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date: 19 April 2021

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The North American anti-cult movement enjoyed considerable success exporting its peculiar ideology to Europe, particularly following the Solar Temple murder-suicides in the mid-1990s. This article begins by analyzing European attitudes toward new religious movements in terms of two types of official reports issued by various nations. It then discusses France, which alone among European countries seems intent on abolishing all new religions.

Keywords: Europe, abolition, Solar Temple, France

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