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Many of the religious movement profiles listed below were developed with the assistance of students at the University of Virginia (U of V). The name of the student who created each page appears at the end of that page. For those profiles developed by the U of V students, following the link will take the reader to the U of V web page. Other links will take the reader to pages developed specicifically for this site.


  • Adidam The Way of the Heart
  • African Methodist Episcopalian Church
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • AME Church
  • Amish
  • Ananda Church of Self Realization
  • Ananda Marga Yoga Society
  • Anglo-Israelism
  • Assemblies of God
  • Atheism
  • Atherius Society
  • Association for Research and Enlightenment
  • Aum Shinrikyo


  • Baha'i Faith
  • Baptists, Primitive
  • Baptists, Southern
  • Boston Church of Christ
  • Branch Davidians
  • Branhamism
  • the Brethren
  • British-Israelism
  • Brownsville Revival
  • Bruderhof
  • Buddhism


  • Call to Renewal: Christians for a New Political Vision
  • Calvary Chapel
  • Campus Crusade for Christ*
  • Cao Daism
  • Channeling
  • Charismatic Movement
  • Chen Tao [The Right Way]
  • Children of God
  • Chopra, Deepak
  • Christadelphians
  • Christian Coalition
  • Christian Identity Movement
  • Christian and Missionary Alliance
  • Christian Reconstructionism
  • Christian Reformed Church in America
  • Christian Science
  • Christianity in Japan
  • Church in Island Pond
  • Church of God (Cleveland)
  • The Church of God (7th Day)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Church of God International*
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Church of the New Jerusalem
  • Church of Satan
  • Church of Set
  • Church Universal and Triumphant
  • Concerned Christians
  • Course in Miracles


  • Deepak Chopra
  • Discordianism
  • Divine Light Mission
  • Druids


  • Eckankar
  • Elan Vital
  • est


  • Falun Gong
  • The Family
  • Father Divine
  • Feng Shui
  • The Forum
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist
  • Foundation of Human Understanding
  • Foursquare Gospel Church
  • Freemasonry
  • Fundamentalism


  • Garvey, Marcus
  • Gnosticism
  • Gurdjieff*


  • Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO)
  • Hare Krishnas
  • Hasidism
  • Heaven's Gate
  • Hinduism
  • Holy Order of MANS
  • Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity
  • Huguenots
  • Hutterian Brethern of New York, Inc.


  • I Am
  • Institute of Noetic Sciences
  • Integral Yoga
  • International Churches Of Christ
  • International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
  • International Church of Scientology
  • International Peace Mission Movement
  • International Raelian Religion
  • International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • Islam


  • Jainism
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Jesus Army
  • Jesus Fellowship Church
  • Jesus People USA
  • Jonestown


  • Kabbalah
  • Konkokyo
  • Knights of Columbus


  • Landmark Education
  • Latter Day Saints
  • Latter Rain Movement
  • Lifespring
  • Local Church


  • Macumba/Condomble
  • Maitreya
  • Masada
  • Masons
  • Meher Baba Groups
  • Mennonites
  • Messianic Jewish Alliance of America
  • Methodist Church
  • Millennium Prophecies
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Moody Church
  • Moonies
  • Moral Rearmament
  • Moravian Church
  • Mormons (LDS).
  • MOVE
  • Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
  • Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness
  • MSIA


  • National Baptist Convention, USA
  • Nation of Islam
  • Nation of Yahweh
  • Native American Religions
  • Nazarene
  • Neo-Paganism
  • New Age
  • New Creation Christian Community
  • New Thought
  • Nichiren Shoshu of America; Soka Gakkai
  • Nichiren Shoshu
  • Northeast Kingdom Community Church


  • Old Catholicism
  • Oneida Movement
  • Opus Dei*
  • Order of the Solar Temple*
  • Osho


  • Para-Religious Movements
  • Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Pentacostalism
  • Primitive Baptists
  • The Process
  • Peoples Temple
  • Philadelphia Church of God
  • Process Church of the Final Judgment
  • Promise Keepers


  • Quakers


  • Ramtha's School of Enlightenment
  • Raelians
  • Rajnesshism
  • Ramakrishna Order of the Vendanta Society
  • Rastafarianism
  • Rebirthing
  • Religious Science (United Church of)
  • Reorganized Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
  • Restoration Movement
  • Roman Catholicism
  • Rosicrucian Order, AMORC


  • Sahaja Yoga
  • Salem Witch Trials
  • Salvation Army*
  • Santeria
  • Satanism, Introductory Index
  • Scientific Pantheism
  • Scientology
  • Secular Humanism
  • Seicho No Ie
  • Self-Realization Fellowship
  • Seventh-Day Adventists
  • Shakers
  • Shamanism
  • Shambhala International
  • Shirdi Sai Baba
  • Shinreikyo
  • Shinto
  • Sikh Dharma; Healthy
  • Sikhs
  • Silva Mind Control; Silva Method
  • Snake Handlers
  • Society of Friends
  • Soka Gakkai
  • Solar Temple*
  • Southern Baptists
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Spiritual Discovery (Suma Ching Hai)
  • Spiritualism
  • Sri Chinmoy
  • Sukyo Mahikari
  • Suma Ching Hai
  • Swedenborgianism
  • Synanon
  • Synchronicity Contemporary Meditation


  • Taoism
  • The Temple of Set
  • Tenrikyo
  • Theosophy
  • Toronto Blessing
  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Twelve Tribes
  • Two X Twos


  • UFO Cults
  • Unarius Academy of Science
  • Unification Church
  • Unitarian Universalist
  • United Church of Religious Science
  • United Methodist Church
  • United Pentacostal Church International
  • United Society of Believers
  • Unity School of Christianity
  • Universal Negro Improvement Association
  • Universal Life Church
  • Universal Peace Mission Movement
  • Urantia Brotherhood


  • Vendanta Society
  • Vineyard Churches


  • Watchtower and Bible Tract Society
  • The Way International (the way)
  • Wicca
  • Willow Creek Community Church
  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union
  • Worldwide Church of God


  • Zen Buddhism
  • Zoroastrianism
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