Stop Mandated Shunning at ICSA

Review of the ICSA Conference from the Perspective of a Recent Defector of a High-Control Group

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By Monica Velin Rodriguez Stories are powerful. Two weeks ago, on July 2, I was sitting on an aeroplane headed to the annual conference of the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA). A local Minnesota philanthropist saw the stories my husband and I had shared on the Stop Mandated Shunning website.  He was so moved that he wanted to support the cause. He said, “You’re …

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Stop Mandated Shunning at ICSA Annual Conference

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July 2-7, 2024, the vibrant city of Barcelona hosted the Annual International Conference of the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA). This event stands as a beacon of hope and a platform for change, bringing together experts, survivors, families, and advocates from around the world who are united in their commitment to addressing the harms of high-control environments and psychological manipulation. …