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Australia Mulls Scientology Probe

November 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8365606.stm

The Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has said he will consider calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the Church of Scientology.

But he said the evidence must be looked at carefully before proceeding.

Senator Nick Xenophon launched a scathing attack on Scientology, citing letters from former followers alleging extensive criminal activity....

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Scientologists Convicted Of Fraud

October 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8327569.stm

A French court has convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud, but stopped short of banning the group from operating in France.

Two branches of the group's operations and several of its leaders in France have been fined.

The case came after complaints from two women, one of whom said she was manipulated into paying more than 20,000 euros (£18,100) in...

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US State Department Gives Mixed Review Of Religious Freedom In Bulgaria

October 27, 2009

Author: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Source: The Sofia Echo

http://www.sofiaecho.com/2009/10/27/805451_us-state-department-gives-mixed-review-of-religious-freedom-in-bulgaria

ntolerance by Bulgarian local authorities of non-Orthodox Christian religious groups and anti-Semitic messages by Volen Siderov’s Ataka party are among issues raised in the US state department’s annual...

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A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul

September 19, 2009

Author: Patricia Leigh Brown

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/us/20shaman.html

The patient in Room 328 had diabetes and hypertension. But when Va Meng Lee, a Hmong shaman, began the healing process by looping a coiled thread around the patient’s wrist, Mr. Lee’s chief concern was summoning the ailing man’s runaway soul.

“Doctors are good at disease,” Mr. Lee...

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Women and Public Policy Program

This data was last updated on 25 July 2019.

Contact Information

Address: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-496-6973
Website: https://wappp.hks.harvard.edu/

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Women's Studies in Religion Program

This data was last updated on 13 April 2013.

Contact Information

Address: Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-5705
Website: http://www.hds.harvard.edu/wsrp

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The Women's Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) at Harvard Divinity School "promotes critical inquiry into the interaction between religion and gender. It sponsors research and teaching in feminist theology, biblical studies, ethics and women's history, as... Read more about Women's Studies in Religion Program

China Says Falun Gong Ban 'Works'

July 22, 2009

Author: Michael Bristow

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8162342.stm

A Chinese official says the country has been successful in efforts to crack down on the spiritual movement Falun Gong, 10 years after it was banned.

Li Anping, from the China Anti-Cult Association, told a national newspaper that people now realised the true nature of the movement.

But Falun Gong still exists, and has organised protest events...

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Falun Gong Practitioners Tell Their Tale

July 19, 2009

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-falun-gong-19-jul19,0,1562578.story

When the peaceful melody of traditional Chinese instruments echoes through the courtyard of Hilliard Towers, a public housing complex, Peter Zheng and Helen Nie close their eyes and bend their bodies, confident that neighbors are watching with wonder, not reproach.

But when...

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Gather In Richmond for Annual Assemblies

July 11, 2009

Author: Juan Antoinio Lizama

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/local/article/JEHO11_20090710-223006/279388/

Food shortages, earthquakes, moral corruption and wars are clear signs of a looming Armageddon, according to Jehovah's Witnesses.

People should be alert, they say, and if you're ready, a heavenly kingdom awaits after this world ends.

For four consecutive...

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