Sociology

First, please review the Learning resources on New Religious Movements, focusing the key characteristics and dimensions of these movements and groups.  Then, using a Google search or, find an article about a new religious movement that is interesting to you.  (Note: either a scholarly source, such as a research journal, or an authoritative source, such as an online news article or the website of the organization, is acceptable.)

For ideas on a new religious movement to choose for this post, please see this Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_new_religious_movements).  (Note: Generally it’s best to avoid using Wikipedia as a resource; however, when it comes to getting ideas for further exploration, it can be very, very helpful!).

Write a brief summary of the article you found and tie-in your article with at least 2 of the Learning resources. , citing them in the text and also listing the Learning Resources you have used as references at the end of your post, using APA citation style.

WATCH:

Missouri State University. (2013). New religious movements, part I. Retrieved from  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ3fc4lB__k

WATCH:

Diem-Lane, A. (2011). Lectures in religion: New religious movements. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3vMqg2Vb4o

READ:

Healy, J. P. (2011). Involvement in a new religious movement: From discovery to disenchantment. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 13(1), 2-21. doi: 10.1080/19349637.2011.547125

Miller, T. (2003). Religious movements in the United States: An informal introduction. Retrieved from http://web.archive.org/web/20060827231029/http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/essays/miller2003.htm

 
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