In today’s issue of Religion News Briefs: Already jailed for violating residential zoning codes, ‘home bible study’ pastor Michael Salman now faces a series of felony charges.
Plus: the condition of cult leader Sun Myung Moon worsens.
A daughter-in-law of Samuel Mullet, the leader of a breakaway Amish group on trial on hate crimes charges, says he coerced her into sex. Meanwhile his sister says Mullet’s group is a cult.
The Israeli government has distanced itself from a new Scientology cult center in Jaffa.
Also: the authors of a new study say the common assumption that natural and supernatural explanations are incompatible is psychologically inaccurate.
Plus, the latest issue of ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association) Today has an in-depth article about the history of the Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center — non-profit residential treatment facility that provides a program of counseling and instruction to victims of cultic abuse, religious abuse and/or mind control.