“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, […]
Edward Graham-Hyde is a researcher and teacher of religion, whose focus includes the terminology around “cults” and “New Religious Movements” as well as specific groups such as the Church of Scientology and the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Beth Singler is a research associate at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St. Edmund’s College at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England, where she works on the Human Identity in an Age of Nearly-Human Machines Project. The project, which also involves professors John Wyatt and Peter Robinson, explores the social and religious implications […]
The Official Church of Scientology offers history and resources on the religion and its beliefs, Scientology ministers and churches in the area and online educational courses. Contact through the website.
Read a discussion posted on FreeSpeechDebate.com about whether or not it was acceptable for Tom Cruise to threaten to sue South Park over an episode making fun of Scientology.
Written by Lucas A. Catton. Catton discusses his personal experience as a Scientologist and explains the inner workings of the Church’s Narconon network.
Written by Jenna Miscavige Hill. Hill, niece of Scientology leader David Miscavige, writes about her personal experience growing up in the Church of Scientology.