Religion

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A report from the US found at least 1000 children were abused by 300 Priests over the past 70 years.

Pope Francis defrocks pair of Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors

The statement said evidence against the two was so overwhelming that a canonical trial was unnecessary.

Kirsty Bourke of the Hawera Cinema says restaurants and clubs have had dress codes for years and no one complained.

West Auckland church using movie theatre for services

Families come to the cinemas, treating themselves to movie snacks such as popcorn and ice-creams while listening to the pastors speak.

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Under proposed changes to discrimination laws, religious schools could be offered new rights.

Gay students, teachers could be banned by Australian religious schools

The Government has downplayed a recommendation that the right for schools to ban gays be enshrined in sex discrimination law.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson prays during the church's twice-annual Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Mormon leaders delivered spiritual guidance and church news as the faith's conference kicks off in Salt Lake City one day after the faith announced it was renaming the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir to drop the word Mormon. The decision to rename the singing group the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square was the first major move since church president Nelson in August called for an end to the use of shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and the public.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Mormon president tells members that church's nicknames are 'a major victory for Satan'

Leader regarded as a prophet told followers to use the faith's full name.

Protesters present a map of Poland with 255 documented cases of sexual abuse of minors by the country's Catholic priests, during a demonstration in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, demanding the church to stop protecting pedophile priests. The writing on the map reads: "Map of Church Pedophilia in Poland". (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Polish victims' group produces map of the 255 sex abuse cases by Catholic priests

Cases were drawn from court records, media reports and survivor accounts in the predominately Catholic country.

Abuse victims say priests' prayers and fasting to atone for abuse hypocritical and missing point

Victims say the theological approach demonstrates the Church is not listening to victims.

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Chicago priest removed after burning rainbow flag, angering LGBT community

Archbishop of Chicago said he acted "out of concern" for the priest.

Mormon church breaks ties with Boy Scouts over decision to allow gay members

Boy Scouts recently opened to gay youth members and adult volunteers as well as girls and transgender boys.

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Vaughan Thomas spoke to TVNZ’s Breakfast about learning how to use things like the internet and TV remotes.

Watch: Man describes 'clinical culture shock' he experienced after leaving Exclusive Brethren church

"It's been a roller coaster journey," Vaughan told TVNZ's Breakfast today about growing up in the church and his life after leaving at the age of 22.

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Some parents are seeing red, and it’s parting schoolyard relationships.

Religious education row splits Wellington state school community

Some Khandallah School parents are seeing red and the issue is parting schoolyard relationships.

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Former member Reuben Silby told TVNZ’s Re: about the huge life decision he took to leave, risking never seeing his family again.

Leaving the Exclusive Brethren church: 'I just felt like I could do better outside'

Former member Reuben Silby told TVNZ’s Re: about the huge life decision he took to leave, risking never seeing his family again.

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"We seem to be doing what we do best, which is offending Aucklanders," Daniel Newman says of the snafu.

Council is 'offending Aucklanders' with massive rates rises for churches, councillor says

Some churches may have to close their doors for good if the rates stand, Daniel Newman predicts.

Huge interest in authentic Gloriavale dresses put up for sale online

An expert says we shouldn't be surprised with the interest in the religious community.

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A report from the US found at least 1000 children were abused by 300 Priests over the past 70 years.

Pope issues apology to Catholics in wake of Pennsylvania priest abuse revelations

Francis begged forgiveness for the pain suffered by victims and said lay Catholics must be involved in the effort to root out abuse and cover-up.

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The community’s leaders are looking to set up a new health food enterprise on the West Coast.

Family of 11 leaving Gloriavale for new life get help from Givealittle page - 'Start their lives from scratch'

Leaving the exclusive West Coast community will mean they are shunned and will no longer be able to contact the people there.

Simon Bridges' sister accused of using science classes to teach creationism

A student says the teacher played a video claiming to show science had found proof of God's existence.

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Professor Peter Lineham says the sect's application to the Regional Development Fund is inventive, if nothing else.

'I wouldn't give them the money' - Professor praises Gloriavale's 'inventive' application for taxpayer money, but says they do well enough already

1 NEWS yesterday revealed the West Coast religious community, which has tax-free charitable status, has applied for millions to set up a health food business.

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The community’s leaders are looking to set up a new health food enterprise on the West Coast.

Exclusive: Gloriavale seeking millions of taxpayer dollars to set up new health food enterprise

Gloriavale's application to the $3 billion fund is already on the radar of Shane Jones, Regional Economic Development Minister.

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Three gay men spoke about the conversion therapy they’ve been through, and Sunday goes undercover to find people offering it.

'Pray the gay away' – Homosexual conversion therapy happening in NZ

Three gay men spoke to TVNZ1's Sunday about the conversion therapy they’ve been through, and the programme went undercover to find people offering it.

Spanish religious ceremony sees men dressed as the Devil jumping over babies

'El Salto del Colacho', or The Jump of the Colacho, takes place every year in the village of Castrillo de Murcia.

US preacher asks followers to help fund $77 million private jet

Jesse Duplantis, a televangelist, said he was initially hesitant about the price tag but Jesus "wouldn't be riding a donkey"

A statue outside the Red Bank Baptist Church in South Carolina

US Baptist church removing statue of Christ because it looks too 'Catholic'

The statue has been in place for ten years, but it is being taken down this week after congregants complained.

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1 NEWS Australia correspondent Kimberlee Downs went to Gosford, to meet Father Rod Bower, who is fast becoming a political firebrand.

'It's time for churches to stand up' – meet the Aussie priest standing up for gay rights, US shooting victims and asylum seekers

1 NEWS Australia correspondent Kimberlee Downs went to Gosford, to meet Father Rod Bower, who is fast becoming a political firebrand.

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Yvette Olsen says she is grieving the fact that Hopeful Christian didn't get the justice he deserved while alive.

'He deserved to rot in jail' - woman who claims she suffered sexual abuse at hands of former Gloriavale leader gives emotional interview

Yvette Olsen says she is grieving the fact that Hopeful Christian didn't get the justice he deserved while alive.

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'He's going to go to hell' says woman sexually abused by Gloriavale leader Hopeful Christian in the '80s

For some, like Yvette Olsen, the Gloriavale founder's death has simply brought relief.

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Sunday’s Jehan Casinader interviewed the religious leader before he died, and says the community will adapt to go on without him.

Gloriavale: Death of Christian community’s leader will create ‘power vacuum’ with 12 ‘shepherds’ vying to take charge

The West Coast community is in mourning after the death of leader Hopeful Christian yesterday. TVNZ1 Sunday's Jehan Casinader analyses what will happen next.

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The controversial religious leader died today after a battle with cancer.

Watch the first and only TV interview with Gloriavale leader Hopeful Christian, where he revealed inner-workings of secretive religious sect

The controversial religious leader died today after a battle with cancer. He spoke with Sunday's Janet McIntyre in this 2007 piece.

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The controversial religious leader died from cancer on May 15, 2018.

Hopeful Christian, founder of West Coast religious sect Gloriavale, dies

Hopeful Christian, previously known as Neville Cooper, founded Gloriavale in 1969.

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