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Anti-cult movement

Anti-cult movement. Collectively, those groups and organizations that began to emerge in the 1970s in the United States, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere, in response to what were considered to be the harmful effects of new religions on recruits.

These bodies, which include the Spiritual Counterfeits Project (SCP) in the USA, FAIR (Family Action Information and Rescue) in Britain, and ADFI (Association pour la defénse de la famille et de l'individu) in France, disseminate literature on new religions, carry out research, and seek to counsel and advise those distressed by the fact that a friend or relative has become a member of a new religion.

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