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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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  • 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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  • newHong Kong police fire tear gas, roll out water cannon trucks

    Hong Kong police fire tear gas, roll out water cannon trucks

    Police in Hong Kong used tear gas Sunday to clear pro-democracy demonstrators who had taken over a street and brought out water cannon trucks for the first time in the summerlong protests. The skirmish on a main drag in the outlying Tsuen Wan distri…
    - 1 hour ago 25 Aug 19, 12:04pm -
  • newHow conservatives are making the best case against the death penalty

    How conservatives are making the best case against the death penalty

    There are many reasons to oppose capital punishment. People of faith have reasons to be against it. So do people who see the inequities in the system.
    - 3 hours ago 25 Aug 19, 10:00am -
  • newIndian girl's throat slit in spate of deadly kite accidents

    Indian girl's throat slit in spate of deadly kite accidents

    A young girl riding on a motorcycle with her father in New Delhi has died after a glass-coated kite string slit her throat, reports said Sunday, the second incident in a week. Kite flying is a popular sport in India, but has turned deadly in recent…
    - 3 hours ago 25 Aug 19, 9:59am -
  • newMuslim man left in coma after Thai army interrogation dies

    Muslim man left in coma after Thai army interrogation dies

    A Muslim man left in a coma after being interrogated at a notorious Thai detention centre died Sunday, as pressure mounts on the army to release further findings of a probe into the case. Abdulloh Esormusor, a suspected rebel from the country's rest…
    - 6 hours ago 25 Aug 19, 7:22am -
  • newUPDATE 2-UK PM Johnson says 39 bln stg divorce bill not due in no-deal Brexit

    UPDATE 2-UK PM Johnson says 39 bln stg divorce bill not due in no-deal Brexit

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, it will no longer legally owe the 39 billion pound ($47.88 billion) divorce bill agreed by his predecessor Theresa May. Earlier British media repor…
    - 7 hours ago 25 Aug 19, 6:30am -
  • newJournalist killed in Mexico

    Journalist killed in Mexico

    The head of a Mexican news website was found stabbed to death in the center of the country, authorities said Saturday, the 10th such killing this year. The body of Nevith Condes Jaramillo "was found Saturday morning... showing injuries from a sharp…
    - 8 hours ago 25 Aug 19, 5:32am -

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  • 2. Factors linked with religious knowledge
    Religious affiliation is just one of several factors linked with religious knowledge. The survey shows, for example, that religious knowledge is also very closely linked with how many years of schooling a person has received. In addition, a variety o…
    - 33 days ago 23 Jul 19, 1:53pm -
  • 1. Which religious groups know what about religion?
    Based on religious affiliation (or lack thereof), the groups that display the highest levels of religious knowledge on this survey include Jews (who get an average of 18.7 out of 32 questions correct), self-described atheists (17.9) and self-describe…
    - 33 days ago 23 Jul 19, 1:53pm -
  • 3. How strongly are religious, social and demographic factors linked with religious knowledge?
    The results of the survey suggest that there are many traits that are linked with levels of religious knowledge. These include demographic factors, such as age and education, as well as religious affiliation. But which of these traits are strongly co…
    - 33 days ago 23 Jul 19, 1:53pm -
  • 4. Feelings toward religious groups
    The survey included some questions designed to see whether higher levels of religious knowledge tend to go hand in hand with more positive attitudes toward various religious groups. Overall, the answer is “yes.” In general, respondents who are hi…
    - 33 days ago 23 Jul 19, 1:53pm -
  • 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 Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director o…
    - 33 days ago 23 Jul 19, 1:53pm -
  • Methodology
    This report is based 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 Protestant. The…
    - 33 days ago 23 Jul 19, 1:53pm -
  • What Americans Know About Religion
    Before you read the report Test your religious knowledge by taking an interactive quiz. The short quiz includes some questions recently asked in the nationally representative survey that forms the basis of this report. After completing the quiz, you…
    - 33 days ago 23 Jul 19, 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 theGlobal Religious Futures project comes from Th…
    - 41 days ago 15 Jul 19, 8:57pm -
  • 3. Middle East still home to highest levels of restrictions on religion, although levels have declined since 2016
    Government restrictions by region In 2017, the global median score on the Government Restrictions Index (GRI) remained stable at 2.8 – matching 2016 and staying at its highest point since the study began in 2007 (see Overview). The median score dec…
    - 41 days ago 15 Jul 19, 8:57pm -
  • 1. Number of countries with ‘very high’ government restrictions on religion remains at highest levels since 2007
    Countries with the most extensive government restrictions on religion While most countries have some form of government restrictions involving religion, some countries stand out each year by having particularly high levels of these restrictions. This…
    - 41 days ago 15 Jul 19, 8:57pm -

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  • The heartbreaking reason George Pell's accuser stayed silent for so long
    George Pell's accuser did not tell anyone about the abuse he suffered for almost 20 years. New documents have now revealed why. He's been called the choirboy, "The Kid", the complainant, Pell's accuser, "Witness J" and simply "A".Not...
    - 1 day ago 24 Aug 19, 4:31am -
  • Meet 'Mindar,' the robotic Buddhist priest in Japan
    As interest in religion wanes around the world, and secularism surges, religious leaders have begun searching for innovative ways to spread their message and connect with potential adherents.In the United States, some churches have...
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 19, 8:17pm -

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