The Dialog Center International (DCI) is a Christian counter-cult organization founded in 1973 by a Danish professor of missiology and ecumenicaltheology, Dr. Johannes Aagaard (1928-2007). Considered Christian apologetic and missionary minded, the Center, led by Prof. Aagaard was for many years the main source of information in Denmark on cults, sects, and new religious movements. The Dialog Center is firmly against religious beliefs of cults but promotes dialog between cult members and their families. It rejects deprograming, believing that it is counterproductive, ineffective, and can harm the relationship between a cult member and concerned family members. It is active in 20 countries. In Asia it also tries to share Christianity with Buddhists.