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Saturday, March 17 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Practicing Safe Sects

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What is a destructive cult? How does one operate and how is this different from a non-cult religious group? Why are such groups destructive to one's personal rights and liberties? Is it possible your group has red flags? What does critical thinking have to do with identifying and leaving such a group? In this talk, I will share my experiences in the Church of Scientology and what I learned about destructive cults after leaving this group, and how this information applies broadly to any sect or non-mainstream groups. I will also go over specific points of critical thinking that assist in dealing with and recovering from cultic experiences. This applies to anyone who is interested in not being conned or fooled or taken advantage of and also to group members who want to be in a safe environment to practice freely and openly. 

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Chris Shelton

Chris Shelton is an author, professional YouTuber, public speaker and former cult member turned activist. He was part of the Church of Scientology and worked at its highest levels for 17 years before leaving in 2013.He has been an outspoken critic ever since, speaking around the country... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Terrace 3

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