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What Is the Church of Scientology Doing in Israel?

Julie Gray | Posted 11.13.2015 | World
Julie Gray

The Scientology Centre in Jaffa sticks out like a store thumb. Located in a richly renovated and cavernous theatre evidently from the 1930s, the centr...

Scientology's Surveillance Is Not Free Speech, Court Rules

Courthouse News Service | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.11.2015 | Crime

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Belgium Could Expel Church Of Scientology From Country

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.27.2015 | World

Members of the Church of Scientology convened in a Brussels courtroom on Monday to face charges of fraud, extortion, running a criminal organiza...

The Cult of Two: Understanding Jonestown

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
Loren-Paul Caplin

My cousin died in November 1978 in the Jonestown Massacre, the largest mass murder/suicide in American history. Gene Chaikin was a lawyer for Jim Jones and Peoples Temple.

The Heartbreaking Moment That Made Leah Remini Question Her Dedication To Scientology

OWN | Posted 09.18.2015 | OWN

For more than 30 years, actress Leah Remini was a devout member of the Church of Scientology, the controversial organization characterized as a religi...

The Scientology-Approved Version Of 'Going Clear' Is A Bit... Different

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.07.2015 | Comedy

HBO's new documentary on Scientology, "Going Clear," offers an interesting -- at times, damning -- glimpse into the church's inner workings. The or...

John Travolta Defends The Church Of Scientology After 'Going Clear'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment

John Travolta is breaking his silence and defending the Church of Scientology a week after HBO aired its documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and th...

This Is How The Church Of Scientology Could Have Responded To 'Going Clear'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.01.2015 | Comedy

While the Church of Scientology forcefully denied the claims made in the HBO-aired documentary "Going Clear," comedian Livia Scott offered a somewhat ...

How Scientology Uses Its Members' 'Sexual Indiscretions' Against Them

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

One of the many bombshell allegations in the HBO documentary "Going Clear" explains how officials in the Church of Scientology keep in-depth records o...

Will HBO's 'Going Clear' Change The Church Of Scientology Forever?

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The only murky thing in “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” HBO’s scathing new documentary, is: What will happen to the c...

Sasha Bronner

What You Need To Know Before Watching The New Scientology Movie | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment

HBO's eagerly-anticipated, explosive Scientology documentary "Going Clear" finally premieres on the cable channel this Sunday. The film, written and d...

Erin Whitney

Here's Why The New Scientology Doc Calls Out Tom Cruise | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney's documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," is ripe with shocking revelations about the secretive religious organi...

Going Clear: Why Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman Had to Part

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The film goes far to show Scientology as instrumental in breaking up Tom Cruise's marriage to Nicole Kidman, her children turned against her. This particular detail was new to Lawrence Wright, who learned the truth about the tabloid breakup in the making of the film, well after he had researched his book, on which the film is based.

Scientology Reps Slam 'Going Clear' After Well-Received Sundance Debut

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment

After Alex Gibney's new documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," debuted to a standing ovation at this year's Sundance Film F...

Going Clear: Scientology Broke Up Tom Cruise And Nicole Kidman

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is arguably the most hotly anticipated film premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Fes...

Oscar-Winning Director Speaks Out On 'Chilling' Bullying By Scientologists

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Years after leaving the Church of Scientology, Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis is still as disturbed as ever about the way those who lea...

WATCH: Scientology Founder's Great-Grandson Blasts 'Cult Leader' L. Ron Hubbard In Explosive Performance

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Jamie DeWolf's last name isn't really DeWolf. The great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, DeWolf is an outspoken critic of the contr...

Britain Recognizes Scientology As A Religion

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 12.12.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Britain’s highest court ruled Wednesday (Dec. 11) that Scientology is a religion, giving a 25-year old-woman and her fianc...

DiffiCULT to Leave, a one-woman show

Pam Peterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Pam Peterson

In her spirited one-woman show, "DiffiCult to leave," Roslyn Cohn uses song and narrative to recount her Scientology experiences. Alternatively hilarious and moving, the show is a first-hand account of the before and after of life in a cult... perhaps the largest, and most powerful, cult in contemporary times.

Pressuring Members Into Paying Large Sums For Questionable services And Materials

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion

PARIS -- PARIS (AP) — France's highest appeals court has upheld the 2009 fraud conviction of the Church of Scientology's French branch, its bookstor...

East Harlem Is Church Of Scientology's Newest Location

Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion

The Church of Scientology is breaking new ground with its plan to fill the world with "Ideal Churches of Scientology." The controversial organizat...

Scientology Wedding Debate Forces Judges To Question Definition Of 'Religion' | Owen Bowcott | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion

Five supreme court justices have spent a day wrestling with notions of God, nirvana and what constitutes worship in an attempt to decide whether Scien...

Leah Remini's Sister Candidly Speaks About Scientology Split

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.18.2013 | Celebrity

Leah Remini has released only a brief statement to the press addressing her leaving the Church of Scientology, but now her sister, Nicole, is speaking...

Kirstie Alley 'Livid' With Leah Remini After Scientology Split

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.16.2013 | Celebrity

Actress and Church of Scientology member Kirstie Alley reportedly has it out for Leah Remini now that the former "King of Queens" star has severed tie...

Celebrities Who Left Scientology

Posted 07.12.2013 | Celebrity

Leah Remini has confirmed that she's left the Church of Scientology, and with that she joins a growing list of celebrities who have said goodbye to th...