Education versus Cults

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel

24 Kugu Street – Riga 11048. Latvia

Organised by the

European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Cults and Sects  (FECRIS)

in cooperation with its member association

Latvian Committee for Combating the Totalitarian Sects


Danièle Muller-Tulli, President of FECRIS (ASDFI[1]) – CH

Introduction and Welcome


Jean-Pierre Jougla, UNADFI[2], President of FECRIS’ Scientific Committee – FR



Lucienne Bouvier de Cachard, graduate in Educational Sciences. (SECTICIDE) – FR

Influence of the “New Age” on Education: what model of society do we want for Europe, and what kind of education can be promoted to achieve this? – Presentation


Mirijam Wiedemann, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Baden Württemberg – DE

Public education and the challenges of religious pluralism opportunities and limitations of the public educational mdate facing religious radicalisation and endangerment of liberal rights


Laurence Peyron, National Education Advisor of MIVILUDES[3] – FR

Education in the face of sectarian risk in France: Observations and elements of analysis


Kerstine Vanderput, Director of CIAOSN[4] – BE

Exercise critical thinking through building knowledge – Presentation


Camilla Rehn, association “Order of the Teaspoon” – SE

Examples of pedagogy for Diversity and Tolerance Facing Sectarian ResistancePresentation


Miguel Perlado, psychologist, AIIAP[5] – ES

There is no construction without destruction: regarding the education envisaged from the angle of cultist groups


Jon Atack, Open Minds Foundation – UK

Prevention and Healing


Yuval Laor, Research for Open Minds Foundation

A theory of awe and fervor


Danièle Muller-Tulli, President of FECRIS (ASDFI) – CH



[1] Association Suisse de Défense des Familles et de l’Individu

[2] Union nationale des associations de défence des familles et de l’individu

[3] Mission interministerielle de vigilence et de lutte contre les dérives sectaires

[4] Centre d’Information et d’Avis sur les Organisations Sectaires Nuisibles

[5] Asociación Iberoamericana para la Investigación del Abuso Psicológico