Orientation to the Religious Group Profile Pages
This page provides a gateway to Profiles of more than two hundred Religious
Movements, most of which were created by students in Sociology 257 at the University of Virginia.
Each Profile offers basic demographic and background information, a
summary of beliefs, discussion of controversial issues (when appropriate), links to
important web sites about each group, and select print bibliographies. In
addition, we provide an index with links to hundreds of religious groups that are
not profiled on this site.
The Profile materials may be accessed in a number of convenient ways. You can
scroll through the profiled groups alphabetically, use the alphabetic jump
links, search both for on-site and and off-site links, or select one of the
several classificatory schemes we have created.
Also available in this site section: