Resources and Upcoming USA Events for ex-members who joined -or were born in- Harmful Groups, friends and family

Portland (OR)

Stronger: Recovery from Spiritual Abuse and High-Control Groups

A one-day conference sponsored by the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA). Workshop facilitators are educators and counselors who are knowledgeable and experienced with the unique trauma inflicted by spiritual abuse and the challenge of recovery from it. Workshops will provide an opportunity for dialogue regarding spiritual abuse with a view towards understanding, recovery, and support. There will also be a workshop for survivors who were born and raised in abusive groups. Please join us for a relaxed, informative day, and meet other survivors. You’re not the only one, and you’re not alone!  All are welcome.

Saturday, September 21st, 2019, 9am-4pm

McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, Oregon

Fee: $25 (includes lunch) – Register Online

Agenda

Speakers

Abstracts

Santa Fe (NM)

ICSA will conduct a conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico November 1-2, 2019. This biennial conference focuses on the needs of former members of cultic groups, movements, or relationships and the families of former or current members. It also includes continuing education training for mental health professionals. Conference sessions emphasize discussion so that participants can address issues pertinent to their individual concerns.

The agenda will address the needs of those seeking help and those who want to help others. A series of talks will address the conference theme of sexual abuse. Other sessions deal with practical issues pertinent to families, former members, helping professionals, and others.

The conference will take place at La Fonda on the Plaza, one of Santa Fe’s finest hotels, located in the heart of the old city. Images of Santa Fe.

Registration

Online

Fax/Mail

More Info (hotel, directions, speakers, abstracts, etc.)

Chester, Connecticut

Workshop for Those Born/Raised in Cults

April 24-26, 2020

More Info: https://www.icsahome.com/events/workshopsgas

NY Monthly Meeting

The next ICSA NY meeting will be:

Friday, August 30, 2019   7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (United Methodist), 263 W. 86th St., New York City (Subway stop: #1 train at 86th St. and Broadway) (map) – Social Hall (downstairs; handicap access via elevator).

More Info: https://sites.google.com/icsahome.com/icsa/events/localmeetings/newyork

Details on future ICSA Conversations that will occur during NY meetings: https://sites.google.com/icsahome.com/icsa/events/icsa-conversations

ICSA Bookstore

https://icsahome.networkforgood.com/events/7891-icsa-bookstore

Available Books

Betrayal of the Spirit (Nori Muster)

Born or Raised in a Sect (Lois Kendall)

Cult Recovery: A Clinician’s Guide to Working With Former Members and Families (Lorna Goldberg, William Goldberg, Rosanne Henry, Michael Langone, Eds.)

Coping with Cult Involvement: A Handbook for Families and Friends (Livia Bardin)

Recovery From Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse (Michael Langone, Ed.)

Transcendental Deception (Aryeh Siegel)

Whispering in the Daylight: The Children of Tony Alamo’s Christian Ministry and Their Journey to Freedom (Debbie Schriver)

Women Under the Influence (Janja Lalich, Ed.)

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ICSA (International Cultic Studies Association)

P.O. Box 2265

Bonita Springs, FL 34133

Phone: 1-239-514-3081

fax:  1-305-393-8193

E-mail: mail@icsamail.com

Website: www.icsahome.com

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CHICAGO CATHOLIC PARENTS, PROTECT YOUR DAUGHTERS FROM REGNUM CHRISTI!

 

Regnum Christi Young Women Recruiting in Chicago
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    Beware of the Leaven of the Legionaries of Christ!

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Regnum Christi not fully approved by Pope yet.

In true astute Legion of Christ fashion, they are jumping the gun on full Vatican Approval. The Legion of Christ has a history of anticipating/assuming Vatican approval and presenting the Pope and the Holy See with faits accomplis difficult to reverse.

Read carefully official November 2014 statement by Vatican Information Services below regarding status of Regnum Christi:
“(…) Relationship (Ed., of Legion of Christ) with the Regnum Christi Movement: The General Chapter of the Legion of Christ and the General Assemblies of the Consecrated Men and Women of Regnum Christi expressed their desire to be united in the Movement Regnum Christi. The numbers 1,2o; 16; 112 and 130 § 2, which express this desire, show up as not approved. They will have to await a definitive legislation regarding the canonical configuration of Regnum Christi. The revision process of the Statutes of Regnum Christi is under way, with the expert advice of Fr. Gianfranco Ghirlandaio who is serving as Pontifical Advisor. This issue is projected to be resolved in the next general chapter of the Legion in the year 2020. (More information regarding the process to define the canonical configuration of Regnum Christi can be found here.)”

Full OFFICIAL text of VATICAN: Communique

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CHALLENGE MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT IS TO RECRUIT YOUR DAUGHTER INTO ECYD, A REGNUM CHRISTI AFFILIATED ASSOCIATION
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Parents, if you want to start losing your daughter to the clutches of the Legion of Christ & Regnum Christi leaders and so-called spiritual directors, let them go to this retreat!
If you don’t believe us, do due diligence and research who and what they are. They appear harmless, nice, even holy but they belong to an organization that has not worked through its own growth problems yet.
Isn’t it Prudent to Wait?
Contrary to what RC untrained “spiritual directors” will tell your child IN THEIR SUBTLE BRAINWASHING:
 GOD IS IN NO HURRY TO IMPOSE A CALLING ON ANYONE, AND
 ESPECIALLY DOES NOT EXPLOIT A YOUNG PERSON’S EMOTIONAL VULNERABILITY AND
 FORCE PREMATURE COMMITMENT