A religious group that (a) has been established at a comparatively recent date (although some include groups founded in the 19th century) and (b) significantly diverges for its beliefs and practices from the oldest, traditional, “mainline” religions with which it coexists in a given geographical area.
USA: Social Security Number Cannot Be Refused as “the Mark of the Beast”
The Supreme Court declined to review the case of an Idaho man who claimed SSN violated his religious liberty. Implications may be far-reaching.
The Story of Two Falun Gong Shopkeepers
Liang Shunjing and Deng Xiufen, husband and wife, had a successful electrical appliance store. They lost it, and are now serving a ten-year jail sentence.
Pakistan: Government Criticized for Not Supporting Hinglaj Mata Mandir
More than one million visit the Hindu shrine every year. Yet the central government “would not spend a penny” for needed work there, Senator says.
14th Anniversary of Tai Ji Men’s Acquittal Celebrated in Taipei
On July 13, a successful web conference remembered what happened, and highlighted the issues yet to be solved.