International Cult Awareness Month: Carol Merchasin (Let’s Talk About Sects podcast)
Carol Merchasin joins author and presenter Sarah Steel, host of the Let’s Talk About Sects podcast, to discuss the challenges of suing cults and religious bodies.
In this episode, Carol and Sarah discuss how devotees of religious or spiritual groups can become trapped, why forced to labor, sexual assault, and emotional abuse are common markers of cult groups, and why human trafficking laws might offer a new path toward justice for victims.
Carol specializes in representing victims of sexual abuse in spiritual communities. She has pioneered the use of human trafficking and forced labor claims in the U.S. to help victims of spiritual abuse hold religious and cult organisations accountable.
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