Acts of the European Conference

 

Deliberately planned and encouraged confusion between cults and religion

 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Radisson BLU Hotel Marseille,

Vieux Port 38-40 Quai Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille, France

 

 

organised by the

European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Cults and Sects

(FECRIS)

 

and

GEMPPI[1] - Sectes: aide, information, prévention

http://www.gemppi.org/accueil/

 

Program

 

Daniele Muller-Tulli, President of FECRIS (Switzerland -Representative in the CoE)

Thematic approach through the spectrum of FECRIS' experience in the Council of Europe, OSCE, FRA and UN

 

Rudy Salles, MP and member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Council of Europe (France)

Analysis of the situation that led to the failure of Rudy Salles' report on "excesses of sects" in the Council of Europe [2] (read by Danièle Muller-Tulli)

 

Didier Pachoud, président du GEMPPI, co-organising association, (France) 

Introduction of the topic          

 

Serge Blisko,  President of MIVILUDES, (Office of the Prime Minister - France).

Lessons learnt from various Court cases relating to cultist groups in the European Court of Justice involving France

 

Bertrand Chaudet, (CCMM, France)

The collective of victims of psycho-spiritual excesses

                                                                

Friedrich Griess (GSK, Austria) and XXXX (France)

Testimonials about Smith Friends (ACFF[3])

 

Alexey Voat, researcher (CSR, Russian Federation)

The Aum Shinrikyo cult's proselytizing on the Internetpresentation

 

Franceline James, Psychiatrist (Switzerland)

Cults and religions: false gods. How should we consider an approach which claims to be religious and leads to a psychitrist's couch?

 

Jean-Pierre Jougla, attorney (UNADFI, France).

Concerted and deliberate confusion between cult and religion

 

Anne Edelstam, journalist, (FRI, Sweden)

Fundamentalism

 

Olivier Faelens, (President SAS Sekten, Belgium)

Cults or religions, a misleading debatePresentation

 

Pierre Le Coz, Director Department Social Science, Faculty of Medicine (University Aix-Marseilles[4])

The emotional pivot point between religion and cult

 

Joni Valkila, (UUT, Finland)

The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ internal judicial system as a human rights problem – efforts to draw attention to the problem in Finland

 

Janja Lalich, Ph.D., Professor em. of Sociology, California State University, Chico (United States)

Perspectives on U.S. Cult - Related Court Cases

 

Danièle Muller-Tulli, President of FECRIS, accompanied b David Clark, representative of FECRIS at the UN (United States)

Conclusions and closure

 



[1] Groupe d’Etude des Mouvements de Pensée en vue de la Protection de l’Individu, Marseill

[2] Resolution 1992 (2014). The protection of minors against excesses of sects

[3] Association Chrétienne de France et des pays Francophones

[4] Espace éthique méditerranéen & UMR 7268 « ADES », auteur de « Le gouvernement des émotions et l'art de déjouer les manipulations », Albin Michel 2014