Alain Vivien

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Alain Vivien
Alain Vivien
Mayor
In office
1977–1983
Constituency Combs-la-Ville
Secretary of State
In office
1991–1992
Constituency France
Chairman, MILS
In office
1998–2002
Personal details
Born (1938-08-20) August 20, 1938 (age 76)
Melun, France
Political party French Socialist Party
Residence France

Alain Vivien (born August 20, 1938, in Melun, Seine-et-Marne) is a French Socialist Party (PS) politician,[1][2] best known for chairing (from 1998 to 2002) the French Mission Interministérielle pour la Lutte contre les Sectes, MILS,[3] a ministerial organism designed to observe the activities of various religious organizations defined as "Sectes" (cults).

Early career[edit]

He was mayor of Combs-la-Ville in 1977-1983 and 1989-1992. In 1983 he was elected to the French National Assembly for Seine-et-Marne as a PS candidate. The author of a report on cults requested by Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy in 1982, he was Secretary of State under Edith Cresson in 1991-1992[4] From 1997 to 1998 he was president of the Centre contre les manipulations mentales[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hart, K., M. Blanchot and Z. Paul. 2010. Political Writings, 1953-1993: Fordham University Press. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=RWI6vH-ZcxgC.
  2. ^ Côté, P., E. Barker and Université Laval. Groupe de recherches en sciences de la religion. 2001. Chercheurs de Dieux Dans L'espace Public: Groupe Beauchemin. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=1rXrWVEHwosC.
  3. ^ Tromso, N.J.R.L.A.P.R.U. 2009. Scientology: Oxford University Press, USA. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=MtW90YkkB3gC.
  4. ^ Palmer, S. 2011. The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-Sponsored War on Sects: Oxford University Press, USA. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=pY5pAgAAQBAJ.
  5. ^ Palmer, Susan (2011-09-23). The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la Republique, and the Government-Sponsored War on Sects. Oxford UP. p. 17. ISBN 9780199875993. 

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