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Jim Jones

Cult leader Jim Jones responsible for the deaths of more than 900

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Shoko Asahara

Shoko Asahara ordered his followers to gas the subway system of Tokyo

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Joseph Kibwetere

Millennialist cult leader Joseph Kibwetere murdered hundreds in Uganda

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Osam bin Laden

Terrorist Osama bin Laden ordered the World Trade Center attack in New York

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Murderer Charles Manson Today

Manson is 80 and he has a new girlfriend visiting him in prison

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Welcome to The Cult Education Institute

An Internet archive of information about cults, destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. The Cult Education Institute (CEI), formerly known as the Ross Institute of New Jersey, is a nonprofit public resource with a vast archive that contains thousands of individual documents. CEI on-line files include news stories, research papers, reports, court documents, book excerpts, personal testimonies and hundreds of links to additional relevant resources. This Internet archive is well-organized for easy access and reference.  More

News and Opinion

South Korean 'cult' JMS recruiting students at US universities
By Mallory Miller

Austin, Texas -- Sophomore college student Sabrina Smith was recruited at University of Texas to join a Korean Christian group often called a "cult" under the impression it was just an innocent bible study. Stephanie Hsu, a member of the group, 'Jesus Morning Star,' grabbed Smith's attention... More