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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.

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

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.

Finding Information on Groups � AFF E-Library*

Group news and professional articles published since 1984 in AFF's periodicals are now available as electronic reprints and will soon be available in our E-Library, which initially will contain more than 4,500 articles and three books and eventually 5,000 to 10,000 news articles, as well as videos from AFF conferences.  Here are the periodical article lists from which you can currently request reprints:


Cultic Studies Journal electronic reprints are available through our bookstore for _aff_reprint_csj_electronic 

Cult Observer and Cultic Studies Review electronic reprints are available for _aff_reprints_co_reprint_electronic

Please send us a list of the specific reprints that interest you (copy and paste the title, volume, number, and year, if possible), e-mail, snail mail, fax, or phone in your credit card information (Visa or MasterCard only), or send a check (U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to _aff_address.  We are not bothering to set these up in our bookstore because we expect to have the E-Library functioning before we could complete such an arduous task.  Once the E-Library is operational, you will be able to access everything on line.

As we develop the E-Library we are also updating this Web site by creating or upgrading HTML pages on specific groups.  These pages (which are under development) will contain, when available, links pertinent to that specific group, links to relevant articles on the Web site, and lists of resources.  Our developing group index appears at the bottom of these remarks.

Subscribers to our free E-Newsletter will be kept abreast of E-Library developments.


AFF provides information to help family members, helping professionals, former group members, and others understand the variety of interacting factors that cause different people to react differently to even powerful environments.  News stories can provide useful background information to those seeking to understand group involvements.  However, news reports don't usually provide a well-rounded or in-depth understanding of how a particular group functions, how individual personalities interact with a group environment, or what a concerned family member or friend can do to help somebody involved in a group that arouses concern.  We urge inquirers not to rely solely on newspaper or magazine articles to evaluate group-related concerns.

The resources on our bookstore and the study guides on this Web site may help you better understand how to analyze and use information effectively in order to address family or personal difficulties.

Our conferences and workshops provide you with an opportunity to interact with experts, former group members, and family members.  They can be invaluable learning experiences.


*Please review NOTE at the top of this page.  These introductory remarks are repeated on other group pages for the benefit of those who may enter the site there.  To get to indexes or other material, simply scroll down past the introduction.


Jehovah's Witnesses, Watchtower

All Along the Watchtower
A resource of critical information.
Associated Jehovah's Witnesses for Reform on Blood present
Beyond Jehovah's Witnesses
Since 1995, this web site has assisted people who are leaving the Witnesses. It does not preach any particular alternative but concentrates on the problems specific to departure. While it does contain critical commentary, it is not a "Witness-bashing" site and does not seek to "de-convert" anybody.
Comments from the Friends
Quarterly Countercult Magazine - online edition.
"This publication is for Jehovah's Witnesses, ex-JWs, and persons concerned about JW relatives, friends and neighbors."
Cult Information Network
Information and referrals for those concerned about Jehovah's Witnesses and other bible-Based Groups.
PO Box 1632
Framingham, MA 01701
Tel. (508) 875-2043

Shaun's Research on the Jehovah's Witnesses

Cult Information
Watchers of the Watchtower World
Free Minds, Inc.
Watchman Fellowship
Watchman Fellowship, a ministry of Christian discernment. "Mission is to both reach out to those lost in...cults and equip Christians to engage in this vital ministry."

Resource Guide makes available some of the finest materials in cult apologetics from top evangelical researchers and teachers. The books, audiotapes and videotapes in this guide will quickly and effectively equip you for cult ministry.
Watchtower Observer
Norwegian Support Group for ex-Jehovah's Witnesses (dn.) -- in English (Kent Steinhaug, editor). This site is growing fast, and the contents are about 20 MB, images included. Includes a search-engine to help you find the information.
Watchtower Review Chatroom

A chatroom for live discussions regarding Jehovah's Witnesses.

Watchtower Victims Memorial

Unofficial Group Site

HYPERGLOSSARY of American English Hacker Theocratese
(unofficial JW site)
Glossary of American English Hacker Theocratese is about language Jehovah's Witnesses use in everyday life. The Glossary is more than a mere word book. Its extended definitions, commentaries, and anecdotes provide a miniature profile of the state of our culture.


Betz, Katherine E.: "No Place to Go: Life in a Prison Without Bars" - abs
Weishaupt, Kaynor J.: "Wifely Subjection: Mental Health Issues in Jehovah�s Witness" - abs
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