Financial abuse

Many ex-members report financial abuse, for example lending items and money to the NKT and later being told that it will not be returned. They report that they were gaslighted, being told that their memory was incorrect, and that they had promised to donate these items or money when they clearly remember that it was a loan that was agreed. This is more commonly reported in German centres.

Ex-members have reported that they were encouraged to give large amounts of money even when claiming benefits in order to work full time for the organisation. Benefit fraud has been admitted in several testimonies such as here and here.

There are no discounts for disabled members to attend teachings or festivals. This was reflected in a JustGiving campaign set up for a nun in 2018 so that she could attend teachings that the NKT would not make available to her at a discounted rate.

Those who have been ordained and worked for the tradition for many years are given no pension or financial security.

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