Cults en Examining Cult Culture <p>The word “cult” comes from a Latin root word that translates into “ritual.” But in the modern era, the word has acquired derogatory connotations – used to describe spiritual, political or social groups that challenge conventional beliefs. In North Carolina, seven people have been charged in the death of a woman with connections to a Durham congregation that has been characterized as a cult. Could use of that word in the news coverage of the case influence its outcome?</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 8185 at