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 ...

Does transcendental meditation to help veterans with PTSD?

By Steve Vogel This story has been updated. Seeking new ways to treat post-traumatic stress, the Department of Veteran Affairs is studying the use of transcendental meditation to help returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. “The reality is not all individuals we see are treatable by the techniques we use,” said W. Scott Gould, deputy secretary ...

Munson: Fairfield an unlikely spot for a hate crime

Des Moines Register Kyle Munson March 12, 2011 Fairfield, Ia. – Of all the spots on the map in Iowa, this is the setting for an alleged hate crime in 2011?Shocking headlines out of Fairfield last week centered on an incident in which Usama Alshaibi, an Arab-American filmmaker, alleges he was repeatedly kicked and beaten ...