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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

    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

  • newChurch That Is Potential Trust Beneficiary Lacks Standing To Seek Independent Trustee
    In In re Trust of Mary Baker Eddy, (NH Sup. Ct., June 14, 2019), held that a Christian Science church in Australia that is a potential beneficiary of a trust created under the will of Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy lacks standing to seek…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 11:15am -
  • newParents Ask Court To Bar Publication of Data On Vaccination Rates In Individual Schools
    Suit was filed last week in a Connecticut state trial court to prohibit the state Department of Public Health from continuing to post information on vaccination rates in individual schools. The complaint (full text) in Festa v. State of Connecticut D…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 11:10am -
  • newQuebec Enacts Ban On Public Employees Wearing Religious Symbols
    On June 16 in Canada, Quebec's Parliament passed and the Lieutenant Governor signed (legislative history) Bill 21 (full text as introduced; adopted amendments), a controversial law that prohibits a lengthy list of public officials, law enforcement an…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 11:05am -
  • newSuit By Purchasers of Former PTL Club Properties May Move Forward
    MorningStar Fellowship Church v. York County South Carolina, (D SC, June 17, 2019), involves a dispute between a South Carolina county and a large Christian evangelical church that had purchased properties once owned by PTL Club's Jim and Tammy Faye…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • Certiorari Denied In Contraceptive Mandate Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in Little Sisters of the Poor v. California, (Docket No. 18-1192, certiorari denied 6/17/2019). (Order List).  In the case, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision affirmed in part a prelim…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jun 19, 2:29pm -
  • Supreme Court Vacates and Remands Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari, vacated the judgment of the Oregon Court of Appeals and remanded for further consideration the case of Klein v. Bureau of Labor & Industries, (Docket No. 18-547, 6/17/2019). (Order List). In the case,…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Reuben Guttman, Religion and Regulation, (Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, Issue 6 Vol I (2019).John M. Breen & Lee J. Strang, Academic Freedom and the Catholic University: An Historical Review, a Conceptual Analysis, a…
    - 1 day ago 17 Jun 19, 11:00am -
  • German Court Rejects City's Ban On"Burkini"
    Breibart News today reports:The ban on the sharia-compliant swimwear known as the “burkini” has been overturned by the higher administrative court in the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate after a judge decided the ban violated the con…
    - 2 days ago 16 Jun 19, 7:42pm -
  • Suit In Canada Seeks To Move Election Day To Avoid Jewish Holiday
    A lawsuit was filed last week in federal court in Canada seeking to move the upcoming federal election from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28.  According to Vos Iz Neias:Shemini Atzeret comes out this year on Election Day, Oct. 21, which would prevent observant Je…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jun 19, 2:15am -
  • newYoung adult leaders gather for post-synod discussion
    Catholic young adults felt the hierarchy started listening to them in preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, and they will do whatever they can to make sure their voices continue to be heard, said a youth minister from New Zealand…
    - 7 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 3:39pm -
  • newWhat’s in a name: Vatican questions use of term ‘viri probati’
    While the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon aims to highlight the damage wrought by climate change and exploitation, the possibility of ordaining married men to minister in remote areas of the rainforest continues to garner more attention.
    - 8 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 3:27pm -
  • newChristians unite for “Season of Creation” Sep. 1-Oct. 4
    Representatives of several Christian churches, including the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, and the Orthodox Church, are urging the faithful to see September as the “Season of Creation" in an effort to raise awareness about climate change.
    - 8 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 2:55pm -
  • newCatechist instructor shot dead in southern Mexico
    A catechist instructor was shot dead at a chapel in Chiapas state -- another example of how the violence consuming Mexico is impacting the Catholic Church.
    - 13 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 9:59am -
  • newDeadline arrives for clergy abuse claims in New Mexico
    Monday marked the deadline for filing claims against New Mexico's largest Catholic diocese as it wades through a bankruptcy prompted by the clergy sex abuse scandal.
    - 13 hours ago 18 Jun 19, 9:49am -
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  • Methodology
    The American Trends Panel survey methodology The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists wh…
    - 7 days ago 11 Jun 19, 1:54pm -
  • 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 Claire Gecewicz, Research Analyst Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of…
    - 7 days ago 11 Jun 19, 1:54pm -
  • Americans See Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse as an Ongoing Problem
    More than 15 years after U.S. bishops pledged “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, reports of previously unpublicized misconduct continue to receive wide media coverage.
    - 7 days ago 11 Jun 19, 1:54pm -
  • 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…
    - 49 days ago 30 Apr 19, 6:01pm -
  • Appendix B: Data sources by country
    This list provides bibliographical information for sources used to research church-tax history, rules and payment data in the 10 countries covered in this report. In some countries, the data was available on official government or church websites, in…
    - 49 days ago 30 Apr 19, 6:00pm -
  • Appendix A: Methodology
    The study, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation, is part of a larger effort by Pew Research Center to understand religious change and its impact on societies around the world. The Center previously has conducted relig…
    - 49 days ago 30 Apr 19, 6:00pm -
  • In Western European Countries With Church Taxes, Support for the Tradition Remains Strong
    Giving a share of one’s income to the church has been a part of European tradition for centuries. Today, several countries continue to collect a “church tax” on behalf of officially recognized religious organizations, in some cases levying the…
    - 49 days ago 30 Apr 19, 6:00pm -
  • Darwin in America
    Almost 160 years after Charles Darwin publicized his groundbreaking theory on the development of life, Americans are still arguing about evolution
    - 6 Feb 19, 3:34pm -
  • 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 Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Direc…
    - 6 Feb 19, 2:55pm -
  • The Evolution of Pew Research Center’s Survey Questions About the Origins and Development of Life on Earth
    Measuring public opinion on evolution has never been an easy task for survey researchers.
    - 6 Feb 19, 2:55pm -

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