Cults and Extreme Belief

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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (299)

This docuseries takes a look beneath the surface of controversial groups that foster zealous belief in their members and sometimes are accused of improper behavior. Organizations profiled include NXIVM, Twelve Tribes, Sanctuary Church, United Nation of Islam, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses and The Family.

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Seasons
The Survivors Speak Part 2
9. The Survivors Speak Part 2
July 22, 2018
Former members of different groups meet to discuss their shared experiences with Elizabeth Vargas.
The Survivors Speak Part 1
8. The Survivors Speak Part 1
July 15, 2018
Former members of different groups meet to discuss their shared experiences with Elizabeth Vargas.
FLDS
7. FLDS
July 3, 2018
Many believed that the problems within the FLDS community would be solved after sentencing Warren Jeffs. However, when Jeffs was locked away, it left devoted FLDS followers like Norma Richter to face a subsequent humanitarian crisis alone. They were forced to fend for themselves in a world they were once taught to fear.
Twelve Tribes
6. Twelve Tribes
June 26, 2018
The Twelve Tribes are featured.
World Peace and Unification Sanctuary
5. World Peace and Unification Sanctuary
June 19, 2018
Former "Moonie" Teddy Hose, tries to alert the public to a gun-obsessed Unification Church offshoot known as the Sanctuary Church of Newfoundland, Pa. Sean Moon, the charismatic leader and a son of the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon, preaches an extreme gospel featuring his father as "returning Jesus" and guns at the center of worship.
U.N.O.I.
4. U.N.O.I.
June 12, 2018
Growing up in the United Nation of Islam (UNOI), Elijah Muhammad was forced into child labor, physical abuse and squalid living conditions.
Children Of God
3. Children Of God
June 5, 2018
Amy Bril recounts her childhood growing up in the Children of God, a group notorious for pedophilia and "religious" prostitution. Amy and others born and raised in the group are banding together to address a suicide epidemic among fellow survivors.
Jehovah's Witnesses
2. Jehovah's Witnesses
May 29, 2018
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.
NXIVM
1. NXIVM
May 28, 2018
Cults and Extreme Belief examines the "self-help" group NXIVM which has been catapulted into the spotlight with the recent arrest of its leader and a high-profile actress/member on charges of sex-trafficking and other crimes. The group also stands accused of drawing supporters down a path of destruction that includes near-starvation diets, forced branding, pseudo-slavery, and blackmail. Former members share harrowing experiences of manipulation and sexual violation, including Sarah Edmondson who sits down with Vargas to share new details of her ordeal inside the organization including being branded with a symbol that turned out to be the leader's initials.
Cults And Extreme Belief
Cults And Extreme Belief

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This docuseries takes a look beneath the surface of controversial groups that foster zealous belief in their members and sometimes are accused of improper behavior. Organizations profiled include NXIVM, Twelve Tribes, Sanctuary Church, United Nation of Islam, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses and The Family.

Cults and Extreme Belief is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on May 28, 2018.

Where to Watch Cults and Extreme Belief

Cults and Extreme Belief is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cults and Extreme Belief on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, A&E, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 28, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (299)