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The death of an 8-month old son of a Philadelphia ‘faith healing’ couple already on probation for the negligence death of another child has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner. Herbert and Catherine Schaible have been charged with third-degree murder. Full story: Faith-Healing Death Ruled a Homicide; Parents Charged With Murder
Updated Israeli police have arrested man whom they suspect of leading a violent cult community that routinely practiced child abuse. The group of people he controlled consisted of six families, including 11 parents and 25 children. Full story: Isreali police detain man suspected of running abusive cult
The pastor and five other leaders or Singapore's City Harvest Church are on trial for alleged embezzlement. Prosecutors say the six siphoned off nearly $40 million of church funds in a scheme to boost the career of pop singer Sun Ho, wife of pastor Kong Hee. Full story: City Harvest Church leaders on trial in embezzlement case
Did Pope Francis perform an exorcism? The Vatican says he did not intend to do one... Plus: The Way of St. James, a 1,200-year old pilgrimage Full story: Religion News Briefs, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A Christian minister who sold a phony cancer cure that included suntan lotion and beef flavoring has been jailed and fined. Cult expert Steve Hassan joins the Board of Advisor of Child-Friendly Faith Project. And the leader of a church whose wealth is "impossible to calculate" tells world leaders what to do with their money. Show More Summary
In October, 2011, two teenage girls were doused with petrol and set alight on a hill south of Johannesburg, South Africa, in what authorities, prosecutors and the accused say was a Satanic ritual killing. Full story: Satanic ritual killing trial continues in Johannesberg
Federal prosecutors and attorneys are seeking the seizure of more buildings from cult leader Tony Alamo -- who is serving a 175-year prison sentence for taking girls as young as nine as his 'wives.' The properties are to be sold in order to satisfy judgements against Alamo. Full story: Prosecutors, atty’s to seize more properties from cult leader
There are indications that the demise Harold Camping's Family Radio Network is imminent. Camping, a heretic of Christianity, is best known for his failed doomsday predictions. A mayoral candidate in North Miame claims she is endorsed by Jesus Christ. Show More Summary
The severity of charges against a 'Christian' couple accused of starving their 13-year-old adopted daughter to death depends on whether they girl's age can be verified. Also: Once again, the Scientology cult has photoshopped one of its events to make it appear more people were there than bothered to show up. Show More Summary
Jediism is losing followers in Canada, according to the latest census. Also: the arrival of religious immigrants has worked to offset the country's growing secular population. Scientology troubled front group Narconon now has the Oklahoma government looking over its shoulders. Show More Summary
Seven children of a Herbert and Catherine Schaible, couple under investigation in the death of their 8-month old son, have received court-ordered medical examinations and any needed immunizations. The Schailble's are members of the First...Show More Summary
This week a drifter, an 82-year-old nun and a house painter go on trial for penetrating one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the United States. The dwindling Scientology cult in damage control mode -- nasty and dumb as ever. Show More Summary
The trial of John Fraser, assistant pastor of the controversial 'Sound Doctrine Church' in Washington state, continues today. Fraser stands accused of child rape and molestation charges. Full story: Trial of pastor charged with rape of child continues
The late Sun Myung Moon, a fantasist who claimed to be the Messiah, once said that after he died, "I will continue to lead the church from the spirit world." If that's so, why is the cult going through a power struggle? Muslim cleric Yousuf Badri is belligerent and rude during a television interview, but the female hosts puts him in his place. Show More Summary
A fugitive Chilean cult leader who allegedly sacrificed a living baby on a bonfire in the believe the child was the 'Antichrist' has been found dead in Peru in an apparent suicide. Most members of the tiny cult have been captured. International arrest warrants are still out for the remaining fugitives.
A cult victim and a cult expert address the mind control that could be a factor in the beliefs and behavior of the Boston bombers. Meanwhile, a Muslim extremist demonstrates
Televangelist Benny Hinn teaches that they way to get out of debt is to 'sow seeds' -- a euphemism for 'donating money.' But this prosperity teaching scam is not working for Hinn himself, as evidenced by the fact that he is now asking for donations to get him out of debt.
Police in Chile have arrested members of a tiny religious cult for allegedly burning a baby alive on a bonfire in the belief that the child was the 'antichrist.' Cult leader Ramón Gustavo Castillo Gaete, who claims to be a deity, remains at large.
Japan's Koyasan Shingon sect of Buddhism invested money from followers, who were not told about the investments. The investments went sour.
Prosecutors are awaiting the autopsy results of an 8-months-old boy whose 'faith healing only' parents are on probation in the 2009 death of their 2-year-old son. The parents attend a church whose false teachings regarding faith, healing and salvation are a form of spiritual abuse.