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Previous spotlight articles
- 19. Not Without My Sister — Book by former members Juliana Buhring, Celeste Jones, and Kristina Jones.
- 24. Talk to Trisha: Growing up in a cult — Trisha Goddard interviews RISE International director and Not Without My Sister co-author Juliana Buhring.
- 18. NBC First Tuesday: The Ultimate Trip — 1971 documentary about the Children of God.
- 12. BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour: Growing up in a cult — Radio interview with sisters and RISE International directors Juliana Buhring and Celeste and Kristina Jones.
- 06. CNN Anderson Cooper 360: Twisted Cult — Transcript and video of CNN report broadcast 2007-12-04. Includes interviews with religion writer Don Lattin and former member Davida Kelley.
- 03. Children of God: Lost and Found — Television documentary by former second generation member Noah Thomson
- 26. Testimony of a Child Bride & Young Mother — Article by Fiona Spencer, former wife of Jeremy Spencer.
- 10. Montel Williams: Escaping A Cult — Video and transcript of talk-show program, aired 2007-02-06
- 17. Teaching, Education and More — Non-profit corporation operated and controlled by The Family International.
- 11. Vivian Shillander — Former Children of God member and mother whose struggle to get her children out of the cult was featured on the TV programme ABC News 20/20: To Bring Her Children Home in 1988.
- 13. Philip Sloan — Family Care Foundation project manager and Family International member who sexually abused children between 1986 and 1990.
- 06. True Komix - The Love of God — "a True Komix Volume of nothing but FF and Sex Letters"
- 10. Basic Training Handbook — Heavily purged Family publication from 1987 that was "suggested required reading for all members ages 10 & over."
- 12. Paul Brandt Berg — Eldest son of Family International founder David Berg
- 04. Merry Berg — Granddaughter of David Berg who has spoken out against abuse
- 20. Category:Current and Former Members — More than 100 articles dedicated to individuals who have lived within the cult
- 10. Philippines — History of The Family's involvement in the country
- 25. Loving Jesus — Doctrine concerning intimacy and sexuality with Jesus (previous spotlight: 2005-04-23)
- 01. Susan Claire Borowik — International spokesperson for The Family (previous spotlight: 2005-04-18)
- 19. The Family International — Brief overview of the religious cult that is the focus of this website
- 09. Heaven's Girl — Fiction book for children by The Family
- 20. Category:Family Videos — Information about and copies of publicly distributed and internal Family videos
- 30. Family Care Foundation — Large Family International-run public benefit corporation based in Dulzura, California
- 21. Heaven's Harlots — 1998 book by former Children of God member Miriam Williams
- 17. 60 Minutes New Zealand: The Children of God — Transcript and video of news program, broadcast 2005-08-22
- 12. FREECOG — First organized anti-cult group
- 07. Mo Letters — Series of more than 3000 publications by David Berg
- 27. River Phoenix — American film actor who spent his early childhood in the Children of God cult (previous spotlight: 2005-05-08)
- 21. Ted Patrick — Originator of deprogramming
- 15. Deprogramming
- 09. Roberto José Marquevich
- 03. Berg on Pedophilia — Collection of writings by David Berg
- 30. Category:Family Music and Audio
- 26. Lefkowitz Report — Investigative report on the Children of God by the Charity Frauds Bureau, published 1974-09-30
- 17. Houston Press: Family Ties — Published 2005-11-17
- 14. James D. Chancellor
- 07. Traumatic Testimonies
- 26. Montel Williams: Sex Abuse and Mind Control: Raised in a Cult — Transcript and video of talk-show, broadcast 2005-10-24
- 18. 60 Minutes Australia: Sinful Acts — Transcript and video of news program, broadcast 2005-10-16
- 17. Babylon the Whore
- 05. Dr. Phil: The Family Cult Escapees — Transcript and video of talk-show, broadcast 2005-10-03
- 03. Cult — About our use of the word on this site
- 26. Stephen A. Kent
- 23. Louris May Yamaguchi
- 12. Miriam Williams Boeri
- 06. Rose McGowan — American film actor who spent her early childhood in the Children of God cult
- 03. Apostate
- 27. Category:Child Abduction
- 23. Dateline NBC: A message from beyond the grave
- 18. Cosmopolitan: A sex cult stole my childhood
- 07. Rolling Stone: The Life and Death of the Chosen One
- 01. Flirty Fishing — Formerly practiced religious prostitution (previous spotlight: 2005-04-25)
- 27. Deborah Davis
- 21. Argentina
- 18. Vas Myers
- 10. People Magazine: Was the Family Doing God's Work - Or Unspeakable Harm?
- 27. The Family's response to the June 2005 Rolling Stone article
- 23. Story of Davidito — Book on Ricky Rodriguez's upbringing (previous spotlight: 2005-05-07)
- 20. Ricky Rodriguez
- 16. David Berg
- 13. Steven Douglas Kelly
- 10. Category:Family Art
- 08. Category:Press — Archive of press relating to The Family/Children of God cult from around the globe
- 06. Marie Claire: "Killing Myself is the Only Way Out of the Cult"
- 04. Prophecy
- 03. Abe Braaten
- 02. J. Gordon Melton
- 01. Japan Persecution Notices 2005 — Internal documents in reaction to media attention in Japan (previous spotlight: 2005-05-20)
- 31. Charter
- 30. Abrahim
- 29. Hugo Westphal
- 28. Praying against enemies
- 27. Los Angeles Times: A Young 'Prophet' Cannot Defeat the Demons of His Past
- 26. Faith Berg
- 25. Edward Priebe
- 24. Category:Sexuality
- 23. Stuart Harris Baylin
- 22. Category:History
- 21. Space City
- 20. Japan Persecution Notices 2005 — Internal documents in reaction to media attention in Japan
- 19. Rick Dupuy
- 18. Ben Farnsworth
- 17. Glossary
- 16. Life with Grandpa - the Mene Story
- 15. Life with Grandpa - Real Fathers
- 14. The Last State
- 13. Category:Photos of the Early Days
- 12. San Francisco Chronicle: Common Thread of Sexual, Spiritual Abuse Among Cult Defectors Who Killed Themselves — Published 2005-01-27
- 11. Berg on Rape — Collection of writings on rape
- 10. Berg on Incest — Collection of writings on incest
- 09. Vandari — Demon which influences apostates and others who speak against the cult
- 08. River Phoenix — American film actor who spent his early childhood in the Children of God cult
- 07. Story of Davidito — Book on Ricky Rodriguez's upbringing
- 06. Berg and Anti-Semitism — Collection of antisemitic writings by David Berg
- 05. Deceivers yet true — The Family's policy on deception
- 04. No Regrets — Article by James Penn, former high-level Family member
- 02. Plagiarized art — Addresses plagiarism in Family publications
- 01, 03. Ultimate Family Songbook — Software containing over 2,600 Family songs
- 30. Judgment of Lord Justice Ward — Details a trial for custody of a Family child
- 29. Japan — Group history, statistics, and other information
- 28. Category:Secrecy — A consistent trait throughout the history of the group
- 27. Samuel Charles Perfilio — Current number three leader of The Family, and widely known child abuser
- 26. Merry's Story — Article by Merry Berg (Mene), November 1992
- 25. Flirty Fishing — Formerly practiced religious prostitution
- 24. Techi's Life Story — Book about upbringing of Christina Teresa Zerby
- 23. Loving Jesus — Doctrine concerning intimacy and sexuality with Jesus
- 22. Hong Kong Goolagong — Aboriginal demon who attacks missionaries using lacerated breasts
- 21. Watchman's Story — Article by Rick Dupuy, shortly after leaving The Family
- 20. Angela Smith — Murdered by Ricky Rodriguez
- 19. Evening Standard: The Little Girl Seduced in the Name of God — Published 2005-03-09
- 18. Susan Claire Borowik — International spokesperson for The Family
- 17. Jeremy Spencer — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted Family member