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.
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?
The draft law pursues the laudable aim to prevent violence and the use of quack therapies against homosexuals, but may criminalize legitimate religious counseling.
A Webinar organized by the Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions discusses the book by Rosita Šorytė on how Scientologists confronted the pandemic
Report calls the situation of Hindus “informal apartheid,” as rapes and abductions continue.
What happened in Taiwan is important for economists too. It shows exactly how a tax system, confronted with spiritual movements, should not operate.
The cautionary tale of a fraudulent entity created in Taiwan in 1996 suggests that these claims should be approached with a grain of salt.