FRONT PAGE: A Little Known Cult Is At The Heart Of S.Korea’s Latest COVID-19 Outbreak – Reuters
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FRONT PAGE: A Little Known Cult Is At The Heart Of S.Korea’s Latest COVID-19 Outbreak – Reuters

Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comSEOUL, Nov 24 (Reuters) – A little known sect led by a pastor who pokes eyes to heal is at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea, as the country reported a new daily record of 4,116 cases and battles a spike in serious cases straining…

RELIGION: White supremacists held liable for violence at Charlottesville rally
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RELIGION: White supremacists held liable for violence at Charlottesville rally

(RNS] — A jury found that the group that organized the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville (Virginia) is liable for injuries sustained by counterprotesters. The jury awarded a total amount of $26 millions in damages. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on two federal conspiracy cases. However, it found the defendants (including…

RELIGION: Survey: Americans think bad things just happen; God is not responsible
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RELIGION: Survey: Americans think bad things just happen; God is not responsible

(RNS) — Few Americans blame God when bad things happen in their lives, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that looks at how people respond to suffering in the wake of a pandemic that has killed more than 750,000 Americans. The survey of 6,485 U.S. adults polled online in September shows that Americans…

RELIGION: Black Friday should be the same as Sunday
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RELIGION: Black Friday should be the same as Sunday

RNS] — The congregation made all decisions regarding repairs and needs in the church where I grew up. They got bids from providers and selected the one with the lowest price. This is what we would do if we had the money. We were expected to be more responsible with church funds. What we didn’t…

RELIGION: For US Mormons, religiosity has declined over time, study shows
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RELIGION: For US Mormons, religiosity has declined over time, study shows

(RNS) — In 2008 more than three-quarters of US Latter-day Saints said that religion was “very important” to them, but by 2020 that had declined to just under 62%, according to the national Cooperative Election Study as analyzed by sociologist Ryan Burge of Eastern Illinois University. CES data analyzed by Ryan Burge, Eastern Illinois University.…

RELIGION: Trump-connected faith advisory board urges exemptions from religious vaccines for military
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RELIGION: Trump-connected faith advisory board urges exemptions from religious vaccines for military

(RNS] — Former President Donald Trump’s faith advisors have urged the U.S. military, in an effort to give religious exemptions to COVID -19 mandates. They claim that service members who have spiritual objections to the vaccines are being stripped of their religious freedoms .” But the effort focused on COVID -19 vaccination mandates first started…

RELIGION: Assembly of God honors pastor Jose Wellington with statue in square
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RELIGION: Assembly of God honors pastor Jose Wellington with statue in square

The Assembly of God in Sao Luis do Curu, Ceara, decided to honor Pastor Jose Wellington Bezerra da Costa, leader of the Ministry of Belem, in Sao Paulo, with a statue with her bust. Born in Sao Luis do Curu, the pastor went to visit the place, where his bust with a plaque in his…

RELIGION: Billy Graham's Daughter Says We Are Living In The End Times
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RELIGION: Billy Graham's Daughter Says We Are Living In The End Times

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of late evangelist Billy Graham, said the latest world events have pointed to the end of time. For her, the return of Jesus is very close. “I believe we are living in the end times; I believe we are living in the end of human history as we know it,” said…

RELIGION: Project predicts which parents will need to have higher education for homeschooling
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RELIGION: Project predicts which parents will need to have higher education for homeschooling

Homeschooling in Brazil, known as homeschooling, is close to being voted on. Negotiations for the bill lasted 7 months and should have been on the agenda last week. The text, in question, provides many rules and limitations for the type of education, such as the requirement that parents adopt home education for their children to…

RELIGION: Merchant builds a church inside his bakery
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RELIGION: Merchant builds a church inside his bakery

Many look for a temple to worship God, this was not the case of a merchant who started his ministry inside the Belman Bakery in Wyoming, Michigan, USA. Martin Belman performs services every Sunday in the store that was founded by his father Frederico, in 1999. In addition to a bakery, the place serves to…

RELIGION: Military officials refuse invitation to test electronic voting machines, says CNN
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RELIGION: Military officials refuse invitation to test electronic voting machines, says CNN

The Armed Forces would have decided not to participate in the public safety test of the electronic ballot box to be carried out by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), informed commentator Caio Junqueira, from CNN Brasil. According to Junqueira, the justification would be the perception that the test will not provide the necessary security to…

CRIME: Justice Department Resolves Sexual Harassment Law Suit Against Massachusetts Landlord And His Employee
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CRIME: Justice Department Resolves Sexual Harassment Law Suit Against Massachusetts Landlord And His Employee

The Justice Department announced today that it has secured a settlement resolving allegations that Worcester, Massachusetts, landlord Mohan Prashad and his maintenance worker, David Besaw, violated the Fair Housing Act by sexually harassing female tenants. The settlement also resolves claims against Lanaton LLC and Savton LLC, which, along with Prashad, owned the properties where the…

INDIA NEWS: The dress of Ramayan Express staff was changed following a protest by seers
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INDIA NEWS: The dress of Ramayan Express staff was changed following a protest by seers

INDIA NEWS: NEW ELHI/UJJAIN: This happened just hours after Ujjain seers threatened to end the procession. Ramayan Express If the attendants in the train continued to wear their saffron uniforms, IRCTC (the ticketing and catering arm) changed the dress code for them on Monday to end the controversy. The seers complained that the waiters’ saffron…

RELIGION: Bronx pastor: “The best person to rape your wife is
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RELIGION: Bronx pastor: “The best person to rape your wife is

RNS] — A sermon on wifely submission was delivered by a New York City Seventh-day Adventist church pastor. He suggested that husbands could rape wives. ” I would say to you gentlemen that the best person to commit rape is your spouse,” Burnett Robinson, senior pastor at Grand Concourse Seventh-day Adventist (a church in the…

RELIGION: United Methodist meeting to discuss splitting is still on…
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RELIGION: United Methodist meeting to discuss splitting is still on…

RNS] — The General Conference of the United Methodist Church announced last week that they are continuing with plans for next fall’s meeting. RELATED: United Methodists reschedule meeting — and decision on splitting — again But, the Commission on the General Conference said Friday (Nov. 19), it hasn’t ruled out postponing the usually quadrennial meeting…

RELIGION: Is Josh Mandel the candidate for ‘Christian’ values or the candidate for ‘JudeoChristian’?
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RELIGION: Is Josh Mandel the candidate for ‘Christian’ values or the candidate for ‘JudeoChristian’?

(RNS] — Mike Pukita ran into trouble last week for airing a radio advertisement attacking Josh Mandel, who is the frontrunner to the GOP nomination to replace retiring Senator. Rob Portman. ” Are we really supposed to believe that the candidate for Senate with the most Christian values is Jewish? “I am sick of these…

RELIGION: New children’s bibles for kids rethink how Christians share their old stories with young readers
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RELIGION: New children’s bibles for kids rethink how Christians share their old stories with young readers

(RNS] — “Mom! Does God love boys more than women ?” Aidah Clark, her 6-year-old girl, asked Mariko Clark this question last summer. She was furious because she knew exactly where it was coming. Aidah’s children’s story Bible contained only two stories that focused on women. Clark also realized that most children’s Bible translations were…

RELIGION: Malafaia criticizes the punishment of a pastor who called for a boycott of companies that support LGBT
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RELIGION: Malafaia criticizes the punishment of a pastor who called for a boycott of companies that support LGBT

Pastor Silas Malafaia, leader of ADVEC, refuted the imposition by the Public Ministry on Pastor Carlos Cesar Januario, from the First Baptist Church of Ipiau, in Bahia, who had to recant in the public for having used the term “homosexuality” instead of homosexuality. Malafaia drew the attention of all pastors to issues of religious freedom…

RELIGION: “I'm going to keep killing babies,” says feminist who destroyed pro-life memorial
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RELIGION: “I'm going to keep killing babies,” says feminist who destroyed pro-life memorial

On November 8th, the students of Saint Louis University pro-life, set up a memorial to remember the lives lost by abortion. One thousand flags were placed on the campus, each representing 800 abortions, totaling 800,000 deaths. In a video, one of the pro-life students filmed two girls tearing the flags off the ground and vandalizing…

RELIGION: Will Smith says without faith in the Lord I wouldn't be where I am today
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RELIGION: Will Smith says without faith in the Lord I wouldn't be where I am today

When asked if he was a man of faith during an interview with producer and preacher, DeVon Franklin, Will Smith shared about the influence of faith on his life. “You can’t get where I am if you don’t love the Lord. You can’t sit like I sit, move like I move if you don’t love…

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