New Religious Movements

Are Immigrant Religious Practices Cultural or Criminal?

May 24, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2004-05-24-courts-culture_x.htm

On May 24, 2004 USA Today reported, "Immigrants with roots in Africa, Asia and other non-Western cultures are winding up in America's courts after being charged with crimes for acts that would not be offenses in their home countries. In recent years, U.S. courts have been asked to decide the fates of defendants involved in animal sacrifices,...

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Is Kashi a Cult? Ashram Controversy Continues in Florida

May 5, 2004

Source: Treasure Coast Palm

http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/living/article/0,1651,TCP_1043_2843662,00.html

On May 5, 2004 Treasure Coast Palm reported, "As others who left the Kashi Ashram before him, Richard Rosenkranz now expresses amazement, sometimes horror, at things he did and allegiances he held while a member of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati’s new-age religion congregation in Roseland. And, as those who went before him, he now believes he was in...

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Today's Botanicas Court the Faithful of Diverse Backgrounds

March 8, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/a/2004/03/08/MNGNA5GC0K1.DTL

On March 8, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the changing nature of botanicas in America: "Botanicas used to be found almost exclusively in Latino neighborhoods such as San Francisco's Mission District or Fruitvale in Oakland. More and more, however, spiritualist shoppers need not go far to find a clean, well...

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Halloween 2003: Celebrations and Spirituality

October 31, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44375-2003Oct30.html

On October 31, 2003 The Washington Post reported on a new book on Wiccans that applies social science techniques and unearths certain demographic patterns. "Typically, Wiccans are white, college-educated and middle class, according to 'Voices from the Pagan Census: A National Survey of Witches and Neo-Pagans in the United States,' which polled 2,000 believers...

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Halloween 2003: Celebrations and Spirituality

October 31, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.10.31/living1.html

On October 31, 2003 Forward published an article on Jewish "witches," or individuals who "have a strong sense of Jewish identity but also practice magic, cast spells and tend to identify with 'goddess-directed' worship. Their beliefs run the gamut from strict monotheists to those who worship a pantheon of goddesses... their numbers could be in the hundreds. In September, Jewitchery.com site...

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Harvard University's Pluralism Project Maps Religious Diversity

October 23, 2003

Source: Harvard University Gazette

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/10.23/11-pluralism.html

On October 23, 2003 Harvard University Gazette reported that "a dozen researchers presented their findings Oct. 15 at the Pluralism Project's Fall Research Conference, 'Religious Pluralism in America.' Founded in 1991 by Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies, the Pluralism Project has been engaged in mapping the country's growing...

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Where "No Religion" Dominates, Oregonians Find Spirituality in the World

October 18, 2003

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/10/18/a1.nones.1018.html

On October 18, 2003 The Register-Guard reported that Oregon was "one of only four states where 'no religion' was the most common answer in a religious identification survey commissioned by City University of New York in 2001. The other states were Washington, Idaho and Wyoming. Other recent studies draw similar conclusions, including a 2002 survey commissioned by the...

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Synagogues Adapt their Worship for Broader Appeal

September 28, 2003

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/09/28ky/wir-front-services

On September 28, 2003 The Courier Journal reported "amid local and national worries that the Jewish population is stagnating, aging, tuning out to religion and intermarrying with non-Jews at high rates, synagogues are offering broader menus of worship styles. The Temple and Adath Jeshurun, for example, offered services during this weekend's New Year'...

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Buddhism Spreading in the Northwest

September 27, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/106466382351280.xml

On September 27, 2003 The Oregonian reported "the number of Buddhist groups is surging in the region. The Northwest Dharma Association was born in the late 1980s and has been keeping track of Buddhist groups in the region since about 1996. Back then the organization knew of about 100...

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Lilly Endowment Funds New Study of Religion and Public Life

September 25, 2003

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=5EEB5BE0-52B6-4EE7-92530C2BD

On September 25, 2003 Voice of America reported "backed by a $3.3 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, investigators will embark on a long-term study of religious beliefs and behaviors among various ethnic groups...In the Rice/Notre Dame study, researchers will begin by interviewing 2,500 people across the nation. They will then follow up by...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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Eric Rudolf and the "Christian Identity" Movement

June 5, 2003

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=C2B301AF-EC53-4B0C-8A95E2DBBE270BCA

On June 5, 2003 Voice of America reported that "the recent capture of the man believed responsible for the 1996 Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta is an important reminder that 'Christian Terrorism' was in the United States long before its Islamic counterpart was unleashed on New York and Washington, DC... Eric Robert Rudolph was on the FBI's...

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Church of Scientology of Arizona

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 9 March 2012.

Phone: 602-833-0610
Email: cofsphoenix@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.scientology-phoenix.org
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Overview

Established as "applied religious philosophy" by L. Ron Hubbard (d. 1986), the first Church of Scientology opened in Los Angeles in 1954. In Arizona, the first Church of Scientology was established in 1975, although the organization had roots in Phoenix going back to 1952. The present... Read more about Church of Scientology of Arizona

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