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  • 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 -
  • Brazilian Evangelicals set up a ‘sin free’ alternative to Facebook

    Brazilian Evangelicals set up a ‘sin free’ alternative to Facebook

    A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil have set up Facegloria -- a sin-free version of Facebook, the Telegraph reports.The service is patrolled by volunteers who prevent the posting of all-too-revealing selfies, 600 banned words, and anything…
    - 6 Jul 15, 11:32am -
  • International Cultic Studies Association: Upcoming Events

    International Cultic Studies Association: Upcoming Events

    Founded in 1979, the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is a global network of people concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic or high-demand groups, alternative movements, and other environments. ICSA is tax-exemp…
    - 6 Jul 15, 6:07am -
  • Anti-gay bakery owners must pay $135.000 to lesbian couple

    Anti-gay bakery owners must pay $135.000 to lesbian couple

    The Christian owners of the Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery in Gresham, Oregon who denied service to a same-sex couple must pay $135,000 in damages, the state's Bureau of Labor and Industries has ruled.The bakery refused to bake a wedding cake cake fo…
    - 6 Jul 15, 3:26am -
  • Polygamous FLDS cult erects wall around meetinghouse

    Polygamous FLDS cult erects wall around meetinghouse

    The insular Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) is building a "fortress-type" wall around its meeting house in Colorado City, Arizona.UEP employee tells #2News this wall could be in response to 4th of July celebration…
    - 3 Jul 15, 10:50am -
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    • newFilm Goes Behind The Scenes Of Christian Courtship, Where God Is The Matchmaker
      Roughly one in three marriages in the United States are likely to end in divorce, according to national statistics. But some Christians believe they’ve found a solution by handing over the task of matchmaking to God. A 2015 documentary by filmmake…
      - 3 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 9:16pm -
    • newGay 'Orthodox Priests' Bare All For Steamy, NSFW New Calendar
      The Romanian team behind the controversial “Orthodox priests” calendar is back with another 12 months of sin... and salvation!(This article contains images that might be considered not suited for work.) As in previous years, the 2017 Orthodox Ca…
      - 3 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 8:25pm -
    • newHindus Celebrate The Mother Goddess In Navratri Festival
      Navratri is the Hindu festival of nine nights dedicated to the glorification of Shakti, the feminine form of the Divine. It takes place during the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. During these nine nights, the mother goddess is worshipped in nine dif…
      - 4 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 7:27pm -
    • newTwo Former Nuns Celebrate Their Love For Each Other In Italy
      Faith brought them together, but love gave them the courage to stay together. Two 44-year-old former nuns tied the knot during a civil union ceremony in Italy on Wednesday, in defiance of the Roman Catholic Church’s long-held opposition to same-se…
      - 5 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 7:10pm -
    • newDaily Meditation: With Devotion
      We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.Today’s meditation features a song by vocalist Karn…
      - 7 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 4:46pm -
    • newThese Photos Capture The Beauty And Grace Of The World's First Muslim Hijabi Ballerina
      Stephanie Kurlow put on her first tutu at the age of 2. She donned her first hijab at the age of 9. When Kurlow first converted to Islam along with her family nine years ago, she feared her beliefs could never coincide with her artistic passion.Now,…
      - 11 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 12:38pm -
    • newThere's A Really Good Reason Why Obama Doesn't Call ISIS 'Islamic Terrorists'
      Conservatives frequently criticize President Barack Obama for not referring to the Islamic State, and other terrorist groups and sympathizers, as “Islamist.” Turns out, there’s a good reason he doesn’t.At a CNN town hall event on Wednesday…
      - 12 hours ago 29 Sep 16, 12:03pm -

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    • new#7: Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

      #7: Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

      Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation Richard Rohr (Author), Mike Morrell (Contributor) Release Date: October 4, 2016Buy new: $23.99 $16.59 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on thi…
      - 15 mins ago 29 Sep 16, 11:32pm -
    • new#1: The Book of Mysteries

      #1: The Book of Mysteries

      The Book of Mysteries Jonathan Cahn (Author) (76)Release Date: September 6, 2016 Buy new: $21.99 $13.19 51 used & new from $12.62(Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authorit…
      - 15 mins ago 29 Sep 16, 11:32pm -
    • new#2: The Cellulite Myth: It's Not Fat, It's Fascia

      #2: The Cellulite Myth: It's Not Fat, It's Fascia

      The Cellulite Myth: It's Not Fat, It's Fascia Ashley Black (Author), Joanna Hunt (Contributor) Release Date: February 7, 2017Buy new: $16.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's…
      - 15 mins ago 29 Sep 16, 11:32pm -
    • new#9: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

      #9: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

      Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Elizabeth Gilbert (Author) (1472)Release Date: September 27, 2016 Buy new: $16.00 $13.47 49 used & new from $9.22(Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on thi…
      - 15 mins ago 29 Sep 16, 11:32pm -
    • new#3: The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith

      #3: The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith

      The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith Gabrielle Bernstein (Author) (11)Release Date: September 27, 2016 Buy new: $24.99 $14.99 33 used & new from $13.88(Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative info…
      - 15 mins ago 29 Sep 16, 11:32pm -
    • new#6: Here I Am: A Novel

      #6: Here I Am: A Novel

      Here I Am: A Novel Jonathan Safran Foer (Author) (42)Buy new: $14.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
      - 15 mins ago 29 Sep 16, 11:32pm -
    • new#4: The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear into Faith

      #4: The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear into Faith

      The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear into Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein (Author, Narrator), Hay House (Publisher) (11)Buy new: $17.49 $14.95 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this prod…
      - 15 mins ago 29 Sep 16, 11:32pm -

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    • Christian groups declare God ‘dependence’ campaign – in NY Times
      Conservative Christian groups unveiled a media campaign to oppose abortion rights and same-sex marriage with a full page ad in Sunday’s New York Times. The “Declaration of Dependence” pledges reliance … Click to Continue »
      - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 5:22pm -
    • New ministry finds heart in Massachusetts
      About a year ago, Keith and Veronica Evans, a couple in faith and marriage, began the process of furthering their spirituality by taking the formal steps to become faith leaders. … Click to Continue »
      - 3 days ago 26 Sep 16, 1:23pm -
    • It's no quiet life for Scientology leader's father
      After leaving the Church of Scientology and its secretive international base in the desert, Ronald Miscavige Sr. settled into small-town life in Wisconsin, his 40-year ties to the religion cut … Click to Continue »
      - 8 days ago 22 Sep 16, 8:00am -
    • Young Jewish adults in Seattle find a home and community at Moishe House
      SEATTLE - When Raphael Ginsburg, 23, moved to Seattle in January, he knew only one person in the city. Eight months later, he feels like he's part of the Seattle … Click to Continue »
      - 9 days ago 21 Sep 16, 8:00am -
    • Advocates applaud widening Pennsylvania probe into church abuse
      In compelling Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses to turn over as much as 70 years' worth of records on sexually abusive priests, the state attorney general's office is mounting what would … Click to Continue »
      - 11 days ago 19 Sep 16, 8:00am -
    • This religion professor shared his views on God, then found out he’s losing his job
      Northwest Nazarene University theology Professor Thomas Jay Oord doesn’t think of God the way a lot of Sunday church-goers do. As some Nazarenes pushed back against his views, Oord found a school administration and a church that did little to prote…
      - 46 days ago 14 Aug 16, 7:34pm -
    • Gay protester sues pastor who praised Orlando nightclub massacre
      The Natomas pastor who made national headlines for praising the killing of gay people in an Orlando nightclub has been sued by a gay protester over a shoving incident in … Click to Continue »
      - 48 days ago 12 Aug 16, 11:45pm -
    • Former William Jessup student says he was targeted for being gay
      Anthony Villarreal, 25, speaks about his expulsion from William Jessup University, a private Christian school in Rocklin. Villarreal believes he was expelled because he was gay. The school says he was expelled because of an arrest for domestic violen…
      - 50 days ago 10 Aug 16, 9:20pm -
    • Lara drops key parts of bill on religious colleges
      After intense opposition from the state’s religious schools, the author of a controversial bill that would have exposed private religious colleges in California to anti-discrimination lawsuits has agreed to remove … Click to Continue »
      - 50 days ago 10 Aug 16, 8:42pm -
    • Sacramento priest finds ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ at Burning Man
      The Very Rev. Brian Baker of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento has always traveled outside the box, promoting interfaith conversations with the Dalai Lama, motorcycling through Indian reservations and leading … Click to Continue »
      - 53 days ago 8 Aug 16, 12:09am -

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    • The Meaning of Sport and the Ethics of Enhancement
      Sport celebrates physical excellence as shaped and perfected by intentional activity. Sport connects our capacity as a moral agent with our embodiment as finite biological creatures.
      - 7 days ago 23 Sep 16, 3:55am -
    • Communion of Love: Thomas Merton and Liturgical Reform
      Thomas Merton's example of liturgical openness rooted in tradition and an ecclesiology of communion is as relevant today as it was in the years following Sacrosanctum Concilium.
      - 16 days ago 14 Sep 16, 2:27am -
    • Ethical Foundations for Aid: Duty of Rescue and Mutual Benefit
      Successful societies have a duty to rescue other societies from the immediate tragedy of humanitarian catastrophes, and from the prospective tragedy of societies that do not provide hope for the mass of their population.
      - 29 days ago 31 Aug 16, 9:31pm -

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