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Opponents of Religious Exemption Carry Children's Coffins to Capitol

The coffins at Monday's march signify the children who have died from faith-based medical neglect in Idaho. (Bruce Wingate)<p>February 19, 2018<p>BOISE, …

Faith

Aleph raided over alleged lease fraud

Facility in Kyoto owned by Aleph<p>KYODO<br>FEB 19, 2018<p>KYOTO – Police on Monday raided facilities of the main successor group to doomsday cult Aum …

Corruption

In bad faith: Korean woman dies during forced conversion

Anjuly Mathai<br>The Week<br>February 19, 2018<p>More than 1,20,000 people gathering in Seoul and the other major cities of South Korea on January 28 to protest …

South Korea

Rape case against Nithyananda: K'taka court dismisses his petition, to frame charges

“Nithyananda must face trial and he cannot escape it anymore,” says the complainant to TNM.<p>Soumya Chatterjee<p>The News Minute<br>February 19, 2018<p>In yet …

Indian Penal Code

3-day Beatles Fest from March 5

Dehradun, February 18<br>Tribune India<p>With an aim to celebrate 50 years of The Beatles’ visit to Rishikesh, Uttarakhand is all set to witness three-day …

Transcendental Meditation

Post raids in Delhi, UP: In Salt Lake, 15 women rescued from self-styled guru’s ashram

Virendra Dev Dixit<p>SWEETY KUMARI<p>Indian Express<p>February 18, 2018<p>THE BIDHANNAGAR police on Saturday raided a branch of Adhyatmik Ishwarya …

India

A&E's biography of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs confuses FLDS with LDS

Scott D. Pierce • Clunky editing shows Mormon church’s Salt Lake Temple while narration talks about polygamists.<p>Scott D. PierceSalt Lake …

Religion

FLDS leader gets served, but lawyers claim his brother is in hiding

BEN WINSLOW<br>FOX 13 News<br>FEBRUARY 18, 2018<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been served with papers in a multi-million …

Crime

Ultra-Orthodox Jews say London schools should not teach 'lies' that Earth is older than 6,000 years

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in London is understood to have written a letter urging teachers to boycott Government funding that would oblige them …

Education

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Those of us in Utah sometimes forget that people who don’t live here aren’t all that familiar with the Mormon church.<p>Most Utahns probably know that …

Religion

Chilean Sex Abuse Victim Meets with Vatican Investigator

Telesur<br>February 18, 2018<p>Pope Francis appointed Scicluna to investigate accusations that Chilean Bishop Juan Barros covered up sexual crimes against …

Christianity

Maude Julien: 'How I escaped from my father's cult'

Maude Julien’s father tried to turn her into a ‘superhuman’ through a series of cruel experiments. Now aged 60, she recalls how she survived her her horrifying upbringing and began to lead a happy and well-balanced life<p>In 1936, a 34-year-old French businessman called Louis Didier struck a bargain …

Mind

County, Scientology-connected real estate firm close to use settlement on Trout Run

Frederick County and a real estate firm affiliated with the Church of Scientology are close to settling a lawsuit over a proposed controversial drug …

Church of Scientology

Why We Need To Become Spiritual Consumers

Sharon Colvin<p>As people in the counter-cult movement monitoring the ongoing activities of cults, we are more aware than the general public about the …

Teaching

Writing Down the Pain: A Case Study of the Benefits of Writing for Cult Survivors

K. Gordon Neufeld<br>Calgary, Canada<br>Cultic Studies Review, 2(3), 2003, 230-245<p>Abstract<p>Cult survivors are often urged to write down what they remember …

Literature

Quiboloy follower tried to smuggle more than $300,000 cash in socks - US agent

Felina Salinas<p>Arianne Merez<br>ABS-CBN News<br>February 16, 2018<p>Felina Salinas, a follower of Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Apollo Quiboloy, seen here in a …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Filipino 'appointed son of God' detained in Hawaii

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy<p>Authorities find US$350,000 cash and rifle parts in pastor's plane<p>Philippine<br>UCA NEWS<br>February 16, 2018<p>A Filipino pastor dubbed …

Rodrigo Duterte

Erosworld Business Proposal

Raëls business proposal for Erosworld adult theme park<p>erosworld.doc en original<br>• erosworld.pdf en<p>EROSWORLD is the first adult only theme park in the …

Amusement Parks

Florida White Supremacist Group Admits Ties to Alleged Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz

Thursday’s acquittal of undocumented immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in the 2015 murder of Kathryn (Kate) Steinle has sparked an outcry from white …

Nikolas Cruz

Pitfalls To Cult Recovery

Paul R. Martin, Ph.D.<p>Each person suffering from trauma or injury usually has the capacity to recover. In this chapter, I will point out some pitfalls …

Mental Health

Murder convictions overturned because Jehovah's Witness not allowed to serve on jury

Murder convictions overturned because Jehovah's Witness not allowed to serve on jury<p>Rafael Olmeda<br>Sun Sentinel<br>February 14, 2018<p>A father, daughter and …

Religion

Peadar Tóibín TD urges Minister to take a 'pro-active approach' with Ballivor Scientology Centre

Peadar Tóibín TD urges Minister to take a 'pro-active approach' with Ballivor Scientology Centre<p>Peadar Tóibín TD<br>Sinn Fein<br>February 15, 2018<p>Peadar …

Religion

FBI investigated decades of allegations against Scientology, both foreign and domestic

Recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation files, obtained in the ongoing lawsuit against the Bureau brought by the author and represented pro …

Corruption

Clearwater City Council candidates mum on Scientology’s impact downtown

CLEARWATER — At a recent City Council election debate at City Hall, the first question pitched to the four candidates asked what they think is the …

Church of Scientology

Are you susceptible to brainwashing?

<i>For more on the Patty Hearst case, watch "The Radical Story of Patty Hearst"</i> at 9 p.m. ET Sundays on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Steven Hassan was a college junior in the mid-1970s when he was recruited into the Unification Church, a cult also known as the "Moonies." Hassan said he quickly came to believe that …

CNN

Psychic Scam

AP<br>February 13, 2018<p>Fake psychic arrested again.<p>ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman who claims to be a psychic has been convicted of scamming …

Corruption

SGA: Research Study Accepting Participants

Study for those born or raised in cults:<p>Over the years, many of you have voiced concerns regarding sexuality and expressed a desire to talk about …

Psychology

New Kadampa Tradition – Kadampa Buddhism (NKT-IKBU) | Kadampa Meditation Center

New Kadampa Tradition (NKT)<p>Kadampa Buddhism –<br>International Kadampa Buddhist Union (IKBU)<p>The New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) is a global Buddhist …

Hinduism

Curiosity and willingness to learn (working with former cult members)

‘Practitioners need to find the balance between not being overly neutral when listening to atrocities and being open to people’s feelings of loss and …

Psychology