Cult

Stuff

I Grew Up in a Religious Cult

Singer Joseph Coward was brought up as part of a church in Essex, 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".
Joseph Coward, as told to Cherry Casey
2.2.16
Culture

​That Time I Accidentally Joined a Cult

What Happens When You Accidentally Join a Cult on Schoolies
Louise Mapleston
1.20.16
The Up in Flames Issue

A Sneak Peek at Some Upcoming VICE Documentaries

This month on VICE.
VICE Staff
12.4.15
News

A Sociologist Explains the Cult Behavior in the N.Y. Murder Church

Two parents and other church goers were arrested for killing their teenage son. Sociologist Dr. Bernadette Barton explains how cult practices produce violence.
Diana Tourjée
10.19.15
Stuff

Sneaking Around the Headquarters of Australia’s Most Notorious Cult

In 1987, police raided properties owned by the 'The Family' to confirm they'd beaten, starved and drugged 14 children raised in isolation.
David Allegretti
8.3.15
News

Why Some Parents Are Giving Bleach Enemas to Their Autistic Kids

A weird cult thinks that drinking bleach will cure pretty much anything.
Norma Costello
5.18.15
Stuff

The Alien Race: 'All Eyes on Egipt' and the Cult of Nuwaubianism

The Nuwaubians' leader was sentenced to life in prison more than a decade ago, but the Brooklyn cult perseveres.
Kristen Bahler
3.1.15
travel

The Town Run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Is a Sad, Strange Place

I toured Short Creek with a young couple who managed to escape the town's totalitarian ideology.
Lola Blanc
1.30.15
Stuff

This Guy Thinks Danny DeVito Is the Antichrist

William Tapley, self-proclaimed "Third Eagle of the Apocalypse" and "Co-Prophet of the End Times", thinks the guy who played the Penguin is going to bring about the Apocalypse.
Rick Paulas
12.9.14
Stuff

A Former Terrorist Speaks About the 'Cult' of Extremism

Masoud Banisadr was a member of the Iranian MEK, before settling in the UK in 1996.
Adam Forrest
9.2.14
Stuff

L Ron Hubbard's Great-Grandson Is a Circus Ringmaster

I spoke to Jamie DeWolf about Scientology, his art and the joy of Shakespearian dick jokes.
Jamie Roberts
7.15.14
Stuff

A UFO Pleasure Cult Is Fixing Vaginas in Africa

The Raëlians are taking on genital mutilation in the developing world.
Wendy Syfret
3.19.14