I'm currently doing a research on CESNUR (Center for Studies on New Religions) organization (www.cesnur.org). The most informative and critical page is probably this one: http://www.kelebekler.com/cesnur/. There was also a scandal with WT and CESNUR in 1998, more on that can be found on CFTF (David Reed). Massimo Introvigne, founder of CESNUR wrote a very positive book about JW's and WT actually recommended that book to all JW's in Italy (in a official letter). I am wondering if there is any connection with CESNUR and WT Society? Who is sponsoring CESNUR? Any info will be apreaciated.
CESNUR - what do you know about it?
CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions, is an international network of associations of scholars working in the field of new religious movements. Its director is the Italian scholar Massimo Introvigne. CESNUR is independent from any religious group, Church, denomination or association. This site is managed by CESNUR International of Torino, Italy (Via Confienza 19, 10121 Torino, Italy, phone 39-011-541950, fax 39-011-541905, E-mail: [email protected]) and does not engage the responsibility of any other association or group. The texts of this site, selected because of their scholarly interest, represent the point of view of their authors. CESNUR does not necessarily agree with them. CESNUR International's library - the second largest in the world and the largest in Europe in its field - is open to the public in Torino Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We recommend to phone in advance at any rate. In the U.S. CESNUR U.S.A. is located at the Institute for the Study of American Religion, P.O. Box 90709, Santa Barbara, California 93190-0709, fax 1-805-6834876, E-mail: email@example.com and is working independently as a part of the international CESNUR network.
.Articles on Jehovah's Witnesses.
re: the 1998 flap