Surviving and Moving On After a High-Demand Group Experience: A Workshop for Second-Generation Former Members - Chester, CT, April 17-19, 2015.
Recovery Workshop for Former Group Members - Colorado Springs, CO, July 31 - August 2, 2015
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Selected papers and Power Points from ICSA's 2014 annual conference in Washington, DC
New Power Point Presentation: ICSA Goals and Programs
Changes in the North American Cult Awareness Movement (by Carol Giambalvo, Michael Kropveld, & Michael Langone)
Benefits of Dialogue - An article by the ICSA Board of Directors
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Meet ICSA Members
From time to time, this column will feature a short profile on an ICSA member.
Marcia R. Rudin received a joint MA Degree in Religion from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, specializing in Philosophy of Religion. She studied for a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. She taught at William Paterson College in New Jersey.
Ms. Rudin is co-author with Rabbis A. James Rudin and Hirshel Jaffe of Why Me? Why Anyone?, published by St. Martin’s Press in 1986 and reissued by Jason Aronson, Inc. in 1994, and with Rabbi Rudin of Prison or Paradise? The New Religious Cults, published by Fortress Press in 1980. She edited and contributed to the anthology Cults on Campus: Continuing Challenge, published by ICSA’s International Cult Education Program in 1991 and revised in 1996.
She has published articles and book reviews about destructive cults, women rabbis, black Jews, genetic engineering, Nazi war criminals, Holocaust refugees, and Jewish feminism in a large variety of publications.
In her work with ICSA between 1987 and 1997, she directed the International Cult Education Program, wrote and was Associate Producer of the videotape "Cults: Saying No Under Pressure," featuring Charleton Heston. She was also the writer and producer of the videotape, "After the Cult: Recovering Together," and edited and produced the videotape "Blessed Child: An Interview with Donna Collins". She authored the International Cult Education Program lesson plan for middle and high school students,Too Good to be True: Resisting Cults and Psychological Manipulation and edited the International Cult Education Program newsletter Young People and Cults.
She presently writes novels, plays, and screenplays, and was a resident in screenwriting at the MacDowell Colony of the Arts in 2003. Six of her plays have received eleven productions in Manhattan, New Jersey, Santa Cruz and San Diego, California, and Canton, Michigan; several have received staged readings. Her ten-minute play, Paul Newman Hops the Amtrak Auto-Train was a winner in 2006 of the ETC play-writing contests of Naples (FL) Players at Sugden Community Theatre and was read over radio station WGCU-FM in Fort Myers.