Rare Photos From Jonestown, the Deadliest Cult in American History
A glimpse inside the lives of Jim Jones' 909 followers, before they "drank the Kool-Aid."
Sect Breathes New Life into Vegan Straight Edge Hardcore with a Supercharged Debut
Members of Cursed, Earth Crisis, Fall Out Boy and Catharsis (don't) walk into a bar…
A Food Stamp Fraud Case Could Bring Down a Polygamous Sect of the Mormon Church
Federal prosecutors have indicted 11 top leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on charges of money laundering and fraud.
I Grew Up in a Cult-y Christian Community and Lost My Faith Because of It
Singer Joseph Coward was brought up as part of a church known then as New Frontiers International. His experience was one of homophobia, control tactics, and a system that bore "all the calling cards of a cult."
Scientology Could Be Banned in Belgium as Church Goes on Trial for Criminal Activity
The Church of Scientology is on trial in Belgium for fraud, practicing illegal medicine, violating privacy laws, extortion and "running a criminal organization."
Amazon Settlers Dreaming of Modernization (Extra Scene from 'Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon')
In this extra scene, VICE News meets settlers of Alto Monte, who believe their sacred and remote town in the Amazon is on track to becoming a great civilization — just as their prophet Ezequiel Ataucusi promised.
Inside the Israelite’s Elementary School (Extra Scene from 'Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon')
In this extra scene, VICE News visits an elementary school in Alto Monte that follows the religious Royal Law established in the Amazonian community, but a young student says his generation isn't about to blindly follow the path of his elders.
The Promised Land: Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Full Length)
VICE News meets the apocalyptic sect living in the center of the fastest growing coca-producing region in South America.
Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 3)
In the final part of our series, VICE News visits a coca plantation near Caballococha, Peru, and learns of the environmental impact the Israelite farmers and the introduction of crops have had on the Amazon rainforest's ecosystem.
Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 2)
Coca has begun to grow in the Amazon basin near where the messianic sect known as the Israelites have settled, and Brazilian authorities suspect that members of the sect have become involved in the area’s growing drug trade.
Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Part 1)
In part one, VICE News travels to Alto Monte de Israel to meet the apocalyptic sect known as the Israelites, and learn about their prophet, Ezequiel Ataucusi, who led them to settle in the Amazon jungle.
The Promised Land: Cocaine and Faith in the Amazon (Trailer)
Coming soon: VICE News meets the apocalyptic sect that lives in the center of the fastest growing coca-producing region in South America.