Christchurch to host Australasia’s first cult awareness conference
Joanne Naish | The Press|
International cult experts and survivors will gather to raise awareness of cults and the harm they cause in Christchurch next year.
Christchurch journalist and author of Cult Trip: Inside the World of Coercion and Control Anke Richter is organising Decult, a conference due to take place at the Tūranga library in the city in October.
“Cults suppress information. They don’t want people to read too many books. The kaupapa of a library is free access to education and information so I think having it at Tūranga is perfect and symbolic,” she said.
The conference was not anti-religion but anti-abuse in religious, self-help and spiritual groups and aimed at improving the support available to people when they come out of cults.
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