The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
Ugandan cult The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God was one of the deadliest in world history, with the number of people who died similar to the infamous Jonestown massacre, and some say even more.
The mastermind behind this cult? A woman named Credonia Mwerinde, who said she was receiving messages directly from the Virgin Mary.
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- Report of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs on the Petition by the Orphans of the Victims of the Kanungu Church Infernos — Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, July 2014
- The Kanungu Massacre: The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God Indicted — The Uganda Human Rights Commission Periodical Report, 2002
- Uganda Cult’s Mystique Finally Turned Deadly — by Ian Fisher, New York Times, 2 April 2000
- The preacher and the prostitute — BBC News, 29 March 2000
- Mary’s Flames: The Long Road to Horror in Kanungu — The East African, 8 February 2001
- The power behind the cult — The Telegraph (UK), 2 April 2000
- Violence and New Religious Movements — edited by James R. Lewis, Oxford University Press 2011
- A party, prayers, then mass suicide — by Anne Borzello, The Guardian, 20 March 2000
- Kibwetere used HIV scourge to lure victims – new book reveals — by Stephen Wandera, Daily Monitor, 30 October 2016
- Priestess of Death — by Lara Santoro, Newsweek International, 6 August 2000
- Prophecy’s Price — by Karl Vick, Washington Post, 1 April 2000
- Uganda Toll Tops Jonestown — by Craig Nelson, Associated Press, 31 March 2000
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