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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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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

  • newRecent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Richard Moon, The Law Society of BC v. Trinity Western University: Complicated Answers to a Simple Question, (July 30, 2019).Jean Stefancic, Law, Religion, and Racial Justice: A Comment on Derrick Bell's Last Article, (Case Western Reserve…
    - 21 hours ago 17 Feb 20, 12:10pm -
  • newParishioners Sue Claiming Wrongful Removal of Priest
    An unusual lawsuit was recently filed against the Archdiocese of Detroit by 20 parishioners of a Detroit Roman Catholic parish. The suit filed in a Michigan state trial court claims plaintiffs suffered extreme emotional distress when their priest was…
    - 21 hours ago 17 Feb 20, 12:05pm -
  • newBritish Court Refuses Financial Support Orders For Non-Complying Religious Marriage Ceremonies
    Under Britain's Matrimonial Causes Act, a party to a "void marriage" may obtain a decree of nullity from a family court which entitles the party, among other things, to seek an order for financial support.  In Attorney General v. Akhter, (EWCA, Feb…
    - 22 hours ago 17 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • Air Force Changes Rules To Accommodate Religious Headgear and Beards
    As reported by the Air Force Times, the Air Force earlier this month (Feb. 7) amended its Dress and Personal Appearance rules to allow airmen to request a waiver to permit wearing of conservative religious apparel, (Full text of amended Air Force Ins…
    - 2 days ago 16 Feb 20, 2:30pm -
  • 5th Circuit Dismisses Street Preacher's Suit Over Summons
    In Roy v. City of Monroe, (5th Cir., Feb. 13, 2020), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a suit by a street preacher who was issued a summons, but then acquitted, of disturbing the peace. He then sued the police and the c…
    - 2 days ago 16 Feb 20, 1:28am -
  • International Religious Freedom Alliance Founded
    Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that 26 nations have joined the United States to create the International Religious Freedom Alliance.  The nations pledged to uphold a Declaration of Principles committing them to take both proact…
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 12:05pm -
  • Prof Loses Fight Against School Rules On Transgender Discrimination
    In Meriwether v. Trustees of Shawnee State University, (SD OH, Feb. 12, 2020), an Ohio federal district court judge adopted a magistrate's recommendation and dismissed a lawsuit by a college professor who was disciplined by a university when he ref…
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
  • Suit Seeks Data On Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes In New York
    A New York state Freedom of Information Law lawsuit was filed last week by The Forward newspaper seeking information on the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York City.  The complaint (full text) in The Forward Association, Inc. v. New York Ci…
    - 5 days ago 13 Feb 20, 3:04pm -
  • 9th Circuit OK's School's Policy On Transgender Students
    In Parents for Privacy v. Barr, (9th Cir., Feb. 12, 2020) the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Oregon school district's policy of allowing transgender students to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers that correspond to their gend…
    - 5 days ago 13 Feb 20, 12:00pm -
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  • 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…
    - 27 days ago 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 pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researcher Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director…
    - 27 days ago 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…
    - 27 days ago 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…
    - 64 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…
    - 64 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.
    - 64 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…
    - 68 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…
    - 68 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…
    - 68 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…
    - 68 days ago 12 Dec 19, 6:54pm -

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Religion News Service

  • newRNS Updated Budget—Monday, February 17, 2020
    NEWS STORY RNS-Pagitt-Vote: Evangelical pastor has a simple mission: Get Trump out FRESNO, Calif. (RNS) — Doug Pagitt's long-shot effort to sway evangelicals away from Trump is the logical next ...The post RNS Updated Budget—Monday, February 17,…
    - 11 hours ago 17 Feb 20, 10:21pm -
  • newCathedral light show is drawing those who normally don’t darken church doors
    WASHINGTON (RNS) — Cathedrals around the world are welcoming people in new ways with meditative light and sound shows.The post Cathedral light show is drawing those who normally don’t darken church doors appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 12 hours ago 17 Feb 20, 9:59pm -
  • newGerman theologian spearheads transition to a ‘gender appropriate’ Catholic Church
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) — In a country with a long tradition of outspoken theologians, Agnes Wuckelt has her say about Germany's Catholic bishops' two-year summit studying the Church's beliefs on sexuality, love and priestly life.The post German theolo…
    - 12 hours ago 17 Feb 20, 9:29pm -
  • newMeet Father Josh: a happily married Catholic priest in a celibate world
    Josh Whitfield is a husband, a father of four and a relentlessly good-natured priest beloved by the parishioners at Dallas' St. Rita Catholic Community. The post Meet Father Josh: a happily married Catholic priest in a celibate world appeared first…
    - 14 hours ago 17 Feb 20, 7:51pm -
  • newEvangelical pastor has a simple mission: Get Trump out
    FRESNO, Calif. (RNS) — A long-shot effort to sway evangelicals away from Trump is the logical next step in Doug Pagitt's long trajectory as a Christian leader.The post Evangelical pastor has a simple mission: Get Trump out appeared first on Religi…
    - 16 hours ago 17 Feb 20, 5:41pm -
  • newRNS Opening Budget—Monday, February 17, 2020
    NEWS STORY RNS-Germany-Women: German theologian spearheads transition to a gender-appropriate Catholic Church VATICAN CITY (RNS) – A woman is challenging the Catholic church’s position on female inclusion in Germany, where ...The post RNS Openin…
    - 18 hours ago 17 Feb 20, 3:17pm -
  • Photos of the Week
    (RNS) — This week’s gallery includes the patron saint of bee keepers, mass shootings in Thailand, Thaipusam festival in Malaysia, and more.The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 1 day ago 17 Feb 20, 1:19am -
  • La Luz del Mundo minister says abuse allegations are false
    POMONA, Calif. (RNS) — At a news conference Friday (Feb. 14), church leaders gathered at the Fairplex in Pomona to address the allegations that were made against the church and its leaders.The post La Luz del Mundo minister says abuse allegations…
    - 3 days ago 15 Feb 20, 7:26pm -
  • Will the real pro-life political party please stand up?
    (RNS) — The presidential election is shaping up to be a tough one for those who see it literally as a matter of life and death.The post Will the real pro-life political party please stand up? appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 3 days ago 15 Feb 20, 2:27pm -
  • Born of a Muslim who overcame an immigration ban, a community celebrates its centennial
    (RNS) — Arriving in 1920, Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, one of the earliest missionaries of Islam in the United States, established a lasting example for Muslim American relations.The post Born of a Muslim who overcame an immigration ban, a community cele…
    - 3 days ago 15 Feb 20, 2:20pm -

New Zealand Herald

  • Children killed in American orphanage fire in Haiti
    A fire swept through a Haitian children's home run by a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group, killing 13 children, health care workers said Friday.Rose-Marie Louis, a child-care worker at the home, told The Associated Press that she...
    - 3 days ago 14 Feb 20, 9:40pm -
  • 'Destroyed by this devil': Devastating letter from family of murdered Sydney woman
    The family of a young woman who was murdered by her housemate in Sydney say she had believed there were "no bad people" in Australia but really she was "surrounded by a demon".In a three-page letter given to news.com.au today, the...
    - 4 days ago 14 Feb 20, 8:41pm -
  • Woman visits toilet at vegan cafe, finds 'satanic sex cult' meeting
    A British woman has claimed she was answering the call of nature at a London cafe when she stumbled upon members of a "satanic sex cult" eating pork pies and scotch eggs.Anya Driscoll was visiting the Bonnington Cafe in Vauxhall...
    - 6 days ago 12 Feb 20, 1:31am -
  • US church set to welcome first lesbian bishop
    The Michigan diocese of the Episcopal Church is about to welcome its first female and first openly lesbian bishop this weekend.The elevation of the Rev. Bonnie A. Perry to bishop in Michigan comes as some Christian denominations...
    - 10 days ago 8 Feb 20, 1:25am -

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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