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unlicensed rehab groups | Alcoholics Anonymous | Pentecostal Christianity | This American Life | addicts | shaming rituals | cults | brainwashing | monastics | nuns | penance | Karen Armstrong

Intense Addict Shaming: Possibilities and Perils

Is shaming through intensive and sometimes harsh therapy sessions at America’s unlicensed rehab groups cause for concern?Too little researched, these rehab groups are present in Spanish-speaking communities throughout major U.S. cities and embedded w...

February 25, 2016

Catholicism | nuns | sisters | women

American Women Religious: Sisters of the World and Nuns Dedicated to Prayer

In a March, 2014, Sightings, author Monica Mercado cautioned that “to celebrate Catholic sisters, we might resolve to tell many stories, not just one.” ...

July 10, 2014