Welcome to the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements

We invite you to embark on a journey through the fascinating landscape of emerging spiritual and philosophical paths. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive resource for exploring the intricate tapestry of new religious movements that have sprouted across the globe.


Whether you're a curious seeker, a researcher, or simply interested in understanding the evolving face of spirituality, our encyclopedia offers a wealth of knowledge. From the historical origins to the contemporary expressions, we delve deep into the beliefs, rituals, leaders, and influences that have shaped these movements.

New Religious Movements

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What Is A New Religious Movement?

New Religious Movements (NRMs) refer to a category of religious and spiritual groups that have emerged relatively recently, often in the 20th or 21st centuries. These movements are characterized by their innovative approaches to religious beliefs, practices, and organizations. While the term "new" suggests recent origins, it's important to note that what constitutes "new" can vary depending on the context and the perspective of researchers and scholars.

New Religious Movements