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new religious movements

Of course, religion does not always fall into the neat categories of the main world religions and it sometimes seems that we are hearing of a new religion or spirituality movement every day.

Some of the religious groups that have appeared in the 50 years or so are commonly called 'new religious movements'. Some people refer to some of these groups as ‘cults'.

It is often difficult to know how to respond to such religious movements:

INFORM link to external website is an independent charity, founded in 1988 with the support of the UK Home Office, and is funded by a number of the mainline churches in the UK. INFORM strives to provide accurate information about new religious movements. INFORM also holds regular seminars link to external website.

Other useful links:

New Religious Movements from an Orthodox Perspective link to external website

New Religious Movements - Some Problems of Definition by Dr George Chryssides link to external website

Church of England on New Religious Movements link to external website



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