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Smoke, Mirrors and Disinformation

The Compromised Ties of the Apologetics Ministries





Part I



EMNR was founded as an outcome of Lausanne…
Lausanne’s Evangelical Ministry to Cultists becomes

Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR)


Ronald Enroth was present with three others in the early planning meetings which founded Evangelical Ministries to New Religions [EMNR]:


In June 1980 the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization sponsored the “Consultation on World Evangelization” in Pattaya, Thailand.  Dr. Gordon Lewis was a participant in this consultation. The purpose for this consultation was to develop strategies for reaching various unreached people groups. One of those groups was called “Mystics and Cultists,” now referred to as new religious movements… Following Dr. Lewis’ involvement with Lausanne, he along with other participants at the Santa Barbara conference [1982], voted to organize a ministry known as Evangelical Ministry to Cultists (EMTC). The organization held on to this name until 1984. Charter board members of this organization included Dr. Gordon Lewis, the late Walter Martin, James Bjornstad, and Ronald Enroth. EMTC was originally promoted as an organization affiliated with Lausanne


In 1984 the founders of EMTC voted to change the name of the organization to Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR), a name it has kept to the present time.


Source: ‘EMNR’s Paradigm for Viability in an Age of Religious Pluralism’

A Brief History of EMNR–– By John W. Morehead, President of EMNR


EMNR at the Lausanne Consultation, 1980


The Thailand Report on New Religious Movements

Lausanne Consultation on World Evangelization


Report of the Consultation on World Evangelization

Mini-Consultation on Reaching Mystics and Cultists held at Pattaya, Thailand, June 16-27 1980

Sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization


This report, Christian Witness to New Religious Movements, is one of a series of Lausanne Occasional Papers (LOPs) emerging from the historic Consultation on World Evangelization (COWE) held in Pattaya, Thailand, in June 1980. The report was drafted by members of the "Mini- Consultation on Reaching Mystics and Cultists" under the chairmanship of Mr. Peter Savage, who also served as International Co-ordinator of the pre-COWE study groups on mystics and cultists.


Those In Attendance included: [scroll to bottom of page]

~ edited for purposes of this report ~


Brooks Alexander -- Spiritual Counterfeits Project [Campus Crusade for Christ spin-off org]


Gordon Lewis -- Evangelical Ministries to New Religions [EMNR]


Caryl Williams [Matrisciana] – Gloria Deo Trust, Bromley, United Kingdom


Paul Landry –– AD 2000 staff and LAM/Latin American Missions


Peter Beyerhaus––Diakrisis Institute, Germany. Beyerhaus is a professor of mission science and ecumenics at Tübingen University in Germany. [Beyerhaus is a contributor to the Helsinki Ecumenical Studies and his name appears in the Bibliography of the Ecumenism.]


Peter [Pedro] Savage, chair––International Fellowship of Evangelical Students [IFES]


Editor’s Notes on above…


Peter Beyerhaus delivered a major plenary address to the first Lausanne Congress in 1974—a Biblical Foundation Paper titled "World Evangelization and the Kingdom of God." At this Congress the historic Lausanne Covenant was drafted and signed. Prof. Beyerhaus conducted a seminar on “Eschatology and World Evangelization” at the Second Lausanne Consultation in Manila. At this consultation, the Manila Manifesto was drafted and signed.  Beyerhaus is a member of the Lausanne Working Group on Theology and has attended most of its consultations.


Peter Beyerhaus’ Diakrisis Institute links page “gladly refers” readers to Alan Morrison’s Diakrisis International:


(English translation)Websites to which we would gladly like to refer you… Diakrisis International: English-language Website of Rev. Alan Morrison, which takes up similar topics, like the Institute Diakrisis”


Alan Morrison’s Diakrisis web site recommends Spiritual Counterfeits Project.

From the Diakrisis [Alan Morrison] web site’s recommended LINKS page


“The Spiritual Counterfeits Project was founded by former Sai Baba disciple and now Christian apologist, Tal Brooke, in 1973 in order to confront the occult, the cults, and the New Age movement and explain why they are making an impact on society. The stated purpose of the SCP is ‘to understand the significance of the spiritual turmoil and pluralism in our culture; to research the effects and influence of the new religions, particularly those based on Eastern philosophies; to provide a biblical perspective of the new significant religions and other movements so that the church can respond appropriately’.  SCP also publishes an attractive and highly informative journal.  Enter the website by clicking on the logo above.”


A Watch Unto Prayer researcher contacted Alan Morrison about this:


Alan Morrison was contacted with concerns as to why he would carry Spiritual Counterfeits Project as a recommended link. Morrison’s response was, “I recommend [SCP] because I know Tal Brooke personally.” Follow-up inquiries to Morrison elicited one terse reply and then silence when asked if he had signed the Lausanne Covenant. 


READ MORE ABOUT DIAKRISIS: Discernment or Deception?


Int’l Fellowship of Evangelical Students [IFES] –– based in the UK under the leadership of John Stott and Lindsay Brown. IFES serves as the umbrella org over InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in the U.S. which sponsors the Urbana conferences. Stott served as the National Assn. of Evangelicals/NAE’s strategist to revive the defunct U.S. Evangelical Alliance into what would become the World Evangelical Fellowship, 1951, renamed the World Evangelical Alliance. Stott was the framer of the Lausanne Covenant, 1974, to which all EMNR members must adhere, requiring Unity over Biblical Doctrine in very subtle terms. Note that Peter Savage represented Stott’s IFES in the Lausanne Consultation Pattaya, Thailand [1980] “Mystics and Cultists” sub-group.


Read about: Founding of the Evangelical Alliance in Freemason Hall, United Grand Lodge of England


IFES’s General Secretary Lindsay Brown is a personal friend of Spiritual Counterfeits Project’s Tal Brooke. Spiritual Counterfeits Project is a spin-off org of Campus Crusade for Christ [Bill Bright––member of the secret Council for National Policy. Brooks Alexander of SCP was a participant in the Lausanne Consultation Pattaya, Thailand [1980] “Mystics and Cultists” sub-group.


EMNR founder, Vernon Grounds, would later chair a World Evangelical Fellowship/WEF Consultation

   –the Willowbank Declaration on Jewish Evangelism, 1989


Evangelism to Jews supported by Gathering But Blasted By Rabbi


An international consultation on Jewish evangelism has challenged Christians to stop looking for excuses for not sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with Jews.


‘We affirm our commitment to the Jewish people and our desire to share the gospel with them,” said the Willowbank Declaration, produced at a meeting convened by the world Evangelical Fellowship and attended by 15 scholars and agency leaders. Chairing the meeting was Vernon Grounds, president emeritus of Denver Seminary…


Source: A page torn from a Christian magazine, most probably Christianity Today –– “WORLD / CHURCH SHORTS” dated 5-20-89.


Caryl Williams Matrisciana and Cult Expert Johannes Aagaard 


Caryl Williams of Gloria Deo Trust, UK was also a member of the “Mystics and Cultists” sub-group. Caryl would later become Caryl Matrisciana, wife of Pat Matrisciana––member of the secret Council for National Policy/CNP and Campus Crusade’s ambassador to the UC Berkeley campus in the 1960s, setting up the Christian World Liberation Front/CWLF [circa 1970] with Jack Sparks. Christian World Liberation Front [CWLF] would transition to Berkeley Christian Coalition and finally come to be known as the Spiritual Counterfeits Project.


Following found in a SCP Brochure written circa/after 1981:


CWLF [Christian World Liberation Front] was an evangelistic outreach that began under the sponsorship of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1969. Its purpose was to communicate the gospel to the ‘counter culture’ ––street people, radical student, occultists, guru disciples, etc…”


Pat Matrisicana, who helped to found the CWLF for Campus Crusade, was a recommended source for Spiritual Counterfeits in 1980:


SCP Newsletter February ­ March 1980 VI/1
cover article
Of Lakes and Lilies­­Welcome to the 1980s  by Mark Albrecht

Resources [recommended by Spiritual Counterfeits Project]

The purpose of this column is to focus attention on current books, periodicals and films that feature material of concern to our readership. We encourage you to notify us of materials that have served as education resources for you, so that we can relay that information to the whole of our mailing list

Recommended SCP resources




"Cult explosion" - The film features commentary by Walter Martin and Brooks Alexander in addition to former members of the Worldwide Church of God, Mormonism, Christian Science, TM, Unification Church, Jehovah¹s Witnesses, etc. For details write or phone: New Liberty Enterprises “attention Pat Matrisciana”
See Spiritual Counterfeits Project: When the World Will Be as One,­­ Part I of this report.



About Cult Expert Caryl Williams Matrisciana


The organization Deo Gloria Trust which Caryl Matrisciana represented at the Lausanne Consultation sub-group ‘Mystics and Cultists” [1980] now defers to the DialogCentre UK and their work with cults and new religious movements.


Deo Gloria Trust is a member of the Evangelical Alliance, UK which is under the umbrella of the global World Evangelical Alliance


Deo Gloria Trust “is an evangelical foundation, affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance.”


Cults and New Religious Movements


For many years, the Deo Gloria Trust has been involved in helping those involved with cults, or new religious movements, and their families. This work has largely consisted of handling phone-calls and letters, giving advice, and where appropriate linking the enquirer with someone who could give specialist help, either a counselor or an ex-member of the group. It has also involved fielding enquiries from students and the media, and maintaining an archive of relevant information.


Since 1980, Joy Caton has looked after this area most ably, but in February 2000 retired from the work. We appreciate all she has been able to do and wish her well in "retirement".


Because of our long association with this vital ministry the Trustees were anxious not to sever links with it. Accordingly it has been decided to offer financial support to DialogCentre UK, run by Christian Szurko, with whom we have had a close relationship for many years, to enable him to develop that organisation further. The DialogCentre has now been registered as a charitable trust, and Joy has become one of the trustees.


Caryl Matrisciana’s Autobiography, Gods of the New Age


In her autobiography, Gods of the New Age, Caryl Matrisciana tells of her conversion to Christianity:




Through a series of events Caryl and Denny are invited to Jesus People USA in Chicago where she and her friend prayed for Salvation through Jesus Christ.


Editor’s Note:

Jesus People USA [JPUSA], in Chicago, is the umbrella organization over Cornerstone Magazine of which EMNR board member Eric Pement was the executive editor. Found on EMNR Board:


“[Eric Pement] worked for over 22 years at Cornerstone magazine, and was most recently the executive editor, specializing in apologetics, cults, world religions, and controversial issues.”


Matrisciana’s autobiography tells of her travels to India with Johannes Aagaard in 1981:




Thirteen years had passed since my family left India for the last time. Now I found myself on an airplane returning there once again. I was travelling with a small group of cult experts. The Danish Lutheran Church had provided us with a grant, enabling our cult research group to travel around India, visiting gurus and their “ashrams” (religious communities). This had been organized at the instigation of Dr. Johannes Aagaard, a professor of theology at Denmark’s Arhus University and world authority on Hinduism. Johannes and I were accompanied by Germany’s leading cult expert Pastor Fritz Haack, and by Alexandra Schmidt…representing a concerned parents group in Paris, France… ~ source: The Christian Reader, July / August 1986; condensed from the book Gods of the New Age, Harvest House Publishers, Eugene Oregon, © 1985


Sponsored by the Lutheran World Federation in 1981, Caryl Matrisciana traveled with a group of international cult experts to India.


About the Lutheran World Federation

LWF––About Us  


The LWF is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran tradition. Founded in 1947 in Lund (Sweden), the LWF now has 133 member churches in 73 countries representing over 60.5 million of the 64.3 million Lutherans worldwide.


The location of the LWF secretariat in the Ecumenical Center in Geneva, Switzerland, facilitates close cooperation with the World Council of Churches, other Christian World Communions as well as international secular organizations.


The LWF acts on behalf of its member churches in areas of common interest such as ecumenical relations, theology, humanitarian assistance, human rights, communication, and the various aspects of mission and development work.


Ed. Note: Read about LWF’s merger with Roman Catholic Church: Reversal of the Protestant Reformation


Other Organizations located at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland…


World Council of Churches


With more than 100,000 books, periodicals and pamphlets pertaining to the 20th century ecumenical movement, the Ecumenical Centre and the Bossey Ecumenical Institute Libraries house the largest such collection in the world.


To request a resource housed in the Ecumenical Centre Library (identified as Cote WCC), send an e-mail to:*” 


World Council of Churches meeting in 1997:

Central Committee Meeting of the World Council of Churches

Ecumenical Centre

Geneva, Switzerland

September 11-19, 1997


About ENI…

ENI/ Ecumenical News Service

Introducing ENI

Ecumenical News International (ENI) was launched in 1994 as a global news service reporting on ecumenical developments and other news of the churches, and giving religious perspectives on news developments world-wide.


ENI distributes religious news in English and French on a daily basis electronically to international and religious media, church leaders and organisations and to others who are interested. These daily news stories are assembled in a printed bulletin which is published every two weeks.


In presenting religious news stories, ENI attempts to be especially sensitive to the differences in language, culture and traditions that mark the global Christian community.


The staff of ENI are: ….


The joint sponsors of ENI, which is based at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, are the World Council of Churches, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and the Conference of European Churches, which also have their headquarters at the Ecumenical Centre.



Returning to Johannes Aagaard…


Dialog Center International and Johannes Aagaard

Johannes Aagaard is professor at Arhus University, Denmark Director of the Dialog Center.
He traveled with Caryl Williams [Matrisciana] to India, 1981.


MUST SEE: Hindu Logo on DCI web page


Dialog Center International 


What is the Dialog Center?


Dialog Center International The Dialog Center is the name of a nationwide network, founded as a result of the growth of New Religious Movements (NRMs) in Denmark and elsewhere.


The purpose of the Dialog Center is to communicate the Christian faith to people of other beliefs and convictions in a dialog. In relation to the neo-religiosity, our intention is to realize a dialog in confrontation.


We believe that these two concepts are inseparable, for a dialog without confrontation may easily turn into a conversation without depth or even into syncretism. On the other hand, confrontation without dialog may easily turn into conflict and arrogant rejection of the views of those we differ from.


The Dialog Center rejects syncretism as well as a heresy hunt. We do realize, however, that our studies of and work with the teaching and practice of the NRMs have resulted in the conclusion that they provide inadequate answers, but also that they have some important questions. We believe that the Christian faith provides the true answers, but unfortunately, we have noted that the churches do not always understand people’s real questions.


If preachers do not listen to the questions of their congregations, they will most likely not be able to apply the Christian gospel to their situation. Likewise, if we want to relate to NRMs, we need to understand their questions before we give them answers!


Serving the Churches


The Dialog Center serves the churches as a center of genuine apologetics, a place where we explain the Christian faith to people who have critical questions.


Our experience shows that such Christian apologetics, through the work with the neo-religiosity, may well lead us to a deeper understanding of the meaning and the truth of the Christian faith.


St. Paul and other Christian Apologists had to dialog with existing philosophies and NRMs like Gnosticism. [really? chapter? verse?] They had to grapple with making the Gospel clear, just as we have in the present period.


Not a Passing Phenomenon!


The neo-religiosity in its many forms and deviations has already become a strong religious factor in most parts of the world. A large percentage of the world’s population seek to combine some form of the teaching of reincarnation with Christianity. They tend to believe that, in one way or another, God is identical with the inner self or is the essence of the universal field of energy or force. They have picked up a view which regards man as a collection of energies with auras, astral bodies, etc. The 1970s and early 1980s were the years of change in popular religiosity, but the churches hardly noticed it.


The task of the Dialog Center is to continue to draw attention to this important challenge. Therefore, the Dialog Center seeks to train its members for this task, and by means of various publications (pamphlets, magazines, and books), meetings, and lectures around the world seeks to spread information and accurate knowledge about the NRMs.


This is a necessary work, because it often becomes clear that the beliefs of the movements are quite different from what they portray to the public. They have a Janus face, so to speak, and it is not satisfactory for us to relate to only one of their faces.



Editor’s comment: According to the Dialog Centre, Christians have heretofore misunderstood and misrepresented the cults and need to listen to what they say about their beliefs.  This, we think, would result in reverse evangelism, cult members persuading Christians whose critical faculties have been neutralized by large doses of EMNR propaganda. Note the absence of the ‘preaching of the gospel’ in Johannes Aagaard’s apologetic. The method which God gave to the Church for the salvation of men has always been “the foolishness of preaching” the message of “Christ crucified”. This directive to the Church is not mentioned on the Dialog Center website. 


“For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”  I Cor. 2:21-25


The following excerpted material from the Dialog Centre further undermines the preaching of the Gospel which requires the separation of truth from error. Christians are called to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints. However, the Dialog Centre rejects the more abrasive aspects of preaching the Gospel in favor of dialogue, tolerance and understanding other points of view—all leading inevitably to consensus. 


Information and Help

Every day, people call the Dialog Center for information, advice and guidance because they themselves or a relative or friend are having difficulties as a result of involvement with a NRM. This often leads to an extensive pastoral guidance to the former member.


Helping people to free themselves from their NRM involvement, in which they have been caught—spiritually, emotionally, financially—is a difficult and time-consuming job. As we reject deprogramming, the use of violence and kidnapping in such spiritual matters, the process of recovery can take some time to accomplish. The counseling process has to help the individual to such healing.


An important element in recovery is the discovery of true Christian prayer and meditation, which can function as an alternative to the dangerous and doubtful methods of meditation arising out of an Occult or Hindu movement.


© Dialog Center || Main || E-mail || Updated Tue Oct 16 01:19:15 2001


What is the Dialog Center International?

In some 20 countries units of the DCI are found in operation. The main emphasis of such units is to counter the New Religious Movements (NRMs) and inform about their true nature.


The DCI is a Christian organization or rather a Christian network, which is grounded on what we name classical Christianity. That includes the Biblical basis of all such churches and the classical creeds of the old church.


We in the DCI are not anti-anything, but we are pro-something. We stand for religious dedication which is honest and open. We expect a "dialogical" approach to religion and that means that we as well as they show our cards and reveal our allegiance.


We humans only understand from what we have understood. False neutrality makes dialog impossible. And if we relate to one another from a standpoint of no standpoint, then all dialog is made false and is in fact reduced to voyeurism (looking at and talking to one another, but not sharing and not participating).


We know that the religious world is a mix. We all carry truth in earthen vessels. We do, as Christians, respect all people in God, but we also acknowledge that one can be in good faith even if one's faith is not good at all.


Religious manipulation has become very easy, since most people know so little about religion at all. DCI and all its various members therefore emphasize the need for genuine and valid religious communication not least on the Internet.


We shall by and by release various programs for general dialog, and we invite all people of good will to join in and participate.


The Dialog Center International also contains several other groups including:

ID (International Dialog)

A Buddhist Christian Dialog (ABCD)

The Society of St. Paul

The object of The St. Paul Society is to establish a contact with the Orthodox Church in Russia, its associations and organizations as well as individuals, in order to extend humanitarian and social reliefwork, and to develop a dialogue in order to produce more awareness about understanding of the church.

A Muslim Christian Dialog  


Questions to DCI can be send to: Dr. Johannes Aagaard, President of DCI.


© Dialog Center || Main || E-mail || Updated Fri Oct 26 03:13:40 2001


Dialog Center Programs [Professor Dr. of Theology, Johannes Aagaard]


Dialog Academy  

Spirituality in East and West is the magazine for Dialog Center International.

What is TheoNet?

The focus of our scopus is spirituality. Spirituality is not everything, but everything has a spiritual dimension.”

Buddhist-Christian Dialog

Dialogue with ISLAM


“2)…Perhaps the time is ripe for a new judgment of the Christological dogma and a new formulation of the Christological mysterion in a more modern and adequate form?


3) Perhaps there could be some new points of view to in the new-found Coptic Gospel of St. Thomas (Nag Hammadi 1945/46). The work with this Gospel and the renewed interest for the source Q (18) has resulted in a very fertil discussion, and a new non-canonical picture of Jesus begins to be outlined. The repeated attempts to bring Jesus in connection with the Biblical Wisdom-tradition might be profitable for both Biblical and Koranic research.



Ed.note: The Coptic Gospel of St. Thomas is also being promoted in evangelical churches by the Jesus Seminar scholars. Discover the blasphemous heresy contained in this Gnostic Gospel: The Southern Baptist Convention & The Jesus Seminar. Of course, the Dialog Center would “reject…a heresy-hunt” over this false gospel in their “Dialog with ISLAM”.


UNESCO also has undertaken to publish an English edition of the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas:


"...Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt...[is] where an extensive collection of fourth-century Christian and non-Christian Gnostic writings in Coptic was discovered in 1946... By 1970 in response to the initiatives of J.M. Robinson, the UNESCO committee had been reactivated and reorganized with the result that a proper facsimile edition began to appear in 1972... Under Robinson's general editorship preparation of an international English edition of the complete library was undertaken by an international board."  [source: Keith Crimm, Ed., The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Supplementary Volume. Nashville, Abingdon Press, l993 (1976), pp. 613-14]


Observations on DCI’s Links…


Dialog Center International  

Note DCI Logo’s Hindu theme.


The Dialog Center Int’l home page also carries a link to which lists Opus Dei under “Christian Groups.”


Following can be found by entering OPUS DEI into Search:


Opus Dei - Finding God in Work and Ordinary Life 

Description: Opus Dei is a personal Prelature of the Catholic Church that helps ordinary lay people seek holiness in their work and everyday activities. This official Web site includes news, recent media reports and a special feature each month on a social project inspired by Opus Dei.


Opus Dei  

Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1928, by Blessed Josemaría Escrivá.


The Founder

Josemaria Escriva (1902-1975) founder of Opus Dei, beatified in 1992 by John Paul II.


Opus Dei is a cult within the Catholic Church from which few members escape:


“A very unbiased sociological study of Opus Dei is Joan Estruch’s Saints and Schemers: Opus Dei and Its Paradoxes.  Throughout the book the author references the Opus Dei objective of ‘perfection’ (see page 176 as an example).  Opus Dei is a ‘works-based’ system with a secret constitution that even high-ranking members are not allowed to read.  Penetration of high echelons of government is also stated as an objective… There was one website from Finland that posted the transcript of a television documentary they did on Opus Dei.  The recruiting tactic and mind control aspects of Opus were very similar to [Sun Myung] Moon's.” ~ Chey Simonton   


Dr. Johannes Aagaard at CESNUR’s 11th International Conference


CESNUR stands for Center for the Study of New Religions. The director of CESNUR is Italian lawyer, Massimo Introvigne, who is the de facto head of the international cult apology network. Introvigne is also co-director of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula which brings ‘vampires’ the world over together.  According to Miguel Martinez’ Critical Page, CESNUR has extensive ties to the Religious Right in the United States:


“CESNUR…is intimately linked to another organisation called ‘Alleanza Cattolica’. The ideology of the latter is entirely based on the teachings of Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, a Brazilian extremist and self-styled ‘prophet’, founder of a ‘crusade’ against agrarian reform and ‘Communism’ which openly calls for the implementation of a world-wide ‘Christian’ regime based on Medieval hierarchy and repression. This ‘crusade’ is called Tradition, Family and Property (TFP).  

“In the meantime, while waiting for the Kingdom to come, this organization is happy to work together with the US ‘New Right’ around the world and around the clock.

“Often accused of being a cult, T.F.P. in 1985 started promoting the notions that CESNUR currently promotes - that there is a worldwide ‘anti-cult conspiracy’, manipulated by ‘psychiatrists and Communists’.”


See on the CESNUR Critical Page: “The eminent leaders of the American New Right, Paul Weyrich and Morton Blackwell [also founding members of the secretive Council for National Policy] together with the president of the USA T.F.P., John Spann”.


See also: Massimo Introvigne’s Congressional testimony on behalf of the Church of Scientology and for passage of the U.S. International Religious Freedom Act to protect their illegal activities. {This landmark legislation, which protects cults from government regulation and interference, is covered extensively in the Watch Unto Prayer series, Freedom From Religious Persecution}


  Returning to Johannes Aagaard & CESNUR’s 11th Int’l Conference…


~ excerpts to show participants ~


In the plenary session on "Eschatology and Catastrophism East and West" which followed, Kent P. Jackson (Brigham Young University) delivered a paper on Mormon Folk Eschatology and the Approach of the Year 2000…


In a session on "The Family and Religious Controversy in the United Kingdom," Andri Soteri (London School of Economics) noted in her paper…


The evening session opened with Massimo Introvigne's paper, Beelzebub's Tales to European Governments: A Crash Course on How to Reduce Religious Liberty to an Empty Shell. Introvigne focused on three points:…


Next came a presentation by Marat Shterin (London School of Economics/LSE) which was announced as Religious Liberty in Eastern Europe (with Eileen Barker/LSE listed as co-presenter)…


During the question-and-answer session which followed, Johannes Aagaard of the Dialog Center International, who appeared as an expert witness on behalf of the defendants, pointedly challenged Shterin's account of the case.



Editor’s Note: Eileen Barker of the London School of Economics is a member of AR-Talk –– a dialogue project of APOLOGIA [Rich Poll, Paul Carden, Ron Rhodes]. APOLOGIA is an inter-locking member org of Lausanne’s EMNR/Evangelical Ministries to New ReligionsSee Eileen Barker and Cathy Norman–– Scientologist!!! listed as members of AR-Talk. See: AR-Talk in next section.


APOLOGETICS INDEX [web master is Anton Hein] is another project of APOLOGIA.


Editor’s WARNING RE APOLOGETICS INDEX: Those looking for information on Cults will often arrive at APOLOGETICS INDEX. It is riddled with serious problems; of course pro-EMNR, pro-Lausanne, pro-American Family Foundation, pro-OLD Cult Awareness Network [CAN], and much, much more, etc.


See in this series:

Smoke, Mirrors and Disinformation…

The Compromised Ties of the Apologetics Ministries

American Family Foundation and Cult Awareness Network


AFF’s Cultic Studies Journal, Advisory Board––Johannes Aagaard



More Smoke, Mirrors and Disinformation…

The Compromised Ties of the Apologetics Ministries

Evangelical Ministries to New Religions – Part 2