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A government report warns that religious sects are on the increase in France, tripling in the last 15 years to reach at least 600 different movements across the country.
The report also denounces a huge increase in unqualified therapists, warning that sects are using the personality coaching and self-help trends to target impressionable people.
The centre is going to provide moral and psychological support to the victims of nontraditional religions, to circulate reliable information about teachings of the existing religious sects and also to carry out scientific, research, advisory as well as publishing activities, Denisenko said.
Investigators were searching Saturday for the remains of a child who authorities believe was killed and beheaded by her mother Police were looking for Kyeimah Spann’s remains four miles west of Cathlamet, near the Oregon-Washington border. Samara Spann, 30, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of her 6-year-old daughter. Investigators say she admitted to killing the girls, cutting off her head, and then dumping the body in the Elochoman River in Wahkiakum County. Spann reportedly gave investigators directions that led them to the location of Saturday’s search. Prosecutors said she killed the girl because she was influenced
ASHTABULA, Ohio — Ashtabula residents gathered at a local church to demand an in-depth investigation into an alleged cult’s involvement in a woman’s death, NewsChannel5 reported. On Monday at the Hiawatha Church of God in Christ, residents said they believe county prosecutors are not fully investigating the death of Carolyn Clark, who was murdered in May, WEWS reported. Neighbors believe the death was connected to what they allege is a cult-like organization operating out of a Apostolic Faith Church. They said the church’s members and leaders should be investigated. “We need a special prosecutor, we need special investigators,” said Adam
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, Jan. 30, 2003 http://www.agi.it/ Bologna, Italy – Jan. 30 – In Italy, the religious or spiritual groups are about one thousand: a number which includes all the movements, starting from the traditional Churches (Catholicism, Buddhism, Judaism and Islamism) to those realities – more or less significant, often made by one only one person – which can be defined as sects. Besides six – seven hundred structures organisations, there are an increasing number of groups which start and stop their activities in a really short time, especially in the context of the New Age movement. These were the