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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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  • newUS bishops cancel votes on tackling sex abuse after pope intervenes
    Conference of bishops announced it will delay votes on proposed steps to address abuse crisis in an abrupt change of plansIn an abrupt change of plans, a US conference of Catholic bishops has delayed any votes on proposed new steps to address the cle…
    - 4 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 7:30pm -
  • newMorrison urges Muslim community to be more 'proactive' in tackling terrorism
    Prime minister says imams may know who is infiltrating and radicalising members of their flockScott Morrison has said the Muslim community in Australia must be more “proactive” in tackling the threat of terror attacks because “in many cases”…
    - 21 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 2:37am -
  • TV scientist Alice Roberts to be president of Humanists UK
    Anthropologist and presenter takes over as figurehead of campaign group next yearThe scientist and television presenter Alice Roberts is to be the next president of Humanists UK, championing campaigns against state funding of faith schools and in fav…
    - 2 days ago 11 Nov 18, 12:01am -
  • Top Catholic bishop to be questioned over child abuse scandal
    Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be first leader of English church to testify under oathThe Roman Catholic church in England will come under intense scrutiny this week over its handling of child sexual abuse and the cover-up of predatory priests by bish…
    - 2 days ago 10 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • My fundamentalist childhood: less like a temple, more like a cage
    Jessica Wilbanks grew up in a world of moral absolutes. In a new memoir, she describes loving, and leaving, her family’s faithEarly one Saturday morning when I was twelve, my father rustled me awake. I patted my bedside table for my tortoise-shell…
    - 3 days ago 10 Nov 18, 11:00am -


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    • newAlbany Episcopal Bishop Defies Parent Body On Same-Sex Marriage Rites
      In July, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church passed Resolution B012 Marriage Rites for the Whole Church, which was designed to give local congregational access to all couples wishing to have a same-sex marriage ceremony.  The Resolutio…
      - 7 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 4:15pm -
    • newRestaurant Settles EEOC Suit On Dress Code Accommodation
      The EEOC last week announced the settlement of a religious discrimination suit it had filed against the operators of a Flowood, Mississippi restaurant, Georgia Blue.  The restaurant agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a complaint by an Apostolic Pentec…
      - 8 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 3:33pm -
    • newRecent Articles of Interest
      From SSRN:Thomas Scott-Railton, A Legal Sanctuary: How the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Could Protect Sanctuary Churches, (Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming).Tamar Hostovsky Brandes, Israel's Nation-State Law – What Now for Equality, Self-D…
      - 10 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 1:50pm -
    • newRecent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases
      In Wright v. Bibens, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 187463 (D CT, Nov. 1, 2018), a Connecticut federal district court dismissed a Rastafarian inmate's complaint that he was denied common fare meals for 4 days after he was transferred to a different instituti…
      - 21 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 2:35am -
    • Indian Court Says Jewish Divorce By Mutual Consent Not Permitted
      Times of India today reports on a Sept. 24 decision by the Family Court in Mumbai denying a Jewish couple's petition for divorce by mutual consent.  Unlike the situation of numerous other religious groups, there is no codified statutory law in India…
      - 1 day ago 11 Nov 18, 4:54pm -
    • Challenge Filed To Texas' Limits On Marriage Celebrants
      A suit was filed last week in a Texas federal district court challenging the constitutionality of Texas Family Code Section 2.202 which limits those who can officiate at marriage ceremonies to members of the clergy and various judges.  The complai…
      - 1 day ago 11 Nov 18, 4:07pm -
    • Suit Challenges Denial of Zoning Approval For Mosque
      A suit was filed in a Michigan federal district court yesterday against the city of Troy, Michigan challenging the denial of a zoning variance for property acquired for use as a mosque and community center.  The complaint (full text) in Adam Communi…
      - 3 days ago 9 Nov 18, 12:15pm -
    • Satanic Temple Sues Netflix Over Wrongful Use Of Bahomet Statue
      Yesterday The Satanic Temple filed suit in a New York federal district court against Netflix and Warner Brothers, seeking $50 million in damages.  The complaint (full text) in United Federation of Churches LLC v. Netflix, Inc., (SD NY, filed 11/8/2…
      - 3 days ago 9 Nov 18, 12:10pm -
    • Preliminary Agreement Reached For Church of Greece Clergy To Lose Civil Servant Status
      Reuters reports that in Greece on Tuesday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymos of the Church of Greece reached a preliminary agreement to end the civil servant status of priests and auxiliary staff. Some 10,000 members of the clerg…
      - 3 days ago 9 Nov 18, 12:05pm -
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    • new#7: Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

      #7: Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

      Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals Rachel Hollis (Author) Release Date: March 12, 2019Buy new: $24.99 $15.05 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on…
      - 1 min ago 12 Nov 18, 11:32pm -
    • new#1: It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered

      #1: It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered

      It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered Lysa TerKeurst (Author) (15)Release Date: November 13, 2018Buy new: $24.99 $15.31 (Visit the Hot N…
      - 1 min ago 12 Nov 18, 11:32pm -
    • new#2: Racing to the Finish: My Story

      #2: Racing to the Finish: My Story

      Racing to the Finish: My Story Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Author), Ryan McGee (Contributor) (124)Release Date: October 16, 2018 Buy new: $26.99 $18.75 18 used & new from $16.99(Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative i…
      - 1 min ago 12 Nov 18, 11:32pm -
    • new#9: Her Hollywood Fake Fiance: Christmas Romance Series: The Legendary Kent Brother Romances

      #9: Her Hollywood Fake Fiance: Christmas Romance Series: The Legendary Kent Brother Romances

      Her Hollywood Fake Fiance: Christmas Romance Series: The Legendary Kent Brother Romances Taylor Hart (Author) (11)Buy new: $2.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current ran…
      - 1 min ago 12 Nov 18, 11:32pm -
    • new#3: Her Billionaire Boss Fake Fiancé: Christmas Romance Series

      #3: Her Billionaire Boss Fake Fiancé: Christmas Romance Series

      Her Billionaire Boss Fake Fiancé: Christmas Romance Series Cami Checketts (Author) (15)Buy new: $2.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current r…
      - 1 min ago 12 Nov 18, 11:32pm -
    • new#6: The Universe Has Your Back Journal

      #6: The Universe Has Your Back Journal

      The Universe Has Your Back Journal Gabrielle Bernstein (Author), Micaela Ezra (Illustrator) (2)Release Date: November 6, 2018 Buy new: $17.99 $11.84 23 used & new from $11.84(Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritat…
      - 1 min ago 12 Nov 18, 11:32pm -
    • new#4: Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

      #4: Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

      Almost Everything: Notes on Hope Anne Lamott (Author) (20)Release Date: October 16, 2018 Buy new: $20.00 $12.00 94 used & new from $11.95(Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's cur…
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