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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 37–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Donald A. Westbrook This article analyzes the history and purpose of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a group co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology to educate the public on the alleged abuses of psychologists and psychiatrists and advocate for legal reform. Its other...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 55–76.
Published: 29 July 2020
... person s access to their divine fiery soul energy, the source of information about right thought and action. The following concept illustrates his teaching that access to the soul relies on dissipation of excessive harmful energies: In the true human sense of the word, the soul requires no pre...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... over the Rajneesh movement community in Doherty: Strange Gods in a Great Southern Land 13 Fremantle, Western Australia47 in general, concerns temporarily abated, and previously hostile mainstream media began to run more human-interest stories on various groups.48 This hiatus was short lived. The period...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 69–93.
Published: 15 April 2020
..., the impact on religious liberty and free speech when courts with a liberal majority hear cases by the Human Rights Campaign America s largest civil rights organi- zation advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. 57 God still has an unfinished assignment for America, and Wallnau ex...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 November 2018
... the Methodists and starting his own integrated church. His place on the Indianapolis Human Rights Commission certainly speaks to the work he was doing in the early 1960s to help integration efforts and the Temple s role in fighting for social justice. Even after the move to California and the...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 65–92.
Published: 01 November 2018
... their objects of study. The trouble with this, Feltmate explains, is that we cannot understand these groups and find multiple ways to dignify the human beings who engage with the worlds they create if our starting point is rooted in the social problems paradigm.9 Feltmate seeks a solution in a...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (4): 63–87.
Published: 01 May 2018
... multiculturalism in Canada and the new social openness to alternative forms of spirituality have contributed to the increasing religious diversity. . . . 21 Still, the most commonly cited cause of increas- ing diversity remains human global mobility. France s famous Machelon Report (2006), the work of a...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 147.
Published: 01 February 2018
...- rels and other schismatics; the Citizens Commission on Human Rights; and Scientology inHungary, Germany, andAustralia. Several analyses of L. Ron Hubbard enlarge the window upon which to view this complex and fascinatingman.Reviews ofGoing Clear andTheMaster, amongother essays, show the penetration of...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 146–147.
Published: 01 February 2018
... scientologists as they call themselves), squir- rels and other schismatics; the Citizens Commission on Human Rights; and Scientology inHungary, Germany, andAustralia. Several analyses of L. Ron Hubbard enlarge the window upon which to view this complex and fascinatingman.Reviews ofGoing Clear andTheMaster...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 147–148.
Published: 01 February 2018
... as they call themselves), squir- rels and other schismatics; the Citizens Commission on Human Rights; and Scientology inHungary, Germany, andAustralia. Several analyses of L. Ron Hubbard enlarge the window upon which to view this complex and fascinatingman.Reviews ofGoing Clear andTheMaster...
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Nova Religio (2017) 21 (2): 26–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
... based on a scientific understanding of history) underscores the moral dangers of silencing all humans, both individuals and populations, who do know that Gods, jinns, or the Virgin Mary matter3 Deprived of their voices, many such individuals and populations in the USSR found themselves discarded in...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Citizens Commission on Human Rights Scientology From the Edges to the Core Re´gis Dericquebourg, Guest-Editor ABSTRACT: Although there has been relatively little scholarly research on Scientology apart from the remarkable works of Roy Wallis, Harriet Whitehead, James R. Lewis, and Hugh B. Urban, that is...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 November 2015
... interpretations and assertions. Washitaw generally accept Moorish Science, its claims, and founder Noble Drew Ali (*1886 1929) as part of the Washitaw Empire. See R. A. Umar Shabazz Bey, We are the Washitaw: The Indigenous Black Inhabitants of North America (Washitaw Proper: Washitaw International Human Rights...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 5–16.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Emergent Religions 7 that many probably themajority hold beliefs concerning hidden agen- cies which are not considered to challenge the epistemic norms of their culture, including religions, paranormal ideas such as ghosts or UFOs, and perhaps even such ideological norms as human rights or the free market...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (4): 16–34.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Anglican priest, Richard Fallowes. Later deported by the High Commissioner with the support of a conservative Anglican archbishop who found Fallowes version of Christianity too revolutionary Christian25 Fallowes played an active role in resisting British rule and in 1938 initiated an inter-island...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (3): 38–62.
Published: 01 February 2015
... culture. © 2015 by The Regents of the University of California 2015 Richard Burgess, Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5PU, U.K. Email: Richard.burgess@roehampton.ac.uk Nigerian Pentecostalism prophetic politics Christian...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (3): 80–100.
Published: 01 February 2015
... worship: nature, science, reason, progress, humanity or la patrie.21 Hayes Essays on nation- alism might be one of the first studies to explore nationalism as religion, but the idea is far from outdated: Anthony Smith s work on the cultural foundations of nations is a recent example.22 Even if one doesn...
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Nova Religio (2014) 18 (1): 37–57.
Published: 01 August 2014
... kidnap and torture human victims. Dowsers seek to divine the mysteries of pre-Columbian history figuratively buried beneath the American landscape. In these contexts, legends of accursed Indian lands evoke a sense of cultural rootedness in nature. Unlike beliefs in spirits, UFOs or earth energies which...
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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (4): 61–82.
Published: 01 May 2014
... command.42 Marriage-age laws prevent a pubescent girl from fulfilling theOld Testament s laws just as anti-polygamy laws prevent aman from fatheringmore children. This is why Alamo felt compelled to break human-made law or felt justified in Allen: The Anomaly of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries 67 doing so...
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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (3): 6–37.
Published: 01 February 2014
... teachers/ organizations who draw to a significant degree (though not necessarily exclusively) on the teachings of Advaita Vedanta. This Indian spiritual system asserts that absolute reality is infinite, formless, non-dual aware- ness, and that the supreme goal of human life is to realize this awareness as...