Cults and Extreme Belief

2018 • A&E
4.2
6 reviews
TV-14
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Season 1 episodes (9)

1 NXIVM
5/28/18
As a recruiter for multi-level marketing self-help group NXIVM, Sarah Edmondson brought thousands of people to the organization. In October of 2017, she exposed the group as a destructive sex-cult.
2 Jehovah's Witnesses
5/29/18
Former Jehovah's Witness Romy Maple--a survivor of child sexual abuse--embarks on a journey to uncover why her pleas for justice were systematically ignored by top members of the organization.
3 Children of God
6/5/18
Amy Bril recounts her childhood growing up in the Children of God, a group notorious for pedophilia and "religious" prostitution.
4 U.N.O.I.
6/12/18
Growing up in the United Nation of Islam (UNOI), Elijah Muhammad was forced into child labor, physical abuse and squalid living conditions. Today, he has a unique opportunity to speak to the FBI in hope of getting justice for himself and the other children abused by UNOI and its leader, Royall Jenkins', teachings.
5 World Peace Unification Sanctuary (#107)
6/19/18
Elizabeth Vargas investigates controversial religious organizations and sects, uncovering how these groups prey upon their followers and create powerful, often destructive belief systems.
6 Twelve Tribes
6/26/18
Despite their hippie persona and rustic community businesses, the Twelve Tribes have long stood accused of physically abusing children and subjugating of women.
7 FLDS (#105)
7/3/18
Many believed that when Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison for child sexual assault, the problems within the FLDS community would be solved.
8 The Survivors Speak Part 1
7/15/18
Former members of different groups meet to discuss their shared experiences with Elizabeth Vargas.
9 The Survivors Speak Part 2
7/22/18
Former members of different groups meet to discuss their shared experiences with Elizabeth Vargas.

About this show

In Cults and Extreme Belief, Elizabeth Vargas, alongside former members of controversial organizations, goes on a search to uncover how these sects use their influence to prey upon people’s desperation to create powerful & destructive belief systems. Each episode will take a look at one active group through the eyes of past devotees.
4.2
6 reviews
Genia “BABY G” White
December 19, 2020
I'm sorry but I've been screwed so many times I'm officially a pro don't need no lube. . I can watch it on TV but Y'all Wana charge money
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JJ
November 26, 2020
Wish they made more
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ChrisH Robertson
April 25, 2019
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