In Memory of Friedrich Griess

It is with profound sadness that we learnt the passing of FECRIS’ fourth President, Friedrich Griess, on 17 September 2023, aged 91.
In 1987 impacted by a cult problem in his family he become a member of the Austrian NGO GSK (Gesellschaft gegen Sekten- und Kultgefahren) in Vienna, where he worked diligently to promote awareness and understanding of cults and sects and sought to foster dialogue, educate the public, and protect vulnerable individuals from exploitation.
GSK in 1994 was one of the founding members of the European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on cults/sects where Friedrich Griess became the fourth President from 2005 to 2009.
An engineer by profession and a great linguist he gave tirelessly of his time to promote our action.
He was an esteemed personality and friend and will be sorely missed.
FECRIS formulates thoughts and sympathy to his children and their families.