- David Wenwei Chou, 68, has been arrested for shooting multiple people at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, on Sunday.
- The incident, witnessed by 30 to 40 people, occurred during a lunch banquet held to commemorate a former pastor visiting from Taiwan.
- A man in his 40s was killed during the shooting, while five others — all senior citizens of Asian descent — were wounded and brought to the hospital.
- Chou, who is originally from Las Vegas, is being held on a $1 million bail at the Orange County Intake Release Center.
A man in his late 60s has been arrested for killing one churchgoer and wounding five others while opening fire at a church in Laguna Woods, California.
The fatal shooting, which left four of the five wounded victims with critical injuries, occurred at the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church during a lunch banquet held to commemorate a former pastor visiting from Taiwan.
- Thawee Nanra, 75, a self-proclaimed holy man whose followers allegedly worship corpses and believe his bodily fluids could cure diseases, was arrested at a thatched house in the jungle of Chaiyaphum province in northeastern Thailand
- Police said they found 11 corpses, which are believed to be the bodies of some of Thawee’s followers.
- Authorities said that Thawee managed the group for more than four years without anyone finding out because the location of his house was so remote.
- Their existence was only discovered after the daughter of one of Thawee’s followers told a social media celebrity known for exposing unethical religious figures.
- Thawee was charged with encroaching on a forest area and holding illegal gatherings. He was denied bail on Monday.
A self-proclaimed holy man whose followers allegedly worship corpses was arrested by the police in northeastern Thailand.
Followers of Thawee Nanra, 75, protested as their shirtless, white-bearded leader was led from a thatched house in the jungle of Chaiyaphum province into a police vehicle, officials said on Monday.
- A viral video showing a Singaporean man and other missionaries singing worship songs mid-flight on a plane has gone viral across Tiktok and Twitter.
- The Singaporean man has been identified as Jonathan Neo, who claimed on his now-private Instagram reels that he was given permission to sing by the flight crew.
- The video has sparked debate online among Twitter users, notably Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is Muslim, who posed the question of how the situaton would have ended if her family had a prayer session on a plane.
A viral video shows a Singaporean man and a congregation singing worship songs on a plane mid-flight.
The video, originally posted to TikTok and Instagram on April 9 by Jack Jensz Jr., has garnered over 30 million views since being shared on Twitter two days ago.
The Chinese government has removed domes and other Arab-style characteristics from mosques in Xining, a city in Qinghai Province, China, as part of its current “sinicization” campaign.
What’s happening: The Dongguan Mosque, a 700-year-old mosque in Xining known for its green-and-white dome, has had its dome and two prominent minarets removed, according to WION.
A Korean-founded church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania has asked its crown-wearing followers to prepare to bear arms and die for Donald Trump, whom they believe is facing persecution from Satanic forces.
The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, more simply the Sanctuary Church, first made headlines in February 2018 after causing fears in the local community over a commitment ceremony that required couples to bring AR-15 rifles.
Community members of all faiths in Louisville, Kentucky, joined hands to “paint away the hate” at a vandalized Swaminarayan Temple and showed support for the Hindu community.
The incident occurred after the service on January 27, when a 17-year-old boy spray-painted “messages of hate” across the walls of the Swaminarayan Temple on Bardstown Road, Mayor Greg Fischer said, according to WLKY.
An American tourist killed by an isolated indigenous tribe on India’s North Sentinel Island believed Jesus gave him the strength to visit some of the most forbidden places on the planet.
John Allen Chau, 27, who worked as an EMT, was reportedly shot dead with bows and arrows by members of the Sentinelese tribe, which have never made any contact with the modern world and known to attack outsiders.
A Tibetan spiritual leader admitted that he was aware of sexual abuse committed by Buddhist teachers and the allegations against them in Europe since the 1990s.
During his four-day visit in the Netherlands, the 83-year-old Dalai Lama told Dutch public television NOS on Saturday that the accusations were “nothing new.”
A pastor who congregated couples in a gun-filled “commitment ceremony” earlier this year is making headlines again after crashing a GOP event to “bless” it.
Rev. Hyung Jin “Sean” Moon, the current leader of the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, delivered an invocation without being invited at a campaign rally for Republican Pennsylvania governor candidate, Scott Wagner, over the weekend.
There was a shepherd who settled down in a small village of Shingo in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture to grow garlic 2,000 years ago, according to Japanese religious writings.
Known by the name Daitenku Taro Jurai, the man is said to have married a farmer’s daughter named Miyuko, fathered three children and died at the age of 106. In the Christian world, he is more popularly known as Jesus Christ.
China’s top science institute recently got itself embroiled in controversy after performing religious rites to mark the beginning of construction for its nuclear facility.
Critics accused China’s Academy of Sciences (CAS) of mixing science with religion for holding a Taoist ritual ceremony at a site meant for the advancement of science.
A video of a man berating and then slapping a Muslim woman for not wearing a hijab has sparked outrage in Malaysia.
In the widely shared clip, the unidentified man can be seen scolding a group of women sitting at a bus stop in Penang, MailOnline reports. The women were wearing trendy, modern clothing.