FECRIS FOR REAL
Who’s who in FECRIS
FECRIS is the “European Federation of Centers for Research and Information on Sectarianism”. It was established in Paris on 30 June 1994 upon initiative of a French organization named UNADFI “National Union of Associations for the Defense of the Family and the Individual”.
FECRIS is a federation of European organizations, it is registered in France as a non-profit organization under Law 1901 which covers such entities. It has member organizations in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Russia.
The stated mission of FECRIS, is “To rally representative European associations concerned with contemporary organizations with cultic and totalitarian characteristics” to defend “families, individuals and democratic societies against the activities of harmful cultic organizations” and also “to alert public authorities and international institutions in the event of punishable activities”.
The factual practice of FECRIS is lobbying governmental agencies all over Europe in order to spread biased information about minority groups naming them ‘cults’ or ‘destructive sects’ in an attempt to stir up hysteria about them and thus solicit ‘anti-cult’ legislation.
The role of FECRIS vice-president Aleksandr Dvorkin as a hatemonger, is now unequivocal and broadly known all over the world, as documented (just to mention one) in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc5S6BQAOTE
Dvorkin and FECRIS are actively supporting the governmental ban of religious minorities in Russia, which has been raising perplexity, disdain and protests on the part of the academic world (http://www.soteriainternational.org/exposing-the-harmful-activities-unde...) and human rights advocates (http://hrwf.eu/russia-the-vice-president-of-fecris-the-antisect-organiza...).
Considering the compelling influence the activities of FECRIS have, over hundreds of thousands of European citizens (and in fact, on millions of citizens even beyond European boundaries), people must be enabled to get informed about who these people and organizations are.