Qualifications of the Director of Dialogue Ireland, Mike Garde

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Mike Garde BD, MA, H Dip. ED, CPE is a Theologian and Cult Expert who was born in South Africa, but has lived most of his life in Ireland. He received an MA in Theology in 2006 from the Milltown Institute in Dublin, on the Magnificat Meal Movement, a traditionalist Catholic Movement centred on devotion to the Eucharist and devotion to the Virgin Mary which has evolved into Cultist movement. He visited Helidon, near Brisbane Australia where the MMM is located in 2003.

Read the thesis here as a Word document

SPIRITUALITY AND CULTISM

or PDF:

SPIRITUALITY AND CULTISM-1

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/anniversary-of-ma-thesis-on-mmm/
He is currently the Director of Dialogue Ireland an independent Charitable Trust which researches Cultism.
Here you will find our evolution and history:
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/about/history-of-dialogue-ireland/
You will find our Mission Statement below:
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/about/
We can not stress enough that we are not concerned about beliefs but how people can lose their critical faculties under influence:
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/about/cultism/
“Generally Dialogue Ireland does not call any groups cults, but prefers the terms ‘cultism’ and ‘cultist’ to describe movements which are causing concern. Others feel that one should call a spade a spade – “CULT”. Dialogue Ireland sees the term as being on a continuum, and looks at attitudes and tendencies in religions, churches, movements, individuals, government, banks and corporations which are decidedly cultist. In order to get at this some use the term cultish, or cultic.”
He is an associate member of FECRIS, a European wide federation of those concerned about Cultism, and is involved in Thought Reform Consultancy, providing information to the public and the media on Cultism. The main focus of his educational work is in providing Secondary School students with an educational encounter with Cultism to prepare them for the transition to College. He also holds a Diploma in Theology from University College, London (1973), Diploma in Theology from the Baptist College, Belfast, (1973), BD from the Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s, College, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland (1975.) He was the first non Catholic to obtain a BD there.
He received the H. Dip. ED from the National University of Ireland, (1976), Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Unit, Mater Hospital Dublin, 1992. He was part of the DCI, (Dialog Center International,) based in Aarhus, Denmark under the guidance of Dr. Johannes Aagaard, who up to his death in 2007 was one of the foremost experts in the study of Cults and a pioneer in the field.

One of the most significant developments is that of the development of our blog which allows the victims of cultism the opportunity to address their experiences with cultist groups.
Web site: www.dialogueireland.org

Our web site is in reality an archive and is one of the paths to getting to our blog:
and our blog: https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com
A flavour of his work and the experience of dealing with groups whose Charitable Status is questionable can be gained by looking through our annual reports which are online.
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/dialogue-ireland-annual-report-2011/
https://dialogueireland.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/dialogue-ireland-report-2012.pdf
The most important legal judgement in our work in protecting the Human rights of the public and our freedom of expression was this judgement by Justice Hogan in September 2013.
https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/final-version-cornec-v-morrice-rsjudgment-by-hogan-j/

 

Dip Theol LondonDiploma in Theology from University College, London (1973)

 

Baptist College, Belfast Diploma in Theology from the Baptist College, Belfast, (1973)

 

BD MaynoothBD from the Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s, College, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland (1975.)

H. Dip. ED from the National University of Ireland (1976)

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Unit, Mater Hospital Dublin, 1992.

 

MA Milltown MA in Theology in 2006 from the Milltown Institute in Dublin

7 Responses

  1. As it is my email address who else would read it? No one else. By the way you wrote to Angie under the title of Donations. I have taken it down. She has no access to this site. She can comment in any way she likes. If you reply to her keep it connected to a thread please.

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  2. and what guarantee will i have this won’t be read by others before it reaches Mike?!!

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  3. Send an email to info@dialogueireland.org

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  4. Forget to leave contact details!!

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  5. How do I get in contact with Mike Garde?!!

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  6. Comment from Sockpuppet from House of Prayer has been moved to https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/commenting-policy

    We note with interest that after a period of prolonged attacks they vacated this site, however, this crude and misguided person is back with irrelevant comments about Masons. We note that they have not furnished us with the recording they claimed contradicted our testimony in Thurles

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  7. Comment from Sockpuppet from House of Prayer has been moved to https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/commenting-policy

    We note with interest that after a period of prolonged attacks they vacated this site, however, this crude and misguided person is back with irrelevant comments about Masons. We note that they have not furnished us with the recording they claimed contradicted our testimony in Thurles

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