This is our archive of news items tagged Witchcraft
You'll find articles about that subject in each of the items listed, even if the term does not necessarily occur
within the headlines or descriptive text.
Jon Atack has vastly updated his critical book about the Scientology cult.
Also: a man quits his job over the number ‘666,’ and a cult leader who claimed to be an alien from Sirius has been jailed for abusing his followewrs.
Plus: Renegade Amish cult leader Samuel Mullet and 15 members of his clan have been jailed for their hate crimes. More inside… [Read more...]
The UK government has announced plans to tackle the “wall of silence” around the abuse and neglect of children accused of witchcraft, following the brutal murder of Kristy Bamu.
In London there have been 81 recorded cases of children being abused as part of religious practice over the past 10 years but police and church groups are convinced it is under-reported. [Read more...]
Cult leader Bert Potter
dies; a look at how Jim Jones
manipulated politicians in San Francisco; and Kate Bornstein
is no longer afraid to speak out about Scientology
Also in this religion news briefing: the rise of paid, online worship
in India; plus: 15 years after committing suicide the website of the Heaven’s Gate
cult is still online.
Plus: why more Ugandans are turning to Witchcraft
, and why a lawer thinks trafficking in brides
might be OK. [Read more...]
A couple convicted for torturing and murdering a 15-year-old boy they accused of using witchcraft have been jailed for life.
Football coach Eric Bikubi, 28, has been ordered to serve at least 30 years. His partner, Magalie Bamu, 29, will serve a minimum of 25 years. [Read more...]
A couple have been found guilty of murdering a teenager they had accused of using witchcraft.
After days of ‘feral’ torture Kristy Bamu drowned in a bath on Christmas Day in 2010, during torture to produce exorcism, an Old Bailey jury heard. [Read more...]
Two people are in custody after police found more than a half dozen dismembered dogs in a home in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
The police also found items related to witchcraft and the occult. [Read more...]
A man accused of killing a teenage boy he thought was a witch cut the hair of a young woman to “release the witchcraft”, the Old Bailey has heard. [Read more...]