Cultic undue influence in the field of health
Saturday 25 March 2023 from 9 am to 5 pm
Espace Ethique Méditerranéen
Hôpital d’adultes de La Timone 264 rue Saint Pierre, 13005 Marseille
Organised by the
European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on
Cults and Sects (FECRIS)
In collaboration with GEMPPI
Didier Pachoud, President of GEMPPI, Welcome and thanks to the sponsors, speakers, volunteers and participants who arrived in Marseille despite travel disruption.
Jean-Pierre Jougla, President of the scientific committee of FECRIS, opened the Conference by reading a message from FECRIS President André Frédéric, (Belgium)
Anne-Marie Courage, counsellor to the Mission Interministérielle de Vigilance et de Lutte contre les Dérives Sectaires (MIVILUDES) (Ministry of the Interior) (France) transmitted a message from the Prefect Christian Ravel and Donatien Le Vaillant, President of MIVILUDES). The relationship between professional training, health, and sectarian aberrations.
Luis Santamaria del Rio, Theologian, one of the founders of the Ibero-American Network for the Study of Sects (RIES), director of the library-Documentation Centre “José María Baamonde”, dedicated to the sectarian/cultic phenomenon and new religiosity (Spain)
Eric Kania, psychiatrist, vice-president of GEMPPI. Lecturer on health and sectarian risks for the master’s degree in medical ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Marseille (EEM).
Guy Rapaille, President of CIAOSN, magistrate (Belgium)
The Belgian Government’s « Centre d’Information et d’Avis sur les Organisations sectaires Nuisibles »
Livia Puljak, Member of the FECRIS’ Scientific Committee, Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine and Health Care, Catholic University of Croatia, Zagreb (Croatia)
Grégoire Andreo, researcher University of Montpellier (PhD in language sciences) to follow up on the victimisation survey on psycho-spiritual (psychological therapy in deviant religious groups).
Lorita Tinelli, legal psychologist, President of CeSAP – Centro Studi Abusi Psicologici (Italy) introduction of a case and presentation of a witness,
Jean-Louis Amelineau, President of Infos Sectes Aquitaine, (CCMM)(France)
Claude Delpech, President of ASFI (False Memories’ Association) (France)
Michael Hermann, Head of Religious Affairs/Church State Law Unit, Ministry of Culture, Youth[i] and Sports, Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Jean-Pierre Jougla closed the conference.
[i] Michael Hermann was unable to give his presentation because of the air strike. He nevertheless attended the AGM to represent Zebra BW by video conference and gave us his permission to publish it.