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Find Out More, Workshop 20: Cults—Lose Your Will, Lose Your Soul

In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program

The Ross Institute Internet Archives offers links to many articles on Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the tragedy in British Guyana.

Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple, posted by the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State University, provides a number of resources, including memorializations of those who died and primary source documents from Peoples Temple members.

"Inside Peoples Temple," on the San Francisco Chronicle's website, is a pivotal article first published in New West Magazine, August 1, 1977.

"Doomsday Dream Believer", an article about Stanley Nelson's documentary Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, appeared in The San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 4, 2006.

In January, 2011, National Public Radio's Story Corps aired a reflection by Erin Ryan, the daughter of Congressman Leo J. Ryan who was assassinated at Jonestown.

Find general information about abuse at a number of online sites, for example, Dr. Sam Vaknin's article "How to Spot an Abuser on Your First Date."

Websites with general information about cults include International Cultic Studies Association (a collection of resources on various groups about whom they have received inquiries) and the Biblical Discernment Ministries' Christian website (read "The Marks of a Cult").

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