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New Religious Movement

A New Religious Movement appears as a religious, ethical or spiritual grouping that has not (yet) become recognised as a standard demonination, church or body. Some sociological observers prefer the term to that of "cult".

Examples of New Religious Movements might include:

  • Neo-Paganism, in which followers seek to revert back to the pre-Christian earth and nature worship of Western Europe.

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