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ICSA does NOT maintain a list of "bad" groups or "cults."  We nonjudgmentally list groups on which we have information.

Groups listed, described, or referred to on ICSA's Web sites may be mainstream or nonmainstream, controversial or noncontroversial, religious or nonreligious, cult or not cult, harmful or benign.

We encourage inquirers to consider a variety of opinions, negative and positive, so that inquirers can make independent and informed judgments pertinent to their particular concerns.

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Since its founding in 1979 AFF has been publishing and collecting information related to cultic groups, new religious movements, sects, spiritual abuse, psychological manipulation and abuse and other topics.  From 1979-1984 we published The Advisor, a newspaper that summarized press reports and provided original reports and analyses on cult-related issues.  From 1984-2002 we published Cultic Studies Journal and Cult Observer; the former was a scholarly journal, which published nearly 200 articles, while the latter summarized approximately 3000 press reports during the period of its publication.  Since 2002 we have published Cultic Studies Review, which integrates Cultic Studies Journal and Cult Observer.

Cultic Studies Review is an Internet journal with an abridged print edition.  Subscribers have access to current and all past issues on the Internet.

All articles from Cult Observer and Cultic Studies Journal (CSJ) are now also available in electronic format.  As of April 2004 we are only able to share these articles with inquirers as e-mail attachments (CSJ electronic reprints can be purchased through our online bookstore).

Soon, however, we plan to have all CSJ reprints and the more than 3000 Cult Observer articles on more than 1000 groups available to members of our special e-library, which has not yet been officially launched.  Late in 2004 or early 2005, we expect to add the articles from The Advisor, as well as several thousand other news articles.

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Groups listed, described, or referred to on ICSA's Web sites may be mainstream or nonmainstream, controversial or noncontroversial, religious or nonreligious, cult or not cult, harmful or benign.

We encourage inquirers to consider a variety of opinions, negative and positive, so that inquirers can make independent and informed judgments pertinent to their particular concerns.

Views expressed on our Web sites are those of the document's author(s) and are not necessarily shared, endorsed, or recommended by ICSA or any of its directors, staff, or advisors.

See:  Definitional Issues Collection; Understanding Groups Collection
 

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