Lord Goldsmith, speaking for the government citizenship review, walked into a backlash today over proposals that school-leavers should be encouraged to swear an oath of allegiance to Queen and country.
A leading figure in the official Chinese Protestant Church has emphasised autonomy and patriotism as two of its main values. But he claims the church is not subservinet to the state and is able to carry out its Christian mission.
St George isn't about jingoism, he's a global figure who took on empire and backed persecuted minorities, says a new report from Ekklesia - which wants 23 April to be a public holiday celebrating dissenters.
Christians in Japan say the government has debased the country's peace-seeking constitution after the upper chamber of parliament approved the promotion of patriotism in the classroom by changing the country's education law - writes Hisashi Yukimoto for Ecumenical News International.