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.
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.
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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.