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Religious exploration and spiritual seeking is a wonderful journey. But as in any adventure, there are dangers. Most spiritual and religious groups are perfectly healthy, but it pays to be aware of how some can be unhealthy. Trust your intuition, and if you have a bad feeling about anyone or any group, remember you're absolutely free to walk away, and you have the right to be left alone. In general, watch out for individuals or groups who:
If you feel that you are being pursued aggressively or manipulated by a group or a leader, or if you have any concerns regarding a group with which you've been involved with, please contact one of our chaplains or visit the Campus Ministries office.
(The above has been adapted with permission from the office of the Dean of Religious Life at Princeton University.)