Swami Prakashanand Saraswati flees US to escape molestation charge – Indian Express

AgenciesPosted online: Wed Sep 26 2012 Houston : An 83-year-old wheel-chair bound Indian spiritual guru, a fugitive after being convicted of groping two young girls, may have sneaked clandestinely into India, a US court has been told.US Marshals, still looking for him, suspect that Prakashanand Saraswati, known to his devotees as Swamiji, may have fled America ...

Deepak’s Dangerous Dogmas

Deepak’s Dangerous DogmaseSkepticPhil MoleJune 6, 2012 Through much of history, religious faith was a strong component of medical practice. Diseases were often thought to result from blockages in the body’s ?ow of vital forces, or from possession by malevolent spirits. Eventually, scienti?c medicine far surpassed efforts of faith healers, so the latter was made to ...

Reverend Sun Myung Moon dead at 92

He was a self-proclaimed messiah and friend of the powerful September 2, 2012 GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) – The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as well as U.S. presidents, has died, church officials said Monday. He was 92. ...

Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio hair attacks

San Francisco ChronicleThomas J. Sheeran September 20, 2012 CLEVELAND (AP) — The leader of an Amish breakaway group and his followers were convicted Thursday of hate crimes in beard- and hair-cutting attacks against members of their own faith following a dispute over religious differences.A federal jury found Samuel Mullet Sr. guilty of orchestrating the cuttings ...

Wanted Hindu guru escaped to India, officials say

By Eric Dexheimer Austin Statesman Two days after a Hays County jury convicted Prakashanand Saraswati of 20 counts of indecency with a child for groping two teenagers who lived at the Hindu ashram he’d founded, newly filed court documents say his followers met in a devotee’s home a mile up the road in Driftwood to ...

International Cultic Studies Association: Information about cults, cult groups, and new religious movements. ICSA studies psychological manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements.

International Cultic Studies Association: Information about cults, cult groups, and new religious movements. ICSA studies psychological manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements.

Special Event: Sharing Experiences to Assist Others

Throughout the day there will be specific discussion sessions where there will be opportunity given (if you wish) to share parts of your story, to assist others in similar situations such as former members who are more recently out of their groups, and those with loved ones, such as adult children, siblings or parents, in ...