Thomas Geoffrey Sackville
|Born||October 26, 1950|
Board member of
|FECRIS, Committee Against Cults, The Family Survival Trust|
|Relatives||William Herbrand Sackville|
Family and early life
He is the second son of William Sackville, 10th Earl De La Warr (d. February 1988)  and brother to William Herbrand Sackville, the 11th Earl De La Warr. He was educated at Eton College and Lincoln College, Oxford.
Work against cults
In 1985 he started All-Party Committee Against Cults and 20 October 2000 he become first chairman of The Family Survival Trust (formerly Family Action Information Resource, FAIR), an anti-cult organisation.
In 1997 he ended government funding for the independent research group Information Network Focus on Religious Movements (Inform). Funds were reinstated in 2000. In his article for The Spectator (2004) he accused INFORM and its president Eileen Barker of “refusing to criticise the worst excesses of cult leaders”, and congratulated the Archbishop of Canterbury for declining to become a patron of INFORM. The allegations were described by INFORM as unfounded.
In 2005 he was elected as Vice-President of European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Sectarianism (FECRIS), an umbrella organization for anti-cult groups in Europe, and from 2009 he has served as its President.
- [S202] Announcements, The Daily Telegraph, London, U.K., 25 February 2005.
- Mosley, Charles (editor), Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1077.
- "Hon. Thomas Geoffrey Sackville". The Peerage. 23 February 2011.
- Telegraph staff (2000-07-31), "Cult advisers in clash over clampdown", The Daily Telegraph, retrieved 19 December 2009
- Regis Dericquebourg, A Case Study: FECRIS, Journal for the Study of Beliefs and Worldviews, 2012/2, p.188–189, ISBN 978-3-643-99894-1
- "Speakers Health Insurance Counter Fraud Group". hicfg.com. Retrieved 2014-06-01.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Tom Sackville
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Bolton West
1983 – 1997
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