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I p c e 


 Number E 19, July 2005  

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A Journalist reported about Ipce 


Report of the Meeting 2005

  1 Reports from some countries  
  2 Strategic considerations  
  3 Ipce decided about Ipce - internal matters 
  4 Spirituality  
  5 Looking back on the meeting  


  1 The Investigator, March 2005

Famous photographer - anyone having his books risks arrest; Hamilton's naked girl shots ruled 'indecent'; Chris Warmoll, GUARDIAN 05-06-23


American Psychiatric Association holds symposium on removal of paraphilias from DSM; June 2005


"Should These Conditions Be Normalized?" American Psychiatric Association Symposium Debates Whether Pedophilia, Gender-Identity Disorder, Sexual Sadism Should Remain Mental Illnesses, By Linda Ames Nicolosi, NARTH web site


Some quotes from: Jackson case just too much of a trial? Robin Abcarian, April 11, 2005 LA Times


Michael Jackson Acquittal Repudiates Culture of Hate, Press Release, by Rod Downey, 14 June 2005 


Some quotes from: Harmless old buggers, by Leo McKinstry, The Spectator, 18 June 2005


Documentation List



Ipce is a forum for people who are engaged in scholarly discussion about the understanding and emancipation of mutual relationships between children or adolescents and adults.

 In this context, these relationships are intended to be viewed from an unbiased, non-judgmental perspective and in relation to the human rights of both the young and adult partners.
Ipce meets once every one or two years in a different country, publishes a newsletter and a web site, co-ordinates the (electronic) exchange of texts and keeps an archive of specific written publications.  



The porcupines

During the Ice Age, a lot of animals froze to death. The porcupines recognised their predicament and decided to form a group. Thus they would be able to keep one another warm and to protect themselves. However, by being so close together, they wounded each other with their quills, and so each went his own way. 
Again, porcupines froze to death. Thus, they had to make a choice, forever disappear from the earth, or accept each other's quills. 
Very wisely, they decided again to search protection for one another. They  learned to live together despite the wounds they got by their mutual nearness, because the warmth of the other was more important. The porcupines survived. 
(Ode, July 2005, Column, Paulo Coelho.)


So did we by having our yearly meeting on one of the Greek islands at the end of May 2005. The report is in this Newsletter, and consequently public. You can follow the discussions there. Maybe the place inspired us to discuss the meaning of religion and spirituality in our lives. 

Remarkably enough, one of the earlier Ipce Meetings, 2001 in Berlin, had a second public report: from an infiltrator, a Finnish journalist, who reported in a TV show. Because not all of you read Finnish, a Finnish member has translated the text we publish here. Quote: 

"The discussion is continued in the evening at a restaurant in Berlin. I wait in vain for the discussion to turn to child contacts or distribution of child porn. Ipce is an organization for responsible pedophiles and there is nothing illegal going on at the meetings."

Newsletter # E(lectronic) 19

The report will be followed by a number of articles, some leading from the discussions at the meeting, others relating to recent events. An interesting aspect of the Jackson case is not only the trial itself, but also especially the way society speaks about the case. Society’s approach is, more or less, in terms of 'stranger danger', regarding such a person as an odd and deviant man. Is deviance from the mean a mental distortion? Read the articles about the APA discussion in May 2005. As usual, a list of available documents ends this Newsletter. 

As said earlier: the 'real Newsletter' is the section "What is New?" on the Ipce web site.

Your secretary and webmaster, 




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