Among today’s religion news briefs: a Canadian community tries to keep Scientology’s Narconon quacks from establishing a ‘drug rehab’ center.
A judge rules that a Jehovah’s Witness can be given blood if necessary.
Cult expert Steve Hassan talks with a representative of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, and with a survivor.
And read this before you donate clothes to Planet Aid.
Wednesday January 21, 2009 Tvind
Poul Jorgensen, one of the leading members of the Tvind
humanitarian group, was found guilty of fraud on Tuesday by the Eastern High Court.
Jorgensen was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment for being part of a comprehensive fraud operation that involved the establishment of a humanitarian foundation where money taken in was channelled to the organisation’s private businesses and never declared for tax purposes.
Friday February 1, 2008 Tvind
George Kwon thought he was doing his part to help less fortunate children in Africa when he agreed to let a nonprofit organization called Campus California TG place a clothing-collection box on his business property. But questions abound about the validity of Campus California TG (Teachers Group), which says it collected 3.2million pounds of donated clothing — worth about $800,000 — from 300 boxes last year.
Monday December 10, 2007 Tvind
A ‘charity’ connected to a Danish cult harms local community charities.
Sunday June 17, 2007 Tvind
Do you donate to Planet Aid? You may be surprized to learn where your donations end up.
Saturday December 9, 2006 Tvind
In 2003, The Guardian newspaper described the founder of the cult-like organisation, Mogens Amdi Pedersen of Denmark, as a kind of hippie guru, a revolutionary firebrand who preached a Maoist-inspired gospel of social renewal.
Tuesday December 5, 2006 Tvind
Still eluding Danish authorities, Tvind Humanitarian Fund founder Mogens Amdi Petersen was spotted in Singapore this past week by a Danish teacher.
Monday November 6, 2006 Tvind
What Gaia doesn’t advertise is that the used clothes also raise money for a vast, international used clothing empire whose finances are so inscrutable, several European governments have lost confidence in charitable claims of this network — known as Tvind.
Tuesday October 24, 2006 Tvind
Police are again looking for the leaders of the Tvind Humanitarian Fund. They fear the group – which is facing a new embezzlement trial – may have fled the country.
Friday September 1, 2006 Tvind
A district court has found Mogens Amdi Petersen innocent of embezzling funds from the humanitarian organisation he founded Mogens Amdi Petersen, founder of the left-wing Tvind humanitarian organisation, has been acquitted of tax evasion and embezzlement by a district court in Ringkøbing. Petersen, 67, and seven other members of the organisation’s leadership had been under investigation since 2000. At that time a former teacher at one of its schools alleged the group was misusing the organisation’s tax-exempt status to funnel money into their own pockets. Petersen, who disappeared from Denmark in 1979, was found living a life of luxury in