Peoples temple: peoples temple, religious community led by jim jones (1931–78) that came to international attention after some 900 of its members died at their compound, jonestown, in guyana, in a massive act of murder-suicide on nov 18, 1978 jones began the peoples temple informally in the 1950s as an. Jones opened his first peoples temple church in indianapolis in the mid-1950s his congregation was racially integrated, something unusual at the time for a midwestern church jim jones, age. Jim jones, the leader of the peoples temple cult, was responsible for the deaths of over 900 people in the jonestown compound in guyana. The road to jonestown: jim jones and peoples temple and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free kindle app.
Jim jones and the peoples temple the reverend james jones was a charismatic young man of 24 when he founded the peoples temple in indianapolis in 1955 he preached racial equality, and, amazingly, more than half the peoples temple members were of racial minorities—a level of diversity almost unheard of in the 1950s. The peoples temple was a christian sect founded by jim jones in 1955 in indianapolis, indiana jones used it to espouse his beliefs in communism, and socialism, but it this came end when he led his followers into a mass-suicide known as the jonestown massacre.
The peoples temple of the disciples of christ, commonly shortened to peoples temple, was a new religious movement founded in 1955 by jim jones in indianapolis, indianajones used the peoples temple to spread a message that combined elements of christianity with communist and socialist ideas, as well as an emphasis on racial equality the peoples temple is best known for the events of november.
I remember the headlines in 1978 about over 900 dead in guyana , members of the peoples temple led by jim jones i saw this book as an opportunity to learn more about this case and why and how it happened.
Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for the road to jonestown: jim jones and peoples temple at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Stephan, jim jr, and tim jones did not take part in the mass suicide because they were playing with the peoples temple basketball team against the guyanese national team in georgetown   at the time of events in jonestown, stephan and tim were both nineteen and jim jones jr was eighteen [106.