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  • Religion and Cult News, Saturday

    Religion and Cult News, Saturday

    The sentences of three German men found guilty for their leadership roles at the infamous Colonia Dignidad cult in Chile have been increased.The cult's founder, former Nazi Paul Schaefer, was sentenced in July 2008 for torturing children.[wpipa id=…
    - 31 Dec 16, 6:54am -
  • Religion & Cults News – Wednesday

    Religion & Cults News – Wednesday

    The Berlin attack is right out of the terror handbooksThe world’s deadliest terrorist groups are increasingly open about their intentions, tactics, and targets. Last month, Rumiyah, the slickest terrorist magazine on the Internet market, was ve…
    - 21 Dec 16, 1:36pm -
  • Shincheonji “New Heaven and New Earth” cult infiltrating churches

    Shincheonji “New Heaven and New Earth” cult infiltrating churches

    UK: Churches warned of 'deceptive cult' linked to South Korea infiltrating congregationsHundreds of British churches, including some of the UK’s largest congregations, have been warned against possible infiltration by a group accused of being a…
    - 12 Dec 16, 9:03am -
  • The attitudes of Western European states towards new religious movements

    The attitudes of Western European states towards new religious movements

    Research: a brief overview of the attitudes of Western European states towards new religious movements is an interesting article by Jean-François Mayer, founder and editor of Relioscope -- an independent website that provides 'news and analysis abo…
    - 7 Nov 16, 1:54pm -
  • Does the UK’s anti-radicalisation program alienate Muslims?

    Does the UK’s anti-radicalisation program alienate Muslims?

    Today's edition includes stories about a radicalisation prevention program that may backfire. A protest against Whole Foods over its link to Marc Gafni. Iglesia ni Cristo, a powerful cult of Christianity, endorses presidential candidates. Plus:…
    - 6 May 16, 7:09am -
  • Nobody joins a cult, but it is easy to get radicalized

    Nobody joins a cult, but it is easy to get radicalized

    Today's edition contains stories about the Palmarian Catholic Church, how easily people get radicalised, and what IS jihadists have in mind for Europe's cities. Also: tongue-in-cheek, How do Operating Thetans get in touch with eachother? And is Cr…
    - 28 Nov 15, 5:16pm -
  • Are you old enough to remember Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh?

    Are you old enough to remember Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh?

    Are you old enough to remember the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? Public Broadcasting, Nov. 21, 2012 In 1981 this spiritual leader from India spent $5.75 million on a remote piece of property in Oregon a…
    - 18 Jul 15, 12:11pm -
  • Escaping Polygamy — and Scientology

    Escaping Polygamy — and Scientology

    Going Clear, Alex Gibney's smash documentary that exposes the Scientology cult to daylight, was HBO's highest-rated documentary premiere in almost a decade. By popular demand it is going to be back in theaters.[youtube…
    - 16 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
  • Religion News, Wednesday July 15, 2015

    Religion News, Wednesday July 15, 2015

    Scientology quacks at work:After a Church of Scientology-backed group helped organize a campaign against it, Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed legislation that would have given Texas doctors more power to detain mentally ill and potentially dangerous patient…
    - 15 Jul 15, 9:54am -
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  • newSkin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb review – how risk should be shared
    Hawkish politicians and reckless bankers never face the consequences of their actions – but they should, according to this arresting but flawed bookSkin in the Game is Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s fifth book. He presents it sometimes as part of a tri…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Feb 18, 7:30am -
  • newFive sermons from Billy Graham, the father of showman evangelicalism – video
    Billy Graham, the renowned evangelist preacher, has died aged 99. Graham was famous for his impassioned sermons  delivered to millions of people across the United States and around the world.He visited at least 185 countries to spread his message a…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 5:23pm -
  • newThe royal preacher: when Billy Graham met the Queen
    Billy Graham, who has died aged 99, spoke to over 2 million people on his 1956 UK ‘crusade’, including a young monarchThe young queen had been on the throne for just two years in 1956 when the charismatic US evangelical preacher came to town. Rel…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 5:08pm -
  • newBilly Graham obituary
    American evangelist who preached to millions all over the world and advised US presidentsBetween 1947 and 2005, the US evangelist Billy Graham, who has died aged 99, conducted more than 400 crusades around the world, preaching to millions of people.…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 4:38pm -
  • newBilly Graham, famed Christian evangelist, dies aged 99
    Father of showman evangelicalism had the ear of 12 presidentsDonald Trump and Mike Pence pay tribute to ‘a very special man’Billy Graham, the 20th-century Christian crusader and father of showman evangelicalism who had the ear of 12 US presidents…
    - 18 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 3:56pm -

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    • newRev. Billy Graham Dies At Age 99
      The New York Times chronicling his life, reports this morning:The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the nation’s best-known Christi…
      - 20 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 1:59pm -
    • newSuit Challenges Ban On Lesbian Foster Parents In Federally Funded Refugee Program
      A lawsuit was filed yesterday against the federal government and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops challenging discrimination against same-sex couples in administration of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program and the Unaccompanied Alien Chil…
      - 22 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 12:05pm -
    • newInjunction Against Serving As Temple Director Upheld
      In Sikh Temple Turlock, California v. Chahal, (CA App, Feb 20, 2018), a California state appeals court upheld the trial court's resolution of a governance dispute between two factions in a Sikh Temple.  As described by the court:Following a bench…
      - 22 hours ago 21 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
    • Christmas As Legal Holiday Does Not Violate County Employee's Rights
      In Edelstein v. Stephens, (SD OH, Feb. 16, 2018), a Ohio federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing many of the claims of a state court staff attorney/magistrate who was fired after she requested eight days off for Jewish holidays. One of plain…
      - 2 days ago 20 Feb 18, 12:05pm -
    • "Parody Marriage" Bills Are Newest Attempt To Challenge To Same-Sex Marriage
      A bill titled Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act (H 4949) was introduced into the South Carolina legislature last week (Feb. 15). A similar bill with the same title (HB 0167) was received for introduction in the Wyoming legislature on Feb. 14.…
      - 2 days ago 20 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
    • Recent Articles and Book of Interest
      From SSRN:Jeremy Patrick, 'A La Carte' Spirituality and the Future of Freedom of Religion, (January 31, 2018).Rafael Domingo, Penal Law in the Roman Catholic Church, (Ecclesiastical Law Journal 20 (2018), Forthcoming).Nelson Tebbe, Conscience and Equ…
      - 3 days ago 19 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
    • Mother Held In Contempt For Ignoring Custody Order Giving Father Control of Religious Decisions
      The Charlotte Observer last week reported that a North Carolina state Superior Court judge has upheld a contempt conviction of 36-year old Kendra Stocks for disobeying a court order regarding custody of her daughter. One day after a district court ju…
      - 4 days ago 18 Feb 18, 7:58pm -
    • Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases
      In Mikell v. Folino, (3d Cir., Feb. 13, 2018), the 3rd Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an inmate's complaint that he did not receive Ramadan meals.In Corbett v. Annucci, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24291 (SD NY, Feb. 13, 2018), a New York federal distr…
      - 4 days ago 18 Feb 18, 5:59pm -
    • No Free Exercise Defense To Charge of Attending Cockfight
      In United States v. Cruz, (SD NY, Feb. 15, 2018), a New York federal magistrate judge rejected a Free Exercise defense to a charge of knowingly attending a cockfight in violation of 7 USC §2156.  The court said in part:Here, Cruz has failed to mak…
      - 4 days ago 18 Feb 18, 12:52am -
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    • Methodology
      The analysis in this report is based on telephone interviews conducted Nov. 29 to Dec. 4, 2017, among a national sample of 1,503 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (377 respondents were intervi…
      - 72 days ago 12 Dec 17, 6:53pm -
    • Acknowledgments
      Primary Researchers Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Cl…
      - 72 days ago 12 Dec 17, 6:53pm -
    • Americans Say Religious Aspects of Christmas Are Declining in Public Life
      Most U.S. adults believe the religious aspects of Christmas are emphasized less now than in the past – even as relatively few are bothered by this trend.
      - 72 days ago 12 Dec 17, 6:53pm -
    • Acknowledgments
      This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from T…
      - 84 days ago 30 Nov 17, 2:46am -
    • The Growth of Germany’s Muslim Population
      Immigration has been a major factor in the growth of Germany’s Muslim population. But, even if there is no more immigration, Muslims will continue to increase as a share of Germany’s population in future decades.
      - 84 days ago 29 Nov 17, 11:17pm -
    • Europas wachsende muslimische Bevölkerung
      Prognosen zufolge wird der muslimische Anteil an der europäischen Bevölkerung zunehmen –  selbst ohne zukünftige Migration Europa hat in den vergangenen Jahren Rekordzahlen an Asylsuchenden verzeichnet, die vor Konflikten in Syrien und anderen…
      - 84 days ago 29 Nov 17, 10:55pm -
    • Croissance de la population musulmane en Europe
      Les projections prévoient une augmentation du pourcentage de musulmans dans la population européenne, même sans migrations ultérieures. Ces dernières années, l’Europe a connu un afflux record de demandeurs d’asile fuyant les conflits que co…
      - 84 days ago 29 Nov 17, 10:55pm -
    • Appendix A: Methodology
      The estimates and projections in this report build upon and update data from the April 2015 Pew Research Center report, “The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050.” Soon after the release of that report, a large infl…
      - 84 days ago 29 Nov 17, 10:47pm -
    • Europe’s Growing Muslim Population
      Even with no new migration, Muslims are projected to increase as a share of Europe's population.
      - 84 days ago 29 Nov 17, 10:47pm -
    • Methodology
      This report brings together analysis of survey and demographic data from various previously published Pew Research Center reports. It also includes new analysis of the religious beliefs and practices of Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia and historical…
      - 8 Nov 17, 8:51pm -

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    • Gloriavale under pressure as police conduct interviews
      The Gloriavale Christian Community is today under intense pressure as police and social agencies circle in on the remote community at Haupiri.West Coast police have paid daily visits to Gloriavale in the past week.Area commander...
      - 10 days ago 12 Feb 18, 2:53am -
    • St John's fire one year on: Church has rich history
      St John's Church has a history that spans more than 120 years, a royal visit and an ever growing parish.It's one year today since the Rotorua church, on the corner of Victoria and Ranolf Sts, was destroyed by fire. The site remains...
      - 15 days ago 7 Feb 18, 6:30pm -
    • Letter about coverup belies Pope Francis' denial
      The letter was graphic not just in describing how the priest kissed and fondled the boy, but also in how other priests who saw the abuse tried to hush it up. Pope Francis said recently that none of the victims had come forward to...
      - 16 days ago 6 Feb 18, 5:00pm -
    • JP accuses Immigration NZ of employing 'spies' in China who deny visas over Falun Gong links
      A Justice of the Peace is accusing Immigration New Zealand of employing Chinese "spies" in its China offices.Poutama Tsoi, who has been helping China nationals with their immigration matters, says applicants linked to Falun Gong...
      - 16 days ago 6 Feb 18, 2:50am -
    • Zain Ali: Dr Hashem Slaimankhel touched the lives of many
      • Dr Zain Ali teaches as paper on Islam at the University of Auckland, and is a board member for the Religious Diversity Centre. The mosque is crammed well past its seating capacity. As I scan the hundreds of faces surrounding...
      - 17 days ago 5 Feb 18, 5:00pm -

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