Posts Tagged ‘Cult’

Authorities imprison “Jesus” for disturbing public order

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Joachin Kouamé N’guessan, the pastor of the Patmos Dieudonné Church, who presents himself as Jesus, was arrested on March 31 in the popular commune of Yopougon in Côte d’Ivoire and placed under arrest warrant by the public prosecutor. Read more Related Posts:Two catholic priests arrested by Myanmar juntaPastor claims giving more money will hasten second Read more

Concerns growing over a South Korean cult targeting New Zealand universities

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

There’s concern about the growing influence of a South Korean apocalyptic cult at New Zealand universities. Shincheonji is widely criticised for its misleading and distorted teachings of Christianity, which isolates its members from family and friends. Read more Related Posts:Ex-employee claims Google infiltrated by a religious cultSouth Korea’s Moon urges Pope Francis to visit North Read more

Religious sect plans development in MacKenzie Basin

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

A senior member of a religious sect wants to turn one of New Zealand’s most picturesque locations into a private residential retreat and tourism eco-village. Allan Tibby, from the World Vaishnava Association, is seeking investors to fulfil his dream. Tibby is a charismatic holy man, who claims to be privy to a secret knowledge that Read more

“Ease up on us guys”, says Scientology

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

The Church of Scientology is says it is copping it because it is a new movement. Spokesperson Mike Ferris says “It’s an easy target. People reject new ideas. They really do.” Ferris said the Salvation Army had been attacked when it was founded, because it was trying to tell people to quit drinking. He said Read more

Cult practices may be be responsible for Fiji man’s death

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The death of a man earlier this year is being linked to the practices of a cult. It has been claimed the man was not allowed to visit a hospital even though he had been ill for several days. Ra provincial administrator Sitiveni Tavaga says that cult practices are still alive in some remote settlements Read more

Mormons are Christians?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

In the United States, Mitt Romney, one of the contenders for the Republican nomination for President, is a Mormon. This has given rise to a heated discussion about whether Mormons are Christians. The panelist on National Radio’s Afternoons with Jim Mora last week seemed puzzled that anyone would think otherwise, but there are many who Read more

War declared on Fiji cults

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Cults and sects are live and active in parts of Fiji’s Ra Province and a Government team has been set up to eradicate them. The Government is concerned about the welfare of children, and because it allows men to sleep with any female group member. Ra provincial administrator Joji Satakala said, “most of these cult groups ban Read more