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pop.
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congreg./
churches/
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American Independent Orthodox Church (Bridges) world 75 - 2
units
- 1982 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 112. "American Independent Orthodox Church (Bridges)... Compton, CA [H.Q.]... Membership: Not reported. In the early 1980s, the Church claimed 2 parishes, 3 priests and 75 members. "
American Indian Evangelical Church Minnesota - - - - 1959 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 242-243. "American Indian Evangelical Church... Minneapolis, MN [H.Q.]... During the early 20th century, conditions forced many American Indians into the cities. By 1945, 8,000 had settled in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area. In that year a group of Indians organized the American Indian Mission. In 1956 the Mission became the American Indian Evangelical Church, and Iver C. Grover... was elected president... Membership: Not reported. "
American Lutheran Church USA 767,250 - - - 1930 Beck, Vector E. Why I Am a Lutheran. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons (1956); pg. 133. "The third large merger was that of the American Lutheran Church, which took place in 1930, creating a body of about 767,250 members, at present the fourth Lutheran body in America in size. "
American Lutheran Church USA 571,545 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 458. "Three independent conservative synods of German background, the Ohio, Iowa, and Buffalo synods, merged in 1930 to form the American Lutheran Church with 1,656 pastors and 571,545 members. "
American Lutheran Church USA 920,000 - - - 1959 Stuber, Stanley I. How We Got Our Denominations: A Primer on Church History. New York: Association Press Revised Ed., 1959); pg. 181. "Approx. membership in the U.S.: United Lutheran Church of America, 2,400,000; Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1,100,000; Augustana, 600,000; American Lutheran Church, 920,000; Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 2,200,000. "
American Lutheran Church USA 2,499,373 - 5,239
units
- 1963 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 144. "A fourth body, the Lutheran Free Church... joined those three on February 1, 1963, giving the New American Lutheran Church an inclusive membership of 2,499,373 in 5,293 churches. "
American Lutheran Church USA 2,540,000 - - - 1965 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
American Lutheran Church USA 2,540,000 - - - 1970 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
American Lutheran Church USA 2,420,000 - - - 1975 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
American Lutheran Church USA 2,350,000 - - - 1980 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
American Lutheran Church USA 2,330,000 - - - 1985 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
American Lutheran Church USA 0 - - - 1987 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
American Lutheran Church USA 0 - - - 1988 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992). [Orig. source: Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, 1989, 1990]; pg. 153. Table: "Declining Membership in Mainline Denominations " "Evangelical Lutheran Ch. in America was org. in 1987, merging the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, & Assoc. of Evang. Lutheran Churches. "
American Lutheran Church world 2,332,316 - 4,940
units
- 1985 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 152. "In 1985 the Lutheran Church in America reported 2,898,202 members in 5,817 churches, and the American Lutheran Church had 2,332,316 members in 4,940 churches. The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches brought 112,000 members and 276 churches to the merger [forming ELCA]. "
American Lutheran Church world 2,300,000 - 4,958
units
- 1988 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 143. "The ALC [American Lutheran Church] headquarters was in Minneapolis, and at the time of the 1988 merger, there were 2.3 million members in 4,958 congregations. "
American Lutheran Conference USA 1,594,767 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 458. "These... bodies, together with the American Lutheran Church, confederated in 1930 to form the American Lutheran Conference with a total of 4,440 pastors & 1,594,767 members... only loose federations of autonomous synods. "
American Muslim Mission USA 125,000 - - - 1989 Noss., David S. & John B. Noss. A History of the World's Religions. Macmillian (1990).; pg. 600. "In the late 1980s the organization [American Muslim Mission; formerly Nation of Islam] was estimated to have over 150 mosques and a membership of over 125,000.
American Muslim Society USA 200,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* "More religion news " in Dallas Morning News (21 Oct 2000) "Iman Warith Deen Mohammed, leader of the 200,000-member American Muslim Society, will be in Fort Worth this weekend as part of a two-day ecumenical event honoring civil rights pioneers and Muslims in Tarrant County "
American National Baptist Convention USA - - - - 1886 Armstrong, O.K. & Marjorie Armstrong. The Baptists in America. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1979) [revised 2nd edition; originally published in 1967 under the title The Indomitable Baptists]; pg. 244. "...Negro Baptist leaders assembled in St. Louis in August 1886, with about 600 representatives of churches and church groups, and launched the American National Baptist Convention. Elder Simmons served as president of the body until his death in 1890. " [precursor of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A.]
American Nazi Party USA - - - - 1958 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990); pg. 83-84. "Although there were Nazi sympathizers in the U.S. as early as 1933, the American Nazi Party wasn't officially founded until 1958... "
American Nazi Party USA 40 - - - 1967 Landau, Elaine. The White Power Movement: America's Racist Hate Groups. Brookfield, CT: Milbrook Press (1993); pg. 47. "In 1958 George Lincoln Rockwell founded the American Nazi Party (ANP), also known as the National Socialist White People's Party. Headquartered in Virginia, the ANP practiced military-type drills, wore Nazi uniforms, and dispensed Nazi paraphernalia. The party, however, possessed fewer than forty official members and was poorly organized. In 1967 Rockwell himself was killed by a party member. "
American Orthodox Catholic Church (Irene) North America - - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 112. "The American Orthodox Catholic Church (Irene) was founded in 1962 and incorporated three years later. Its presiding head is a female-bishop known only as Archbishop Irene, consecrators unknown... The jurisdiction, divided into 53 dioceses, is spread over all of North America. Apart from Bishop Pritts, the name of Church officers and bishops and the addresses of their diocesan headquarters have not been available for publication.; Membership: Not reported. There is some doubt as to the size of this Church in light of the unverifiable nature of its claims and inability to locate any parishes associated with Bishop Pritts or Archbishop Irene. "
American Orthodox Catholic Church (Propheta) USA 400 - 7
units
- 1987 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 112-113. "American Orthodox Catholic Church (Propheta)... Shirley, NY [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1987 the church reported five congregations and two monasteries in the U.S. Membership is estimated to be several hundred. "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio Arkansas - - 1
unit
- 1982 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 66. "The American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio... Sutter established his see in Zanesville, Ohio, and by early 1982 [Sutter] had established parishes in Miami and Pompano Beach, Florida; a religious order in Coconut Creek, Florida... and a school in Rogers, Arkansas... "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio Florida - - 3
units
- 1982 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 66. "The American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio... Sutter established his see in Zanesville, Ohio, and by early 1982 [Sutter] had established parishes in Miami and Pompano Beach, Florida; a religious order in Coconut Creek, Florida... and a school in Rogers, Arkansas... "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio Ohio - - 1
unit
- 1982 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 66. "The American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio... Sutter established his see in Zanesville, Ohio, and by early 1982 [Sutter] had established parishes in Miami and Pompano Beach, Florida; a religious order in Coconut Creek, Florida... and a school in Rogers, Arkansas... "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio USA - - 5
units
- 1982 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 66. "The American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio... by early 1982 [Sutter] had established parishes in Miami and Pompano Beach, Florida; a religious order in Coconut Creek, Florida... and a school in Rogers, Arkansas... "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio world - - 5
units
- 1982 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 66. "The American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio was a short-lived religious organization established by... Charles T. Sutter... Sutter established his see in Zanesville, Ohio, and by early 1982 had established parishes in Miami and Pompano Beach, Florida; a religious order in Coconut Creek, Florida... and a school in Rogers, Arkansas... However, in the summer of 1982, Sutter dissolved the corporation and retired from his priestly and episcopal offices... "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio world 0 - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 66. "Defunct... The American Orthodox Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Ohio was a short-lived religious organization established by... Charles T. Sutter... However, in the summer of 1982, Sutter dissolved the corporation and retired from his priestly and episcopal offices... "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Western Rite Mission, Diocese of New York Florida - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 67. "There is Spanish-speaking work in Miami and outreach centers were being established in New Jersey and Massachusetts. "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Western Rite Mission, Diocese of New York Massachusetts - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 67. "There is Spanish-speaking work in Miami and outreach centers were being established in New Jersey and Massachusetts. "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Western Rite Mission, Diocese of New York New Jersey - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 67. "There is Spanish-speaking work in Miami and outreach centers were being established in New Jersey and Massachusetts. "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Western Rite Mission, Diocese of New York New York 200 - 1
unit
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 67. "Membership: In 1988 the church reported one congregation in Medford, New York, with statewide outreach serving approximately 200 members. "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Western Rite Mission, Diocese of New York USA - - 4
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 67. "Membership: In 1988 the church reported one congregation in Medford, New York, with statewide outreach serving approximately 200 members. There is Spanish-speaking work in Miami and outreach centers were being established in New Jersey and Massachusetts. "
American Orthodox Catholic Church, Western Rite Mission, Diocese of New York world - - 4
units
1
country
1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 67. "Membership: In 1988 the church reported one congregation in Medford, New York, with statewide outreach serving approximately 200 members. There is Spanish-speaking work in Miami and outreach centers were being established in New Jersey and Massachusetts. "
American Orthodox Church world 150 - 3
units
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 113-114. "Laguna 3732, Philippines [H.Q.]; The American Orthodox Church was established in 1981 by Harold Donovan as the Orthodox American Catholic Church, Diocese of the Ozarks under a charter from the Orthodox Church of the Philippines... On January 1983, Archbishop Christian, in cooperation with the Orthodox Church in the Philippines, established an exarchate known as the North American Synod of the Holy Eastern Orthodox Catholic & Apostolic Church (shortened to its present name the following year)... The exarchate retains formal ties to both the Orthodox Church in the Philippines and the American Orthodox Catholic Church headed by Archbishop Christian. Its parish work includes 2 missions in Los Angeles, one to Oriental-Americans & one to Hispanic Americans... In 1984 the Church reported 3 parishes... & less than 150 members. "
American Prelature California: Los Angeles - - 2
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 68. "Membership: In 1988, the prelature reported approx. 2,000 members (and some 20,000 constituents), mostly in Nicaragua. There were two centers in Los Angeles. "
American Prelature world 20,000 - - 2
countries
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 68. "The American Prelature continues the ministry begun by Archbishop Richard A. Marchenna (1932-1982) as the Old Roman Catholic Church... Membership: In 1988, the prelature reported approx. 2,000 members (and some 20,000 constituents), mostly in Nicaragua. There were two centers in Los Angeles. "
American Rescue Workers Maryland: Baltimore - - - - 1915 McKinley, Edward H. Marching to Glory: The History of the Salvation Army in the United States of America, 1880-1980. San Francisco: Harper & Row (1980); pg. 115. "In December 1913, Brigadier A.E. Kimball... wrote in despair to the national chief secretary, pleading for 'some way out of the present difficulty we have in connection with so many Armies.'... In Baltimore there were the American Rescue Workers and the Volunteers of America -- both of which were legitimate concerns, descendant from the Army schisms of 1884 and 1896... all operating in the year 1915. "
American Rescue Workers New York: Buffalo 53 - 3
units
- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 8. "Table 31. Number of churches, membership [incl. children]... 1926 "; Reports prepared by pastors/boards of elders. Listed in table as American Rescue Workers.
American Rescue Workers USA 2,700 - 20
units
- 1984 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "American Rescue Workers. "
American Rescue Workers USA 8,000 - 15
units
- 1996 World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998; K-III Reference Corp.: Macwah, NJ (1997). [Orig. sources: 1997 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 651. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Membership figs. generally based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. are inclusive: refer to all "members, " not simply full communicants.
American Rescue Workers USA 10,000 - 15
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 692. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as American Rescue Workers
American Rescue Workers USA 35,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "Christian Organizations "; "Membership numbers, as supplied by various denominations "
American Rescue Workers world 4,000 - 45
units
- 1984 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 203. "American Rescure Workers... Philadelphia, PA [H.Q.]... Membership: In 1984 the Workers reported 4,000 members in 45 centers, served by 200 ministers. "
American Rescue Workers world 2,000 - 14
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 28. "There are approximately 2,000 members in 14 churches. "
American Rescue Workers world 2,700 - 20
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
American Unitarian Association USA - - - - 2001 *LINK* Eckstrom, Kevin (Religion News Service). "Disgruntled Unitarian-Universalists Poised To Divide Church " in Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Apr 2001.; pg. .. ...critics charging the Unitarian Universalist Association has lost its spiritual moorings and has no room for those who disagree with its liberal politics. This weekend, a group of disgruntled church members plan to launch the American Unitarian Association, reclaiming the name of one of the UUA's predecessor organizations... to fuel a "restoration " of the tradition that flourished in 19th-century New England... the name largely went out of use when the [UUA] was formed 40 years ago. Such a broad worldview led many of the church's 216,000 members to delve into alternative religions, or no religion at all... "An organization that believes in everything really in effect believes nothing, " said David Burton... co-founder of the reform movement... So Burton and about 20 others... Initially, they plan to create education materials for like-minded pastors and churches. Eventually, they would like churches who agree to become dually aligned with both bodies, and even launch new churches.
American World Patriarchs Canada - - 1
unit
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 114. "American World Patriarchs... Membership: In 1988 the church reported 15,431 members, 15 congregations, and 53 priests in the U.S. There were also one congregation and 3 priests in Canada. "
American World Patriarchs North America - - 16
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 114. "American World Patriarchs... Membership: In 1988 the church reported 15,431 members, 15 congregations, and 53 priests in the U.S. There were also one congregation and 3 priests in Canada. "
American World Patriarchs USA 15,431 - 15
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 114. "American World Patriarchs... Membership: In 1988 the church reported 15,431 members, 15 congregations, and 53 priests in the U.S. "
American World Patriarchs world - - - 19
countries
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 114. "American World Patriarchs... Ossining, NY [H.Q.]... In 1972, as one of the last acts before his death, Propheta excommunicated Ryzy-Ryski from the American Orthodox Catholic Church, an action which merely spurred the growth of the American World Patriarchs, who established patriarchs for Canada, Hungary, West Germany, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Santo Domingo, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, El Salvador, Nigeria, the West Indies, Norway, Sweden, Formosa, and the Ukraine. Only rarely were new congregations established as a result of a patriarch being named. Occasionally, the new patriarch could claim a small following... Membership: In 1988 the church reported 15,431 members, 15 congregations, and 53 priests in the U.S. There were also one congregation and 3 priests in Canada. Affiliated work was to be found in 17 foreign countries. "
Americanism USA - - - - 1953 Warner, W. Lloyd. "Civil Religion Unites Society " in Enduring Issues in Sociology (Lynn Barteck & Karen Mullin, editors). San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press (1995). [Orig. source: American Life: Dream and Reality, by W. Lloyd Warner. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1953)]; pg. 221-222. "Organized religions--such as Buddhism, Catholicism, and Methodism--clearly meet these criteria [of being religions]. Sociologists argue, however, that another kind of religion also fulfills these requirements and must be recognized. Civil religion is the set of patriotic beliefs that accumulate and take on at least the force of any other religion. In the U.S., the sacred includes the belief that God favors this country and that we have a divine mandate to protect and propagate the 'American way' worldwide... "
Americanism USA - - - - 1960 Herberg, Will. Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company (1960); pg. 263. "Americanism thus has its religious creed, evoking the appropriate religious emotions; it may, in fact, be taken as the civic religion of the American people. "
Americanism USA - - - - 1990 Carlisle, Richard (editor), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind vol. 1, Marshall Cavendish: Freeport, NY (1990); pg. 65. "There is a real sense in which 'Americanism' can be seen as a religion, and even as the dominant religion of the country. "
Americanism USA - - - - 1992 Bloom, Harold. The American Religion: The Emergence of the Post-Christian Nation. New York: Simon & Schuster (1992); pg. 1-2. "I have taken our unacknowledged national faith, which I follow Sydney Ahlstrom (and Tolstoy) in calling the American Religion. Mormons and Southern Baptists call themselves Christians, but like most Americans they are closer to ancient Gnostics than to early Christians. I have centered more upon the Mormons and the Southern Baptists, but most American Methodists, Roman Catholics, and even Jews and Muslims are also more Gnostic than normative in their deepest and unwariest beliefs. The American Religion is pervasive and overwhelming, however it is masked... "
Americans United for Separation of Church and State USA 55,000 - 115
units
- 1988 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 115. "...Americans United for Separation of Church and State [a special purpose group, NOT a religion or denomination] (founded in 1947)... has remained strong, currently drawing support from aprox. 55,000 members in 115 locations and employing a professional staff of 25. "
Amhara Ethiopia - 20.00% - - 1945 Fradin, Dennis Brindell. Ethiopia (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1988); pg. 49. "Many were angry that the Amhara, who comprised about 20% of the population, dominated political life. The Muslims, comprising almost half the population, were rarely appointed to government positions. "
Amhara Ethiopia - 40.00% - - 1965 Kaula, Edna Mason. The Land and People of Ethiopia (series: Portraits of the Nations Series). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1965); pg. 23. "The Amharas stand out as the most dominant in this group. They comprise 35 to 40 per cent of the population. "
Amhara Ethiopia 13,000,000 25.00% - - 1991 Kurtz, Jane. Ethiopia: The Roof of the World (series: Discovering Our Heritage). New York: Dillon Press (1991); pg. 4, 27. Pg. 4: "Population: 52,000,000 (1991) "; Pg. 27: "Throughout history, the Amhara were strongly loyal to Ethiopian Christianity. Though comprising only about one quarter of the population, they had a strong sense of superiority, and spread their ways and attitudes throughout the country which they (together with the Tigre) dominated for centuries. "
Amhara Ethiopia 9,600,000 20.00% - - 1991 Steward, Gail B. Ethiopia. New York: Crestwood House (1991); pg. 24, 45. Pg. 24: "The Amharas were not the majority. They make up only about 20 percent of Ethiopians. "; Pg. 45: "Population: 48 million "
Amhara Ethiopia 12,000,000 25.00% - - 1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995); pg. 10-12. "Amhara: Population: 12,000,000; Location: Central and northern highlands of Ethiopia; Language: Amharic "; Pg. 11: "The Amhara are descended from the Abyssinians, or early Ethiopians, and Arabic traders of the sixth century B.C... represent 25% of the overall population of Ethiopia... The Coptic church... plays a strong role in the lives of Amharans. Children are baptized in it, and most Amharans observe the obligation of partial fasting two days a week... "
Amhara Ethiopia - - - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 168. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Amhara and Tigrean (31%) "
Amhara Ethiopia 14,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 23. "Amhara: Location: Ethiopia; Population: About 14 million; Religion: Coptic Monophysite Christianity "; "The Amhara people are Coptic Monophysite Christians. The population was converted to Christianity in the 4th century AD and their form of religion has changed little, if at all, since its beginnings in Ethiopia... Amhara Christianity is very unlike what Westerners recognize as Christianity... loaded with Old Testament religion and folklore, as well as material often considered a part of so-called 'pagan' religion. Hence, we can say that Amhara religion consists of 4 separate but interwoven realms of religious belief. First... Monophysite Christian religion... Second, there are the zar and adbar protector spirits... Third is the belief in buda... fourth... beliefs includes the ghouls and devils that prowl the countryside... "
Amhara world 12,000,000 - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995); pg. 10 to 12. "Amhara: Population: 12,000,000; Location: Central and northern highlands of Ethiopia; Language: Amharic "


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