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ReligionNewsBlog.com, Oct. 2, 2005
Sunday October 2, 2005
Faith Healing: Lodi man says he can heal the sick, increase gas
Through the power God has given the human race, Xenos said that
President John F. Kennedy's life could have been saved in 1963, and he
can increase gas mileage to help overcome the $3-per-gallon gas prices.
Mormon Church: Mormon Church to Build Two New Temples http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12358/
The Mormon church will build two new temples in Utah to accommodate a
rise in the number of members practicing the church's most sacred
rituals, such as baptisms and marriage ceremonies, the church's
Suicide: Campaigners fear creation of a British suicide cult http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12356/
Calls for the Government to create safeguards came after it emerged
last week that two strangers who met online killed themselves in what
is thought to be Britain's first internet double suicide pact.
Scientology: Scientology sex assault nightmare http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12354/
A former Scientology staffer is breaking her silence about being
sexually assaulted 100 times at ages 16 and 17 by the church supervisor
she was "ordered" to live with, and then receiving threats and
intimidating phone calls when she reported the abuse.
Unification Church: Unification Seminary aims to triple enrollment --
at least http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12353/
Hendricks said the college, which is affiliated with the Rev. Sun Myung
Moon's Unification Church, is developing figures based on maximum
Brainwashing: Clarke wants terrorists treated like victims of cult
The Home Secretary has told colleagues that anti-brainwashing
techniques used to "deprogramme" cult members could be employed to
fight the sort of fanaticism behind the July 7 bombings.
Scientology: Scientology front group sponsors school event http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12351/
City school officials were surprised to learn that the Church of
Scientology was involved in a planned school event, a potential
violation of the separation of church and state. On Monday, teenagers
from about 25 countries are to meet with students at Jordan High School
in Watts for a human rights conference. The gathering is part of a
three-day event organized by a group called Youth for Human Rights
International, which has close ties to the Church of Scientology.
Saturday October 1, 2005
Euthanasia / Assisted Suicide: Dutch government to set guidelines on
infant euthanasia http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12357/
The Dutch government intends to expand its current euthanasia policy,
setting guidelines for when doctors may end the lives of terminally ill
newborns with the parents' consent. [...] Under the protocol,
euthanasia would be permissible when a child is terminally ill with no
prospect of recovery and suffering great pain, when two sets of doctors
agree the situation is hopeless and when parents give their consent.
Raymond and Vanessa Jackson: State: $12.5M deal with allegedly starved
Authorities found Bruce Jackson, then 19 but appearing to be about 7
years old, rummaging through a neighbor's trash can in Collingswood in
October 2003. Three of his younger adoptive brothers were similarly
undersized. Authorities said their adoptive parents withheld food and
the boys subsisted on gypsum wallboard and uncooked pancake batter.
Scientology: The dangerous science of religion http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12349/
New Haven's Scientologist clan plans to move from the former furniture
store that they currently occupy into the former 1926 Olive Branch
Masonic Temple, a space three times as large.
Hate Groups: Neo-Nazi death toll since 1990 is 41: official http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12348/
Right-wing extremists have killed 41 people in Germany since the
country's 1990 reunification, according to an official quoted in a
report to be published Friday.
Mormon Church: Smith at center of annual Mormon conference http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12347/
In his essay, "The Prophet Puzzle Revisited," author and historian Dan
Vogel calls Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, complex and gifted. He also says Smith was a "pious
fraud," who knowingly duped followers into believing that God and
angels spoke to him in visions, directing the formation of the church
Polygamy: Arizona seeking a federal probe of polygamist town's police
There are reports of young men being forced to leave Colorado City by
being threatened with arrest at the same time as they fell out of favor
with the polygamist sect that dominates the community, and reports that
police turned a deaf ear to the complaints of women who were forced
into marriage or subjected to violence, Goddard said in an interview
Polygamy: Goddard asks U.S. help with Colorado City police http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12345/
Arizona's attorney general is asking for a federal civil rights review
of the police department in Colorado City, saying officers there are
acting as agents of a polygamous church instead of serving the law.
Feroze Golwalla: University bans suspected cult leader http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12344/
The sighting of a wanted cult leader at Minnesota State University
Moorhead has prompted a campus alert for students and staff.
Christianity: Klansman goes from hate to love http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12343/
How do you go from being the imperial wizard of the White Knights of
the Ku Klux Klan to preaching about love? You have to fall off your
horse, said Johnny Lee Clary, who made the transformation.
Suicide: Strangers die after suicide pact on internet http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12342/
Two strangers who met online killed themselves in what is thought to be
Britain's first internet suicide pact.
Italy: How Buddha went to the mountain http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12341/
A row over the display of religious symbols in public places in Italy
was re-ignited yesterday after a statue of Buddha was erected on one of
the highest peaks in the Alps.
Friday September 30, 2005
USA: Federal Judge Orders Release of Dozens of Photographs From Abu
Ghraib Prison http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12340/
Pictures of detainee abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison must be released
despite government claims that they could damage America's image, a
federal judge ruled Thursday.
Branch Davidians: Reno gives views on Waco, Cuban boy's return http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12339/
Janet Reno once overruled staffers in the U.S. Justice Department to
face reporters eager to grill someone over the department's handling of
the standoff in Waco, Texas. It was important, she told them, for the
person ultimately responsible for the fatal assault on the Branch
Davidian compound to give a public accounting.
Ahmadiyya: Ahmadiyah fights back -- in civilized way http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12338/
With their mosques and homes destroyed and their members terrorized,
the Jamaah Ahmadiyah Congregation is fighting back, by peacefully
filing a lawsuit against the Bogor administration after it banned the
Islamic sect from any activity in the regency.
Islam: Incoming FDNY chaplain questions 9/11 story http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12337/
An imam slated to be sworn in Friday as the second Muslim chaplain in
Fire Department history said he questioned whether 19 hijackers were
responsible for the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and suggested a broader
conspiracy may have brought down the Twin Towers and killed more than
Religious Intolerance: Jews condemn Southern Baptist effort http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12336/
A leading Jewish organization is condemning the Southern Baptist
Convention for using a group of "messianic" Jews -- those who have
converted to Christianity -- in its evangelism.
Islam: Grand Jury Indicts Two N.Y. Mosque Leaders http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12335/
A federal grand jury has issued new indictments against two mosque
leaders in upstate New York who are charged with conspiring to support
terrorists, prosecutors said Thursday.
Islam: Hate preacher suspected of breaching control order http://www.religionnewsblog.com/12334/
A mobile phone and a computer modem - both banned - were found at Abu
Qatada's house earlier this summer and he is also suspected of
consorting with Islamists.
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