Special Event: One Day Workshop...
Jehovah’s Witnesses Former Members and Family members, May 12, 2012 - 9:30 to 5:00 p.m. - Philadelphia, PA
The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) invites all current and former Jehovah'a Witnesses to attend our special workshop.
Attendees and facilitators will explore questions that are often central to the concerns of former members of cultic and non-cultic
groups and families/friends troubled about a loved one's group involvement:
About ICSA (who are we and why do we feel we can talk about the JW Organization)
Exploring a psychological perspective (experiences in the organization as women, men, lgbt)
Is the JW organization a cult? What's a cult anyway?
How are cultic groups different from and similar to other kinds of groups?
Why do people leave?
Can departures be facilitated?
What problems do people have when they leave?
How can they manage these problems?
[This event consists of directed discussions aimed at encouraging
participants to describe their relevant experiences and explore their
current opinions regarding the key questions listed above.]
(Participants may choose not to contribute to discussions, if they wish.)
In short, the event will focus on attendees's experiences and views, not presenters prepared talks, so as to help attendees better
understand these important questions and enhance their capacity to express themselves and help others as well as themselves.
Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA)
3549 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
You can register online or by mail/fax
INTERNATIONAL CULTIC STUDIES ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 2265
Bonita Springs, FL 34133
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