Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion/Religious leaders work group

The Religious Leaders Work Group is a working group of members of the Religion WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biography articles.


It has not escaped our notice that many or most of the people who have articles on Wikipedia are included in one or more religious categories. This is fine. However, we do not have the personal, or the remit, to deal with all of these articles. On that basis, we will be limited ourselves to those individuals who have played a significant role in the establishment of religions and/or are highly regarded within faith traditions as examplars of some sort. More precisely, the group is expected to deal with articles relating to founders of religions and those counted, formally or informally, as Saints or the equivalent in faith traditions. Acknowledging the existing invaluable efforts of Wikipedia:WikiProject Saints, those individuals who are considered to be "saints" or the equivalent only within Christian churches will not be included in the scope of this group.

A starting list of potential and extant articles relating to the scope of this group can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion/Religious leaders work group/Encyclopedic articles.


Recognized contentEdit




WikiProject templateEdit

Any article related to this work group should be marked by adding |Religiousleaders=yes to the {{WPReligion}} project banner at the top of its talk page. This will automatically place it into Category:Religious leaders work group articles.


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  1. Badbilltucker (talk · contribs) – proposer of this group
  2. Scifiintel (talk · contribs)
  3. SUIT (talk · contribs)
  4. Warlordjohncarter (talk · contribs) primarily Chrsitian biography, my strong point, will try to add to some others as well as time and my own limited scope of knowledge permit
  5. Pastordavid (talk · contribs) – hero of the person who created this page, who put this plug in (knowing it will be removed, of course)
  6. HybridBoy (talk · contribs)
  7. Aleta (talk · contribs) - primarily Unitarian Universalist biography, others as they catch my fancy
  8. Kahunaviking (talk · contribs) - High Priest of the Huna Fellowship
  9. Gndd108 (talk · contribs) - Primarily working on the bios of Hindu/Vaishnava/Gaudiya Vaishnava religious figures, especially of West Bengal.
  10. CsikosLo (talk · contribs) - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  11. Ozonyiawiki (talk · contribs) - Interest in biographies of Charismatic Christian church founders, which remain highly under-represented in Wikipedia

Related projectsEdit

Since biographies, specifically biographies of living people, are within the scope and expertise of Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography, it is important that we work in tandem with these projects. Also, when seeking collaboration on articles, don't neglect to approach WikiProjects that are part of the geographical region your subject is/was in.

Related portalsEdit

Increase the exposure of our work group by nominating our articles for their Portal FA and DYKs... Specific regional/country portals are listed in that section.