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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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  • newMemo to Bodyguard writers: Muslim women are more than victims or terrorists | Tasnim Nazeer
    At a time when Islamophobic attacks are soaring, it’s despairing to see the BBC pander to dangerous stereotypes of hijab wearers • WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERSFrustratingly, right from the onset of the BBC’s hugely popular drama Bodyguard, we wer…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 6:24pm -
  • School chaplains agency faces tax challenge over $33m in donations
    Exclusive: Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi says a review is needed to establish whether guidelines have been breachedThe largest provider of school chaplains, Scripture Union Queensland, has been the subject of a complaint to the tax office questioning…
    - 2 days ago 22 Sep 18, 10:02pm -
  • Vatican signs historic deal with China – but critics denounce sellout
    Agreement with Beijing on nominating bishops is step in Pope Francis’s bid to repair diplomatic relationsThe Vatican and China said yesterday they had signed a historic agreement on the appointment of Roman Catholic bishops, a breakthrough on an is…
    - 3 days ago 22 Sep 18, 3:26pm -
  • Vatican and China sign agreement on bishop appointments
    Historic accord was announced during Pope Francis’s visit to LithuaniaThe Vatican and China have signed a historic provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.The agreement was signed in Beijing and announced while Pope Francis was visiting…
    - 3 days ago 22 Sep 18, 11:04am -
  • Religious faith or child abuse? A new documentary investigates
    In Idaho, different belief structures collide, ‘with lives hanging in the balance’, says the film’s producer, Jess LichtensteinThe Followers of Christ is a Pentecostal church that believes in faith healing. Its members refuse to avail themselve…
    - 3 days ago 22 Sep 18, 10:00am -


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      - 1 day ago 23 Sep 18, 10:06pm -
    • Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Cases
      In Wolcott v. Board of Rabbis of Northern and Southern California, (9th Cir., Sept. 20, 2018), the 9th Circuit reversed the dismissal of an inmate's claim that his possession and use of Jewish artifacts were restricted, but affirmed the dismissal of…
      - 1 day ago 23 Sep 18, 9:59pm -
    • 6th Circuit: Moving Street Preachers Away From Pride Festival Violated Their Free Speech Rights
      In McGlone v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville, (6th Cir., Sept. 19, 2018), the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision held that the free speech rights of two sidewalk preachers were infringed when they were required to move their a…
      - 1 day ago 23 Sep 18, 9:27pm -
    • European Court Says Catholic Hospital May Have Illegally Fired Doctor
      In IR v. JQ, (COJ, Sept. 11, 2018) the Court of Justice of the European Union held that in Germany, a Catholic hospital may have discriminated illegally when it dismissed the head of its Internal Medicine Department for remarrying in a civil ceremon…
      - 1 day ago 23 Sep 18, 8:34pm -
    • Vatican Reaches Provisional Agreement With China Over Recognition of Bishops
      As reported by Crux, the Vatican yesterday announced that it has signed a provisional agreement with China that would resolve the long-standing conflict over the appointment of bishops.  Pope Francis will officially recognize eight bishops named by…
      - 1 day ago 23 Sep 18, 7:56pm -
    • European Court of Human Rights OKs Injunctions Against Anti-Abortion Activist
      In four related Chamber Judgments issued on Sept. 20, the European Court of Human rights upheld injunctions and the award of damages in the cases that doctors brought against an anti-abortion activist for calling doctors who performed abortions aggra…
      - 2 days ago 23 Sep 18, 1:30pm -
    • European Court's Advocate General Says Halal and Kosher Meat Can Be Labeled "Organic"
      In a September 20 press release, the Court of Justice of the European Union announced the proposed finding of the Advocate General in a reference from France's Administrative Court of Appeal on whether under EU rules halal and kosher meat may be labe…
      - 2 days ago 23 Sep 18, 12:00pm -
    • Cert Filed In Title VII Sabbath Accommodation Case
      Last week, a petition for certiorari (full text) was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Patterson v. Walgreen Co. (cert. filed 9/14/2018).  In the case, the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals held that Walgreens had offered reasonable accommodati…
      - 2 days ago 23 Sep 18, 3:24am -
    • Israeli Court Fines Orthodox Jewish Station For Excluding Women On Broadcasts
      Times of Israel reported yesterday:In a precedent-setting ruling, the Jerusalem District Court fined the ultra-Orthodox Kol Berama radio station NIS 1 million ($280,000) on Thursday for excluding women from the airwaves.The judge ordered the money be…
      - 4 days ago 21 Sep 18, 11:20am -
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    Religion Books: New Releases

    • new#7: Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

      #7: 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) (602)Buy new: $24.95 $16.95 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authorita…
      - 1 min ago 25 Sep 18, 5:02am -
    • new#1: The Ragged Edge of Night

      #1: The Ragged Edge of Night

      The Ragged Edge of Night Olivia Hawker (Author) (445)Buy new: $4.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
      - 1 min ago 25 Sep 18, 5:02am -
    • new#2: The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

      #2: The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

      The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel Heather Morris (Author) (257)Buy new: $11.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
      - 1 min ago 25 Sep 18, 5:02am -
    • new#9: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

      #9: How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

      How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Sy Montgomery (Author), Rebecca Green (Illustrator) (14)Release Date: September 25, 2018Buy new: $20.00 $12.00 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative inf…
      - 1 min ago 25 Sep 18, 5:02am -
    • new#3: Letters to the Church

      #3: Letters to the Church

      Letters to the Church Francis Chan (Author) (67)Release Date: September 1, 2018 Buy new: $16.99 $10.19 87 used & new from $10.19(Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current rank…
      - 1 min ago 25 Sep 18, 5:02am -
    • new#6: Cole and Sav: Our Surprising Love Story

      #6: Cole and   Sav: Our Surprising Love Story

      Cole and Sav: Our Surprising Love Story Cole and Savannah LaBrant (Author) Release Date: October 9, 2018Buy new: $24.99 $17.49 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current ran…
      - 1 min ago 25 Sep 18, 5:02am -
    • new#4: Joe McCabe

      #4: Joe McCabe

      Joe McCabe Brad Dennison (Author) (36)Buy new: $0.99 (Visit the Hot New Releases in Religion & Spirituality list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
      - 1 min ago 25 Sep 18, 5:02am -

    Pew Forum Religion News Links

    • How the religious typology groups compare
      Use this tool to compare the religious typology groups on key topics and demographics.
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 2:18pm -
    • Religious typology quiz
      Are you a Sunday Stalwart? Solidly Secular? Or somewhere in between? Take our quiz to find out which one of the religious typology groups is your best match and see how you compare with our nationally representative survey of more than 4,000 U.S. adu…
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 2:16pm -
    • Appendix B: 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…
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 1:55pm -
    • Appendix A: About the religious typology
      The religious typology divides the public into seven groups based on their answers to 16 questions that measure their religious and spiritual beliefs, their engagement with their faith, and the religious and nonreligious sources of meaning and fulfil…
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 1:55pm -
    • 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 Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Rich Morin, Senior Editor Gregory A. Smith,…
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 1:55pm -
    • 5. The demographic characteristics of religious typology groups
      Although demographic indicators – including race and ethnicity, age, gender, and education – were not used as factors to create the typology groups, there are clear patterns across the seven groups. The religious typology groups roughly move from…
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 1:55pm -
    • 4. Politics and policy
      Sunday Stalwarts and God-and-Country Believers tend to be Republicans, while Religion Resisters, the Solidly Secular and the Spiritually Awake are generally Democrats. The other two groups are somewhat more mixed in their partisanship. These patterns…
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 1:54pm -
    • 3. Sources of meaning and community involvement
      For every religious typology group, spending time with family ranks among the most meaningful aspects of life. But people also find fulfillment in many other places, including their careers, hobbies, friends, pets and religious faith. And the typolog…
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 1:54pm -
    • 2. Attitudes toward organized religion
      The highly religious typology groups – Sunday Stalwarts, God-and-Country Believers and the Diversely Devout – tend to have positive views of churches and other religious institutions. Majorities in each of these groups say that religious organiza…
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 1:54pm -
    • 1. Religious and spiritual practices and beliefs
      The religious beliefs and practices of Americans differ greatly across religious typology groups. At one end of the spectrum are the Sunday Stalwarts. Overwhelming majorities of these devout and religiously traditional Americans say they attend churc…
      - 27 days ago 29 Aug 18, 1:54pm -

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    • newIn Nigeria, fears that a crackdown on Muslim group will court another Boko Haram
      ABUJA, Nigeria (RNS) — Muslims on the ground and experts in Washington worry that the detention of a Shiite cleric and the killings of his followers will provoke the Islamic Movement of Nigeria into waging war.The post In Nigeria, fears that a cra…
      - 7 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 9:41pm -
    • newThirty years on, why ‘The Satanic Verses’ remains so controversial
      (The Conversation) — Author Salman Rushdie's book goes to the heart of Muslim religious beliefs and challenges some of the most sensitive tenets.The post Thirty years on, why ‘The Satanic Verses’ remains so controversial appeared first on Reli…
      - 8 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 9:00pm -
    • newNational meeting signals ‘coming of age’ for Hispanic Catholics in US
      GRAPEVINE, Texas (RNS) — The four-day bilingual gathering was called a 'crucial turning point for the Catholic Church in America' as the U.S. bishops discerned ways to better respond to its coming Latino majority.The post National meeting signals…
      - 8 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 8:41pm -
    • newNew website hopes to make sermons a vital part of life
      (RNS) — The leader of VitalSermons.com is 'listening for those nuggets of truth that are universal in the human condition,' pastor says.The post New website hopes to make sermons a vital part of life appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 9 hours ago 24 Sep 18, 8:10pm -
    • Where is the Jewish Mister Rogers?
      All along, Fred Rogers was preaching a special gospel. Or, Torah. The post Where is the Jewish Mister Rogers? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 2 days ago 23 Sep 18, 4:25pm -
    • Pope warns Lithuanians to guard against anti-Semitism
      KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — He denounced those who get caught up in debating who was more virtuous in the past and fail to address the tasks of the present — an apparent reference to historic revisionism.The post Pope warns Lithuanians to guard aga…
      - 2 days ago 23 Sep 18, 3:23pm -
    • Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments
      VATICAN CITY (AP) — The deal resolved one of the major sticking points in recent years, with the Vatican agreeing to accept seven bishops who were previously named by Beijing without the pope's consent.The post Vatican, China make breakthrough dea…
      - 3 days ago 22 Sep 18, 4:28pm -
    • Photos of the Week
      This week’s gallery includes images from the Shiite Ashura commemoration, events around Yom Kippur and more.The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 3 days ago 22 Sep 18, 10:00am -
    • Does religion moderate politics?
      Only up to a point.The post Does religion moderate politics? appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 3 days ago 21 Sep 18, 11:02pm -
    • Pompeo: US ‘sparing no effort’ for return of pastor detained in Turkey
      WASHINGTON (RNS) — The secretary of state told participants in the annual Values Voter Summit that American pastor Andrew Brunson ‘has been wrongly held’ and should be released.The post Pompeo: US ‘sparing no effort’ for return of pastor d…
      - 3 days ago 21 Sep 18, 10:55pm -

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