The COVID pandemic, QAnon, and debates on “separatism” have revitalized the French anti-cult structure MIVILUDES. Folk statistics may lead to bad choices.
Every year, Taiwan commemorates the 228 incident, a dark page of its past, and vows to protect democracy. But this should include protecting freedom of religion or belief.
A book by an Italian curator raises important question on whether “offensive” art should really be excluded from museums and exhibitions.
A chapter in a new book edited by Eileen Barker and James Richardson, emphasizes the church’s crucial role in the evolution of international case law.
While found not guilty of having obstructed the COVID-19 prevention efforts, Shincheonji’s leader was sentenced (wrongly, in our opinion) for other charges.
The Suwon District Court found Shincheonji’s leader not guilty of obstructing the anti-COVID-19 health efforts, but said (wrongly) he mismanaged the group’s money.
The decision absolving Shincheonji’s leader from charges of obstructing the anti-pandemic efforts has important international implications.
The Suwon District Court debunked the fake news, and stated that Shincheonji “promptly and actively” cooperated with health authorities when requested.
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.