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TOM CRUISE IN MIDDLE OF POLICE INVESTIGATION OVER 'SUICIDE BOMBER'S' CALL TO CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 07/24/2016 - 14:40

Prominent Scientologist Tom Cruise has reportedly been drawn into a police investigation over a call to the church from a possible suicide bomber.(PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Cruise has been cast in a supporting role in a Los Angeles Police Department investigation surrounding a potential suicide bomber.

INTERNATIONAL CULTIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION: LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR RECOVERY WORKSHOP IN COLORADO...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 07/22/2016 - 18:59

ICSA’s recovery workshop for former group members has taken place in Colorado for the past 25 years. Attendees have given the workshop extremely high ratings year after year.

 

The facilitators, who have volunteered their time for many years, have decided that 2016 will be the last year for this workshop.

 

STUDY: FIVE MORE IDAHO CHILDREN DIED WHEN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS BLOCKED TREATMENT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:25

Findings released as lawmakers prepare to address faith-healing exemption...

 

A new government task force report finds five more Idaho children who died because their parents’ religious beliefs interfered with them seeking medical treatment.

RUSSIAN COURT BANS MOSCOW BRANCH OF THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:23

The church slammed the court decision and pledged to appeal to Russia’s supreme court. Photograph: Startraks Photo/Rex Features

CANADIAN PARENTS CHARGED WITH TEEN SON’S MURDER CLAIMED HE WAS RESURRECTED BY GOD...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 12:37

Emil and Rodica Radita. (Global News)

Alex Radita, a diabetic Calgary teenager, was lying dead in his family home for up to 36 hours before his parents called 911, investigators say...

ICSA NEEDS YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 19:34

 

ICSA receives many requests for help and information from former members struggling with recovery issues and families concerned about a loved one.

 

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL ABUSE?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:22

http://www.skepticmoney.com

ICSA 2016 Annual International Conference: Call for Posters...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 17:46

The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2016 Annual International Conference with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal in Dallas, Texas June 30 - July 2, 2016 (preconference workshops on Wednesday June 29th).

CULTS AND SEX TRAFFICKING: ICSA ONE-DAY CONFERENCE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 13:33

Cults and Sex Trafficking: 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 

University of Southern California 

Room MRF340 

 

BELGIAN JUDGE THROWS ENTIRE CASE AGAINST SCIENTOLOGY OUT OF COURT ON TECHNICALITY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 18:07

[Judge Yves Régimont]

Just got this from Jonny Jacobsen…

The judge in the Belgian trial of Scientology has thrown the whole case out on procedural grounds.

His ruling was delivered in three and a half hours at a terrific pace, and it threw out most charges because either the date for them to be prosecuted had expired; in some cases the judicial process had simply been inactive for too long.

CULTS AND SEX TRAFFICKING – ICSA CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 17:46

If you know people in Southern California, please tell them about this one-day conference, which will take place April 16, 2016 at the University of Southern California. More info: http://www.icsahome.com/events/localevents/cults-and-sex-trafficking

POLYGAMIST CULT FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING CIVIL RIGHTS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:29

FLDS head Warren Jeffs held authoritarian control over the last theocracy in the U.S. Trent Nelson/AP

HOLY HELL: CHILLING DOCUMENTARY THAT REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE IN A CULT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:15

'Michel', terrifying star of the Sundance documentary Holy Hell

Will Allen's 20-years-in-the-making exposé of a Californian cult and its mysterious leader now has a May release date. Read our review from Sundance 2016...

 

THE FCC MUST STAND UP FOR NET NEUTRALITY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 11:54

 

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Net Neutrality rules are less than a year old, but some companies are already coming up with creative ways to sneak past them...

 

CULT RECOVERY CENTER PLANNED IN WISCONSIN...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 20:41

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — They often promise peace and salvation, but experts warn of the dangers of cults.

It’s estimated that there are dozens of cults in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and as many as 5,000 in the country. Now, a new treatment center will offer a place for members to find a way out.

WCCO traveled to Shawano, Wisconsin to hear the plans in one city with cult connections in the past.

UM, ABOUT THAT STORY CLAIMING WILL SMITH GOT A ‘REFUND’ FROM HIS BROKE-ASS SHUTTERED SCHOOL…

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:42

Jaden, Willow, Jada, and Will Smith, from a 2010 BBC appearance

You may have run across a very confusing story about Scientology, Will and Jada Smith, and a “refund” that spun out across tabloid news websites yesterday.

Fundamentalist Religion Will Destroy The World...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:42

The deluded religious belief that any people or nation or church is a “chosen” people is the root of almost all our troubles...

 

The earth bursts with life. Far right exclusionary religion bursts with death. If there is a creator of life He/She/It must hate fundamentalist religion.

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