Ex-Cult Member Support Group – Family Survival Trust

What is your Polygamy? | Lance Allred | TEDxSaltLakeCity

March 23, 2020

Lance Allred, the first deaf player in NBA history, challenges his audience to identify their self-limiting beliefs by sharing how his experience of growing up in a polygamist culture created his own constricting psychological boundaries and how he eventually was able to break free.

Born and raised in a polygamist commune in rural Montana, Lance Allred escaped at the age of 13. He was the first legally deaf player in NBA hHistory, with 80% hearing loss, when he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008. A conversation with Lance will challenge your perceptions and invite you to look deeper at the psychological boundaries that shape your reality.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Educational Course

January 2, 2020

Dr Alexandra Stein will be teaching a 12 week part-time evening course, one evening per week, at the Mary Ward Centre, London, from mid-January.

Educational Course
This interdisciplinary course will examine the phenomena of cults and totalitarian regimes – closed, hierarchical systems led by charismatic, authoritarian leaders. Using in-depth case studies, we will use a variety of theoretical approaches to understand these systems, in addition to reading narrative and literary accounts. We will explore the processes of recruitment, conversion, conformity, commitment and disaffiliation, with a particular emphasis on understanding the extreme obedience found in these systems. This course will examine commonalities between cults and totalitarian systems including: the effects on personal life and relationships, social networks, a shared absolute ideology, and charismatic relationship between leader and followers.


Woman Calls Local Church A Cult As She Fights To Reunite Family

November 18, 2019

Imagine visiting your baby grandson for the first time, then being told that you can’t hold him, because you are not in the same church as your daughter!

This highlights what Cult Escape is campaigning to create awareness about. Cultic control. Read full story here: https://cbsloc.al/35aVdSk

Thank you, Andy Sheehan, for giving permission to use this story. Sheehan, Andy. KDKA Pittsburgh, https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com, November 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm, https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/11/06/woman-says-local-church-is-a-cult/