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Guru who brainwashed and swindled French aristocrats gets 8 years

Thierry Tilly In today’s Religion News Briefs: A “guru” who brainwashed a family into parting with their fortune has been jailed.

Also: Tufts University curtails religious freedom in an effort to combat religious discrimination.

Plus: Rabid Muslim hate preacher Abu Qatada is free on bail after a UK court ruled he might not get a fair trial if deported to Jordan to face terrorism charges [Read more...]

People with no religion, ‘Nones,’ are rising in number

survey In today’s Religion News Briefs: As Protestants decline, people with no religion, “Nones”, are rising in number. Protestants are less than half of Americans, while Nones are one in five.

Also: a priest arrested for carrying a concealed gun told police he was ‘asked to get rid of it during a confession.’

Plus: More doctors honor religious objections to blood transfusions; And why jams and marmalades may be banned from church fetes. [Read more...]