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Quote of the Day:
'Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and exercise informed consent.'
- Dr Margaret Singer

 


 
CIFS is an Australian support and information network. CIFS was initially formed by parents and family members of loved ones caught up in abusive groups.

The network has grown to include families, friends, former members and concerned individuals working together towards a common goal, to provide support and develop awareness for those affected by high demand groups or cultic relationships.

 

Contact

 E-Mail:
info@cifs.org.au

Phone:
0423-332-766
 

Contact from all over Australia is welcome.


 
 Historic victory for free speech in Australia - Oct 2018 (more)

Self-styled healer Serge Benhayon leads 'socially harmful cult': jury

Former Sydney tennis coach turned self-styled spiritual healer Serge Benhayon has suffered a spectacular loss in his Supreme Court defamation case against former client, after a four-person jury found it was true to say he led a "socially harmful cult". "intentionally indecently touched" clients and made "bogus healing claims".

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Ms Rockett's solicitor, Stewart O'Connell of O'Brien Solicitors, said the verdict was a "victory against a Goliath organisation by a woman who refused to be bullied" and was a "vindication of Ms Rockett".

Sydney Morning Herald 15 October 2018

 

 Featured Podcast (more)

Let's Talk About Sects
a podcast about cults
By Sarah Steel

This podcast both shares people's stories and explores how easy it can be for people to fall under the spell of a belief system that eventually compromises their morals and ethics.

Season 2 coming soon...

Latest Episode:

 

 
 News Archive (more)

* Spiritual healer Serge Benhayon gave client 'ovarian reading'

* Guru sex scandal at Mount Eliza yoga retreat

* NXIVM - The dark cult with billionaires, stars, and allegations of sex slavery

* MJB Seminars life coach tells sex abuse victims to look for 'blessings'

* Ex-Jehovah's Witness criticises the group for not reporting child abuse

* Agape Ministries dismantled by order of SA court

 

 
 Radio Interview 

ABC Radio Audio
Amanda Smith on Life Matters interviews two ex-members of different cults to explore their experience, what keeps them there and how they finally leave.

Mary Garden was a member of an eastern spiritual group. Tore Klevyer was a member of Children of God. Both share their experiences.

 

 
 Enquiry Submission (more

The Religious Freedom Review by the Australian Federal Government has received thousands of submissions.

CIFS argues that in Australia, freedom of religion is valuable. However, excesses of control, manipulation and abuse by "religions" over their members should not be tolerated.

Video (more

Esther Rockett speaks of her experiences in speaking out against an alleged cult.

 

Why do people join cults? - Janja Lalich

 

 
Featured Book (more

Two sisters write of the loss of their sister at the firey stand-off at Waco, Texas in 1993.

The book tells of their life in the cult and brings a message of hope to those spiritually abused by charismatic manipulation.

Available at Amazon.

 


 

Carli McConkey joined a personal development group and was slowly inveigled into a life of virtual slavery.

Carli's bright matter-of-fact style belies the drudgery and alienation of her controlled existence while trying to bring up a young family.

Highly rated on Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer - Cult Information and Family Support Inc. CIFS Not all groups called either "cults" or "cult-like" are harmful. Instead, they may be benign and generally defined as simply people intensely devoted to a person, place or thing. Therefore, the discussion or mention of a group, organization or person on this page, is not necessarily meant pejoratively. Members of CIFS do not purport to present themselves as having any sectarian affiliation or professional authority.   Privacy of individuals seeking information or support is strictly observed.
 
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ABC Radio:
5 Apr 2018
16 Oct 2010
14 Oct 2010

 

 
CIFS Conference:
Brisbane 2012 *
Canberra 2011
Seminar 2011
Brisbane 2010

 

 
Video:
Visions of Paradise

 

 
Research:
Cults: After-Effects

 

 
Powerpoint:
Cults

 

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