Month: February 2008
Carolyn Jessop discusses her memoir Escape, the dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman's courageous flight to freedom with her children
Is Scientology above the law? English-language version of a French documentary.
Islam has five basic duties which Muslims must perform. They are known as the five pillars of Islam.
Michael Travesser says he's the Messiah. As leader of a cult in a remote corner of New Mexico called Strong City, this 66-year-old former sailor, previously called Wayne Bent, has spent nearly 20 years preparing his 56 unquestioning and devoted followers for Doomsday. [video]
Research resources on the World Mission Society Church of God, theologically a cult of Christianity
Among other things, the World Mission Society Church of God teaches that strict observance of the Saturday Sabbath and the rites of the Old Testament, such as Passover, is considered necessary to achieve redemption and salvation.
Followers believe the movement's current leader, Gil-Jah Zahng, is "God the Mother."
Theologically the WMSCG is a cult of Christianity.