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Church Scandal

Singapore City Harvest Church leader Kong Hee embroiled in scandal

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Actor turned cult leader?

Former teen idol Andrew Keegan leads controversial group

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Goel Ratzon

Israeli cult leader convicted of sex crimes

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Former Scientologist leads self-improvement group in Florida

Former Scientologist leads self-improvement group in Florida

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Jim Jones

5 Jonestown victims remains found in defunct Delaware funeral home

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Shoko Asahara

Intelligence agency inspects 22 AUM cult-related facilities

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Osam bin Laden

Parents of Scottish Islamic State fighter say she is “brainwashed and deluded”

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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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Founder of Richmond Outreach Center in Virginia faces criminal sex charges.

Founder of Richmond Outreach Center in Virginia faces criminal sex charges.

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Is the Neocatechumenal Way founded by Kiko Argüello a cult?

Is the Neocatechumenal Way founded by Kiko Argüello a cult?

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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

ISIS "death cult" and "Internet brainwashing"?
By Rick Alan RossA Jordanian online publication Al Bawaba recently ran an article titled "UK girl's family fears Internet brainwashing." The report proposed that "powerful jihadists are 'brainwashing' British teenagers through the internet."The aunt of one such teenage recruit said that her niece "was [radicalized] online after spending increasing... More