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University of Virginia — New Religious Movements

This site is the work of competent scholars in the field of new religious movements. We recognize their site an objective source of information and analysis of our life in general, and the anti-cult “experts” in particular.

Cult Fighting in Massachusetts

An article that appeared in “Religion in the News” about what happened when Christian anti-cult “expert” Robert Pardon of the NEIRR influenced government agencies and the courts in the criminal investigation of a small religious group in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Although this article does not relate to us directly, it underscores how the Constitutional right to the free exercise of one’s religion is in jeopardy when church and state join forces against unconventional religious groups.

The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.