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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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1999 Nov 18

Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America

Thu Nov 18 (All day) to Sat Nov 20 (All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors. [flickr_set id=72157622509133350]
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2000 Jun 26

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”
1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

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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's Studies in Religion Program

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 13 April 2013.

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 well as interdisciplinary scholarship on women throughout the world's religions... Read more about Women's Studies in Religion Program

Women and Public Policy Program

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 13 April 2013.

Phone: 617-496-6973
Website: http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/wappp
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The Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government is a research center that seeks to educate the next generation of government leaders on gender perspectives while contributing to scholarship on women and public policy. Founded in 1997, WAPPP's mission is "to address public policies that... Read more about Women and Public Policy 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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