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    ReligionNewsBlog.com, Sep. 11, 1003 Thu, Sep. 11, 2003 [Word of Faith Fellowship] Aunt says will of God key for kids
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      ReligionNewsBlog.com, Sep. 11, 1003

      Thu, Sep. 11, 2003
      [Word of Faith Fellowship] Aunt says 'will of God' key for kids
      Four people took the stand in day four of the custody battle being fought in a
      Rutherford County Department of Social Services action. In testimony Wednesday,
      the children's aunt said that she believed the children should remain in the
      custody of a family associated with the Word of Faith Fellowship so that they
      would be in the "will of God."

      [International Churches of Christ] Religious Sects Mighty in Russia
      Christ's Church was founded by Pastor Kip McKean (Massachusetts, USA) in 1979;
      then the teaching spread further. In the mid-1990s the international Churches of
      Christ had 118 thousand of parishioners in 89 countries of the world. Today
      Christ's Church is considered to be one of the most closed and most dangerous
      destructive religious organizations abroad. Because of its radicalism the Church
      is officially prohibited to work at the universities of the USA and Great

      [Obituary] Mother brought, held family together
      Anne Greek, who died Sept. 6, 2003, at 73, of cancer, was a runner-up for Oregon
      Mother of the Year in 1982. In the 1970s a stepson and a stepdaughter joined
      the Unification Church, controversial because of its mass weddings, recruiting
      techniques and claims by its founder, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. The children
      were cut off from the family. Adrian and Anne became active in cult awareness
      and were co-directors of the Positive Action Center for 18 years. They tried to
      get families back together and co-wrote a book, "Mind Abuse by Cults and

      [Archeology] Tests confirm ancient tunnel as described in Bible
      A tunnel that snakes under the ancient walls of Jerusalem likely was built
      around 700 B.C. during the reign of King Hezekiah, as described in the Bible, a
      new study suggests.

      [Kabbalah] Kabbalah: the lowdown
      Next week Madonna releases her first book, a series of children's stories called
      The English Roses, based around the teachings of the Kabbalah. If you've never
      heard of it or don't know what it is, don't worry - you're not alone. Here's
      our who, what, why and where guide to everything you need to know about the

      [Buddhism] Dalai Lama talks Tibet with Bush
      The two men discussed the political situation Tibet and the war in Iraq, with
      the U.S. leader reaffirming his support for Tibet's separate cultural identity.
      "The president also declared his strong support for the Dalai Lama's commitment
      to the dialogue with China," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said in a
      statement. "The president said he would seek ways to encourage China to
      continue the dialogue on a substantive basis and expressed his hope that the
      Chinese government would respond favorably," McClellan said.

      [Christianity] Jesus appears as Santa in Christmas ads
      The poster, featuring a traditional Old-Master-style Christmas stable scene -
      but with the Jesus dressed as a tiny Father Christmas - was launched by the
      Churches Advertising Network. The caption to the image, which reads "Go on, ask
      Him for something this Christmas", has been designed to counter the
      materialistic excesses of the season, according to the network.

      [Mormon Church] 'Book of Mormon Movie' reaches screen
      Rogers, director and producer of the film, sold his video production company to
      help finance the movie and spent five years bringing it to the screen. However,
      he said a movie based on the Book of Mormon "was really a dream in my mind in
      1956, when I walked out of 'The Ten Commandments.' "

      [Success Coaches] High priest of power
      If it seems the world cannot get enough of Anthony Robbins, the high priest of
      human potential, the feeling is mutual. Although he has built an empowerment
      empire estimated to be worth at least $80 million by selling nothing but
      himself, Robbins is no longer content just to influence the emotional and
      financial lives of his devotees. "My driving force is to create a deep impact,"
      he said last week during a phone conversation from Fiji between seminar sessions
      for business leaders. "I want to change the quality of people's lives." To that
      end, he aims to be in his followers' kitchen cupboards, medicine chests and gym
      bags, as well as their heads, coaching them to peak performance, 24/7. Robbins
      and other titans in the field may preach self-reliance, but the self-help
      industry thrives on repeat business. That means selling the faithful a steady
      stream of products and services that promises to teach them to take control of
      their lives and to realize their full potential.

      [Superior Universal Alignment] Doctor gets 56 years for Brazil sect killings
      A Brazilian court sentenced a doctor to 56 years in prison for the ritual
      mutilation and killing of boys in a remote Amazon town more than a decade ago, a
      prosecutor in the case said on Wednesday.

      [Transcendental Meditation] Transcendental Meditation to Iowa City Schools
      Some parents say they want to introduce transcendental meditation into Iowa City
      schools. They say ten minutes of meditation a day will improve learning and
      prevent other social problems. The group will begin making its public
      presentations on Friday. They're asking for a five year program. It would be

      [Amway] St. Joe firms among those suing Amway for millions
      The suit, which names St. Joseph companies Netco Inc. and Schmitz & Associates
      among its plaintiffs, alleges that Amway essentially blacklisted lower-level
      distributors through a separate motivational materials business. According to
      the suit, high-level distributors made much of their profit not from selling
      Amway products, but from selling motivational materials, or “tools and
      functions” such as books, videos, cassettes and conventions to lower-level

      [Mike Bradford] Former U.S. attorney found dead
      Bradford represented the federal government in the 2000 trial of a $675 million
      wrongful death suit that surviving Branch Davidians and family members filed
      after the fiery end to the Davidian standoff near Waco in 1993. He won the case
      after a five-week jury trial. Bradford also received special recognition in
      July 2000 when the Justice Department's highest award went to those who assisted
      and prosecuted three men responsible for the 1998 Jasper dragging death of James
      Byrd Jr.

      [Ruben Ecleo] Ombudsman to probe Ecleo's bribery claims
      The Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas will look into the allegation of cult leader
      and parricide suspect Ruben Ecleo Jr., who claimed that he has bribed some jail
      officers at the Bagong Buhay Rehabilitation Center (BBRC) in exchange of special

      [USA] Analysis: Insiders slam Bush's speech
      Even some officials in the president's administration worry that in his address
      to the nation Sunday night he glossed over his shifting rationales for war in
      Iraq, oversimplified the sources of anti-American rage there and overstated the
      benefits of victory, both to the war on terrorism and to American policy in the
      Middle East. [...] Radical Islam is a faith, and its adherents in Indonesia,
      Yemen and Algeria aren't likely to fold their tents because some of their
      brethren die in Iraq.

      [Mormon Church] The forgotten massacre of September 11
      Denton's fascinating study establishes beyond reasonable doubt that Mormons
      committed the massacre. She also demonstrates that, for more than a century, the
      Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints vigorously put about a false version
      of events. How convenient for her, though, that these conclusions should so
      closely match the prejudices of the East Coast literary establishment,
      exonerating the Indians while incriminating the ancestors of one of the
      country's most despised minorities - the rich, white, secretive,
      Republican-voting Mormons. What Denton cannot quite prove is that Brigham Young
      ordered the massacre. He may have done so, but the written evidence has never
      turned up. Until it does, the Mormons can wriggle off the hook.

      [Aum Shinrikyo] What-if version of Aum attack
      A novel written by an American author based on the 1995 Aum Shinrikyo poison-gas
      subway attack shows how an ordinary person becomes sucked into a cult and a
      killer. [sic]

      [World Ministries] 2 plead guilty in Killeen prayer death
      A Tucson couple pleaded guilty yesterday to criminal nuisance for their part in
      not reporting the death of a man whose body decomposed while his family and
      others prayed for his resurrection.

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