In Rostov Oblast, a cleric of the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church is prosecuted as a “cult leader.”
Authorities claim that American citizens operating in the U.S. an Ahmadi Web site risk prison sentences up to 10 years.
Data show that they are the #1 target of religious intolerance worldwide. A seminar and two special journal issues explored the question why.
Survivors of sexual abuse have every right to be angry. Sometimes, however, they should consider whether they are not used again, this time to support anticult campaigns.
Both official reports and media often confuse “institutional” abuse in religious settings and abuse happening in families that happen to be religious.
Scholars, former officials, and human rights activists from several countries attended the event organized on the eve of Taiwan’s 78th Judicial Day.
The two Northern European countries commissioned reports on the issue that were largely publicized, but both their methodology and conclusions are objectionable.
Did the Australian Royal Commission report really uncover hundreds of “hidden” cases? Or was a religious minority unfairly targeted?
Some reflection on the Republic of China’s Judicial Day, from the point of view of a Western scholar.