On April 6, Boise State Dean of Students Christian Wuthrich sent an email warning of the presence of an unidentified religious group on campus after receiving multiple complaints of student harassment. According to information provided to the university, members of this group, who are not university students, use various manipulationRead More →

Aymanam panchayat near Kottayam witnessed a tense situation on Tuesday when members of the Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha issued suicide threats following a decision by authorities to demolish a building belonging to the religious movement on the base of a court order. The drama began to unfold in the morningRead More →

A parishioner at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Brookings prepares packed lunches for homeless residents. St. TImonthy’s Nearly two years after advocating for the city of Portland to drop plans to limit the number of free meals volunteers could serve the hungry in public parks, a Portland civil rights organizationRead More →

White Evangelicals are the only religious group to believe the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump, new news says Public Religion Research Institute Survey. The poll, released Monday, found that 31% of all Americans believe “the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump,” while 67% reject the idea. ButRead More →

Federal prosecutors have claimed that eight leaders of a Kansas-based “cult” separated children as young as eight from their parents, physically abused them, and put them to work at businesses across the United States through 16-hour shifts a day without pay. . A 20-page dossier filed by federal prosecutors inRead More →

A Canadian citizen is among 17 missionaries from Christian Aid Ministries who were kidnapped in Haiti as they left an orphanage, the religious organization said on Sunday. The missionary group, which also includes 16 US citizens, consists of five men, seven women and five children, Christian Aid Ministries confirmed inRead More →

A pro-Trump religious group, led by Pastor Hyung-jin “Sean” Moon, who uses AR-15 rifles in ceremonies, purchased a 130-acre holy retreat in Tennessee. “Spiritual download”: Moon heads services at Rod of Iron Ministries, also known as the Sanctuary of World Peace and Unification, while wearing a crown of metal bulletsRead More →

Image via Getty / Bryan Anselm / Redux for the Washington Post The wand of iron ministries, a firearm-obsessed religious group, would now have bought a property at Tennessee which will be transformed into a so-called “training center” for its members. The Pennsylvania-based church has appeared in the headlines sporadicallyRead More →

Although none of these plans have been put in place, Marothi Josias Masashane, who heads the South African National Christian Forum, complained in documents to the country’s supreme court of “the employers’ attitude against unvaccinated employees “. and the news that the University of Cape Town was considering a compulsoryRead More →

A national Christian organization has filed a lawsuit against Governor Janet Mills and several of the state’s largest healthcare organizations over Maine’s requirement that healthcare workers receive the COVID-19 vaccine or be at risk of lose their job Liberty Counsel, who also represented a church in Orrington pursuing state restrictionsRead More →

The Catholic religious order that operated residential schools in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, where hundreds of anonymous graves have been found, said it would release all historical documents in its possession. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate operated 48 schools in Canada, including the Marieval Indian Residential School at CowessessRead More →

By Mark MaynardKentucky today A Kentucky faith-based organization born out of ties to Planned Parenthood will be posting billboards supporting abortion in three cities in Kentucky over the next two months. The Kentucky Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice paid for the digital billboards that are on display at the ExpoRead More →

GLENVIEW, IL—When Cathy Kedjidjian received a letter with strong terms from representatives of the evangelical Christian rights organization Liberty Counsel, she had to do a double take. Kedjidjian is the director of communications for Glenview School District 34, a public school district that mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for staff but offersRead More →

How COVID-19 vaccine makers would adapt to new variants New variants of the coronavirus have emerged in the United States, and vaccine makers are bracing in case regulators request changes to their recipe. The president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical denomination in the United States, posted aRead More →

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said no particular religious group was favored by policymakers He added that the principles of “secularism, neutrality between religions” have been one of the “golden threads” of Singapore’s public policy making. He was responding to a question from opposition leader Pritam Singh MrRead More →

He’s only been out two days, but At Elena Tsagrinou’s place “El Diablo” is already causing a storm. Cyprus’ Entry to Eurovision 2021 is the subject of a rapidly growing petition from a church group campaigning for the song to be deleted. The religious group claims that “El Diablo” isRead More →

An international college-linked evangelical group that pleaded guilty in 2020 to an embezzlement scheme involving the former owners of Newsweek magazine appears to have purchased the former Montgomery County School of Art campus from Temple University. “Nonprofit Religious Organization” Acquired Former Tyler School of Art Campus in Elkins Park forRead More →

Jews in this country have a lower opinion of President Trump’s moral and political behavior than members of other religions, although they show signs of ambivalence in his handling of “Jewish” issues. These are among the conclusions of an opinion poll published on March 12 by the Pew Research CenterRead More →

Singers Ivy and Tei have responded to false rumors circulating about their religious beliefs. South Korea is currently grappling with the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), with a religious group known as Shincheonji playing a vital role in the outbreak in the Daegu area. As more and more confirmed casesRead More →

South Korea, the world’s 11th largest economy, has a troubling history with religious movements. Almost 30% of the population is Christian, but alongside traditional churches, marginal groups and charismatic leaders have thrived. Jo Mit-eum, an expert on these groups, said South Korea’s rapid economic growth has created an environment whereRead More →

Evangelicals are the only religious group in the United States that hasn’t gained a better reputation in recent years. And Americans have become less likely to know an Evangelical, more so than any other religious tradition. While sentiments toward evangelicals have remained stable (even among Democrats), Americans have given warmerRead More →

All over the world, Christians are persecuted because of their faith. The European Parliament has brought much-needed recognition to victims of persecution and must follow up with concrete tools to protect religious groups around the world, writes Adina Portaru. Adina Portaru is legal counsel in Brussels for ADF International, aRead More →