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    ReligionNewsBlog.com, Nov. 22, 2005 Following are recent Religion News Blog headlines as mailed by FeedBlitz. FeedBlitz allows you to subscribe to a daily
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      ReligionNewsBlog.com, Nov. 22, 2005

      Following are recent Religion News Blog headlines as mailed by FeedBlitz.  FeedBlitz allows you to subscribe to a daily mailing of RNB headlines. To subscribe, click here:

      France keeps watch on 'breatharian' retreat (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1680)
      French authorities have put a retreat organised by Australian self-styled guru Ellen Greve under surveillance, the Le Parisien newspaper reports. The newspaper says the authorities are worried that it is a dangerous cult that has had a role in the deaths of three people around the world. Jean-Michel Roulet, the head of the French Government-s anti-sect unit Miviludes, has told the newspaper that

      Japan: Dissent threatens sect's return (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1678)
      The Japanese sect which released Sarin gas into Tokyo-s subway system and killed 12 people in 1995 is trying to give itself a makeover in the hope of attracting new members. But hard-line elements within the sect oppose abandoning the core teachings upon which the group was founded. Known for carrying out one of the deadliest crimes in Japan-s modern history, the Aum Shinrikyo sect also assassi

      Raelians want to establish ET embassy in Jerusalem (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1666)
      TEL AVIV, Israel -- On November 8, the Israeli daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth published a report on the 40th anniversary of SETI, the institute whose stated purpose is to "explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe". While participating in a conference celebrating SETI and its search for -intelligent life beyond our own planet-, Professor Sergei Y

      Austria Arrests David Irving, Writer Known as a Holocaust Denier (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1664)
      LONDON, Nov. 17 - The writer David Irving was arrested in Austria last week, according to a statement on his Web site. Although he has not yet been charged, he is suspected of the crime of Holocaust denial. Mr. Irving, who has written several dozen books about Germany and the Nazis, and who has said Hitler was not responsible for the Nazi campaign to massacre Europe-s Jews, was arrested in Hartbe

      Dutch court upholds acquittal for attack plan (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1665)
      AMSTERDAM, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A Dutch appeals court upheld the acquittal on Friday of a Dutch-Moroccan teenager accused of planning attacks on government buildings, Amsterdam-s Schiphol airport and a nuclear reactor. The arrest of Samir Azzouz, 19, last year sparked a national security alert. Authorities found machine-gun ammunition, a bullet-proof vest, two mock explosive devices, a silencer, ma

      FBI investigates sex cult (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1662)
      A cult that preaches pedophilia, incest and rape flourishes on the Gold Coast despite international efforts to shut it down. Tuck Thompson reports The FBI is investigating an international cult with strong links to the Gold Coast after a barrage of affidavits from second-generation members who say their lives were ruined by sexual abuse and mind control. [Life in the Family: An Oral History of th

      Da Vinci's devil and Opus Dei (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1663)
      Catholic society goes Hollywood in attempt to defend its image Here-s the script: the Holy Ghost works through a Jew to defend Opus Dei against the Da Vinci Code. "I love it," says Michael Levine, the urbane Toronto lawyer who is agent to the stars and Canada-s pre-eminent deal maker in the entertainment world. Mr. Levine might well love it. He-s the Jew. But, as he points out, there has been a

      Polygamist's brother pleads not guilty to harboring fugitive (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1660)
      DENVER - The brother of fugitive polygamist sect leader Warren Steed Jeffs pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of helping him avoid arrest. Seth Steed Jeffs, 32, of Hildale, Utah, faces one federal count of concealing his brother. He said nothing during the brief hearing, allowing his attorney to enter the plea, and he declined to comment afterward. His attorney, Daniel Smith, also declined t

      DSS, WOFF ruling delayed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1661)
      SPINDALE ? No ruling was given, but the Department of Social Services and the Word of Faith Fellowship were in court again Tuesday. Attorneys representing WOFF and several WOFF members have petitioned for the reimbursement of extensive legal fees incurred over the past two years. District Court Judge Athena Brooks is expected to issue a ruling at a later date after hearing testimony Tuesday and

      Young Female Immigrants in France at Risk (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1659)
      In France-s Rough Suburban Housing Projects, Young Women Face Even More Challenges Than Men SAINT-DENIS, France - Fifteen-year-old Rawa risks verbal abuse or worse every time she leaves her house wearing jeans. Jenah was thrown out of the family home at 11, became a drug dealer at 13, and was raped by a relative a year later. If young men in France-s poor housing projects scenes of three weeks o

      Polygamy All Over the Place (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1657)
      The riots in France have made the world suddenly aware of a reality which city dwellers in Europe have known for some years: that there are no-go areas surrounding almost every major European town. These have become virtually self-ruling enclaves, abandoned by European authorities and police. A case in point is the Swedish town of Malmo, which is said to be unique because creeping anarchy has spre

      French Muslim leaders reject blame for youth riots (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1658)
      PARIS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - French Muslim leaders denounced on Thursday efforts to blame Muslims and Islam for recent riots in the country-s rundown suburbs and said they saw worrying signs of growing prejudice against their faith here. Many young rioters may have been from Muslim backgrounds, but their violent outburst was a protest against unemployment, poor housing and other bias they faced beca

      Russia: Krishna Followers Go on Hunger Strike against Expulsion (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1655)
      The conflict related to construction of Krishna Followers Temple gained momentum Saturday. Moscow authorities voiced intention to take out the allotment allocated for building the Vedic Culture Temple, Krishna followers responded by a hunger strike. More than 500 people went on a long-term hunger strike Saturday, November 12, 2005, said Sergey Andreev, leader of the Moscow community of Krishna fo

      Battle of the fatwas (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1656)
      The real jihadist battle is Muslim against Muslim. Can the clerics mobilize to protect Islam? Reza Aslan is a scholar of religions and author of "No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam" (Random House, 2005). On July 6, 170 of the world-s leading Muslim clerics and scholars gathered in Amman, Jordan, where, in an unprecedented display of inter-sectarian collaboration, they iss

      Free Stress Test Or Religious Recruiting Station? (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1653)
      Target 5 Investigates: Free Stress Test Or Religious Recruiting Station? CINCINNATI -- It is a church that critics believe is dangerous, but members say it-s completely misunderstood. You may not realize it, but during this holiday season, a visit to the mall may come with an invitation to a religion that sparks passion and controversy. Sylvia Stanard/Scientology Spokeswoman: "It-s really the re

      Judge is urged to dismiss anti-LDS group's Net suit (http://feeds.feedburner.com/ReligionNewsBlog?m=1654)
      Anti-LDS group has not proven damages yet, attorneys argue A lawsuit filed by a Salt Lake group known for its criticism of the LDS Church should be dismissed since the group hasn-t proven damages and has not responded to offers to rectify the problem, attorneys argued Wednesday. The Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR) has offered to give to Utah Lighthouse Ministries (UTLM)

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