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Storming ZionGovernment Raids on Religious Communities$
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Stuart A. Wright and Susan J. Palmer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780195398892

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398892.001.0001

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The Family International/Children of God

The Family International/Children of God

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(p.73) 4 The Family International/Children of God
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Storming Zion
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Stuart A. Wright

Susan J. Palmer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398892.003.0004

This chapter presents a case study of The Family International/Children of God. It begins with an overview of the Argentinean government’s two large raids conducted on the group in 1989 and 1993, only a few years after Argentina had emerged from its infamous “Dirty War,” in which the military dictatorship had carried out a violent seven-year campaign against suspected political dissidents and subversives. This is followed by the history and background of The Family International. It then describes the formation of alliances by different opposition groups in order to lay grievance claims focused on child abuse against The Family International, highlighting the roles of apostates, anticult movement (ACM) organizations and actors, state agents, and the media. It also surveys the major claims made by opponents against the group.

Keywords:   The Family International, Children of God, Argentina, anticult movement, government raids, grievance claims, child abuse, apostates

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