WWOOFers Comments & experiences

WWOOFers in France (link here to translated article) We did some woofing in a “community” . After a warm welcome by the charismatic leader, we gradually realized that it was a real cult. All people have Hebrew names, beard (for men!) A scarf (for women) and a diadem on their heads. The first days were…

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Twelve Tribes: The Church Preached Child Abuse & Slavery

Source: The daily beast Luke O’Neil 07.17.16 2:01 PM ET According to ex-members of Twelve Tribes who spoke to The Daily Beast, children are regularly beaten and leaders preached “slavery is necessary.” Now, an escapee has taken over the Facebook page of the Plymouth bakery run by the commune so he can broadcast its ills….

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This Woman Was Raised By a Notorious Cult. Here’s How She Finally Got Away.

Source: Project Literacy-March 2016 by Kirstin Kelley 15 March 2016 This story is part of an ongoing campaign called the Alphabet of Illiteracy. By using letters themselves—the foundation of reading and writing—Project Literacy examines the ways illiteracy underpins some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Below, we explore the letter R for “radicalization.”  For many of us, cults are…

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Twelve Tribes Communities. A warning [from a fellow traveler]

Source: Reddit.com From Vagabond, posted on 25 of January 2016 So mainly in the northeast but also in Tennessee, Georgia, and even Europe there’s this group they call themselves the 12 tribes. They are really really (like freakishly) nice to travelers, and recruit them for the communities. Basically they invited you back to the compound,…

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A Cafe with a Cult Following

Source: A medium corporation Tracy Ratledge journalist/ singer-songwriter/ world traveler Nov 10, 2015 In broad daylight, a local sheriff is cuffing a hoodlum in a non-descript white t-shirt and pants hanging low enough to allow his forest green plaid boxers to take center stage. It’s just another Friday afternoon in Downtown Vista. Middle school mini-bikers…

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Cultic Groups Stalk Harvest Crusade Attendees

Source: christiannewswire.com Contact: Amanda Huffman, Rose Publishing, 253-266-1025, media@rose-publishing.com TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 4 /Christian Newswire/ – When Lynn’s son Bryce went to the annual Harvest Crusade, a Christian music and evangelism event, she had no way of knowing he would be lured into a cultic group known as the Twelve Tribes. Before she knew it, Bryce abandoned his…

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Children of the Tribes-1rst Sept 2015

 This excellent, well researched article was published by Pacific Standard, a National Magazine, Award-winning, bimonthly based out of California. The whole article can be seen on Pacific Standard’s online magazine: here The following are the first paragraphs: Shuah Jones, 15, stuffed clothes under her bed blankets in the shape of a body, grabbed her diary…

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D.A. declines to file charges in religious group ‘brainwashing’ case

Source: LA Times 15 June 2015 By TONY PERRY The San Diego County district attorney’s office announced Monday it has decided not to file charges against three people arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a relative from the Twelve Tribes Community/Church in Vista, CND FOX AT 9:04 AM JUNE 16, 2015 The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, on…

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