When is a Religion a Cult?

From Inform Inform believes it is important to recognise that definitions are man-made decisions. Exactly what characteristics are ‘put together’ under a label, and where the distinguishing boundaries are drawn between different phenomena, can vary from place to place and time to time.1 Furthermore, different people may use the same concept to refer to very different things. Sometimes a term is ...

Are New Religions Harmful?

From INFORM Some minority religions sometimes harm some people. But, simply because a religion is unfamiliar, or new or ‘different’ does not mean that it is necessarily a cause for concern. Research shows that much of the ‘conventional wisdom’ about the movements is not always well-founded.Criminal, dangerous or even ‘anti-social’ behaviour is by no means typical of all ...

Sun Mying Moon’s Lost Eco-Utopia

Outside Monte Reel February 20, 2013 A decade before his death, Sun Myung Moon—multimillionaire founder of the controversial Unification Church—sent a band of followers deep into the wilds of Paraguay, with orders to build the ultimate utopian community and eco-resort. So how’s that working out? Monte Reel machetes his way toward heaven on Earth. Day ...

A measurement of Islamic religiousness among Pakistani migrants in Spain: analysis of their sectarian affiliations

Ana Ballesteros , Maria Jesus Martin Lopez, PhD; Jose Manuel Martinez Garcia, PhDICSA Conference Talk Abstract Trieste, Italy, July 4–6, 2013 Register The study we present here is the result of a PhD research on Islamic sectarianism in Pakistan. The fieldwork was done on the Pakistani community in Spain, mainly settled in Barcelona. Extensive qualitative interviews were ...

Chamber judgments concerning France

Press Release issued by the Registrar of the Court ECHR 036 (2013) 31.01.2013 The European Court of Human Rights has today notified in writing the following three Chamber judgments1, none of which is final. The judgments are available only in French. The Religious Association of the Pyramid Temple/Association Cultuelle Du Temple Pyramide v. France (application ...

EnlightenMeFree (EMF) Online Forum

“The EnlightenMeFree (EMF) Online Forum,” a Website and Forum by former students of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE. Inc).

EnlightenMeFree receives notice of temporary restraining order

From: “The EnlightenMeFree (EMF) Online Forum,” a Website and Forum has been created by former students of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE. Inc). Subpoena Notice from Web Hosting Company AllWebCoHello, EnlightenMeFreeWe have received a temporary restraining order from the Superior Court of the state of Washington for Thurston County to have you immediately remove the ...