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Swiss Up! - Sects and Cults

Swiss Up! // Community// Explore Switzerland// Science & Technology// Health// Politics// General // June 21, 2018

Today Dario takes a look at the sects and cults in Switzerland. There are thought to be around 1000 different cults in the country, around 200 of which are thought to be problematic in some way.


We look at why people join sects and some of the more troubling examples of cults in Switzerland, including a mass suicide in 1994 that left 48 people dead and the Kirschblütengemeinschaft that promoted incest and LSD.


If you or someone you know has been affected by cults and you'd like more information, speak to a professional at InfoSekta: (Mon 17:00-19:00, Thur 09:00 - 12:00, Fri 09:00 - 12:00)

  • Calls from Switzerland: 044 454 80 80
  • Calls from abroad: +41 44 454 80 80 



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