soviet policy,...
Persecution of Christians in the Soviet Union - Wikipedia
Persecution of Christians in Warsaw Pact countries
After the October Revolution of November 7, 1917 (October 25 Old Calendar) there was a movement within the Soviet Union to unite all of the people of the world under Communist rule (see Communist Inte...
Persecution of Christians in Warsaw Pact countries - Wikipedia
Persecution of Muslims
Persecution of Muslims is the religious persecution inflicted upon the followers of the Islamic faith. This page lists incidents of ethnic cleansing in both medieval and modern history in which Muslim...
Persecution of Muslims - Wikipedia
Religion in China
China has long been a cradle and host to a variety of the most enduring religio-philosophical traditions of the world. Confucianism and Taoism, plus Buddhism, constitute the "three teachings", philoso...
Religion in China - Wikipedia
Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia
The Khmer Rouge period (1975–1979) refers to the rule of Pol Pot, Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Son Sen, Khieu Samphan and the Communist Party of Kampuchea over Cambodia, which the Khmer Rouge renamed as Demo...
Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia - Wikipedia
Circassian genocide
The Ethnic cleansing of Circassians refers to the massive emigration (so called muhajirism) and expulsion of the Muslim indigenous Circassians of historical Circassia, which roughly encompassed major ...
Panthay Rebellion
The Panthay Rebellion (1856–1873), known in Chinese sources as the Du Wenxiu Rebellion (Tu Wen-hsiu Rebellion; Chinese: 杜文秀起義; pinyin: Dù Wénxiù Qǐyì), was a rebellion of the Muslim Hui ...
Panthay Rebellion - Wikipedia
Chinese folk religion
The Chinese folk religion or Chinese traditional religion (traditional Chinese: 中國民間宗教 or 中國民間信仰; simplified Chinese: 中国民间宗教 or 中国民间信仰; pinyin: Zhōngguó mínjiān zōngjiào or Zhōngguó mínjiā...
Chinese folk religion - Wikipedia
THIS Country Just Handed A Some Very Bad News To The Muslim Community
After the horrific and tragic attacks in Paris on journalists by Islamic radicals, countries around the world are having to consider citizens safety in relation to religious freedom.
Way of Former Heaven
The Xiantiandao (Chinese: 先天道; pinyin: Xiāntiān Dào; literally: "Way of the Original Heaven"; Vietnamese: Tiên Thiên Đạo, Japanese: Sentendō), also simply Tiandao (Chinese: 天道; pinyin&...
Way of Former Heaven - Wikipedia
Romania Anti-Religious Campaign
The Romania Anti-Religious Campaign, refers to the antireligious campaign initiated by the Socialist Republic of Romania, which under the doctrine of Marxist–Leninist atheism, took a hostile stance ag...
Turks in Bulgaria
The Turks in Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Турци в България, Turkish: Bulgaristan'daki Türkler), are a minority group, mainly concentrated in the southern province of Kardzhali and northeastern provinc...
Turks in Bulgaria - Wikipedia
USSR anti-religious campaign (1917-1921)
Following the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik seizure of power led to the Russian Civil War which continued until 1922. The victory of the Bolshevik Red Army enabled them to set up the Union...
Socialism and Islam
Islamic socialism is a term coined by various Muslim leaders to describe a more spiritual form of socialism. Muslim socialists believe that the teachings of the Qur'an and Muhammad—especially zakāt—...
Islam in the Soviet Union
The Soviet Union was a state comprising fifteen communist republics which existed from 1922 until its dissolution into a series of separate nation states in 1991. Of these fifteen republics, six had ...
Islam in the Soviet Union - Wikipedia
Caucasian War
The Caucasian War of 1817–1864 was an invasion of the Caucasus by the Russian Empire which resulted in Russia's annexation of the areas of the North Caucasus, and the Ethnic cleansing of Circassians. ...
Caucasian War - Wikipedia
Law of the Soviet Union
The Law of the Soviet Union was the law as it developed in the Soviet Union (USSR) following the October Revolution of 1917. Modified versions of the Soviet legal system operated in many Communist sta...
Massacres during the Greek Revolution
There were numerous massacres during the Greek War of Independence perpetrated by both the Ottoman forces and the Greek revolutionaries. The war was characterized by a lack of respect for civilian lif...
Massacres during the Greek Revolution - Wikipedia
Persecution of Muslims by the Meccans
In the early days of Islam at Mecca, the new Muslims were often subjected to abuse and persecution.
Sumayyah bint Khabbab, and her husband Yasir were tortured to death by Abu Jahl. Muhammad was pr...