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Wednesday March 26, 2014
Religion News Briefs:
Today in 1997 police in Southern California discovered the bodies of 39 people — who had committed suicide in order to board a UFO they believed would take them to heaven.

Black magic is firmly ingrained in some African belief systems. We’ll tell you what gri-gris are used for.

Then there is an illustration of religious insanity provided by a preacher who thinks he is an apostle.

Plus: get up to speed on the religious exemption case the US Supreme Court is grappling with.

Thursday February 6, 2014
Religion News Briefs:
Inside this issue of Religion News Briefs: items on Scientology, the International Cultic Studies Association, the Plymouth Brethren (which you know as the Exclusive Brethren), and more. Also: the Book of Mormon vs DNA. And Saudi Arabia’s religious police. As always we include a modicum of opinion, as well as links to research resources.

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 March 8, 2013
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
As it has done throughout its history, the Mormon Church has again adapted its Scriptures.

Although this time around the changes introduced affect for the most part chapter headings, study helps and historical descriptions — those changes are significant — and, as one observer notes, “carry the unmistakable imprimatur of authority.”

Monday October 8, 2012
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
Mormon Church The Mormon Church has lowered the age limit for its full-time missionaries to 18 for men, and 19 for women.

In the face of poor retention rates and questionable membership figures, the church is counting on this change to dramatically increase the ranks of its full-time missionary force.

Tuesday September 4, 2012
RNB's Religion News Blog:
god and money Among the items in today’s edition of Religion News Briefs: ‘Come to church and give us your money: We’re buying a mall.’

Plus: the Muslim cleric at the foreground of the campaign to prosecute a young Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy may have planted the evidence — burned pages from the Koran — himself.

From the religion beat: the popular Faith & Reason column at USA TODAY is closing down.

Thursday March 8, 2012
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
Mormon Church If you follow religion news you can spend countless hours each day just trying to keep up with stories that involve Mormonism and the Mormon Church.

From among the ones we have read we’ve selected just five stories we think you might want to read.

Wednesday February 22, 2012
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
Anne Frank Mormons operating independently of the Mormon Church — and in direct contradiction to the church’s edicts on the subject — have posthumously baptized Anne Frank in a Mormon ritual referred to as ‘Baptism for the Dead.’

In response the LDS Church has issued its strongest response yet to the violation of its agreement not to do proxy baptisms for Holocaust victims who are not related to a church member.

Thursday February 16, 2012
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
Mormonism The Mormon Church has apologised for posthumously baptizing the parents of Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal.

But the controversy over its un-biblical practice of posthumous proxy baptisms the dead continues.

Tuesday October 11, 2011
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
Mormonism Most pastors feel strongly that Mormons are not Christians, according to a survey by LifeWay Research.

Three out of four pastors surveyed by Southern Baptist-affiliated LifeWay Research said they disagreed with the statement that Mormons are Christians.

Monday October 10, 2011
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
Mormon Church Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Saturday sought to calm the religious divisions that surfaced at the influential Values Voters Summit during his second bid to become the first member of the Church of Latter Day Saints to win the presidency.

Romney addressed the issue a day after Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress dubbed Mormonism a “cult” following his endorsement of Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the gathering and moments before Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, said that Romney’s faith was “outside the mainstream of historic Christian orthodoxy.”

Monday May 2, 2011
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Book of Mormon A community of up to 500 Mormon fundamentalists make their home in an area near Humansville, Missouri.

A pair of Humansville twins say they lived in that community for nearly 10 years before leaving the man they both married. The 27-year-old women told Cedar County authorities in February they were victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault at the hands of the husband they shared.

Friday January 14, 2011
FLDSMormonism/Mormon ChurchPolygamyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Residents of a fundamentalist Mormon sect in the small British Columbia commune of Bountiful believe they are adhering to the original word of the religion’s prophet, says a former plural wife and advocate of polygamy

Sunday January 9, 2011
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormon Church, this week paid $2.1 million for 10 acres of land in Oakland Twp., Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Sunday November 7, 2010
Mormonism/Mormon ChurchRNB's Religion News Blog:
Since 1840, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been encouraged to perform baptisms in temples for their deceased relatives.

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