Welcome to The Cult Education Institute

The Cult Education Institute (CEI) is a nonprofit library with archived information about cults, destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. CEI is an educational tax-exempted charity and an institutional member of both the American Library Association and New Jersey Library Association. The CEI online library, which was first launched in 1996, is constantly expanding to include new research and information. The database contains thousands of files including news reports, peer reviewed papers, court documents, book excerpts and personal testimonies, all carefully organized within hundreds of titled subsections . There are also links to additional relevant research resources, a book list and a public message board attached for comments. Due to the size of the CEI library a search feature is available for your convenience. Also see the site map to learn where information and material is located.

News and Opinion

ABC News show GMA3 promotes purported "cult" leaders as inspirational couples counselors and "thought leaders"
By Rick Alan Ross ABC GMA3 hosted leaders of a purported "cult" and asked them to dispense marital advice on what a show segment called "Faith Friday." Michael and Monica Berg, leaders of the so-called "Kabbalah Centre" were touted as "spiritual thought leader[s]" by ABC News presenters Amy Robach... More