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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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  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 19, 7:14pm -

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  • Anti-Semitism Concerns Surround Tomorrows Third Women's March
    Tomorrow the third annual Women's March is scheduled in a number of cities around the country.  But as reported by Vox, concerns about anti-Semitism surround some leaders of the movement and has led to the withdrawal of sponsorship by groups such as…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 2:20pm -
  • Fired Employee Loses Suit Over Religious Content of His E-Mail Signature Block
    In Sioux City, Iowa on Wednesday, a federal trial court jury rejected a claim by plaintiff who had been hired as a psychiatric security specialist that his firing during his probationary period violated his free speech and free exercise rights.  As…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 2:07pm -
  • Senate Resolution Says "No Religious Test" Clause Bars Disqualification For K of C Membership
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 19 by unanimous consent.  The Resolution was introduced by Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse in response to questions raised in connection with last month's Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination o…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 12:10pm -
  • Court Says Fair Housing Act Does Not Bar Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    In Walsh v. Friendship Village of South County, (ED MO, Jan. 16. 2019), a Missouri federal district court, relying on a 1989 decision by the 8th Circuit under Title VII, held that sexual orientation discrimination is not covered by the federal Fair…
    - 2 days ago 18 Jan 19, 12:05pm -
  • Challenge To NY Favoritism of Yeshivas Dismissed For Lack of Standing.
    In Young Advocates for Fair Education v. Cuomo, (ED NY, Jan. 16, 2019), New York federal district court dismissed for lack of standing and ripeness a challenge to the constitutionality of the "Felder Amendment" which plaintiff claims was designed to…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 12:05pm -
  • Florida Jury Gives Large Award To Worker Fired For Refusing To Work on Sunday
    Law 360 reports [subscription required] that a Florida federal court jury on Monday awarded $36,000 for lost wages, $500,000 for emotional pain and $21 million in punitive damages to a Hilton Hotel dishwasher who was fired for swapping shifts with co…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
  • Jan. 16 Is Religious Freedom Day
    Today (Jan. 16) is Religious Freedom Day-- the 233rd anniversary of the enactment of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. On Tuesday, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation calling on Americans "to commemorate this day with events…
    - 3 days ago 17 Jan 19, 3:40am -
  • European Court Upholds Removal of Children From Home Schooling
    In Wunderlich v. Germany, (ECHR, Jan. 10, 2019), the European Court of Human Rights in a Chamber Judgment upheld Germany's three-week removal of four children from their parents' home after the parents insisted on home schooling them and refused to…
    - 4 days ago 16 Jan 19, 12:05pm -
  • Popularity of Kosher Food Requests In Prisons
    Tablet Magazine yesterday reports on the surprising popularity of kosher food requests in prisons, saying in part:According to the 2013 numbers, Jews are seven percent of the state prison population of New York; the fourth largest religious denomina…
    - 4 days ago 16 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
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  • Acknowledgments
    This report was produced by Pew Research Center with data collected by CQ Roll Call. Pew Research Center is solely responsible for the interpretation and reporting of the data. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. This report is a…
    - 16 days ago 3 Jan 19, 2:54pm -
  • Faith on the Hill
    The new, 116th Congress includes the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the House of Representatives, and is, overall, slightly more religiously diverse than the prior Congress.
    - 16 days ago 3 Jan 19, 2:54pm -
  • How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use our interactive map to find out
    How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use our interactive map to find out.
    - 45 days ago 5 Dec 18, 3:08pm -
  • What keeps us going
    We asked thousands of Americans where they find meaning in life. Their responses were rich, thoughtful and varied.
    - 60 days ago 20 Nov 18, 2:55pm -
  • Methodology
    All text responses were drawn from answers to an open-ended survey question fielded as part of Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP). The survey was conducted Sept. 14 to 28, 2017, and the question asked: We’re interested in exploring…
    - 60 days ago 20 Nov 18, 2:50pm -
  • 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 Patrick van Kessel, Senior Data Scientist Adam Hughes, Computational Soci…
    - 60 days ago 20 Nov 18, 2:50pm -
  • Methodology
    This report is based on two separate surveys conducted on Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel. The ATP is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults recruited from landline and cellphone random-digit-dial surveys. Pa…
    - 60 days ago 20 Nov 18, 2:50pm -
  • Where Americans Find Meaning in Life
    Family is the most common source of meaning in America, but economic, religious and political divides shape where people find meaning in other aspects of life.
    - 60 days ago 20 Nov 18, 2:49pm -
  • 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…
    - 82 days ago 29 Oct 18, 1:48pm -
  • Methodology
    This analysis combines survey results from two previously published Pew Research Center reports on European attitudes: “Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe” and “Being Christian in Western Europe.” Surveys in…
    - 82 days ago 29 Oct 18, 1:48pm -

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Religion News Service

  • newCatholic school apologizes after clip emerges of students mocking Native Americans
    "They're just responding to a president that is giving license to racists and bigots who have no place in our society,” said on Native American activist.The post Catholic school apologizes after clip emerges of students mocking Native Americans ap…
    - 36 mins ago 19 Jan 19, 11:56pm -
  • newPhotos of the Week
    (RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes celebrations from the Kumbh Mela festival in India, animal blessings for the feast of Saint Anthony, and m…
    - 23 hours ago 19 Jan 19, 1:16am -
  • At March for Life, crowd cheers for anti-abortion gains — and Trump
    WASHINGTON (RNS) — Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise appearance at the event, striding on stage with his wife, Karen.The post At March for Life, crowd cheers for anti-abortion gains — and Trump appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 11:30pm -
  • Michael Muhammad Knight wants to introduce you to Islam’s prophet — 40 times
    (RNS) — In his latest book, Michael Muhammad Knight seeks a more fluid biography of the Holy Prophet of Islam — beyond modern constructions.The post Michael Muhammad Knight wants to introduce you to Islam’s prophet — 40 times appeared first…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 9:50pm -
  • Greeks bridle at historic deal to split Orthodox church from state
    ATHENS, Greece (RNS) — Next month, the country's parliament is expected to vote on an agreement to make the Greek state neutral toward religion, ending the primacy of Greek Orthodoxy in the country’s constitution.The post Greeks bridle at histo…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 9:12pm -
  • A grim anniversary for Dietrich Bonhoeffer marks what might have been
    (RNS) — Eighty years ago, the anti-Nazi activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer traveled back to Germany. Had he survived World War II, he might have become a global leader in fostering respect between Christians and Jews.The post A grim anniversary for Diet…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 9:09pm -
  • How staying in dialogue allowed us to stay in the Women’s March
    (RNS) — After asking tough questions and receiving honest answers from the Women’s March leaders, I now plan to take part in the march this weekend.The post How staying in dialogue allowed us to stay in the Women’s March appeared first on Reli…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 7:24pm -
  • Roe v. Wade may be in peril, but future of anti-abortion movement is unclear
    WASHINGTON (RNS) — This year's March for Life is being cast as a victory party, but it's less than clear how long it may take to dismantle Roe v. Wade or what would happen afterward.The post Roe v. Wade may be in peril, but future of anti-abortion…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 3:59pm -
  • AME Church announces death of Senior Bishop McKinley Young
    The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church acknowledging and surrendering to the will of God announces that the Right Reverend McKinley Young, the Senior Bishop and the 109th Elected and Consecrated Bishop, made his transition t…
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 2:55pm -
  • Trump’s evangelical base has shrunk
    At least for now.The post Trump’s evangelical base has shrunk appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 1 day ago 18 Jan 19, 1:30pm -

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