Tag: religion

Refugees from an Ozarks cult detail abuse

This article originally appeared on arktimes.com They escaped from the Nahziryah Monastic Community in Marion County. IN 1987: The Rev. K.B. Kedem is flanked by Seraph Kedem (left) and Shakeenah Kedem (right).Courtesy Shakeenah Kedem-Fentis SHE...

How To Tell A Cult From A Religion?

Originally shared on Refinery29. It’s no coincidence that so many cults align themselves with mainstream religions. Like a predatory animal that has evolved to resemble something commonplace and nonthreatening, these organizations understand...

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Dr. Janja Lalich

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups, with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology and social control, and issues of gender and sexuality.