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Dec 09, 2014, 12:33 ET

Raelians protest Walgreens' recall of swastika-patterned wrapping paper

Upon learning that wrapping paper containing a swastika pattern in its trim has been recalled in Walgreens stores nationwide following a complaint...

Nov 10, 2014, 14:37 ET

Rael bestows 'Honorary Guide' title on Calif. high school student who omitted God reference while leading the Pledge of Allegiance

 Rael, founder and spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement, has once again conferred the Movement's 'Honorary Guide for...

Oct 28, 2014, 10:00 ET

Raelians expose 'Catholic fraud' with scientific study, demonstrate that hosts are only simple bread

DNA analysis of consecrated, sacramental bread conducted by two Raelian scientists refutes the Catholic claim of transubstantiation, according to a...

Sep 30, 2014, 07:00 ET

Rael supports request by India's Modi for U.N. Security Council reform

 Rael, founder and spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement (IRM) today issued a statement expressing his support for a call to...

Sep 17, 2014, 13:30 ET

Raelians to Offer Raelian Literature for Florida Schools

Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement (IRM), today expressed his support for the decision of the Satanic Temple to offer...

Jul 14, 2014, 10:00 ET
Facebook ban on Stella Desgagne's account. (PRNewsFoto/Raelian Movement)

Facebook blocks Raelian's account for posting photo featuring facial swastika; Raelian protest demands change in 'Facebook policy of religious discrimination'

In a statement released today by the International Raelian Movement (IRM), Stella Desgagne, IRM national guide for Ecuador, said she was surprised...

Jul 10, 2014, 10:00 ET

Raelians to fly swastika banners over major U.S. beaches on Saturday

 On Saturday, July 12, the International Raelian Movement will repeat the culminating event of its annual swastika rehabilitation effort by...

Jul 03, 2014, 12:55 ET

Raelians to hold worldwide 'Swastika Rehabilitation Week' July 5-12

From July 5 to July 12, the International Raelian Movement (IRM) will hold worldwide events celebrating the swastika's ancient meaning of well...

May 15, 2014, 10:00 ET

Rael to Pope Francis: "No need to baptize aliens, they're the gods of the Bible."

 Upon hearing that Pope Francis said he would welcome aliens at the Vatican and even baptize them, the spiritual leader of the International...

Apr 25, 2014, 10:00 ET

Rael issues statement of support for plaintiffs protesting the phrase "under God" in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance

 The International Raelian Movement and its spiritual leader, Maitreya Rael, today issued a statement of support for a family that is suing New...

Apr 17, 2014, 14:04 ET

U.S. Raelian Movement says Cliven Bundy owes grazing fees to Native Americans, not the federal government

 A parcel of land in Bunkerville, Nevada, about an hour's drive east of Las Vegas, is currently the scene of heated controversy, with the U.S....

Mar 20, 2014, 10:00 ET

Rael offers to help Giordano Bruno's descendants obtain compensation from the Vatican

"The world should never forget that it was the Catholic Church who burned Giordano Bruno alive for stating more than 400 years ago that it's...

Jan 08, 2014, 10:00 ET

Raelian Chinese artist banned from public shows in China; International Raelian Movement to stage worldwide protests

 In an official statement released this morning by the International Raelian Movement (IRM), Maitreya Rael, its spiritual leader, has asked the...

Oct 16, 2013, 15:07 ET

Rael supports China's call for a de-Americanized world

 After China's official news agency called for a "de-Americanized world," and referred to the United States as "a hypocritical nation with a...

Oct 09, 2013, 10:00 ET

Rael supports European Council resolution on circumcision

 PR Newswire Editor's note: The content of this statement may disturb some readers. Rael, spiritual leader of the International Raelian...

Jul 20, 2013, 08:00 ET

Raelians protest German court ruling making Christians, Japanese and others unwelcome in Germany!

Events for the 4th annual World Swastika Rehabilitation Day, initiated by the International Raelian Movement (IRM), are being held today in cities...

Jul 17, 2013, 10:00 ET
Raelians seek worldwide recognition of the 4th 'Swastika Rehabilitation Day'.  (PRNewsFoto/Raelian Movement)

Raelians seek worldwide recognition of the 4th 'Swastika Rehabilitation Day'

Recently, on the American TV quiz show "Jeopardy," a visual clue popped up under the category "Asian religions." Visible to the home viewing...

Mar 17, 2013, 14:11 ET

Demanding release of one of their spiritual leaders, Raelians worldwide will protest tomorrow in front of Gabon's embassies

 Raelians will stage worldwide protests tomorrow in front of Gabon's embassies to demand the immediate release of one of their leaders, who was...

Dec 29, 2012, 10:00 ET

Reaffirming the swastika as an ancient symbol of good will, Raelians support Hindu child persecuted for drawing it in a New Jersey elementary school

After an 8-year-old child of Hindu heritage who drew a swastika as part of a third grade holiday assignment in an Old Bridge Township elementary...

Nov 30, 2012, 12:06 ET

Raelians file complaint against Swiss government at U.N., alleging Vatican conspiracy to destroy the Raelian religion for exposing Vatican crimes

According to a statement released today, the International Raelian Movement (www.rael.org) has filed a detailed complaint against Switzerland with...