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 (  (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.


Missouri State University. (2013). New religious movements, part I. Retrieved from


Diem-Lane, A. (2011). Lectures in religion: New religious movements. Retrieved from


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

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