29 May 2024

Surviving a cult and how to avoid being recruited into one

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 29 May 2024

Carli McConkey didn't join a cult, she was recruited into one at a time when she was searching for direction in her life.

She spent 13 years working for nothing, even enduring medical sterilization while part of a doomsday cult called Universal Knowledge in Australia.

She's now an advocate for people drawn in to these groups, despite attempts to silence her by the former leader of the group.   

In this age of misinformation and conspiracy theories,  Carli McConkey helps us understand how people get taken in by what may seem like outrageous ideas.  

Carli McConkey

Carli McConkey Photo: supplied by Carli McConkey