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."
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.