Strict punishment sought for cult leader at center of Netflix doc ‘In the Name of God’
South Korea’s top prosecutor ordered prosecutors in the trial of Jeong Myeong-seok, the leader of a religious movement called the Jesu...
Netflix airs exposé doc ‘In The Name of God’ after court win over S. Korean religious cult
Netflix and South Korean public broadcaster MBC have defeated a legal challenge against their religious cult documentary exposé “In the Name...
Thai police arrest self-proclaimed holy man whose followers worship corpses, consume bodily fluids
Thawee Nanra, 75, a self-proclaimed holy man whose followers allegedly worship corpses and believe his bodily fluids could cure diseases, w...
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Elderly Woman Accidentally Infects 37 in Korean Cult With Coronavirus
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to clarify Lee Man-hee’s claim to being visited by Jesus and his ability to interpr...
Japan Just Hanged the Cult Leader Behind the Deadly Tokyo Nerve Gas Attack of 1995
Japan has executed the cult leader behind the deadly subway nerve gas attack in Tokyo 23 years ago.
Aum Shinrikyo’s (Aum Supreme Truth...
Chinese Police Arrest Members of Church Who Believe in Chinese ‘Woman Jesus’
Chinese authorities recently apprehended 18 members of an alleged murderous cult, according to the local state media.
Some members of the re...
South Korean Cult Lures Australian Women To Be Its Leader’s ‘Spiritual Brides’
Young women in Australia are being actively recruited to be “spiritual wives” of a South Korean cult leader using modeling class...