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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? 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 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 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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    • newCourt Awards Attorneys' Fees In Contraceptive Mandate Case
      In Catholic Benefits Association LCA v. Azar, (WD OK, Aug. 15, 2018), an Oklahoma federal district court awarded attorneys' fees that were dramatically lower than requested by plaintiff's counsel.  The case was one of the lengthy challenges to the O…
      - 3 hours ago 19 Aug 18, 5:13pm -
    • newRecent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases
      In Smith v. Penzone, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135075 (D AZ, Aug. 10, 2018), an Arizona federal district court dismissed an inmate's complaint that he was denied assistance with a three-day fast based on the Christian faith surrounding the Ritualistic D…
      - 10 hours ago 19 Aug 18, 11:00am -
    • newEEOC Sues Over Hostile Treatment of Catholic Employee
      The EEOC announced on Thursday that it had filed a Title VII lawsuit against New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health alleging a manager's religious harassment of a Catholic employee. According to the press release:Hackensack was aware of but fail…
      - 19 hours ago 19 Aug 18, 1:30am -
    • Dutch High Court Rules Pastafarianism Is Not A Religion
      The Guardian reported yesterday that Netherlands highest court, the Council of State, has ruled that law student Mienke de Wilde who is a Pastafarian cannot wear a colander on her head in her passport and drivers license photo. While Dutch law allows…
      - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 11:05am -
    • Court Not Barred From Adjudicating Church Merger
      In Pure Presbyterian Church of Washington v. Grace of God Presbyterian Church, (VA Sup. Ct., Aug. 16, 2018), the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a trial court's judgment enforcing a merger agreement between two local Korean speaking Presbyterian chur…
      - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 11:00am -
    • Defamation Suit Dismissed Under Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine
      In Orr v. Fourth Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church, (IL App., Aug. 14, 2018), an Illinois state appellate court dismissed on ecclesiastical abstention grounds a defamation lawsuit brought by Rev. Charles Orr, the chairperson of a…
      - 3 days ago 16 Aug 18, 11:15am -
    • Suit Claims Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Violates Mormons' Religious Freedom
      The Salt Lake Tribune reports that yesterday a suit was filed in Utah state court seeking, on free exercise and free speech grounds, to remove Utah's medical marijuana initiative from the November ballot.  The suit, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's r…
      - 3 days ago 16 Aug 18, 11:10am -
    • No Standing To Assert Jewish Tenant's Free Exercise Objection To Saturday Eviction
      Hurley v. Town of Southampton, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137089 (ED NY, Aug. 13, 2018) involves various claims by the owner of a rental property stemming from his prosecution for violating Southampton's transient rental law. In the case, a federal magist…
      - 3 days ago 16 Aug 18, 11:05am -
    • Masterpiece Cakeshop Sues Colorado In New Relgiioius Accommodation Dispute
      In the wake of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips is again entangled in litigation.  The complaint (full text) in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc. v. Elenis, (D CO, filed 8/14/20…
      - 3 days ago 16 Aug 18, 11:00am -
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    Religion Books: New Releases

    • new#7: The Storybook Groom (Texas Titan Romances)

      #7: The Storybook Groom (Texas Titan Romances)

      The Storybook Groom (Texas Titan Romances) Sarah Gay (Author) (18)Buy new: $2.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
      - 25 mins ago 19 Aug 18, 8:07pm -
    • new#1: Harry Potter: A History of Magic

      #1: Harry Potter: A History of Magic

      Harry Potter: A History of Magic by Pottermore Publishing (Author, Publisher), Ben Davies (Author), Natalie Dormer (Narrator) (36)Buy new: $29.95 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this prod…
      - 25 mins ago 19 Aug 18, 8:07pm -
    • new#2: The Stones, the Crows, the Grass, the Moon (Missing collection)

      #2: The Stones, the Crows, the Grass, the Moon (Missing collection)

      The Stones, the Crows, the Grass, the Moon (Missing collection) Walter Kirn (Author) (26)Buy new: $1.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this…
      - 25 mins ago 19 Aug 18, 8:07pm -
    • new#9: Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared

      #9: Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared

      Imperfect Courage: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared Jessica Honegger (Author) (289)Release Date: August 14, 2018 Buy new: $25.00 $15.00 77 used & new from $11.00(Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list f…
      - 25 mins ago 19 Aug 18, 8:07pm -
    • new#3: Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

      #3: Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

      Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon by Dr. Joe Dispenza (Author), Adam Boyce (Narrator), Author's Republic (Publisher) (576)Buy new: $24.95 $16.95 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authorita…
      - 25 mins ago 19 Aug 18, 8:07pm -
    • new#6: The Thief of All Light (A Santero and Rein Thriller)

      #6: The Thief of All Light (A Santero and Rein Thriller)

      The Thief of All Light (A Santero and Rein Thriller) Bernard Schaffer (Author) (13)Buy new: $2.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
      - 25 mins ago 19 Aug 18, 8:07pm -
    • new#4: Make-Believe Honeymoon (Make-Believe Series Book 3)

      #4: Make-Believe Honeymoon (Make-Believe Series Book 3)

      Make-Believe Honeymoon (Make-Believe Series Book 3) Vivi Holt (Author) (22)Buy new: $0.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
      - 25 mins ago 19 Aug 18, 8:07pm -

    Pew Forum Religion News Links

    • Methodology
      The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults recruited from landline and cellphone random-digit-dial surveys. Panelists participate via monthly self-administere…
      - 18 days ago 1 Aug 18, 1:51pm -
    • Acknowledgments
      This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Research Team Claire Gecewicz, Research Analyst Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Resea…
      - 18 days ago 1 Aug 18, 1:51pm -
    • Why Americans Go (and Don’t Go) to Religious Services
      In recent years, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they regularly attend religious services has been declining, while the share of Americans who attend only a few times a year, seldom or never has been growing. A new Pew Research Center survey fi…
      - 18 days ago 1 Aug 18, 1:51pm -
    • Acknowledgments
      This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researchers Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Research Team Alan Coope…
      - 45 days ago 5 Jul 18, 1:58pm -
    • How Does Pew Research Center Measure the Religious Composition of the U.S.? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
      Question 1: Measuring religious identity How does Pew Research Center measure the religious identity of survey respondents and the religious composition of the U.S.? Answer: Generally, we rely on respondents’ self-identification.  A key question w…
      - 45 days ago 5 Jul 18, 1:58pm -
    • Methodology
      This is the ninth time Pew Research Center has measured restrictions on religion around the globe.75 This report, which includes data for the year ending Dec. 31, 2016, generally follows the same methodology as previous reports. Pew Research Center…
      - 59 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:53pm -
    • 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…
      - 59 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:53pm -
    • 4. Among the 25 most populous countries, Egypt, Russia, India, Indonesia and Turkey had the highest overall restrictions on religion in 2016
      About three-quarters of the world’s people (more than 5 billion) live in the 25 most populous countries in the world. Examining the religious restrictions in these countries can show how government restrictions and social hostilities impact large p…
      - 59 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:53pm -
    • 3. Americas the only region with a rise in both government restrictions and social hostilities involving religion in 2016
      Government restrictions by region In 2016, the global median level of government restrictions on religion increased slightly to 2.8 from 2.7 in 2015. The median score rose in three out of five regions (the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle…
      - 59 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:53pm -
    • 2. Harassment of religious groups hits highest point since 2007
      The analysis of 2016 sources found reports of religiously motivated harassment – whether perpetrated by governments or social groups – in the vast majority of the world’s countries (187, up from 169 in 2015). This marks the biggest number of co…
      - 59 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:53pm -

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    • newIsraeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper rift
      JERUSALEM (AP) — The gulf between the country's hard-line government and liberal Jewish Americans who oppose its policies is growing.The post Israeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper rift appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 2 hours ago 19 Aug 18, 6:18pm -
    • newIrish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuse
      VATICAN CITY (AP) — "It's not enough to just say sorry," said Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. "Structures that permit or facilitate abuse must be broken down, and broken down forever."The post Irish archbishop urges pope to speak frankly about abuse…
      - 3 hours ago 19 Aug 18, 5:33pm -
    • newSex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say
      ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When bad things happen inside institutions, the ingredients are already there to make things even worse.The post Sex scandals fester at unhealthy organizations, experts say appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 9 hours ago 19 Aug 18, 12:00pm -
    • Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage
      MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Over 2 million Muslims from abroad and inside the kingdom will be taking part in this year's hajj.The post Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 1 day ago 18 Aug 18, 3:27pm -
    • Photos of the Week
      This week’s gallery includes celebrations of the Assumption of Mary, preparations for Eid al-Adha and more.The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 1 day ago 18 Aug 18, 10:00am -
    • Photo essay: Mexican festival honors Mary and maize
      Every year on August 15, the Virgin of the Assumption is venerated at the end of La Feria del Elote, a two-week-long corn festival in Jala, Mexico.The post Photo essay: Mexican festival honors Mary and maize appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 8:00pm -
    • We’ve forgotten how to mend. Faith traditions can help.
      (RNS) — When things fall apart, like when religious leaders enter areas of sexual sin or when men abuse their power to victimize women, we are not so good at repairing relationships. In fact, we are at a loss for how to begin.The post We’ve forg…
      - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 7:51pm -
    • Celtic spirituality draws pagans and Christians alike
      (RNS) — “It’s a big-tent spirituality," said book editor Brandenburgh, "so it’s something that not only Roman Catholics and mainline Protestants feel comfortable with, but it’s also something that is of interest to the neo-pagans of the wor…
      - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 6:53pm -
    • What is the Hajj?
      (The Conversation) — Nearly 2 million Muslim pilgrims are gathering in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all Muslims who are able to undertake the five-day pilgrimage.The post What is the Hajj…
      - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 6:25pm -
    • I’m a Mormon! But I’m not supposed to call myself that anymore.
      Yesterday, the church that invested millions in its Meet the Mormons movie and exports its Mormon Tabernacle Choir as its ambassador to the world asked us all to stop using the word “Mormon.”The post I’m a Mormon! But I’m not supposed to cal…
      - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 4:55pm -

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    • Vatican's 'shame and sorrow'
      The Vatican has expressed "shame and sorrow" over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and says...
      - 2 days ago 17 Aug 18, 5:30pm -
    • Probe into Roman Catholic sexual abuse in Pennsylvania: Priests 'weaponised' the faith to prey on kids
      Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children, a grand jury found, in what the state's top prosecutor called the "weaponisation...
      - 4 days ago 16 Aug 18, 5:13am -
    • Tom Cruise's son Connor makes big Scientology move
      Tom Cruise's son is clearly following in his father's footsteps.It's been revealed Connor Cruise, 23, has made a permanent move to an elite Scientology compound, known as The Sandcastle, in Clearwater, Florida.According to the...
      - 4 days ago 15 Aug 18, 9:56pm -
    • Catholic Church apologises for comments on abuse
      The Catholic Church in New Zealand has been forced to apologise for comments implying parents bore some responsibility for stopping clerical sexual abuse.The statements by Monsignor John Harrison, of the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin,...
      - 5 days ago 14 Aug 18, 5:00pm -
    • Church of England bishop voices support for outlawing burqa in public
      A senior Church of England bishop last night called for a near-total ban on the wearing of burkas in public.The former Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, said burkas and niqabs should be outlawed in a wide range of situations...
      - 8 days ago 11 Aug 18, 10:21pm -

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