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Wednesday April 2, 2014
Religion News Briefs:
Want to understand what’s going on in Syria? You need to be familiar with some 7th century prophecies.

“Craigslist killer” Miranda Barbour, who claims she was a Satanist and has killed “under 100 people,” has had her first court appearance.

Also: In some countries, not wearing a proper veil can get you arrested. By the religious police.

The beard-cutting-cult leader is back in the news. Plus more…

Friday March 21, 2014
Religion News Briefs:
There has been some speculation that the death of hate preacher Fred Phelps will spell the end of the hate group he founded.

That may be a case of wishful thinking, especially when you take into account that Phelps was excommunicated from the church after a power-struggle in August, 2013.

Also inside: A Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist monk, a Hindu and a Taoist priest get together — and its not a joke.

Plus: help make an anti-Scientology cult conference possible; and more…

Friday March 14, 2014
Religion News Briefs:
Is Dr. Craig Stasio running a doomsday cult? Parents of the young people he has surrounded himself with think he has brainwashed their daughters, who refer to him as “the prophet.”

Plus: a poll shows that increasing numbers of Americans don’t consider religion all that important. Russians, on the other hands have become more religious — and religion plays an important role in the current Russia – Ukraine conflict.

Also: Christians urgently need to gain an understanding of Islam.

Monday January 13, 2014
Religion News Briefs:
A 26-year-old woman who joined a cult-like church after ‘running away from home’ has been seen in public.

Doctors are not liable for the death of a Jehovah’s Witness who refused a blood transfusion.

Do Muslims prefer to see — or not see — a woman’s face while she is out in public?

Thursday November 21, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
A french bishop has acknowledged the issue of spiritual abuse in religious communities. Also: the Scientology cult has removed an illegal sign from a temporary building, but makes no promises.

Self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Brown, who notoriously claimed Amanda Berry was dead, has died.

Plus: Saudi Arabia’s religious police demonstrate the effects of religious insanity.

Wednesday October 30, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
The City of Clearwater, which at one point was target for a take-over plot by the Church of Scientology, has told the cult to remove a massive sign from a temporary building.

Has the NSA violated the former pope’s privacy? Also, from our ‘You Call That Religion Reporting?’ file: the story about an ultra-conservative rabbi’s comments regarding soy products was not true.

Plus: a prominent evangelical leader says evangelicals should change tactics when it comes to their involvement in politics and the culture wars.

Tuesday October 22, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
In today’s religion news briefs: Russians have arrested a top breast feeding expert, excusing her of running a ‘cult.’

The Church of Sweden elects its first female bishop. And the head of the BBC’s religion department wonders whether you get the religious references in Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Also: the sense and nonsense of alternative medicine (and download a free book on the subject)

Friday September 27, 2013
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The Internet enables Muslims to search religious knowledge in the source texts.

German anthropologist Carmen Becker believe that, in the long run, this will undermine the authority of Islam’s religious scholars..

Tuesday September 17, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
You may not realize this, but at a court hearing held last fall Pope Benedict XVI stood trial, in absentia, for crimes against humanity. Nutty details inside.

Philip Berg, the controversial guru of the equally controversial Kabbalah Centre, has died.

Consumer alert: holy water may be very bad for you.


Tuesday August 20, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
An arrest warrant has been issued for Matt Pitt — pastor of one of America’s most popular youth ministries — for impersonating a police officer. Also: A look at the state of America’s interfaith movement.

Here’s why non-Muslim women in Sweden are donning headscarves. And how do you forgive a crime like murder?

Monday August 12, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
An Arizona religious family in search of a nation that does not interfere in religion finds the Twilight Zone. The rehabilitation of the Swastika. And where to get an immersion course in “anti-Americanism and Islam.”

Tuesday July 30, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Muslim author Reza Aslan misrepresents his scholarly credentials.

Sinead O’Connor’s unusual Gospel Music concert.

And the Scientology gang is unable to keep Leah Remini from thinking for herself

Monday July 22, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Many Mormons who discover information about their church’s teachings online end up leaving the Mormon Church.

A trip to Dubai, where Islamic Law rules, can be like a visit to the Dark Ages.

And.. is it possible to be an Evangelical Christian and yet appear on the cover of Playboy?

Friday July 19, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Can services at Scientology centers be considered worship?

Can you twitter your way to paradise?

Is it intolerant to object to an intolerant religion?

Tuesday June 11, 2013
Religion News Briefs:
Cult leader Tony Alamo, imprisoned for taking girl as young as nine as his ‘brides’ will lose many of his properties in order to satisfy restitution judgments against him.

is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning still Christian America’s most segregated hour? Not at these churches…

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