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ON THE ‘LEAH REMINI’ REDDIT SPECIAL THIS WEEK: A POWERFUL TEXAS DUO AND STEVE HASSAN...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 13:44

credit: A&E

 

Cult expert Steve Hassan let the cat out of the bag last night, saying at his Facebook page that he’s one of three guests on this week’s “Reddit AMA” special episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath which is airing on A&E Tuesday at 10 pm. We can tell you who the other two guests are as well...

5 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM 'SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH,' EPISODE 3...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 11:52

 

 

From what it takes to go "Clear" to the rigors of OT training – 5 things we learned from' Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,' Episode 3...

 

#THEDELETED THE HORRIFYING TRUTH ABOUT REAL-LIFE CULTS: HOW 'THE DELETED' IS INFLUENCED BY BRUTAL TRUE STORIES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/12/2016 - 20:38

To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'

 

In 2016, 60 members of the Lonergan Institute fled their camp in Olympia, Washington. They are known as #TheDeleted.

24 HOURS OF REALITY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:28

 

 

One day, once a year, we stand up together and demand real solutions to the climate crisis. Because when the world comes together, there is no challenge we cannot overcome...

 

CRITICAL FACTNET WEBSITE CHANGE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 18:12

                     

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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...

 

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