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John-Roger

"Cult" leader John-Roger dead at 80, influenced Arianna Huffington.

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Church of Almighty God

Chinese cult member that murdered woman at McDonalds sentenced to death.

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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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ISIS/the Islamic State

Is ISIS "brainwashing" its terrorist recruits?

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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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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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Ernest Angley

Televangelist Ernest Angley labeled the leader of a "dangerous cult"?

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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

"Cults Inside Out" -- a new book by Rick Alan Ross
You have seen them in movies and on TV, but cults are more prevalent than you think and they are armed with strategies that can "brainwash" and gain undue influence over even the most unlikely of candidates.But how do individuals get involved with destructive cults in the first place, and... More