Jan 12, 2020

CultNEWS101 Articles: 1/11-12/2020

Events, New Book by Joe Szimhart
WHEN: Saturday 1st February 2020, 10am-5pm (registration at 9.30).

WHERE: Bush House Lecture Theatre 1, King's College, London, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG.

The lure of immortality has been an inspiration for many people in both religious and secular contexts. But what does immortality mean? This seminar will explore some of the range of beliefs and practices which are closely associated with immortality in comparative context. We will investigate the idea of immortality by looking more closely at how it is directly applied in people's lives. What happens when immortality is understood as a possibility – or even a reality?  We will be considering beliefs and practices relating to immortality in the context of AI, near-death experiences, Christianity, #Buddhism, #Freezone #Scientology, #spiritualist #mediums and contemporary #yoga movements.

This project is partially funded through the ERC Horizon 2020 Project AYURYOG Grant No.  639363 which is exploring the entanglements of yoga, ayurveda and rasaśastra (alchemical and longevity practices) in South Asia.

It is held in association with the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College, London.

Workshop Day 1 -- Saturday, February 8th -- Recovery Issues After Leaving an Abusive Church. Workshops aimed towards addressing the specific needs of former Jehovah's Witnesses and others recovering from spiritual abuse. A variety of topics will be covered to help former members identify psychological challenges that may arise when they leave the faith.

Workshop Day 2 -- Sunday, February 9th -- Helpers That Abuse. An educational and recovery workshop focused on serving the needs of those who have experienced abusive therapies, large group awareness trainings, and abusive bootcamps.

Workshops are 9:30-5:30 on February 8th and 9th
$50 one-day
$75 two-days includes ICSA Membership

No one will be refused for lack of money. If you need financial assistance to attend contact ICSA at mail@icsamail.com

This event will have three tracks: professional counselors, law enforcement and one for the general public. Cultic Experts, Trauma Counselors, Domestic Terrorist Analysts, the Greeley PD Gang Unit, the Colorado State Patrol - Human Trafficking Division, and a Sex Trafficking Research Expert share their knowledge in working with such populations. A panel of survivors (gang, cult, and sex trafficking) will share their story and answer audience questions.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis is involved with efforts to stem Human Trafficking in our state. Interestingly, Human Trafficking falls under the larger umbrella of cultic leadership and dynamics. The conference is February 8, 2020, in Loveland, Colorado, at The Ranch Events Center Complex First National Bank Exhibition Hall. We are inviting State Representatives, District Attorney Offices, Police Departments, Probation Officers, Pastoral staff, hospital staff, jail employees, counselors, social workers, crime victim's compensation representatives, victim's advocates, community leaders, educators, students and the community-at-large to learn about how manipulation has been utilized to coercively persuade individuals to vulnerably join under their leadership. The cost is $40.00 per person with lunch included if registered in advance.

Please consider covering for this groundbreaking conference to give you further insights and understanding into these exploited populations. A direct link to register is: https://www.FreedomsHopeCounseling.com/events/undue-influence.

Event: Coercive Control, Cults, and Community Conference in Nashville, TN, February 22, 2020

Earn 6 CE hours and learn how we can heal and protect our communities. Join host Debby Schriver and Steve Eichel, Dylesia Barner, Lorna Goldberg, Alsandria R., Bill Goldberg, and Ragan Schriver in a day of learning and discussion tailored to professionals who serve our communities—counselors, law enforcement officials, social workers, legal professionals.

DATE: Sat., February 22, 2020
TIME: 8:30am–4:30pm
LOCATION: Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208
SPONSORS: The University of Tennessee College of Social Work, The International Cultic Studies Association

REGISTRATION: This is a FREE event however space is limited so registration is required.

There are Two Steps to Register:

STEP 1: Register at EventsXD here: https://portal.eventsxd.com/account/register

" ... [This] memoir describes [the] process of disenchantment and how my research led to a means to educate others victimized by strange teachings and manipulative cult leaders. As the reader, you will learn how one artist entered the shadowy world of deprogramming in 1985 to work on hundreds of cases internationally.

You will encounter a sampling of interventions and the basis upon which people would reconsider their devotion to deceptive cults and abusive relationships. You will learn how skepticism, properly applied, can lead to a healthier spiritual orientation."

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Selection of articles for CultNEWS101 does not mean that Patrick Ryan or Joseph Kelly agree with the content. We provide information from many points of view in order to promote dialogue.

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