Cultural Preservation

Woman holding ram's horn as girl blows into it (© Nathan Bilow/AP Images)

A fall tradition: American Jews observe holy days

Learn about the Jewish holy days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. This is part of a series that looks at religious holidays as observed by Americans.
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China coerces Uighur women into unwanted marriages

In China's Xinjiang province, many Uighur women face an impossible choice: marry a Han Chinese man or face imprisonment in an internment camp.
Woman standing under prayer flags (© Ashwini Bhatia/AP Images)

Survivors of religious persecution tell powerful stories

Survivors of religious persecution shared their stories at the State Department's second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington.
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China’s forced labor campaign in Xinjiang

Uighur Muslims are forced to work in factories for little or no pay as the Chinese government continues its crackdown in Xinjiang.
Ancient stone gate and columns (© DeAgostini/Getty Images)

U.S., Algeria combat cultural property trafficking

For years, the U.S. has helped Algeria to protect and conserve its cultural heritage. A recent bilateral agreement makes that partnership even stronger.
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China cuts children’s Uighur roots

Over the past several years, China has built a network of orphanages for ethnic minority children whose parents are in internment camps.
Building with watch tower behind barbed-wire fence (© Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese leader calls religious internment ‘pioneering’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls the re-education camps “abhorrent.” Detainees suffer beatings and torture in an effort to wipe out their culture.
Closeup of dark-haired young woman (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Daughter of Uighur scholar fights for his freedom

Speaking at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the daughter of a Uighur scholar described her family's persecution by the Chinese government.
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The surveillance state: Uighur oppression in Xinjiang, China [video]

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities face imprisonment or state surveillance in China, which forces them to renounce their religion and culture.