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Irish Woman who rescued daughter from NXIVM – talks about cults

The third was in 1988. I was standing at the school gate waiting for our first daughter and was pregnant at the time. Several mothers became very …

Miniature

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said.<p>Allegations have been made against the church by …

Salt Lake City

Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over

Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over <br>By <b>Janja Lalich</b> and <b>Karla McLaren</b><br>Published by Routledge, 2017 – Available on …

Garrison Keillor

Trial starts for militant religious sect leader over abuse

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — Testimony has begun in the trial for one of the leaders of a western New Mexico paramilitary religious sect accused of child sexual abuse.<p>Prosecutors said this week that former members of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps will testify against leader Deborah …

New Mexico

The McDonald's Murder: The Crime The CAG Did Not Commit

Chinese propaganda still claims The Church of Almighty God was responsible for the murder of a woman in a McDonald’s diner in Zhaoyuan in 2014. …

McDonald's

Unification Church member details getting out, finding happiness

Happiness

Teal Swan, a glam guru for the YouTube Age with controversial views on death

<b>Teal Swan (www.TealSwan.com)</b><p>Learn about the rise and philosophy of Gizmodo’s “The Gateway” subject on this episode of the “Cult Faves” podcast<p>Gwenda Bond<p>September 19, 2018 8:30pm (UTC)<p>Teal Swan doesn’t fit most people’s preconceived notions of what a cult leader looks like. She’s a fan of stilettos …

Costa Rica

Love made India Oxenberg leave Nxivm ‘sex cult’

India Oxenberg has left the Nxivm cult, which branded her as a sex slave, because she fell in love.<p>While her mother has been getting press for her …

East Village

10 people who say they were in a cult — and how they got the courage to leave

Still, there's hope — and here are 10 stories of people who say they successfully escaped from a cult.<p>Maude Julien wrote a memoir about how her …

Mormonism

Godman Tries To 'Debunk' E=mc^2 Formula With His Homemade Theory, Gets Massively Trolled

• 1.3Kshares<br>• Share<br>• WhatsApp<br>• Email<p>People who have studied science probably think it’s just a bunch of weirdos publishing weird theories based on their own …

Albert Einstein

U.S. Catholic Church plans hotline for complaints of abuse by bishops

(Reuters) - Catholic bishops in the United States plan to set up a hotline to field complaints about bishops who have sexually abused or harassed children or adults, in response to a growing sexual misconduct scandal in the church’s highest ranks.<p>The hotline was one of several moves unveiled on …

Sexual Harassment

The Beatles in India

Vasundhara Rathi<br>The Hindu<br>SEPTEMBER 19, 2018<p>Canadian filmmaker and photographer Paul Saltzman will showcase his photographs of the time the fab four …

Subculture

'I lost my entire family to a cult': How one woman escaped Grace Road

<b>A South Korean church which believes global famine is imminent has set up base in Fiji, where it's gained considerable influence but faced growing allegations of abuse. One woman who fled what she believes is a cult told the BBC's Yvette Tan she lost her family in the process - but has no …

South Korea

'I feel like my brain has been wiped': As NXIVM leader awaits trial, stunned former members ask, 'What now?'

<i>NXIVM calls itself a humanitarian community. Experts and critics call it a cult. Uncover: Escaping NXIVM is a CBC investigative podcast series about</i> …

U.S. State Supreme Courts

Trial continues for 'aggressive Christianity' cult leader

GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) - The trial for a woman accused of kidnapping, sexual abuse against minors and tampering with evidence is underway. The woman, …

The Psychology of Cults

On The Point, a discussion about cults. Why do people get involved in them, and how do they work? The doctors (Marc Whaley, psychiatrist, Jonathan …

Psychiatry

Indiana diocese releases names of 18 priests or deacons accused of sex abuse

INDIANAPOLIS – A Catholic diocese in northern Indiana on Tuesday released the names of more than a dozen clergy accused of sexual abuse.<p>At the direction of Bishop Kevin Rhoades, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend published the names of 18 priests or deacons who the church said were "credibly" …

Catholicism

Man enters plea in Gwinnett baby starving death — but still disputes case

Joshua Sharpe<br>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution<br>September 18, 2018<p>Rather than face trial, a purported Nuwaubian cult member made a plea deal and …

October 5: Spiritual Abuse Forum meet-up

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Spirituality

Jessica Terwiel on Conflict De

Open Minds Advisory Board member Jessica Terwiel recently appeared on the podcast “Left at the Valley”, discussing the often-neglected art of …

Top 10

'It was like a cult': Former teen bride speaks out

ABBY Andersson is a hard working, bubbly member of many community committees, but behind that big smile is a childhood of dark secrets.<p>Mrs Andersson …

Jehovah's Witnesses

Dalai Lama admits he knew about Buddhist teachers' sexual abuse

The Tibetan spiritual leader told Dutch TV he has known about the sex crimes in Europe since the 1990s. He was presented with written accounts from …

Dalai Lama

Ireland must forgive the church in order to find peace, says guru

Deepak Chopra tells Niamh Horan that people should judge less but must keep on asking big questions about the meaning of life<p>His words come after the …

Pope Francis

Trial to begin Monday for leader of New Mexico paramilitary cult

Deborah Green was arrested in August of 2017 by Cibola County deputies. Authorities said the aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in Fence …

New Mexico

His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the heads of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon Tradition at the conclusion of the three-day religious …

Dalai Lama

Shocking video shows pastor beating followers of South Korean cult

Shocking footage showing a South Korean pastor beating her followers and ordering them to beat one another has emerged as Korean police investigate claims that she ran a cult in Fiji, forcing people to work without pay and endure violent rituals.<p>The footage appears to show violent assaults on …

Bangladeshi youths with fake Indian identity arrested from Vrindavan ISKCON temple

Two Bangladeshi youths have been arrested at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh.<p>They …

Hare Krishnas

Smallville star Allison Mack once thought sex cult was ‘a little messed up’

The investigation into the NXIVM sex cult is widening and a federal prosecutor says there could be more criminal charges against its whiffy svengali …

Battlestar Galactica