The Watchman has a page on New Religious Movements and Interreligious Dialogue by Jason Barker, 1998.
The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is an organization with a mission to apply research and professional perspectives on cultic groups to educate the public, and help those who have been harmed through the manipulation and abuse of some cultic groups.
Darrell J. Fasching is a professor of religious studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is co-author of Comparative Religious Ethics: A Narrative Approach and can discuss the different attitudes toward lying and honesty among the world religions.
Judith A. Berling is a professor of Chinese and comparative religions at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif. She is interested in Chinese spiritualities and has written an article on “Confucianism and Peacebuilding,” in Religion and Peacebuilding.
Ines Talamantez is an associate professor of religious studies University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has taught on Native American religions and ecology.
Catherine M. Roach is an associate professor women’s studies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She is an expert on the spiritual and religious idea of “Mother Nature.”
James Miller is a professor of Chinese religious traditions at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is an expert on Taoism and ecology.
Jonathan Herman is an associate professor of religious studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He has written about Taoist environmentalism in the West.
Adherents.com provides a list of the numbers of people who self-identify as members of major world religions.