Acts of the European Conference

 

Women in cults, gurus and victims

 

Saturday, 21 Mai 2016

State University for Library Studies and Information Technologies

(SULSIT)

119, Tzarigradsko shose, Sofia

 

 

organised by the

European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Cults and Sects (FECRIS)

and hosted by

The Canter for Research of New Religious Movements (CRNRM), Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Program

 

Welcome by the President, Danièle Muller-Tulli (CH)

 

Welcome, by Professor Stoyan Denchev, Rector of SULSIT (BG)

 

Message from Dr. Markus Kremer, President of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the so-called sects and psychogroups, Baden-Wurttemberg (DE), read by Friedrich Griess (AT)

 

M/s Catherine Picard, President of The "Union nationale des Associations de défense des Familles et de l'Individu" (UNADFI) (FR)

Sexual assault as an attack on the dignity of women in cults

 

Professor Ivan Zhelev Dimitrov, President of CRNRM (BG)

The Role of Women in Cults in Bulgaria

 

Roman Silantiev, Professor of Islamic studies in the Moscow State Linguistic University (RU)

Women in the Islamic destructive cults – the example of Russia 

 

Jean-Pierre Jougla, President of the FECRIS Scientific Committee (FR)

Presentation of a study prepared by the FECRIS Scientific Committee (French branch)

Are there special characteristics of undue influence mechanisms and the nature of their impact when used in the cult environment by and on women in particular?

 

Francine Caumel-Dauphin, Secretary General of the Centre Contre les Manipulations Mentales (CCMM) (FR)

Features of the woman Guru

 

Serge Blisko, President of the "Mission Interministérielle de Vigilance et de Lutte contre Les Dérives Sectaires" (MIVILUDES) (FR)

Undue Influence: is there a specific approach for women?  - Presentation

 

Janja Lalich, Head of the FECRIS Scientific Committee's English Speaking Branch (USA)

Goodbye Mother: Children of Cults Leaving on Their Own and Starting Over

Preliminary Findings on Research on Children of Cults - Presentation

 

Luigi Corvaglia, Psychologist, President of CeSAP (IT)

Mothers in cults. An insecure basePrezi presentation

 

Alexandre Cauchois, author of "The Unusual and Secret History of Jehovah's Witnesses" (FR)

The status of women in this organisation

 

Eric Robert. President of the justice of peace and police in the Belgian Province of Luxembourg (BE)

The limit between religious convictions and imposed dress codes. Is Freedom of dress absolute?

 

Joni Valkila, Director of UUT (FI)

How the Laestadians, an extra-conservative cult present in Finland, Scandinavia and North America, violate women's rights (presentation)

Testimony from a young Laestadian

 

Testimony of direct and collateral victims

A victim of the Guru, Françoise Dercle, of the "Parc d'Accueil" in Lisieux, will tell her story. (FR)

 

Danièle Muller-Tulli (CH)

Conclusion

 

Annex : Testimony of Nicole Schneider

Book : Sept ans sous influence de la secte : témoignage