Program Aims to Prevent Students from Joining Cults

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Byline: Mary Jo Przygoda Daily Herald Correspondent

Cults are alive and recruiting on American college campuses, according to a nationally recognized cult awareness expert.

Ron Loomis, a cult awareness educator and consultant, will address the appeal and danger of cults on college campuses at a special presentation today at the College of Lake County.

The program, "Twenty Years After Jonestown, What Have We Learned About Cults? Cults on Campus: The Appeal, The Danger," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the CLC auditorium.

The program is open to the public. General admission is $2. Admission is free for CLC students and alumni; however, tickets are required through the college box office. Call (847) 543-2300.

Loomis serves as director of education for the American Family Foundation, which is a not-for-profit research and education organization that studies the psychological influence of cult groups and provides assistance to those who have been adversely affected by a cult experience. …