Category Archives: Anti-Cult Movement

Understanding the Ideology behind the Soviet-style Crackdown on Religious Minorities

Spiritual Security in Putin’s Russia An Analysis by Julie Elkner   London/Moscow, 01.01.2005 (History and Policy) – Julie Elkner has earned her PhD in history at King’s College, Cambridge. Her dissertation research examined the cult of the secret police in Soviet … Continue reading

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Snapshot of Austria’s Anti-Cult Scene: Over-ageing of Main Actors and Decline of Public Interest

GSK: Is the FECRIS-branch of Austria Becoming a Shadow of Itself? By HRWF Vienna/Austria, 10.11.2016 (HRWF) – The landmark survey “Freedom of Religion or Belief – Anti-Sect Movements and State Neutrality. A Case Study: FECRIS” published in 2012 already contained a … Continue reading

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Sociologists criticizes methods of anti-cult movements, including FECRIS

Sociologist: Labels “Sect” or “Cult” applied for exerting Social Control Reno/Nevada, 05.07.2016 (FFR) – James Richardson is a foundation Professor of Sociology and Judicial Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has specialized in the Sociology of Religions and New Religious Movements. In this interview with … Continue reading

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French Deprogrammer sued for Fraud

___________________________ The lucrative Business of “Exit Counseling”: Attorney sentenced in Bordeaux By Martine Rhein ___________________________ BORDEAUX, 27.08.2015 (Martin Rhine) – Master Daniel Picotin, attorney in Bordeaux (France), used to introduce himself as the French expert on “exit counseling”, a method derived from the … Continue reading

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