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June 5, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A religious group headquartered in a remote wilderness ranch near Yellowstone National Park is celebrating and inviting contributions now that its tax-exempt status has been restored by the Internal Revenue Service. "We rejoice in the opportunity to move forward with publishing and distributing our teachings," said Elizabeth Clare Prophet, leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant. The church agreed not to store weapons on its property, which includes a large fallout shelter.
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October 19, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, retired spiritual leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant, which was based for several years in a Calabasas headquarters called Camelot and gained notoriety in the late 1980s for its followers' elaborate preparations for nuclear Armageddon, has died. She was 70. Prophet, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Thursday in Bozeman, Mont., her legal guardian, Murray Steinman, told the Associated Press. The church's beliefs combined aspects of the world's major religions, mixing Western philosophy with mysticism.
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NEWS
April 22, 1990 | Associated Press
State attorneys asked a judge to prevent a religious sect that believes a nuclear holocaust is imminent from occupying a large complex of bomb shelters near Yellowstone National Park. The Department of Health and Environmental Sciences filed a complaint Friday that said continued construction at the site could increase the chance of more pollution following a 31,000-gallon fuel spill.
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December 5, 1998 | Religion News Service
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, former leader of the controversial apocalyptic Church Universal and Triumphant, has Alzheimer's disease. Prophet, 59, who last year stepped down as church president after it was disclosed she had a neurological disease--said at the time to be undiagnosed--told followers that her illness "now has a name." Prophet's former husband, Mark Prophet, founded the church in Los Angeles in 1958, combining elements of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and New Age thought.
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December 5, 1998 | Religion News Service
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, former leader of the controversial apocalyptic Church Universal and Triumphant, has Alzheimer's disease. Prophet, 59, who last year stepped down as church president after it was disclosed she had a neurological disease--said at the time to be undiagnosed--told followers that her illness "now has a name." Prophet's former husband, Mark Prophet, founded the church in Los Angeles in 1958, combining elements of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and New Age thought.
NEWS
April 16, 1990 | from Associated Press
Workers on Sunday began pumping out tanks near Yellowstone National Park that leaked up to 19,000 gallons of fuel from fallout shelters constructed by an apocalyptic sect. "They've got a serious situation up there right now," said Steve Pilcher, chief of Montana's Water Quality Bureau. " . . . They're looking at a long-term recovery and cleanup effort."
NEWS
April 24, 1990 | From United Press International
A judge ordered a controversial survivalist sect to halt work on a bomb shelter complex north of Yellowstone National Park Monday, the day church members predicted 12 years of global cataclysms would begin. District Judge Byron Robb's temporary injunction may prevent the church from completing a 756-person shelter complex for up to a year.
NEWS
March 15, 1990 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Schumacher knew something was afoot when U-Haul trucks from all over the country began to be dropped off at his dealership daily by members of the Church Universal and Triumphant. Other members of the controversial church, which three years ago moved its headquarters from California to this valley just outside Yellowstone National Park, have kept Schumacher busy renting his trucks for local hauling. Business has been brisk all over town. Stores report runs on clothing and blankets.
NEWS
March 17, 1990 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of members of the controversial Church Universal and Triumphant, who have been gathering in a Montana valley just north of Yellowstone National Park in preparation for what they believe to be an impending nuclear attack, stunned neighbors and kept law enforcement officials busy Thursday night and Friday morning when they disappeared into about 45 newly constructed underground bomb shelters.
NEWS
March 29, 1990
Some aspects of his parents' religion have been more difficult to adjust to than others for Chris Gilbert, 16. He has managed, for instance, to tune out the keening chants his mother listens to constantly on a continuous-play cassette. But he has had a harder time ignoring the looming prospect that he soon may be forced to live under the ground.
NEWS
June 5, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A religious group headquartered in a remote wilderness ranch near Yellowstone National Park is celebrating and inviting contributions now that its tax-exempt status has been restored by the Internal Revenue Service. "We rejoice in the opportunity to move forward with publishing and distributing our teachings," said Elizabeth Clare Prophet, leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant. The church agreed not to store weapons on its property, which includes a large fallout shelter.
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February 23, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
With eyes closed, Elizabeth Clare Prophet stood stylishly dressed in a white silky jacket and dress and white boots, intoning with drawn-out syllables, "Let the walls of doctrine come tumbling down. . . . I have come to make you whole, resist not your wholeness. . . . Truly, the Divine Mother does weep over the Middle East. . . ."
NEWS
April 24, 1990 | From United Press International
A judge ordered a controversial survivalist sect to halt work on a bomb shelter complex north of Yellowstone National Park Monday, the day church members predicted 12 years of global cataclysms would begin. District Judge Byron Robb's temporary injunction may prevent the church from completing a 756-person shelter complex for up to a year.
NEWS
April 22, 1990 | Associated Press
State attorneys asked a judge to prevent a religious sect that believes a nuclear holocaust is imminent from occupying a large complex of bomb shelters near Yellowstone National Park. The Department of Health and Environmental Sciences filed a complaint Friday that said continued construction at the site could increase the chance of more pollution following a 31,000-gallon fuel spill.
NEWS
April 16, 1990 | from Associated Press
Workers on Sunday began pumping out tanks near Yellowstone National Park that leaked up to 19,000 gallons of fuel from fallout shelters constructed by an apocalyptic sect. "They've got a serious situation up there right now," said Steve Pilcher, chief of Montana's Water Quality Bureau. " . . . They're looking at a long-term recovery and cleanup effort."
NEWS
March 29, 1990
Some aspects of his parents' religion have been more difficult to adjust to than others for Chris Gilbert, 16. He has managed, for instance, to tune out the keening chants his mother listens to constantly on a continuous-play cassette. But he has had a harder time ignoring the looming prospect that he soon may be forced to live under the ground.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1991 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
With eyes closed, Elizabeth Clare Prophet stood stylishly dressed in a white silky jacket and dress and white boots, intoning with drawn-out syllables, "Let the walls of doctrine come tumbling down. . . . I have come to make you whole, resist not your wholeness. . . . Truly, the Divine Mother does weep over the Middle East. . . ."
NEWS
December 27, 1989 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost from the moment the Church Universal and Triumphant loaded its belongings onto 100 tractor-trailers and moved its headquarters here from its enclave in Malibu, the valley has been rife with rumors about the unorthodox organization.
NEWS
March 17, 1990 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of members of the controversial Church Universal and Triumphant, who have been gathering in a Montana valley just north of Yellowstone National Park in preparation for what they believe to be an impending nuclear attack, stunned neighbors and kept law enforcement officials busy Thursday night and Friday morning when they disappeared into about 45 newly constructed underground bomb shelters.
NEWS
March 15, 1990 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tom Schumacher knew something was afoot when U-Haul trucks from all over the country began to be dropped off at his dealership daily by members of the Church Universal and Triumphant. Other members of the controversial church, which three years ago moved its headquarters from California to this valley just outside Yellowstone National Park, have kept Schumacher busy renting his trucks for local hauling. Business has been brisk all over town. Stores report runs on clothing and blankets.
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