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The Union nationale des associations de défense des familles et de l'individu (UNADFI) is a French anti-cult association founded in 1974, recognized as a public utility association by a decree of 30 April 1996,[1] and directly subsidized by the French State. It gathers and coordinates the Associations de défense des familles et de l'individu (ADFI), whose purpose is to acquire information on the cult phenomenon, with prevention and assistance for its victims.

In 1992, Janine Tavernier was the president of the association. But, in 2001 she resigned and began to criticize it.[2] She was first replaced by Bernard Le Heritte, then in 2004 by Socialist deputy Catherine Picard.[3] As of 31 December 2004, UNADFI was composed of 26 ADFI associations and totaled 1,520 member families. The association is currently member of the Union nationale des associations familiales (UNAF).[4]

The association publishes a magazine named BULLES which criticizes a large number of groups, including those which were listed in the 1995 report, and many others (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Community of the Beatitudes...).


  1. "Décrets du 30 avril 1996 portant reconnaissance d'associations comme établissement d'utilité publique" (in French). Legifrance. 1996. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  2. Joseph Veillard (November 2007). "Chasse aux sorcières?". Technikart. La Balise de paix. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  3. François Koch (26 March 2004). "Catherine Picard — Une militante contre les sectes" (in French). L'Express. L'Express. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  4. "Union Nationale des Associations pour la Défense des Familles et de l’Individu" (in French). Union nationale des associations familiales. 1 August 2005. Retrieved 2 December 2009.

External links

fr:Union nationale des associations de défense des familles et de l'individu

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