Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion/New religious movements work group

Welcome to the New religious movements work group of WikiProject Religion. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of new religious movements, cults, the New Age, and related topics, and the organization of information and articles on these topics. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


  • This group has as its goals to create, improve, and maintain articles relating to new religious movements in a neutral, non-biased, atmosphere of cooperation.


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  1. 3family6 (talk · contribs) - Interested in the Shakers. I've been employed at Hancock Shaker Village for four years now.
  2. Andries (talk · contribs)
  3. Wikiguy411 (talk · contribs)
  4. Maunus (talk · contribs)
  5. John Carter (talk · contribs) - strengths, if you want to call them that :), are copyediting and review, can also acquire JSTOR articles and access some other sources locally available if requested
  6. Jayen466 (talk · contribs) (my interests are (1) ensuring that scholarly literature, where available, is used preferentially – much is available in google books these days, I have access to the questia online library, and I also have a few standard reference works on my bookshelf; (2) discouraging the use of primary sources in advocacy for or against NRMs. 17:02, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
  7. Europe22 (talk · contribs) My interests : religious groups in francophone countries. 21:00, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
  8. ResidentAnthropologist (talk · contribs)- Interested in Anti-cult movement, numerous NRM's. 2. Has Access to Nova Religio online archive
  9. Dexter73 (talk · contribs)- Interested in NRMs, especially Eastern. I have access to many scholarly journals and articles.Dexter73 (talk) 20:14, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
  10. fultonchain (talk · contribs)- Closely following the development of Marshall Vian Summers's NRM, "The New Message from God". Interested in how it compares to other NRM and religions. 14:23, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
  11. JEMead (talk · contribs) - Metaphysics, Esotericism, Theology, Theosophy, Physics
  12. Factseducado (talk · contribs)- I am interested in NRMs and new religious developments. History, sociology, psychology, anthropology all contribute to the discussion. New Age, modern astrology, Scientology, Temple of Set, TM, Wicca, neo-paganism, shamanism, Buddhism in the West, Shepherding movement, dangerous new religions, the anti-cult movement and more. I am interested in using reliable scholarly sources while using short quotes from primary sources or narratives of adherents to explicate the subjects. 00:20, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
  13. Keithbob (talk · contribs)
  14. Zambelo (talk · contribs) - I'm interested in creating a neutral, factual, and complete picture of the opposition to cults from the 60's onwards. 22:22, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
  15. DShafer - Interested primarily in new religious movements of the 20th Century and beyond, particularly those with an Eastern (Vedic) approach and new discoveries about the teachings of the Christ. 11:52, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
  16. Shawnsie Am quite interested in many of the NRMs. I like and have participated in many whose teachings originated in the Far East. Am especially interested in one known as The Holy Order of Mans, a movement/group with elements of Rosicrucian and far Eastern teachings, which started in 1968 and lasted until the late 1980's when a schism occurred between those wanting to convert to the Orthodox Church of America and those who didn't. Those who felt loyalty to the original forms of the Order went on to form many modern offshoot groups, such as the Science of Man, Gnostic Order of Christ, Order of Christ Sopia, The American Temple, The Servants of the Way! Recently a new group of original Order priests and teachers has reincorporated the Holy Order of Mans name, and begun a new association based on the teachings and practices of the old Holy Order of Mans. 1:15, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
  17. Taxee - Interested in Christian NRM's, particularly those that derive from Pentecostalism. I also have an extensive theological library for researching. 22:40, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
  18. Gndd108 (talk · contribs) - Interested in expanding upon the articles on the Hindu reform movements.
  19. Lisapollison (talk · contribs) - Anthropologist, Linguist & Folklorist with experience in documenting the beliefs of NRMs. I don't like the word "Cult" when it is used as a scare tactic and believe adults have the right to believe in whatever happy-hoo-hoo that helps them sleep at night so long as they make an informed choice and aren't hurting anyone.
  20. Avataron (talk) 20:43, 10 March 2017 (UTC) I echo Lisapollison (talk · contribs). Every NRM needs a fair chance to present their perspective on issues without being labelled as a cult. I am interested in supporting articles on NRMs.
  21. Rigidbodyratking - Interested in helping to expand articles relating to NRMs and various Religious groups. Degree in Religious Studies.
  22. FULBERT (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on Paganism, Modern Paganisms, and wherever the need it greatest!) 01:44, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
  23. SMBisbee (talk · contribs) - adding content to stubs 16:46, 29 may 2019 (UTC)
  24. Gwen Hope - Overlap between LGBTQ and NRM, specifically Modern Pagan sects. 12:34, 8 September 2019 (UTC)


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Please feel free to list your new new religious movement-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

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  • Please use {{WPReligion}} as the assessment banner, following the information provided on that page.
  • It is probable that we should have at least one navigation template for each of the NRMs we deal with which have more than one extant article dealing with them, as well as navigation templates for the subject of NRMs in general and for any of the various "types" of NRMs, like cargo cults, UFO religions, etc. These templates should all be listed below.
  • It would of course also be useful if we had any sort of award specifically for the subjects the group deals with. Anyone with any talent in such matters is more than encouraged to create one and list it below.



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