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Jihad recruitment; human trafficking; and Jesus as a redhead

Why and how do young people get recruited by Muslim extremists? Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary will debut on HBO at the end of March. Also: Psychic Daniel Perez has been convicted in the drowning death of a woman at his commune,...Show More Summary

Religion News for busy people

In this issue: cult leader Debra Burslem, of the Magnificat Meal Movement, has fled Australia for the island nation of Vanuata. An Australian current affairs program tracked her down and confronted the 'prophetess' with claims that she...Show More Summary

RNB’s Religion Roundup: News and Data for Busy People

Religion news and data in bite-sized nuggets. Today includes info about: megachurches, the Book of Mormon, Saddleback church, megachurch databases, the Taliban vs. a ski school, and more. Also: Can Venture Capitalists predict the future? Can banking ever be ethical? And why does Playmobil love Martin Luther? Full story: RNB’s Religion Roundup: News and Data for Busy People

Friday’s Religion and Cult News Roundup

'Sex rabbi' Eliezer Berland faces extradition from the Netherlands. A religious pirate radio broadcaster has been ordered off-the-air. Also: information about the International Cultic Studies Association's annual conference. Plus: the Scientology cult is in full damage-control mode over Alex Gibney's documentary exposing it to daylight. Show More Summary

Is the FLDS cult expanding its presence in South Dakota?

Observers believe the polygamous FLDS cult, whose 'prophet' is serving a life sentence, will soon move thousands of its followers to South Dakota. Thought to house 300 people now, the compound is seeking to significantly expand its water usage permit. Full story: Is the FLDS cult expanding its presence in South Dakota?

Couple sentenced to 10 years in daughter’s faith healing death

Travis and Wenona Rossiter have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the faith healing death of Syble Rossiter, their 12-year-old daughter. The couple belong to the Church of the First Born -- theologically a cult of Christianity based on its extreme, unbiblical beliefs regarding faith healing. Full story: Couple sentenced to 10 years in daughter’s faith healing death

Thursday’s Religion News Roundup

November 2014: 5,000 people murdered by Muslim extremists. Also: IS barbarians stoop to a new low. Plus: Promoting, in Burma, a bar with an image of the Buddha wearing headphones is asking for trouble. And here's the Internet Movie Database listing that scares the destructive Scientology cult. Full story: Thursday’s Religion News Roundup

Sunday’s Religion News Roundup

A former Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult member awaiting trial after 17 years on the run is still brainwashed. Also: Destiny Church's controversial, self-appointed 'bishop' Brian Tamaki told his devoted followers that God wanted them to give high-denomination bills to his church. Full story: Sunday’s Religion News Roundup

Robots Christian Identity Resurrection Fundamentalism

A woman and here family prayed for the resurrection of their dead husband and father for 6 months. Plus: how will religious fundamentalist react to robots? Also: is the man who shot up downtown Austin buildings a member of a 'Christian Identity' hate group? Full story: Robots Christian Identity Resurrection Fundamentalism

Decision on extradition of fugitive rabbi Eliezer Berland postponed

A court in Haarlem, Netherlands, has postponed its decision on the extradition of controversial rabbi Eliezer Berland, who is wanted in Israel on sexual abuse charges. Full story: Decision on extradition of fugitive rabbi Eliezer Berland postponed

A cult ‘expert’ leeches from Religion News Blog

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Murder charge in the death of Bethany Deaton dismissed

Prosecutors have dropped charges against Micah Moore, who falsely confessed to the murder of Bethany Deaton, the wife of his spiritual leader. Deaton's death had been ruled a suicide before Moore's admission. Prosecutors now say they will keep the case as an open investigation. Full story: Murder charge in the death of Bethany Deaton dismissed

Has Ebola scared away the faith healers?

Faith healers, who claim that God has anointed them to heal the sick and -- in some cases -- to raise the dead as well, have been notably absent lately. Are they scared of Ebola? Also: China's anti-cult efforts predictably also target Christians worshiping in house churches. Full story: Has Ebola scared away the faith healers?

Murder confession followed IHOP church’s ‘exorcism session’

Micah Moore's confession to the murder of Bethany Deaton -- the wife of his spiritual leader Tyler Deaton -- came after an 'International House of Prayer' group exorcism session, his attorneys claim. In a motion to dismiss Moore's confession...Show More Summary

Children accused of Witchcraft: abuse cases on the rise in UK

London's Metropolitan Police reports that cases of abuse where the child is accused of being a witch or possessed by an evil spirit are on the rise. Parents, other guardians, and in several cases pastors and church members who believe...Show More Summary

Scientology cult misappropriates ANZAC legend

The money-hungry Scientology cult has once again been caught behaving badly. This time the unethical organization has usurped an acronym of special importance to the citizens of Australia and New Zealand. Full story: Scientology cult misappropriates ANZAC legend

Jonestown cult massacre remains found; more religion news

Ashes of nine victims of the 1978 Jonestown murder & suicide massacre have been found among unclaimed containers in a Delaware funeral home. The forced sale of an Australian doomsday cult's compound fell through as the property did not...Show More Summary

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Mormon Purge Scary Scientology No More Hijab

Among the items in this issue of Religion News Briefs: Criticizing the Mormon Church can get you excommunicated. Leaving the destructive Scientology cult is scary (and wise). Also: After three decades of debate on homosexuality, the Presbyterian Church has changed its definition of marriage. Show More Summary

Faith-healing beliefs to be used as evidence in manslaughter trial

A judge has ruled that religious beliefs and practices can be used as evidence in the manslaughter trial of a couple charged with manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 12-year old daughter. Travis and Wenona Rossiter belong...Show More Summary

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