Salman Rushdie in Berlin (CC BY-SA 4.0)

What is a Fatwa? A Scholar of Religion Strips the Word of its Stereotypes

When the late Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued an Islamic edict against Salman Rushdie on February 14, 1989, an Arabic word

L. Ron Hubbard’s Greatest Gift to the World on His Birthday

This article about the Scientology religion and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard was originally published on and has also been republished on

Vatican Quashes ‘Fake News’ of Pope Benedict Death

Religious News From Around the Web August 9, 2021

Scientologist Wins Case Against Munich "Sect Filter;" Religious Restrictions Return with Rise of Delta Variant; Vatican Launches Global Compact on the Family; Problems With

Scientologists Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Dianetics, By Judy Williams

Scientologists today celebrate Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health published on May 9, 1950. The book, by popular writer L. Ron Hubbard, was

Clayton Christensen photo by World Economic Forum Wikimedia Commons

Faith Moves More Than Mountains: How the Church of Latter-day Saints Inspired a Tech Revolution by T. Riggs Eckelberry

In tech circles, we tend to hand out to others the books that impress us. I once did that with a book called Focus,

Documentary Showcase on Scientology Network Draws Back Curtain on World of Child Sex Trafficking by Rebecca Blair

The documentary featured on this week’s Scientology Network Documentary Showcase December 6 at 8 p.m. is Operation Toussaint, a film that reveals the stark

What Do Scientologists Believe?

What Do Scientologists Believe?

"Take a look, and you may be surprised how closely Scientology beliefs parallel those of all men and women of good will." Over the

Forty Years a Scientologist: A Comment on Friendship

Forty Years a Scientologist: A Comment on Friendship

"By any standard, quite the stellar group, but what's most interesting is that these people—while anything but ordinary—are not completely out of the ordinary

Why I Trust L. Ron Hubbard

"He helped me to discover my own purpose. That alone was a lifesaver." Occasionally in the course of a day, I hear disparaging things

wil seabrook stand blogger

What Faith in Our Schools Really Means

Separation of church and state doesn’t mean we have to divorce our faith from our day-to-day lives.- Wil Seabrook, STAND blogger I have a