“New Religious Movement” is one of those tricky, catch-all terms that can refer to lots of different communities, including ones that have very little in common. Broadly, a New Religions Movement (NRM) is a religious group that came into existence more recently (typically somewhere around the 19th century or later). Other terms include alternative spiritualities, […]
Many religion reporters also write about spiritual movements and ethical concerns. What sorts of stories like that should a religion writer do? By Richard Scheinin San Jose Mercury News To write stories about spiritual movements, look for the telltale “signs” of religion-the quest for transcendence we hear so much about these days, the attempt to […]
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is the only museum in the Western Hemisphere with a gallery devoted to Sikh art. Contact the director of public relations.
The Pluralism Project at Harvard University offers a state-by-state search engine for religious communities.
Harvard University’s Pluralism Project maintains an archive of newspaper and magazine articles published between 1997 and 2011 on different faiths. For recent articles, visit the Religious Diversity News Feed service.
Government portal. Hosts the China Religion Culture Communication Association, Center for Religious Research of China, China Religious Culture Publisher and China Religion Journal. Available in Mandarin only.
Study on evolution of China’s religious policies from the 1950s.
Official summary of freedom of religious beliefs in China by the State Administration for Religious Affairs of People’s Republic of China. This summary outlines rough statistics of organizations, religious centers, legal protection for freedom of religious practice, judicial and administrative supervision of religious freedom, independent managements and the protection for ethic minorities. Available in Mandarin […]
Press office and resource center for the discipline of Falun Gong.