Year: 1997 Source: The Globe and Mail, (March 31, 1997), p.A19 SIEC No: 19970122

This article discusses possible reasons for cult suicides such as the Jonestown massacre, Waco, the Solar Temple tragedy, & more recently Heaven’s Gate. Analysts link 3 features of new religious movements to the outbreak of violence: apocalyptic belief systems, heavy investments in charismatic leadership, & social encapsulation.