Twelve Tribes documentary 2015 from Spain

Here is the complete documentary with embedded English subtitles that takes us to the Spanish community. Following the 2013 raid of the German community and the state of Bavaria putting all their children in the care of foster parents and in youth state centers, there is a strong concern that the same childabuse which was…

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Zwölf Stämme in Tschechien Neues Leben nach altem Muster

Im September 2013 hatte die Glaubensgemeinschaft Zwölf Stämme für Schlagzeilen gesorgt. Damals hatten Landratsamt und Polizei ihre Kinder in Obhut genommen. Inzwischen hört man kaum mehr etwas über die Gemeinschaft – auch weil die Mitglieder ein neues Leben in Tschechien begonnen haben. Von: Judith Zacher Stand: 01.12.2016 |Bildnachweis Das Schild hängt noch am Eingang von…

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FOX25 Investigates: Video Prompts Child Labor Investigation

Source: FOX25 august 2016 by: Eric Rasmussen Updated: Aug 4, 2016 – 6:33 PM PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Boston confirm they’ve opened an inspection of a local construction company after seeing video recorded by FOX25 Investigates that shows children working on the site of a future…

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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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The brutal education and strict rules of the Twelve Tribes

web.de Von Claudia Frickel May 23, 2016 Translated from the German ****Some liberties were taken with the original German text in order to better describe Elbert Eugene Spriggs (the leader and founder) of the Twelve Tribes ****The Bible-based Twelve Tribes cult implicitly obeys the teachings of its “Apostle” and founder Elbert Eugene Spriggs.  If they…

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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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When Religious Violence Can’t Escape Exemption

Francie Diep Oct 23, 2015 A recent case of violence in a small, closed church highlights the role of religious exemptions in the American legal system… …The case brings fresh attention to the operations of small, radical churches in the United States, which are often protected by special religious exemption laws. In the September/October issue…

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The Mate Factor tea brand and cafe businesses of the Bible-based Twelve Tribes cult

October 2015 Kickshaw Today I read “Children of the Tribes” by Julia Scheeres, an article about alleged abusive practices of unpaid labor and child abuse in the Twelve Tribes cult.  This paragraph from the article caught my eye: The Tribes now has communities at 12 locations around the globe, most of them in New England,…

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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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