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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? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ADiK74fve8Oregon 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 https://www.youtube.com/watc…
    - 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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Guardian: Religion

  • Westminster Cathedral to review sacred music after master resigns
    Timetable changes at world-class choir school put musical heritage at risk, say opponentsThe Catholic church has launched a strategic review of the role of sacred music at Westminster Cathedral following the sudden resignation of its music master and…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jan 20, 1:17pm -
  • Oxford don suspended over alleged artefact theft could still gain from sale
    Export bar on ancient Myrowr of Recluses means buyer from UK could purchase it from Dr Dirk ObbinkLong read: the curious case of the stolen gospelAn Oxford academic suspected of involvement in the alleged theft of ancient Gospel manuscripts stands to…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jan 20, 7:00am -
  • Two popes, plotting cardinals and the fallout of an explosive book
    Benedict and his inner circle are accused of intervening to halt Pope Francis relaxing celibacy rules as the battle between conservative and liberal factions takes a new twistThe pilgrims filing into the papal audience hall last Wednesday were mostly…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jan 20, 10:14am -
  • Slip-up leaves priests rolling in the aisles | Brief letters
    Oxford University | English usage | Noel Coward | Driving in cities | Flavoured crispsWe applaud the rise in state-sector intake across Oxford University and are glad to see individual colleges praised (Report, 16 January). Perhaps Mansfield College…
    - 5 days ago 17 Jan 20, 5:16pm -
  • Sheffield Arena urged to cancel event by 'homophobic' Trump ally
    LGBTQ+ campaigners say Franklin Graham’s statements amount to hate speechLGBTQ+ leaders in Sheffield have called for the cancellation of an upcoming UK tour by Donald Trump’s most prominent evangelical ally, claiming he promotes homophobic views.…
    - 5 days ago 17 Jan 20, 4:28pm -


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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Religion Clause

  • newSupreme Court Will Hear Arguments Today In Montana Religious School Aid Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments this morning in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.  In the case, the Montana Supreme Court held that Montana's tax credit program for contributions to student scholarship organizations is unco…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Jan 20, 12:05pm -
  • new2nd Circuit: No Amended Complaint In Falun Gong Torture Lawsuit
    In Chen Gang v. Zhao Zhizhen, (2d Cir., Jan. 13, 2020), the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the district court holding plaintiffs cannot file a third amended complaint in their long-running lawsuit. In the suit, originally filed in 200…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Jan 20, 12:00pm -
  • New Survey On Antisemitism In France
    American Jewish Committee Paris yesterday released a new 35-page report on antisemitism in France (Full text of report). The report analyzes surveys conducted in October and November of 2019. AJC's release summarizing the report says in part:Nearly t…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jan 20, 12:00pm -
  • 5th Circuit: Court Should Not Agree To Use Pronoun Requested By Litigant
    In United States v. Varner, (5th Cir., Jan. 15, 2020), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion by a transgender female inmate for a name change on the inmate's judgement of confinement.  Petitioner wanted the male name on her judgment…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 20, 12:05pm -
  • Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Monika Zalnieriute & Catherine Weiss, Reconceptualizing Intersectionality in Judicial Interpretation: Moving Beyond Formalistic Accounts of Discrimination on Islamic Covering Prohibitions, (Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice, 2020)…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 20, 12:00pm -
  • Claims Against Notre Dame and Feds Over Contraceptive Coverage Move Ahead
    Irish 4 Reproductive Health v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (ND IN, Jan. 16, 2020), is the latest installment in the dispute over the extent to which Notre Dame University must provide contraceptive coverage in its health insurance p…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jan 20, 1:30pm -
  • Canadian Court Says Indigenous Events In School Did Not Infringe Religious Freedom of Christian Students
    In Canada, in Servatius v. Board of Education School District No. 70, (BC Sup. Ct., Jan. 8, 2020), a British Columbia trial court judge rejected claims of infringement of religious freedom asserted by the mother of two school children. The court su…
    - 4 days ago 18 Jan 20, 11:30pm -
  • Supreme Court Grants Review In Contraceptive Mandate Exemption Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted review in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania (Docket No. 19-431) and Trump, President of the U.S. v. Pennsylvania (Docket No. 19-454) (certiorari granted 1/17/2020). (Order List).The two cases were conso…
    - 5 days ago 17 Jan 20, 10:11pm -
  • 8th Circuit Hears Arguments In Religion Clause Challenge To Missouri Abortion Restrictions
    The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday heard oral arguments (audio of full arguments) in Doe v. Parson (Docket No. 19-1578). In the case, a Missouri federal district court rejected both Establishment Clause and free exercise challenges to M…
    - 5 days ago 17 Jan 20, 12:20pm -
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  • 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…
    - 37 days ago 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…
    - 37 days ago 16 Dec 19, 2:54pm -
  • The Digital Pulpit: A Nationwide Analysis of Online Sermons
    This Pew Research Center analysis harnesses computational techniques to identify, collect and analyze the sermons that U.S. churches livestream or share on their websites each week.
    - 37 days ago 16 Dec 19, 2:53pm -
  • Appendix B: Data sources by country
    General sources and archives Demographic and Health Surveys. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Implemented by ICF. http://www.dhsprogram.com/. European Social Survey. Led by the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys. Ci…
    - 41 days ago 12 Dec 19, 6:54pm -
  • Appendix A: Methodology
    Data sources and analytical approaches used in the report are described in this section. First, this appendix provides shares of the populations that are represented in the study and details on the underlying source data. It goes on to explain how ho…
    - 41 days ago 12 Dec 19, 6:54pm -
  • 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…
    - 41 days ago 12 Dec 19, 6:54pm -
  • 3. Household patterns by age and gender
    People move between different types of households throughout their lives. Someone born into a two-parent home might become a member of an extended-family household when a grandmother moves in, live as a couple with their spouse in middle adulthood an…
    - 41 days ago 12 Dec 19, 6:54pm -
  • 2. Household patterns by religion
    Pew Research Center analyzed data on six religious groups – Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and people with no religious affiliation.37 Globally, the average Muslim lives in the biggest household (6.4 people), followed by the average H…
    - 41 days ago 12 Dec 19, 6:53pm -
  • 1. Household patterns by region
    Pew Research Center analyzed data on living arrangements in 130 countries, including 26 in the Asia-Pacific region, 40 in sub-Saharan Africa, 35 in Europe, 19 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and eight in the Middle East and North Africa, as well…
    - 41 days ago 12 Dec 19, 6:53pm -
  • Religion and Living Arrangements Around the World
    Household size and composition often vary by religious affiliation, data from 130 countries and territories reveals. Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious “nones,” influenced in part by regional norms.
    - 41 days ago 12 Dec 19, 6:53pm -

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NPR: Religion

  • newSupreme Court Considers Religious Schools Case

    Supreme Court Considers Religious Schools Case

    For the first time, the high court will rule on "no-aid" state constitutional provisions that conservative religious groups and school-choice advocates have long sought to invalidate.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Jan 20, 10:00am -
  • 'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy

    'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy

    Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her husband a year later in an accident. She spoke to Fresh Air in November 2018 about loss and faith.
    - 5 days ago 17 Jan 20, 6:20pm -
  • Remembering Spiritual Leader Ram Dass

    Remembering Spiritual Leader Ram Dass

    Dass, who died Dec. 22, was a practitioner of Eastern-inspired philosophy who became interested in the religious potential of LSD in the '60s and '70s. Originally broadcast in 1990.
    - 5 days ago 17 Jan 20, 6:20pm -
  • The News Roundup - International

    The News Roundup - International

    A new cabinet in Russia, Iran takes responsibility for shooting down a plane and Parnas goes public.
    - 5 days ago 17 Jan 20, 4:06pm -
  • How 'Namaste' Flew Away From Us

    How 'Namaste' Flew Away From Us

    "Namaste" has a meaning among Hindi speakers. But in the U.S., the word has been wrangled out of its context and tossed around to mean whatever people want it to.
    - 5 days ago 17 Jan 20, 11:07am -


Religion News Service

  • newRNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    NEWS STORY VATICAN-DAVOS: Pope Francis reminds world leaders at Davos that we are all members of the human family VATICAN CITY (RNS) – Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the rich ...The post RNS Updated Budget — Tuesday, January 21, 2020 appeared fi…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Jan 20, 9:00pm -
  • newIowa pastor says running for office is a test of faith
    DES MOINES, Iowa (RNS) — 'It's just a really good experience to know what it's like to be an outsider, to be a stranger, to be asking for people's welcome,' the Rev. Sarah Trone Garriott said.The post Iowa pastor says running for office is a test…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Jan 20, 8:28pm -
  • newPope Francis tells the powerful at Davos to focus on humanity, not power, profit
    VATICAN CITY — 'The overriding consideration, never to be forgotten, is that we are all members of the one human family,' the pope said in a message read to participants at the World Economic Forum.The post Pope Francis tells the powerful at Davos…
    - 18 hours ago 21 Jan 20, 7:40pm -
  • new'Hymn for the 81%': A conversation with Daniel Deitrich
    (RNS) — A lot of contemporary worship music doesn’t offer the best theology, but 'Hymn for the 81%,' by a South Bend, Indiana, worship leader, has gone viral with a cocktail of prophetic fire and Christ-like grace.The post 'Hymn for the 81%': A…
    - 22 hours ago 21 Jan 20, 3:25pm -
  • newFinancial assistance for US Catholic parishes
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Since its inception in 2001, the OCP Parish Grants program has awarded more than $3.3 million to parishes throughout the United States. In 2019, OCP gave nearly ...The post Financial assistance for US Catholic parishes appeared fi…
    - 23 hours ago 21 Jan 20, 3:00pm -
  • newRNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    NEWS STORY RNS-VANIMPE-OBIT: Jack Van Impe, end-times preacher and televangelist, dies at 88 (RNS) — Jack Van Impe, a televangelist who spent decades warning viewers that the end of the ...The post RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, January 21, 2020…
    - 23 hours ago 21 Jan 20, 2:40pm -
  • Trump v. Jefferson on National Religious Freedom Day
    (RNS) — A proposed Trump rule change touted as a boon for faith-based organizations would actually undermine religious freedom.The post Trump v. Jefferson on National Religious Freedom Day appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 1 day ago 21 Jan 20, 7:30am -
  • The Mormons' $100 billion fortune is not about the money, stupid
    (RNS) — 'I’m not trying to excuse the church’s massive nest egg here, just point out a reality of what I see happening,' says guest blogger Mette Harrison. 'Which is that it’s not about the money, stupid. It’s about loyalty.'The post The M…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 20, 5:27pm -
  • Multiracial churches growing, but challenging for clergy of color
    KELLER, Texas (RNS) — 'Pain is a part of the growth,' said the black pastor of a multiethnic Southern Baptist church in Utah.The post Multiracial churches growing, but challenging for clergy of color appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 20, 3:00pm -
  • Dr. King in today's America
    (RNS) — Dr. King would recognize the progress that has been made, but he would not be dancing; he would be organizing. 'Change,' he taught, 'does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.'The post Dr. King…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jan 20, 2:00pm -

New Zealand Herald

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…
    - 77 days ago 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…
    - 91 days ago 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…
    - 94 days ago 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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