April 05, 2002What in the Lord's Name is Going On?, Harvard Crimson (... the Boston Church of Christ, one of the most controversial religious organizations of the last 20 years...According to U.S. News & World Report, the Boston Church of Christ is explicitly banned from at least 39 college campuses, including Northeastern, Holy Cross and Boston University. The church is charged with aggressive proselytizing—recruiting new members in off-limits areas such as dining halls and dormitories, sending church members to pose as students and pursuing potential members to the point of harassment...
...the International Churches of Christ...HOPE Worldwide...)
Event - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 Cults On Campus: Responding To High-Pressure Groups at California State University, Los Angeles
November 2, 2001Trapped by faith?, by Vic Salazar, NBC 7/39 SAN DIEGO (...The San Diego International Church of Christ (no relation to the Churches of Christ)...Critics say this practice amounts to mind-control and manipulation. And when someone chooses to leave the church, some say, they are made to feel as if they are trapped by faith...)
October 28, 2001Bin Laden fits the definition of a cult leader, experts say - by Michael Sangiacomo, The Plain Dealer (...The Ryan group normally focuses on domestic religious cults. Its members teach parents and others how to keep loved ones away from cults, loosely defined as groups that use psychological and physical manipulation to isolate people from their families and keep them slavishly loyal...)
October 26, 2001Conference on cults adds terrorism focus, by Michael Sangiacomo, The The Plain Dealer (...David Clark, a court-certified cult expert, will speak on "Understanding the Making of a Terrorist," an attempt to explain what goes through the mind of terrorists and suicide bombers. Clark will also be part of a panel discussion Friday dealing with the question of how and when religious belief turns violent...)
October 8, 2001America's First Bioterrorism Attack, Time.com (In the fall of 1984, members of the Rajneeshee, a Buddhist cult devoted to beauty, love and guiltless sex, brewed a "salsa" of salmonella and sprinkled it on fruits and veggies in the salad bar at Shakey's Pizza in The Dalles, Ore...)
October 5, 2001A Lesson in Biology, ABCNEWS.com (...despite trying for years to launch a biological attack, Aum Shinrikyo never managed to kill or apparently even injure one person using biological agents...)
October 4, 2001Excerpts from a Letter to the editor written by J.D. Lombardi, ASI academic senator, University Times, California State University, Los Angeles (After almost two quarters of being an academic senator, I plan on working on a project that concerns the officially recognized organization known as the Los Angeles Church of Christ. They are a branch of the International Church of Christ, an alleged cult...)
September 30, 2001Chilling parallels to the Rev. Jim Jones
Hijacker's letter had similar message about suicide, San Francisco Chronicle (...As more details emerge about the hijackers responsible for this month's World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, one way to understand the cult of bin Laden is to look back at the horrors of Jonestown...)
CultsOnCampus.com - Cult Awareness RESources, CARES is not to be confused with CAN, Cult Awareness Network. According to the
Washington Post, (Sunday, December 1, 1996; Page A01) CAN's assets are up for sale, and last week its name, logo, Post Office box and telephone number were finally sold to the highest bidder: a Los Angeles lawyer named Steven L. Hayes, who is a Scientologist.
(Scientology, The Cult of Greed, Time Magazine article, May 6, 1991.)