List Of New Religious Movements

Here is the list of New Religious Movements.

new religious movement (NRM) is a religious, ethical, or spiritual group or community with practices of relatively modern origins. NRMs may be novel in origin or they may exist on the fringes of a wider religion, in which case they will be distinct from pre-existing denominations. Academics identify a variety of characteristics which they employ in categorizing groups as new religious movements. The term is broad and inclusive, rather than sharply defined. New religious movements are generally seen as syncretic, employing human and material assets to disseminate their ideas and worldviews, deviating in some degree from a society’s traditional forms or doctrines, focused especially upon the self, and having a peripheral relationship that exists in a state of tension with established societal conventions.

An NRM may be one of a wide range of movements ranging from those with loose affiliations based on novel approaches to spirituality or religion to communitarian enterprises that demand a considerable amount of group conformity and a social identity that separates their adherents from mainstream society. Use of the term NRM is not universally accepted among the groups to which it is applied. Scholars have estimated that NRMs now number in the tens of thousands worldwide, with most in Asia and Africa. Most have only a few members, some have thousands, and very few have more than a million. Academics occasionally propose amendments to technical definitions and continue to add new groups.

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List of new religious movements
Name Founder Year founded Type
3HO Harbhajan Singh Khalsa 1969 Sikh
Adidam, previously Free Daist Communion, Dawn Horse Fellowship, etc. Adi Da 1972 Neo-Hindu-inspired
Adonai-Shomo Frederick T. Howland 1861 Adventist Communal
Adonism Franz Sättler 1925 Neo-pagan
Adventures in Enlightenment, A Foundation Terry Cole-Whittaker 1985 Religious Science
Aetherius Society George King 1954 UFO-Christian
The African Church Jacob Kehinde Coker 1901 Anglican
African initiated churches Multiple Syncretistic, Christian-Indigenous
African Theological Archministry, previously Order of Damballah Hwedo Ancestor Priests, Shango Temple, and Yoruba Temple Walter Eugene King 1973 Voodoo
Agasha Temple of Wisdom Richard Zenor 1943 Spiritualism
Agni Yoga (Roerichism) Helena Roerich, Nicholas Roerich mid-1920s Neo-Theosophical
Ahmadiyya Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1889 Indian Islam
Aladura Josiah Ositelu 1930 Pentecostal
Alamo Christian Foundation, also known as Alamo Christian Church, Consecrated, Alamo Christian Ministries, and Music Square Church Tony Alamo; Susan Alamo 1969 Fundamentalist, Communal
Altruria Edward Biron Payne 1894 Christian, Communal
American Buddhist Movement 1980 Western Buddhism
American Buddhist Society and Fellowship, Inc. Robert Ernest Dickhoff 1945 Tibetan Buddhism
American World Patriarchs Uladyslau Ryzy-Ryski 1972 Eastern Orthodox
Amica Temple of Radiance Ivah Berg Whitten 1932 Neo-Theosophical
Ananda Marga Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar 1955 Neo-Hindu, Tantric
Ancient British Church in North America Jonathan V. Zotique Homosexually Oriented
Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis H. Spencer Lewis 1915 neo-Rosicrucianism
Ancient Teachings of the Masters, also known as ATOM Darwin Gross 1983 Sant Mat
Anglo-Saxon Federation of America Howard B. Rand 1928 British Israelism
Ansaaru Allah Community As Siddid Al Imaan Al Haahi Al Mahdi late 1960s Black Islam
Anthroposophy (Anthroposophical Society) Rudolf Steiner 1912 Western esotericism
Antiochian Catholic Church in America Gordon Mar Peter 1980s Independent Catholic, Monophysite
Antoinism Louis-Joseph Antoine 1910 Christian Healing
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean) Samuel Heinrich Froehlich 1906 European Free-Church
Apostolic Christian Church of America Samuel Heinrich Froehlich 1830 European Free-Church
Apostolic Church Daniel Powell Williams 1916 Pentecostal
Apostolic Church of Christ (Pentecostal) Johnnie Draft; Wallace Snow 1969 Apostolic Pentecostal
Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God William Thomas Phillips 1920 Apostolic Pentecostal
Arcane School Alice and Foster Bailey 1937 Neo-Theosophical
Arica School Oscar Ichazo 1968 Sufism
Arkeon Vito Carlo Moccia 1999 Reiki, Roman Catholicism
Art of Living Foundation, also known as Association for Inner Growth and Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Preeth Ravi Shankar 1981 Neo-Hindu
Arya Samaj Mul Shankara 1875 Neo-Hindu
Aryan Nations, also known as Church of Jesus Christ Christian, Aryan Nations Wesley Swift late 1940s British Israelism
Ásatrú Stephen McNallen 1970s Neo-pagan, Polytheistic reconstructionism
Assemblies of God merger 1914 Pentecostal
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ merger 1952 Apostolic Pentecostal
Assembly of Christian Soldiers Jessie L. Thrift 1971 Ku Klux Klan
Association for Research and Enlightenment Edgar Cayce 1931 Occult
Association of Vineyard Churches John Wimber 1982 Trinitarian Pentecostal
Aum Shinrikyo, also known as Aleph Shoko Asahara 1987 Japanese Buddhism
Ausar Auset Society R.A. Straughn mid-1970s neo-Rosicrucianism
Azali or Azali Babi Subh-i-Azal 1863 Babism
Bábism Báb (Ali Muhammad Shirazi) 1844 Shia Islam-Millenarian
Bahá’í Faith Bahá’u’lláh (Mírzá Ḥusayn-‘Alí Nuri) 1863 Bábism
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship Bawa Muhaiyaddeen 1971 Sufism
Bethel Ministerial Association Albert Franklin Varnell 1934 Apostolic Pentecostal
Bible Presbyterian Church Carl McIntire 1938 Reformed Presbyterian
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ schism 1957 Apostolic Pentecostal
The Blackburn Cult, also known as the Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven May Otis Blackburn 1922 Neo-pagan, New Thought
Brahma Kumaris Dada Lekhraj 1936 Neo-Hindu
Brahmo Samaj, also known as the religion Adi Dharm Ram Mohan Roy 1828 Neo-Hindu
Brahmoism (Brahmo Dharma) Debendranath Tagore 1848/1850 Neo-Hindu
Branch Davidians Benjamin Roden 1930 Seventh Day Adventist
Branhamism William M. Branham 1951 Pentecostal
Breatharians also known as Inedia Wiley Brooks 1970s Hinduism-influenced
The Brethren (Jim Roberts group), also known as The Body of Christ and The Garbage Eaters Jimmie T. Roberts c. 1970 Unclassified Christian Churches
British Israelism, also called Anglo-Israelism
Bruderhof, also known as the Hutterian Brethren and Hutterian Society of Brothers Eberhard Arnold c. 1920 Communal
Brunstad Christian Church Johan Oscar Smith 1905 evangelical, non-denominational Christian
Builders of the Adytum Paul Foster Case 1922 Ritual magic
Candomblé 19th century Syncretistic, Neo-African Divination
Cao Dai, also known as Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do Ngô Văn ChiêuLê Văn Trung 1919 Syncretistic, Vietnamese Millenarian
Cargo cults SyncretisticNativist
CAUSA International Sun Myung Moon 1970 Unification Church
Celestial Church of Chris Samuel Oshoffa 1947 Nativist, Pentecosta
The Centers Network
Chabad-Lubavitch Shneur Zalman of Liadi. late 18th century Chasidic
Charismatic Movement 1950s Pentecostal
Chen Tao, also called God’s Salvation Church and God Saves the Earth Flying Saucer Foundation Hon-Ming Chen 1955 UFO religion
Cheondoism, also called Chendogyo Choe Je-u
Cherubim and Seraphim, also known as Sacred Cherubim and Seraphim Society and Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Moses Orimolade Tunolase c. 1925 African Pentecostal
Christ Apostolic Church Joseph Ayo Babalola 1941 Pentecostal
Christadelphians, also called Thomasites John Thomas 1844 Baptist family, Restorationism
The Christian Community, also known as the Christian Community Church and Christengemeinschaft Rudolf Steiner
Friedrich Rittelmeyer
1922 Anthroposophy
Christian Identity 1940s British Israelism
Christian Reformed Church in North America Gijsbert Haan 1857 Reformed Presbyterian
Christian Science Mary Baker Eddy 1876 Christian, Faith healing, New Thought
Christian World Liberation Front, also known as the Spiritual Counterfeits Project Jack SparksFred Dyson Pat Matrisciana 1969 Christian Fundamentalist-Millenarian
Church of All Worlds Tim ZellLance Christie 1962 WitchcraftNeo-pagan
Church of Aphrodite Gleb Botkin 1939 WitchcraftNeo-Pagan
Church of Bible Understanding Stewart Traill 1971 AdventistFundamentalist
Church of Daniel’s Band 1893 Non-Episcopal Methodism
Church of Divine Science Malinda Cramer 1888 New ThoughtFaith healing
Church of God in Christ Charles H. Mason 1908 Pentecostal
The Church of God (Jerusalem Acres) Grady R. Kent 1957 White Trinitarian Holiness Pentecostal
Church of God Mountain Assembly J.H. Parks,
Steve N. Bryant,
Tom Moses,
and William O. Douglas
1906 White Trinitarian Holiness Pentecostal
Church of God of Prophecy Ambrose Tomlinson 1903 White Trinitarian Holiness Pentecostal
Church of God with Signs Following George Went Hensley 1920s Holiness Pentecostal
Church of Israel Dan Gayman 1974 British Israelism
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith 1830 Latter-day Saint Movement-Millenarian
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite) Joseph Smith
James Strang
1844 Latter Day Saint movement
The Church of Light C.C. Zain 1932 neo-Hermetism
Church of Satan Anton LaVey 1966 Satanism
Church of the SubGenius J.R. “Bob” Dobbs 1979 UFO religion, Apocalypticism
Church of the Creator Rev. Dr. Grace Marama URI 1969 Liberal family
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism Bobby Henderson 2005 Parody
Church of the Living Word, also known as The Walk John Robert Stevens 1954 Fundamentalist, Occult
Church of the Lord (Aladura Josiah Ositelu 1930 Pentecostal Family
Church of World Messianity Mokichi Okada 1934 Shinto, Health healing
Church Universal and Triumphant Mark ProphetElizabeth Clare (Wolf) Prophet 1958 Theosophical, Occult
Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles, also known as CARP Sun Myung Moon 1955 Unification Church
Commandment Keepers: Holy Church of the Living God Arnold Josiah Ford 1924 Black Judaism
Community Chapel and Bible Training Center Donald Lee Barnett 1967 Latter Rain, Pentecostal
Concerned Christians Monte Kim Miller
Conservative Judaism Sabato MoraisMarcus Jastrow H. Pereira Mendes 1887 Mainline Judaism
Core Shamanism, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies Michael Harner 1980 Neoshamanism
Covenant of the Goddess merger 1975 Goddess, Witchcraft, Neo-pagan
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans Margot Adler 1987 Witchcraft, Neo-pagan
The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord James D. Ellison mid-1970s British Israelism
Creativity Ben Klassen early-1970’s Pantheism, Agnostic Atheism, White Racialism.
Crossroads Movement 1970s
Cyberchurches non-denominational Christian
Dalit Buddhist Movement, also known as the Neo-Buddhist movement or Navayana Buddhist movement B. R. Ambedkar 1956 Neo-Buddhism (Navayana)
Dances of Universal Peace Samuel L. Lewis
Dianic Wicca merger 1971 Witchcraft, Neo-pagan
Discordianism Greg Hill, Kerry Wendell Thornley 1963 Absurdism, Greek Mythology
Eckankar Paul Twitchell 1971 Derived from Sant Mat but denies connection
Elan Vital (formerly Divine Light Mission) Shri Hans Ji Maharaj 1920s Sant Mat
Emin Raymond Armin 1971 New Age
End Time Survivors Jesus Christians David McKay Fundamentalist Millennialism
Esoteric Nazism Occult, Western esotericism
Est (Erhard Seminars Training) Werner Erhard 1971 Human Potential Movement, Self religions
Evangelical Methodist Church J.H. Hamblen 1946 Non-Episcopal Methodist
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Sun Myung Moon 1994 Unification Church
Falun Gong Li Hongzhi 1992 Qigong movement
Family International, previously known as the Children of God, the Family of Love and the Family David Berg 1968 Fundamentalist, Jesus movement countercultural evangelical
Fellowship of Isis Olivia Robertson 1976 Neo-pagan, Goddess
Feraferia Frederick Adams 1967 Neo-pagan, Goddess
Findhorn Foundation Eileen CaddyPeter Caddy Alexis Edwards Roger Benson 1963 Christian-Anthroposophistical-neo-Rosicrucian
Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas W.E. Fuller 1898 Black Trinitarian Pentecostal
First Satanic Church Karla LaVey 1997 Satanism
Followers of Christ Marion Reece (or Riess) late 19th century Unclassified, Pentecostal
Fourth Way George Gurdjieff c. 1913 Esoteric Sufism, Western esotericism
Fraternitas Rosae Crucis Paschal Beverly Randolph 1858 neo-Rosicrucianism
Fraternity of the Inner Light Dion Fortune 1924 neo-Hermeticism, Esoteric Christianity
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) now known as Triratna Buddhist Community Sangharakshita (Dennis Lingwood) 1967 Neo-Buddhism
Fundamentalist Christianity Christian
General Church of the New Jerusalem schism 1890 Swedenborgianism
The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing Jim Humble 2009 or 2010 UFO-New Age inspired, Pseudoscience
Gentle Wind Project John “Tubby” Miller and Mary “Moe” Miller 1980 Spiritualism
Ghost Dance Neo-pagan, Native American religion
Global Peace Foundation Hyun Jin Moon 2007 Unification Church
Grail Movement Oskar Ernst Bernhardt 1924 Syncretistic Christian, New Age


Hanuman Foundation Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) 1980 Neo-Hindu
Heaven’s Gate Marshall Herff ApplewhiteBonnie Lu Nettles 1973 New Age, UFO religion
Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy Swami Rama 1971 Hindu
Huna Max Freedom Long 1936 New Thought, Hawaiian religion
I AM Activity Guy Ballard, Edna Anne Wheeler Ballard early 1930s Neo-Theosophical
Iglesia Ni Cristo Felix Y. Manalo 1914 Restorationism, Unitarianism
Isha Foundation Jaggi Vasudev 1992 Hindu
Independent Fundamental Churches of America R. Lee Kirkland 1922 Unaffiliated Fundamentalist
Insight Meditation Society Jack KornfieldSharon Salzberg

Joseph Goldstein

1976 Theravada Buddhism
International House of Prayer also known as (IHOP or IHOPKC) Mike Bickle 1999 Charismatic Movement, Post-tribulational, Historic premillennialism
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Aimee Semple McPherson 1923 White Trinitarian Pentecostal
International Community of Christ also known as Church of the Second Advent (CSA) and Jamilians Eugene Douglas Savoy 1972 New Age
Ivanovism (the Ivanovites) Porfiry Ivanov 1933 Neo-pagan, Slavic Native Faith
Jediism 2000s Star Wars-inspired, New Age
Jehovah’s Witnesses Charles Taze Russell 1870 Adventist, Bible Students
Jesus Army, also known as “Jesus Fellowship Church” and “Bugbrooke Jesus Fellowship” Noel Stanton 1977 Fundamentalist, Communal
Jesus Movement late 1960s Fundamentalist
Jews for Jesus Moishe Rosen 1970 Fundamentalist
John Frum 1936 Syncretistic, Millenarian
Kabbalah Centre Philip Berg 1970s New Age
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa 1976 Tibetan Buddhism
Kemetic Orthodoxy Tamara Siuda 1988 Kemetic
Kerista John Presmont 1956 Communal—After 1960
Kofuku-no-Kagaku (The Institute for Research in Human Happiness) Ryuho Okawa 1986 Japanese
Kopimism Isak Gerson 2012 Internet religion
Konkokyo Bunjiro Kawate 1859 Shinto
Krishnamurti Foundations Jiddu Krishnamurti 1928 Neo-Theosophical, Universalism
Kripalu Center (Kirpalu) Amrit Desai 1966 Hindu
Lama Foundation Steve Durkee 1967 Communal
Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism) Joseph Smith 1830 Christian restorationism
Latter Rain Movement George HawtinPercy Hunt 1946 Millenarian Pentecostal
Laymen’s Home Missionary Movement Paul S. L. Johnson c. 1920 Adventist, Bible Students
Lectorium Rosicrucianum Jan van Rijckenborgh; Zwier Willem Leene; Catharose de Petri 1924 neo-Rosicrucianism
The Living Word Fellowship John Robert Stevens 1951 Latter Rain Pentecostal
Local Church movement Ni Shu-tsu (Watchman Nee) 1920s Independent Fundamentalist, Other Bible Students
Love Family, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ at Armageddon and Love Israel Paul Erdman 1969 Communalism
Lucis Trust Alice A. Bailey 1923 Neo-Theosophical
Madkhalism Rabee Al-Madkhali early 1990s Islam
Mahikari Kotama Okada 1959 Shinto
Maranatha Campus Ministries Bob Weiner 1972 Pentecosrtal
Mazdaznan Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha’nish 1902 Zoroastrianism
Meher Baba followers Merwan Sheriar Irani 1921 Hindu-inspired
Messianic Judaism Christianity
Million Man March Louis Farrakhan 1995 Nation of Islam
Mita Congregation Juanita García Peraza 1940 Deliverance Pentecostal
Modekngei (Ngara Modekngei) Tamadad from Chol c. 1915 Syncretistic, Christian-Indigenous
Monastic Order of Avallon Henri Hillion de Coatmoc’han 1972 Neo-pagan
Moody Church Dwight L. Moody 1864 Fundamentalist, Evangelical
Moorish Science Temple of America Timothy Drew 1925 Black Islam
Moral Re-Armament Frank N. D. Buchman 1921
Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness John-Roger Hinkins 1971 Sant Mat
Namdhari Balak Singh mid-19th century Sikh
Nation of Islam Elijah Muhammad mid-1930s Black Islam, UFO religion
Nation of Yahweh Hulon Mitchell, Jr. 1970s Black Judaism
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Harrison D Barrett, James M. Peebles, Cora L. Richmond 1893 Spiritualism
Native American Church, also known as Peyotism 1906 Native American religion, Entheogen Groups
Native Ukrainian National Faith, also known as RUN, Vira or Sylenkoism Lev Sylenko mid-1960s Neo-pagan, Slavic Native Faith
New Acropolis (Nouvelle Acropole) Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi 1957 Neo-Theosophical, Western esotericism
New Apostolic Church Heinrich Geyer 1863 Catholic Apostolic Church, Unclassified Christian Churches
New Kadampa Tradition Geshe Kelsang Gyatso mid-1970s Tibetan Buddhism
The New Message from God Marshall Vian Summers 1992 UFO religion
New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn 1969 Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Witchcraft, Neo-pagan
New Thought Phineas Parkhurst Quimby mid-19th century Metaphysical, Faith healing
Oahspe Faithists John Ballou Newbrough 1882 UFO religion
Odinism Orestes Brownson 1848 Neo-pagan
Oomoto Mrs. Nao Deguchi 1899 Shinto-Millenarian
Open Bible Standard Churches merger 1935 White Trinitarian Pentecostal
Opus Dei Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer 1928 Roman Catholic
Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) Carl Kellner; Theodor Reuss 1895 Western esotericism, Neo-Hermetism, Thelema
Pentecostal Church of God 1919 Pentecostal
Pentecostalism Holiness movement
Peoples Temple Jim Jones 1955 Psychic-New Age
Philosophical Research Society Manly Palmer Hall 1934 Occult
Pilgrims of Arès Michel Potay 1974
Plymouth Brethren John Nelson Darby 1830 evangelical, Millenarian
Potter’s House also known as Christian Fellowship Ministries (CFM), The Door, Victory Chapel, Christian Center, Crossroads Chapel, etc. Wayman Mitchell 1970 Pentecostal
Radha Soami Satsang Beas Seth Shiv Dayal Singh 1861 Sant Mat
Raëlism Claude Vorilhon (Rael) 1973 UFO religion
Rainbow Family Barry Adams late-1960s Communal
Rajneesh movement, also Osho movement Rajneesh Chandra Mohan 1966 Indian religions
Ramakrishna Mission, also known as Ramakrishna movement or Vedanta Society Swami Vivekananda 1897 Neo-Hindu, Neo-Vedanta
Ramtha J. Z. Knight 1977 New Age
Rastafari Leonard Howell, Joseph Hibbert, Archibald Dunkley, Robert Hinds 1935 Jewish and Christian-influenced Afro-centric new religious movement
Reformed Druids of North America 1960s Neo-pagan
Reiki, also Usui Shiko Ryoho System of Healing Mikao Usui 1922 Energy medicine, Japanese Buddhism
Religious Science Ernest Holmes 1948 New Thought
Ringing Cedars’ Anastasianism Vladimir Megre 1997 Neo-pagan, Slavic Native Faith
Risshō Kōsei Kai Nikkyo NiwanoMyoko Naganuma 1938 Nichiren Buddhist
The Rosicrucian Fellowship Carl Louis von Grasshof 1909 neo-Rosicrucianism
Sacred Name Movement Clarence Orvil Dodd 1930s Adventist, Church of God (Seventh-Day)
Sadharan Brahmo Samaj Anandamohan Bose, en:Sivanath Sastri, Umesh Chandra Dutta 1878 Brahmoism
Sahaja Yoga Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi 1970 Neo-Hindu
Saiva Siddhanta Church Subramuniy 1957 Hindu
The Salvation Army William Booth 1865 Holiness movement
Saminism Movement, Samin movement Samin Surosentiko 1889 Abrahamic religions, Nativist
Sant Nirankari Mission Baba Buta Singh Ji 1929 Sikh
Santa Muerte Cult 2000s Syncretic, Folk Catholic
Scientology L. Ron Hubbard 1955 UFO-Psychic, New Age
Sekta Niebo Bogdana Kacmajora 1990 Christian
Seicho-no-Ie Masaharu Taniguchi, Fenwicke Holmes 1930 Religious Science-Shinto
Self-Realization Fellowship Paramahansa Yogananda 1935 Neo-Hindu
Semitic Neopaganism Raphael Patai 1960s Neo-pagan, Feminism
Seventh-day Adventist Church Ellen G. White 1860 Adventist
Seventh-day Adventist Reform Movement schism 1925 Seventh Day Adventists
Shakers Ann Lee 1750s Communal—Before 1960
Shengdao, also Tongshanshe Peng Tairong (Ruzun) early 20th century Chinese salvationist
Shepherd’s Rod, also known as the Davidians, officially, the Davidian Seventh-day Adventist Association Victor T. Houteff 1935 Seventh Day Adventists
Shiloh Youth Revival Centers John J. Higgins, Jr. 1969 Communal—After 1960
Shinji Shumeikai, also Shumei Mihoko Koyama 1970 Church of World Messianity, Faith healing
Shinnyo-en Shinjo ItoTomoji Ito 1936 Japanese Buddhism
Shinreikyo Kanichi Otsuka post–World War II Shinto, Syncretistic
Shri Ram Chandra Mission Shri Ram Chandraji Maharaj 1945 Hindu
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Kuppuswami Iyer 1935 Neo-Hindu
Slavic Native Faith, also known as Rodnovery Władysław Kołodziej, Jan Stachniuk 1920–30s Neo-pagan, Polytheistic reconstructionism
Soka Gakkai International Tsunesaburo Makiguchi 1930 Nichiren Buddhism
Spiritualism, Spiritism Kate and Margaret Fox 1848 Psychic-Mediumship, Metaphysical
Subud (Susila Budhi Dharma) Muhammed Subuh 1933 Kejawèn, Sufism
Sufi Ruhaniat International Samuel L. Lewis 1968 neo-Sufism
Sukyo Mahikari Sekiguchi Sakae 1978 Mahikari, Syncretistic
Summum Claude Rex Nowell 1975 Unclassified Christian Churches
Syntheism Alexander Bard 2012 Pantheist, Humanist, Netocratic
The Satanic Temple Lucien Greaves, Malcolm Jarry 2012 Satanism, Nontheistic
Tenrikyo Miki Nakayama 1838 Shinto
Tensegrity Carlos Castaneda 1995 Neoshamanism
Terasem Martine Rothblatt 2004 Transhumanism
Thelema, also known as the A∴A∴ order Aleister Crowley early 1900s Occultneo-Hermetism, Western esotericism
Theosophical Society, also known since 1882 as Theosophical Society Adyar Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge 1875 Occult, Eastern and Western esotericism
Theosophical Society Pasadena William Quan Judge 1895 Theosophical
Tolstoyan primitivism Leo Tolstoy 1901 Christian anarchism, Pacifism
Toronto Blessing Randy Clark 1994 Pentecostal
Transcendental Meditation (TM) Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 1958 Neo-Hindu
Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly FWBO) Sangharakshita (Dennis Lingwood) 1967 Neo-Buddhism
True Buddha School Lu Sheng-yen Late 1980s Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism
True Gnostic Church Azrael Ondi-Ahman (Archie D. Wood) 1979
Twelve Tribes Gene and Marsha Spriggs 1972 Messianic Jewish Communal—After 1960
Two by Twos, also known as Cooneyites, Christian Conventions, the Workers and Friends, the Truth, etc. William Irvine 1897 Independent fundamentalist family
Umbanda Zélio Fernandino de Moraes 1920 Spiritism
Unarius Academy of Science Ernest Norman, Ruth Norman 1954 UFO Religion
Unification Church, also known as the Moonies Sun Myung Moon 1954 Syncretistic Christian
Unitarian Universalist consolidation 1961 Unitarian Universalism
United Holy Church of America Isaac Cheshier 1900 Black Trinitarian Pentecostal
United House of Prayer for All People Marcelino Manoel de Graca 1925 African American Pentecostal
United Israel World Union David Horowitz 1944 Other Jewish Groups
United Lodge of Theosophists Robert Crosbie 1909 Theosophical
United Pentecostal Church International merger 1945 Apostolic Pentecostals
Unity Church Charles Fillmore and Myrtle Fillmore 1889/1903 New Thought-Christian
Universal Great Brotherhood Serge Raynaud de la Ferriere late 1940s Other Theosophical Groups
Universal Life Church Kirby Hensley 1962 Liberal Family
Universal White Brotherhood Peter Deunov 1900 Other Theosophical Groups, soteric Christianity
Urantia Foundation William S. Sadler 1934 UFO religion, Psychic New Age, Christian occultist
Vajradhatu Chögyam Trungpa 1973 Tibetan Buddhism
Vale do Amanhecer Tia Neiva 1959 Spiritualism
Volunteers of America Ballington BoothMaud Booth 1896 Holiness movement
Varankar Sri Allen Feldman
The Way International Victor Paul Wierwille 1942 Independent fundamentalist family
The Way of the Livingness (Universal Medicine) Serge Benhayon 1999 Neo-Theosophical and / or “Socially harmful cult”.
White Eagle Lodge Lady Elizabeth Carey 1943 Other Theosophical Groups
Wicca Gerald Gardner c. 1949 Neo-pagan, Witchcraft, Occult
Women’s Federation for World Peace Hak Ja Han 1992 Unification Church
Wotansvolk David Lane 1990s neo-völkisch paganism
The Word Foundation Harold W. Percival c. 1904 Theosophical
World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church Hyung Jin MoonYeon Ah Lee Moon 2015 Unification Church-basedultra-Orthodox/Fundamentalism
Yiguandao Wang Jueyi; Chang Thien Ran late 19th century Chinese salvationist-Millenarian

Adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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