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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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  • newTrump to snub climate summit for religious freedom meeting at UN
    Exclusive: Senior UN official confirms White House booked a room so Trump can attend a gathering in same building as the summitDonald Trump is set to attend the United Nations headquarters during Monday’s key summit on the climate crisis – but wi…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Sep 19, 4:37pm -
  • newIndonesian president postpones plans to outlaw extramarital sex
    Apparent climbdown follows wave of anger and criticism over draconian draft lawsIndonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, has ordered his government to postpone the ratification of a deeply controversial criminal code that would outlaw living together ou…
    - 15 hours ago 20 Sep 19, 9:36am -
  • newMinisters accused of 'radio silence' over LGBT school protests
    Louise Casey says Birmingham demonstrations have been put in ‘all-too-difficult box’The former integration tsar, Dame Louise Casey, has accused ministers of “radio silence” over protests against the teaching of LGBT equality at a Birmingham s…
    - 16 hours ago 20 Sep 19, 8:50am -
  • Documentary follows Pastafarians as they strain for recognition
    Film-maker has spent three years showing how the colander-wearing religion is more than a jokeSome time next year, the European court of human rights will decide on the case of a Dutch woman who feels unfairly treated because her country’s highest…
    - 3 days ago 18 Sep 19, 4:00am -
  • Mormons still oppose equal marriage despite changing rules, leader says
    President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says church can change policies but not God’s lawThe leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reaffirmed the religion’s opposition to same-sex marriage, saying God’s…
    - 3 days ago 17 Sep 19, 10:55pm -


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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…
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  • newJustice Department Sues Michigan City Over Mosque Zoning
    The Department of Justice announced yesterday that it has filed suit against the city of Troy, Michigan alleging that it has violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act in denying zoning approval for a mosque to be built by Adam…
    - 14 hours ago 20 Sep 19, 11:00am -
  • 6th Circuit Refuses To Allow Congress To Intervene To Defend FGM Ban
    As previously reported, after the Department of Justice dropped its appeal of the district court's decision in United States v. Nagarwala which held the federal ban on female genital mutilation (18 USC Sec. 116(a)) unconstitutional under the Commerc…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 19, 2:32pm -
  • Evangelizing Students Sue Over Restrictive Park Rules
    A lawsuit was filed yesterday in an Illinois federal district court by Wheaton College students who are members of the Chicago Evangelism Team. The suit challenges limitations on the areas in Millennium Park in which they can engage in open air evang…
    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 19, 11:05am -
  • Denial of Student Visa For Religious Trainee Is Upheld
    In Ashby v. United States Department of State, (MD NC, Sept. 17, 2019), a North Carolina federal district court dismissed a suit challenging the State Department's refusal to issue a student visa to Colombian resident Jhonier Herrera, a "friend/ rel…
    - 2 days ago 19 Sep 19, 11:00am -
  • Suit Against Catholic Hospital That Refused Transgender Procedure May Move Ahead
    In Minton v. Dignity Health, (CA App., Sept. 17, 2019), a California state appellate court held that a trial court should not have dismissed a suit filed under the Unruh Civil Rights Act by transgender man whose doctor was barred by a Catholic hospi…
    - 3 days ago 18 Sep 19, 11:05am -
  • Third Circuit: Ban On Religious Bus Ads Violates 1st Amendment
    In Northeastern Pennsylvania Freethought Society v. County of Lackawanna Transit System, (3d Cir., Sept. 17, 2019), the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, held that the County of Lackawanna Transit System's ban on bus advertisin…
    - 3 days ago 18 Sep 19, 11:00am -
  • Juvenile Court Can Override Mother's Religious Objection To Vaccinations
    In In re K. Y-B, (MD Ct. Special Appeals, Aug. 30, 2019), a Maryland appellate court upheld a Juvenile Court's order allowing the Baltimore City Department of Social Services to consent to the routine vaccinations of an infant in its custody, despite…
    - 4 days ago 17 Sep 19, 11:15am -
  • New Immigration Rules Impact Foreign Religious Workers
    America: The Jesuit Review yesterday published an extensive analysis of how the Trump Administration's new immigration rules defining those who may become "public charges" will adversely impact foreign religious workers.  It explains in part:Men an…
    - 4 days ago 17 Sep 19, 11:10am -
  • Student's Distribution of Religious Valentines On Campus Is Protected Speech
    In Olsen v. Rafn, (ED WI, Sept. 13, 2019),a Wisconsin federal district court held that Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's Public Assembly Policy violates the free speech rights of plaintiff, a student at the college. The school contended that P…
    - 4 days ago 17 Sep 19, 11:05am -
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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…
    - 59 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 67 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…
    - 67 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…
    - 67 days ago 15 Jul 19, 8:57pm -

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  • newIn San Diego, Muslims question rollout of city’s ‘smart’ streetlights
    (RNS) — An analysis of San Diego's controversial 'smart' streetlights, equipped with cameras and sensors, suggests that many of the city’s mosques could be monitored by the city.The post In San Diego, Muslims question rollout of city’s ‘smar…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Sep 19, 5:12pm -
  • newAcademic antisemitism returns
    Has Judaism become not cool for school?The post Academic antisemitism returns appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 8 hours ago 20 Sep 19, 4:57pm -
  • newDoctor’s cache of human remains shows the moral cost of practicing abortion
    (RNS) — Participating in our violent throwaway culture leads us to discard our own humanity.The post Doctor’s cache of human remains shows the moral cost of practicing abortion appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 9 hours ago 20 Sep 19, 4:17pm -
  • newPeople of faith know what must be done on climate change
    (RNS) — Noah’s prophetic witness called on his community to heed the darkening skies and take action to save their world before it was too late. The post People of faith know what must be done on climate change appeared first on Religion News S…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Sep 19, 3:02pm -
  • newWorld Vision launches Chosen™, ushers in a new era of child sponsorship
    For the first time in its seven-decade history, World Vision is launching a new invitation into child sponsorship. The Christian humanitarian organization is enabling children to choose their sponsors through an innovative experience called Chosen™…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Sep 19, 4:00am -
  • Feds cite Islam focus in review of Duke-UNC language grant
    (AP) — The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or JudaismThe post Feds cite Islam…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 19, 11:53pm -
  • United Methodists float plans to split denomination after LGBTQ vote
    (RNS) — The most likely proposals provide for dissenting congregations to exit the denomination, while retaining ties to United Methodist support organizations. The post United Methodists float plans to split denomination after LGBTQ vote appeare…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 19, 11:47pm -
  • Why the Arizona Supreme Court ruling in favor of our art studio is a win for everyone
    (RNS) — When we decided to start an art studio together, we knew there would be highs and lows. We didn’t know the lows would include the threat of facing jail time. But the highs of winning a tremendous victory for free speech? We really didn’…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 19, 11:45pm -
  • How does a church make the poor visible? This one immortalized them in a fresco
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — When completed later this month, the 27-foot-by-10-foot composition, painted on wet lime plaster at a cost of nearly $300,000, will illuminate in bright colors the faces and gestures of the people who visit Haywood Street C…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 19, 11:20pm -
  • Willow Creek’s troubles can be found in its word cloud
    (RNS) — The recent job description posted for Willow Creek Community Church’s new head pastor is little more than a repetition of the reshaped pastoral role defined by and embodied in Bill Hybels.The post Willow Creek’s troubles can be found i…
    - 1 day ago 19 Sep 19, 10:45pm -

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