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Why Scientology?s Cone of Silence Shattered - Daily Beast

Google News - Scientology - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:10

Daily Beast

Why Scientology?s Cone of Silence Shattered
Daily Beast
For most of its existence the Church of Scientology grew and prospered by protecting its secrets. But it's been tough holding on to that model in the 21st century, a notoriously bad era for powerful institutions in the secret-keeping business. That ...
Here's Why The New Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Calls Out Tom CruiseHuffington Post
Why Scientology hates this manNEWS.com.au
'Going Clear' documentary unites voices against ScientologyStatesman Journal
Tech Times -PR Web (press release) -World Religion News
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Datebook: Your guide to area meetings and events - Scranton Times-Tribune

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 04:06

Datebook: Your guide to area meetings and events
Scranton Times-Tribune
Meditation Made Easy: A Beginner's Series, today and April 1, 7 to 8 p.m., $30; Sensory Awareness, April 15, 22 and 29, 7 to 8 p.m., $30; Church of the Good Shepherd, 1780 N. Washington Ave. .... Theresians International of Scranton: meeting, with ...

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The True Church - News24

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 02:33

The True Church
News24
Of all the religious questions facing the modern truth-seeker, this is certainly the most demanding and also the most frustrating. Conflicting voices from every quarter declare that they have the answer. Denominations, sects, and cults make strident ...

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Faith matters - Savannah Morning News

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:25

Faith matters
Savannah Morning News
The program meets at 7 p.m. Mondays in the chapel, 1435 Ga. 119 N., Springfield. All are ... Shepherds of Grace Church meets at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 3605 Ga. 21 N., Rincon. For information, go ...

The Mail The Mail 3/25/15 - Baltimore City Paper

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:55

Baltimore City Paper

The Mail The Mail 3/25/15
Baltimore City Paper
Oh, and you accuse me of making an underhanded remark about religious groups and cults. No sir, it was not underhanded. It was sarcastic, snotty, and underhanded. Let's get things right. However, Stokes' frustration at the fact the First Amendment ...

Militants stone Iraqi couple accused of adultery - Waterloo Record

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:35

The Indian Express

Militants stone Iraqi couple accused of adultery
Waterloo Record
"Twelve ISIS militants were standing there who had bags with them filled with stones, and they began throwing the stones at them, and after the third stone the woman was killed," al-Lahibi said. The man died a short while later, he said. Another ...
ISIS MILITANTS STONE IRAQI COUPLE ACCUSED OF ADULTERYDispatch Times

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Barnidge: Author tells Pleasanton crowd that Francis is changing the face of ... - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:28

Barnidge: Author tells Pleasanton crowd that Francis is changing the face of ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel
When he says Mass, it's most often in a small chapel, not on the grand altars of the Vatican. He takes his own phone calls ... "(Pope Francis) said the shepherd should have the smell of the sheep, and you don't get that at a rectory. You have to go ...

Concert Listings: March 25 to 31, 2015 - The Weekender

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:40

Concert Listings: March 25 to 31, 2015
The Weekender
Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 4 p.m. April 25. .... 570-343-6707. Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, the renowned blues-rock guitarist and songwriter along with Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jonny Lang.

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Weekend TV: Scientology documentary on HBO, Kids' Choice Awards and more - Tulsa World

Google News - Scientology - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:07

Tulsa World

Weekend TV: Scientology documentary on HBO, Kids' Choice Awards and more
Tulsa World
The world of Scientology is revealed in the new HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” airing 7-9 p.m. Sunday on cable 1541. Chilling is the only way to describe Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney's film that ...

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Here's Why The New Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Calls Out Tom Cruise - Huffington Post

Google News - Scientology - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:02

NEWS.com.au

Here's Why The New Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Calls Out Tom Cruise
Huffington Post
Alex Gibney's documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," is ripe with shocking revelations about the secretive religious organization and the many celebrities at its center. But much of the film focuses on actor Tom Cruise, who ...
Why Scientology hates this manNEWS.com.au
How L. Ron Hubbard's Phoenix, AZ Home Received a Historic DesignationWorld Religion News

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Vatican to open its museums and the Sistine Chapel to the homeless - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:48

Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Vatican to open its museums and the Sistine Chapel to the homeless
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
And now it's planning to throw open the doors of its museums and the Sistine Chapel to them. The initiative comes from Polish Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the man appointed by Pope Francis as his personal representative in aiding the poor. This week ...

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On Faith: Duke Chapel to close for yearlong restoration - News & Observer

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:16

On Faith: Duke Chapel to close for yearlong restoration
News & Observer
The Community Luncheon Roundtable will meet at noon Thursday in the fellowship hall at Shepherd's House United Methodist Church, 107 N. Driver St. A presentation by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will invite this group to participate in “The ...

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Religion: Church activities for the local area planned for the week beginning ... - The Evening Sun

Google News - Shepards Chapel - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:03

Religion: Church activities for the local area planned for the week beginning ...
The Evening Sun
Proceeds will benefit Benders Shepherds Relay for Life Team. Ticket deadline is March 28, ... Satellite broadcasts also can be viewed locally at the chapel at 1170 Kohler Mill Road, New Oxford, at noon and 4 p.m. both days. The usual Sunday meetings of ...

Ex-Twelve Tribes leader warns Winnipeg authorities about religious group - CBC.ca

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:48

CBC.ca

Ex-Twelve Tribes leader warns Winnipeg authorities about religious group
CBC.ca
A former leader in the Twelve Tribes religious group said it wasn't the threat of beatings that kept him in his place. It was the threat of death if he didn't. And it's that kind of mind control that Winnipeg authorities need to investigate, he said ...

Daily Reads: TV's Last Difficult Man, Scientology is Bad at Social Media and More - Indie Wire (blog)

Google News - Scientology - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:38

Indie Wire (blog)

Daily Reads: TV's Last Difficult Man, Scientology is Bad at Social Media and More
Indie Wire (blog)
4. Scientology is Bad at Social Media. The Church of Scientology's campaign against "Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief" has been laughably terrible, and Scott Tobias of The Dissolve wrote about how that reinforces the film's points: ...

The Good Soldier: let's talk about modernism - The Guardian

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:01

The Guardian

The Good Soldier: let's talk about modernism
The Guardian
I have nothing to say about fertility cults, dead kings or metaphysical poems that you haven't read. What I want to talk about is how we think about modernism now – if at all. I want to find out about the prejudice ... In turn, Pope Pius X produced an ...

ISIS MILITANTS STONE IRAQI COUPLE ACCUSED OF ADULTERY. - Dispatch Times

Google News - Twelve Tribes - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:42

ISIS MILITANTS STONE IRAQI COUPLE ACCUSED OF ADULTERY.
Dispatch Times
In Baghdad, the Islamic state militants publicly stoned a man and woman to death on Tuesday, while parading the victims in a public square in the northern city of Mosul, on the charges of adultery in Iraq. This was confirmed by eye witnesses and an ...

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Deception, Deception Every Where - Williamson Daily News

Google News - Spiritual Cults - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:11

Deception, Deception Every Where
Williamson Daily News
Particularly when it comes to religious ideas as we have seen heinous acts committed in the name of “god.” But the world belief system tells us ... Many have been deceived following cults and exciting groups that can be dangerous. There are even ...

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Deception, Deception Every Where - Williamson Daily News

Google News - Religous Cults - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:11

Deception, Deception Every Where
Williamson Daily News
People from other countries with different backgrounds and religions have been welcomed to legally come and live the American dream. Although we are ... Many have been deceived following cults and exciting groups that can be dangerous. There are even ...

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Fear and Loathing of the Religious, From Christians to Scientologists - Huffington Post

Google News - Scientology - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 09:54

Huffington Post

Fear and Loathing of the Religious, From Christians to Scientologists
Huffington Post
I myself was raised in a rigorous Catholic home, and spent 10 years in Scientology, so I got my religious bona fides at both ends of the cultural spectrum and, let me tell you, in my particular case, they were not dissimilar in the ways they use fear ...

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