THE BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF F.A.I.R.
- F.A.I.R. was founded in 1976 in response to requests for help and information from distressed relatives and friends of young adults who had been recruited into one particular cult. Our files now contain information on many groups.
- F.A.I.R. is a voluntary body composed of parents - ex-cult members - doctors - clergy and other concerned people.
- F.A.I.R. offers support to families and individuals who have been adversely affected by cult 'involvement.
- F.A.I.R. believes that the welfare and unity of the family is of vital importance in maintaining the quality of life within society.
- F.A.I.R. does not seek to curtail political or religious freedom and does not attempt to convert cult members to any other belief but aims to help restore them to a state of mind in which rational decisions can be made.
- F.A.I.R. believes that an individual's decision to leave a cult must remain his or her own.
- F.A.I.R. publishes a quarterly newsletter; fact sheets; warning leaflets and information on cults and their characteristics.
- F.A.I.R. is committed to a policy of education in order to raise awareness of the use of undue influence.
- F.A.I.R. alerts Government departments - the media and public bodies.
- F.A.I.R. is part of an International Network that provides information and support for cult affected individuals.
- F.A.I.R. believes that the problem of cults and family relationships falls within the social and Human Rights context.
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