Jen speaks to Ronit Plank about her life in – and recovery from – the church. Summary: The term Moonies, Vulnerability to cults and Cultic practices in business, religion, MLM. 10. Intro to church and influence in political right. ‘Bad moon rising’ by John Gorenfeld. 14. Blessed Children. 15. Moon’s marriage to 16 year oldContinue reading “Cults in Our Midst: Jen Kiaba on ‘And Then Everything Changed’ podcast”
Jen Kiaba’s stunning and powerful self portraits illustrate the journey of leaving the church behind. ‘In this project I wanted to explore themes of religious conviction as it crumbles into an eventual failure of faith and the loss of identity that occurs.’ https://www.jenkiaba.com/burdens
In this episode Jen outlines the challenges of moving into the workplace after being in a cult, and the risk of continued exploitation and abuse due to years of conditioning in a high control group.
Elgen Strait starts the second season of his podcast ‘Falling Out’ with a reunion of the contributors for the first series. This three hour conversation features the collaborative story-telling skills of eight ex-moonies making sense of their past:
Blog post by Jen Kiaba about her experience on the Special Task Force in USA:: https://www.summerofcheesecake.com/2015/08/sex-death-human-trafficking-unification-church.html
Jen looks at the methods of indoctrination used by the church and how thought stopping language is used as a method of control. This article is also available as a podcast. https://www.jenkiaba.com/lessons-on-leaving/toxic-positivity-thought-terminating-cliche
Renrobot and Jen Kiaba continue working through Steve Hassan’s BITE model.
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Jen describes how creativity is often discouraged in cults, unless it glorifies the leader. After Jen’s trauma in the church and eventual journey out, she found language to express the experience through self portraits on her way to recovery, https://www.jenkiaba.com/lessons-on-leaving/healing-through-art-my-story In part two, Jen explores the research behind art therapy and why it works. https://www.jenkiaba.com/lessons-on-leaving/healing-through-art-research
Jen explores susceptibility to cults and how to protect ourselves from methods of control. https://www.jenkiaba.com/lessons-on-leaving/we-are-vulnerable This article is also available as a podcast.