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New Religious Movements Websites

New Religious Movements (NRMs) are also known as cults or sects. Sites listed here are primarily concerned with the academic study of religious groups younger than the major Western monotheistic traditions. These sites do not pass judgment on NRMs on religious grounds, though certain groups may be criticized on sociological, psychological, or mental health grounds.- Category ID : 461007
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Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR)

Established in 1988 and recognized in Italy as a public cultural institution in 1996, CESNUR is an international research center in the field of religious studies and new religious movements.
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Cults: From Positive to Homicidal Faith Groups

Essays from the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance cover cults, NRMs, the counter-cult movement, and attitudes toward minority religions.
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International Cultic Studies Association

Resources concerning psychological manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements. Includes conferences, full text essays, study guides, and details of periodicals.
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Online Texts About Cults and New Religious Movements

Extensive listing of links to complete text articles.
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When Scholars Know Sin: Alternative Religions and Their Academic Supporters

Article by Stephen A. Kent and Theresa Krebs sounds the alarm about trusting researchers being co-opted by the groups they study, thus bringing the social study of religion into disrepute.
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Cults and New Religious Movements: A Bibliography

Extensive reference list of scholarly literature pertaining to cults and NRMs.
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Cults and Religion: Nurelweb

Includes complete texts of selected academic works, an exploration of African religions, and a mailing list: nurel-l.

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