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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 v…
    - 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…
    - 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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  • newJohn Sentamu: I would join George Floyd protests
    Justin Welby and bishops of London and Liverpool join York archbishop’s call for racial unityGeorge Floyd protests - latest updatesThe archbishop of York has said he would join protests over the death of George Floyd but condemned any use of violen…
    - 11 hours ago 2 Jun 20, 3:55pm -
  • newBishop 'outraged' over Trump's church photo op during George Floyd protests
    The Rev Mariann Budde says the institution aligns itself with those seeking justice for Floyd’s deathGeorge Floyd killing: follow latest updatesThe Episcopal bishop of Washington DC has said she is “outraged” after officers used teargas to cle…
    - 22 hours ago 2 Jun 20, 4:26am -
  • Cannabis residue found in ancient Jewish temple links hallucinogens with religion
    Archaeologists say find at Israeli excavation offers first proof of mind-altering substances being used in JudaismIsraeli archaeologists say they’ve found cannabis residue on artefacts from an ancient temple in southern Israel providing the first e…
    - 1 day ago 2 Jun 20, 12:50am -
  • Sustaining power of faith and folk tales | Brief letters
    Reopening places of worship | Anagram origins | Stars | Margaret Meek Spencer | Uses for tights I do not to go to church much (save for inter-faith events), but I totally support calls from the clergy for places of worship to open in a way compatible…
    - 1 day ago 1 Jun 20, 5:23pm -
  • Clergy up in arms as pressure mounts on bishops to reopen churches
    Calls for places of worship to be unlocked earlier than 4 July, in line with retail sector The government is facing mounting calls to reopen places of worship, which have been closed for more than two months, as lockdown restrictions ease.Churches, m…
    - 3 days ago 31 May 20, 7:35am -

Public Religion Research Institute

  • Manager of External Affairs

    Manager of External Affairs

    Position: Manager of External Affairs Status and Location: Full-time, Washington, D.C. Reports to: Director of Communications and External Affairs FLSA Salary Classification: Full time; Exempt Position Summary: The Manager of External leads and overs…
    - 17 Jan 19, 7:14pm -

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  • Methodology
    The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are pro…
    - 83 days ago 12 Mar 20, 1:51pm -
  • Acknowledgments
    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at Primary Researchers Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director…
    - 83 days ago 12 Mar 20, 1:51pm -
  • 2. Views about religion in American society
    Most U.S. Christians perceive their religion as losing influence in America, and many go so far as to say that there is tension between their beliefs and the mainstream culture. These views are particularly widespread among white evangelical Protesta…
    - 83 days ago 12 Mar 20, 1:51pm -
  • 1. How different religious groups view religion’s role in the presidency, Trump’s traits
    The vast majority of Americans say it is at least somewhat important to them to have a U.S. president who lives a moral and ethical life (93%), and most also say they want the president to stand up for people with their religious beliefs (69%). Small…
    - 83 days ago 12 Mar 20, 1:51pm -
  • White Evangelicals See Trump as Fighting for Their Beliefs, Though Many Have Mixed Feelings About His Personal Conduct
    White evangelicals largely see Trump as fighting for their beliefs and advancing their interests, and they feel their side generally has been winning recently on political matters important to them.
    - 83 days ago 12 Mar 20, 1:50pm -
  • Methodology
    This report is based mainly on a survey conducted on Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP). The survey also included supplemental interviews with members of the Ipsos KnowledgePanel who identified as Jewish, Mormon or Hispanic Protestan…
    - 22 Jan 20, 3:03pm -
  • Acknowledgments
    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at Primary Researcher Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director…
    - 22 Jan 20, 3:03pm -
  • What Americans Know About the Holocaust
    Most U.S. adults know what the Holocaust was and approximately when it happened, but fewer than half can correctly answer multiple-choice questions about the number of Jews who were murdered or the way Adolf Hitler came to power, according to a new P…
    - 22 Jan 20, 3:03pm -
  • 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…
    - 16 Dec 19, 2:54pm -
  • Methodology
    This study is based on an analysis of 49,719 sermons, delivered between April 7 and June 1, 2019, and collected from the websites of 6,431 churches found via the Google Places application programming interface (API), a tool that provides information…
    - 16 Dec 19, 2:54pm -

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Bartholomew's Notes

  • Court Finds For Former MP in Counterclaim Against “VIP Sex Abuse” Accuser
    From the Daily Mail: A former Liberal Democrat MP is to receive libel damages from an alleged fantasist who made unsubstantiated rape claims against him. John Hemming, 58, has scored a major High Court victory against Esther Baker, 36, who has torme…
    - 6 Nov 19, 10:48am -
  • Sandy Hook Conspiracism: A Note on Moon Rock Books
    From CBS News, in June: The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims’ relatives who have b…
    - 23 Oct 19, 8:37am -
  • BBC News Probes “Annie Tacker”
    This one is being widely reported – from Phil Kemp at BBC News: There are many unanswered questions surrounding Boris Johnson’s friendship with the US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri. For the past two days I’ve been investigating one of the more…
    - 20 Oct 19, 3:49pm -
  • A Note on Mike Veale in ITV Drama A Confession
    From the Press Centre of British terrestrial broadcaster ITV (emphasis added): A Confession The series tells the story of how Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, played by Martin Freeman (StartUp, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo), deliberately breach…
    - 12 Oct 19, 7:55am -
  • A Note on John Sweeney, Tommy Robinson and the “Adolf Hitler Appreciation Society”
    From the Independent, a few days ago: Veteran investigative journalist John Sweeney called Tommy Robinson a “c***” as he announced his departure from the BBC. “I’m sorry our BBC Panorama on Tommy Robinson wasn’t broadcast,” Mr Swe…
    - 6 Oct 19, 8:23am -
  • UK Prison Reform Activist Joins Conspiracy Milieu
    A heady brew of conspiracy Twitter hashtags from “public speaker and activist” Shaun Attwood: My latest YouTube video: #epstein #clinton #alexjones #infowars #davidicke #princeandrew #maxwell #illuminati #conspiracy #newworldorder #truecrime #mur…
    - 5 Oct 19, 7:20am -

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