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Apostolic United Brethren world 5,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Associated Press. "Utah polygamists estimated at 25,000 " in Deseret News, Saturday, 24 April 1999. (Viewed online 26 April 1999.) "The following are brief descriptions of the state's prominent polygamist groups, based on information from [Lt. Mike] King and other sources:... Corporation of the Presiding Elder of the Apostolic United Brethren: The group, headed by 85-year-old Owen Allred, is centered in Bluffdale, south of Salt Lake City. It has members in Idaho, Nevada and Montana and has developed an underground following in the United Kingdom. Allred... has said the group has 5,000 members. Some estimates place membership as high as 8,000. "
Apostolic United Brethren world 8,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Associated Press. "Utah polygamists estimated at 25,000 " in Deseret News, Saturday, 24 April 1999. (Viewed online 26 April 1999.) "Corporation of the Presiding Elder of the Apostolic United Brethren: The group, headed by 85-year-old Owen Allred... Allred... has said the group has 5,000 members. Some estimates place membership as high as 8,000. "
Aquarian world - - - - 100 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 385. "Aquarians: Early Christian sects that used water instead of wine in observing the Eucharist, mainly as an ascetical measure. "
Aquarian Foundation North America - - 12
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- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 307. "The Foundation does not have a formal creed of its own, but instead draws inspiration from all major religions. It has a dozen churches and study groups throughout the United States and Canada. "
Aquarian Foundation world - - 12
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- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 307. "The Foundation does not have a formal creed of its own, but instead draws inspiration from all major religions. It has a dozen churches and study groups throughout the United States and Canada. "
Aquarian School of Yoga Australia - - - - 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "So far, 65 religious groups and associations have completed a questionnaire and are listed below... Aquarian School of Yoga: The Aquarian School of Yoga was founded by Joan Plumridge in 1968. It is a yoga school that teaches 'a way of discovering what it is to be a fully autonomous human being', through physical exercise, study, drama, music and meditation. Yoga originated in India 4000 years ago where it was formulated by ancient Rishis and sages. The teaching of the yoga began in Australia in 1954 with Margrit Segesman. There are now many centres across the country. "
Aquarian Spiritualist Centre Australia - - - - 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "So far, 65 religious groups and associations have completed a questionnaire and are listed below... Aquarian Spiritualist Centre: The Aquarian Spiritualist Centre is not a religious association. It is a Centre which espouses 'a science, a philosophy and a way of life'. "
Aquarian Tabernacle Church North America 530 - - - 1988 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 339. "The Aquarian Tabernacle Church... It maintains a permanent temple in Seattle... It reported a membership of 530 people in the U.S. and Canada in 1988. "
Aquarian Tabernacle Church world 530 - - 2
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1988 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 339. "The Aquarian Tabernacle Church... is affiliated with the Covenant of the Goddess. It maintains a permanent temple in Seattle... It reported a membership of 530 people in the U.S. and Canada in 1988. " [Note: A representative reports (Sept. 1999), that they are no longer affiliated with CoG.]
Aquarian Tabernacle Church world - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 73. "Aquarian Tabernacle Church, Inc... Seattle, WA... Groups of Pagans who have chosen to serve and honor the Goddess and the God of the Old Religion through its own tradition of helping and stewardship; Retreat House and Center for Non-Traditional Religion; publishes Panegyria 8 times a year... "
Ar nDraiocht Fein USA - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 93. "Ar nDraiocht Fein (ADF) is not tax-exempt but has plans to become so in the near future... Currently it has several groves, with its main operations coordinated by Isaac Bonewits in New York. "
Ar nDraiocht Fein world - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 73. "Ar nDraiocht Fein (ADF)... Nyack, NY [h.q.]... An Indo-European 'reconstructionist' tradition of Neo-Pagan Druidism--emphasis on scholarly, artistic, ceremonial excellence... "
Ar nDraiocht Fein world 400 - - - 1998 *LINK* official organization web page neopagan:Druidism:Ar nDraiocht Fein:
More than 400 people have joined ADF, making us the largest Neopagan Druid organization in the world.
Arab Arizona: Phoenix 20,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "Almost 50,000 Arab Americans live in San Francisco, and the cities of Houston, Jacksonville (Florida), and Phoenix have Arab American populations of more than 20,000 each. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Arab Bahrain 363,000 66.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 42. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Arab California: Los Angeles 100,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles all have Arab American populations of more than 100,000. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Arab California: San Francisco 50,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "Almost 50,000 Arab Americans live in San Francisco, and the cities of Houston, Jacksonville (Florida), and Phoenix have Arab American populations of more than 20,000 each. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Arab Florida: Jacksonville 20,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "Almost 50,000 Arab Americans live in San Francisco, and the cities of Houston, Jacksonville (Florida), and Phoenix have Arab American populations of more than 20,000 each. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Arab Illinois: Chicago 100,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles all have Arab American populations of more than 100,000. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Arab Iran 2,000,000 5.56% - - 1993 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition); pg. 211. "Iran... is a multinational empire... Out of an overall population of 36 million, there are roughly 13 million Turkish-speaking Azerbaijanis, 6 million Kurds, 2 million Arabs and a certain number of Baluchis and Turkomen. "
Arab Iran 1,983,000 3.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9-10. "Population: 66,100,000... Ethnic Groups: Persian (51%), Azerbaijani (24%), Kurdish (7%), Luri (2%), Bakhtiari (2%), Baluchi (2%), Arab (3%), other (9%). "
Arab Iran - 3.00% - - 1999 Lyle, Garry. Iran (series: Major World Nations), Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 82, 85. "Iran's Arabs make up about three percent of the population. Most of them live on the Persian Gulf islands or in Khuzistan, which has been called Arabistan in various times in Iran's history. "
Arab Iraq 13,575,000 75.00% - - 1990 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Iraq ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1990); pg. 40. "Iraq's population of 18.1 million people includes several ethnic groups. Arabs make up about 75% of the total, and Kurds--the largest non-Arab group--compose about 20%. "
Arab Iraq 16,000,000 80.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 104. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Arab Israel 108,000 - - - 1948 Hoffman, Gail. The Land and People of Israel (series: Portaits of the Nations Series). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1972, revised edition); pg. 59. "Remaining in the new State of Israel were one hundred eight thousand Arabs and Druzes, most of them poor and illiterate, living in one hundred villages and in the one sizable Arab town of Nazareth. when 1948 hostilities ceased, these Arabs were suspicious of their Jewish neighbors and the Jews were apprehensive too. "
Arab Israel 660,000 15.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Israel ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 38, 40. "Israel's 4.4 million people... "; Pg. 40: "The Arab population within the 1948 boundaries of Israel constitutes about 15% of the total population. "
Arab Israel - - - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Israel ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 38, 42, 44. "Israel's 4.4 million people... "; Pg. 41: "Following the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel assumed control over one million additional Arabs--650,000 in the West Bank formerly held by Jordan, 350,000 in the Gaza Strip, 33,000 in Sinai, and 6,000 in the Golan Heights. Israel maintains that the fate of these areas can be decided only by peace treaties between Israel and the Arab states. "; Pg. 44: "Israel has not annexed these territories, but if it does, the balance of power in Israel could change dramatically. Israel's Arab minority would rise from 15 to 40%, and over several decades the Arabs could easily become a majority because their population is growing more than the Jewish population. "
Arab Israel 1,900,000 - - - 1994 Lindsey, Hal. Planet Earth - 2000 A.D.. Palos Verdes, California: Western Front, Ltd. (1994); pg. 178. "About 1.9 million Arabs live within the borders of Israel. About 92% of them are Sunni Muslims, while the other 8% are Christian. But that minority is shrinking all the time--victims of harassment and persecution by the Muslim majority. "
Arab Israel 1,000,000 16.95% - - 1999 *LINK* "Arab Is Crowned Israel's Beauty Queen "; Last updated March 11; Dateline: "Jerusalem (Reuters) "; (viewed online 11 March 1999) "Israeli Arabs make up about one million of Israel's 5.9 million citizens. They have long complained of discrimination by the state. " [ "Arab " here is not a religion, but an ethnicity. However, most of Israel's Arabs are Muslim.]
Arab Israel 920,000 - - - 1999 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 71. "About 920,000 Arabs live in Israel. "
Arab Jordan - - - - 1999 Camerapix. Spectrum Guide to Jordan. Brooklyn, NY: Interlink Books (1999); pg. 60. Pg. 60: "Jordan's population of 4.4 million (not including the West Bank)... The vast majority of inhabitants are of Arab origin, most of whom follow Islam and are of the Sunni branch. "
Arab Lebanon 3,627,000 93.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 148. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Arab Massachusetts: Boston 100,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles all have Arab American populations of more than 100,000. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Arab Michigan 85,000 - - - 1962 McCarthy, Kevin. Saudi Arabia: A Desert Kingdom (series: Discovering Our Heritage). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press, Inc. (1986); pg. 108. "In the 1960s, more Arabs emigrated from the Middle East to settle in places like Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio... of the 85,000 Arabs in Michigan in the early 1960s, 15,000 worked in the auto factories. "
Arab Michigan: Detroit 200,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "Arab Americans live all across the US, though the largest population (over 200,000, of whom half are Lebanese Americans) is in the Detroit-Dearborn, Michigan area. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Arab New York: New York City 100,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "Boston, Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles all have Arab American populations of more than 100,000. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Arab Palestine 440,000 94.83% - - 1860 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990); pg. 111. "By 1860 Jerusalem already had a Jewish majority, while throughout Palestine, the population was 24,000 Jews and 440,000 Arabs. "
Arab Palestine - 90.00% - - 1918 Cahill, Mary Jane. Israel (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 34. "The League of Nations... granted Great Britain a mandate... to govern Palestine and help guide it to independence... British support for Zionism elated the Jews bug angered the Arabs, who had lived in Palestine for more than 1,000 years and who now made up 90% of the population. "
Arab Texas: Houston 20,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "Almost 50,000 Arab Americans live in San Francisco, and the cities of Houston, Jacksonville (Florida), and Phoenix have Arab American populations of more than 20,000 each. "
Arab USA 1,000,000 - - - 1986 McCarthy, Kevin. Saudi Arabia: A Desert Kingdom (series: Discovering Our Heritage). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press, Inc. (1986); pg. 108. "Today about one million Arabs live in the United States. Perhaps 10% of them are Moslems. Most of these Arabs are third- and fourth-generation descendants of Middler Eastern people who arrived here between 1875 and 1948. "
Arab USA 2,500,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 48. "An acceptable estimate of the current Arab American population is 2,500,000. About half are immigrants or descendants of immigrants from 1880-1940; the rest are post-World War II immigrants. Arab Americans live all across the US, though the largest population (over 200,000, of whom half are Lebanese Americans) is in the Detroit-Dearborn, Michigan area. " [This is an ethnicity, not a religion.]
Arab USA 3,000,000 - - - 1999 Caldwell, Deborah Kovach. "The crescent and the ballot box " in Dallas Morning News, 25 Sept. 1999; pg. G1. "Spearheaded by the American Muslim Council, a group based in Washington, D.C... Aly Abuzaakouk, the Council's director [said] There are... about 3 million Arabs [in the U.S.]--some of whom are Muslim, but most of whom are Christian. "
Arab West Bank 1,568,000 98.00% - - 1999 Stefoff, Rebecca. West Bank/Gaza Strip (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "West Bank: Population: 1.66 million... Ethnic Groups: Palestinian Arabs, 98 percent; Israeli Jews, 2 percent. "
Arab & Muslim combined USA 8,500,000 - - - 1999 Caldwell, Deborah Kovach. "The crescent and the ballot box " in Dallas Morning News, 25 Sept. 1999; pg. G1. "Spearheaded by the American Muslim Council, a group based in Washington, D.C... Aly Abuzaakouk, the Council's director. There are about 6.5 million Muslims in America, he said. There are also about 3 million Arabs--some of whom are Muslim, but most of whom are Christian. Of the total Arab-Americans and American Muslims--approximately 8.5 million people--he estimated there are 1 million registered voters. "
Arab Liberation Front world 800 - - - 1986 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 14. [A faction of the PLO, thus a political org. more than a faith group.] "Arab Liberation Front (ALF). A member of the rejectionist group of Palestinian groups... founded in 1969 by Iraq... Estimated strength: 800. "
Arachne USA - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 73. "Arachne, Ariana Lightningstorm, P.O. Box 5358, Laurel, MD 20707. Everchanging group of women who get together 4 times a year to share women's space, network, and do rituals; beliefs are varied; rituals worked out collectively. "
Arapaho North America 3,000 - - - 1799 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 37. "Arapaho... There were 3,000 at the end of the 18th century. "
Arapaho Oklahoma - - 1
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- 1780 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 37. "Arapaho... Today there are from 5,000 - 7,000 on two reservations--one in Wyoming and the other with the Cheyenne in Oklahoma. "
Arapaho USA 6,350 - - - 1990 Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 38. Table: "Largest American Indian Tribes (as identified in the 1990 Census, through self-reporting) "
Arapaho USA 7,000 - - - 1995 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 37. "Arapaho... Today there are from 5,000 - 7,000 on two reservations--one in Wyoming and the other with the Cheyenne in Oklahoma. "
Arapaho Wyoming - - 1
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- 1780 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 37. "Arapaho... Today there are from 5,000 - 7,000 on two reservations--one in Wyoming and the other with the Cheyenne in Oklahoma. "
Arapaho and Atsina North America - Northern Great Plains 6,000 - - - 1780 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 288. Table: "Northern Great Plains: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Arapaho and Atsina world 6,000 - - - 1780 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 288. Table: "Northern Great Plains: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Arapesh Papua New Guinea - - - - 1968 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968); pg. 248. "The Arapesh peoples are found in the western part of the Trust Territory of New Guinea administered by Australia. They live in the coastal zone on the beach, in the mountains, and on the plains lying toward the interior of the mountains. The mountain Arapesh are a mild people who think there is no evil in men... The gentle, motherly mountain wife is no match for the fiery, aggressive Arapesh plainswoman who occasionally runs away to the mountains and wins a mountain husband away from her weaker rival... "
Araucanians South America 800,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 50-51. "Araucanians: Location: Chile, Argentina; Population: About 800,000; Religion: Roman Catholicism mingled with indigenous religious beliefs "; "main group of Araucanians that still remain in Chile today are the Mapuche, numbering about 800,000 "; "...Mapuche believe in the forces of creation (Ngenechen) & destruction (Wakufu) & the ultimate balance between them. When the Spends arrived they were perceived as an expression of Wakufu. [Spaniards] drove the Mapuch from their lands & forced them to pay tribute to the Spanish crown... Jesuit missions were established early on during the Spanish colonial period, even as far south as Chiloe, and Roman Catholicism has coexisted alongside the original religious beliefs of the Araucanians, in some cases mingling with them... "
Arawak Brazil - - - - 1949 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968); pg. 205, 210-212. "While studying all four of the language groups in the area--the Carib, the Arawak, the Tupi, and the Trumai--Oberg concentrated intensively on a single village, that of the Camayura... "
Arawak Colombia - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 434. "Vaupes: Location: Colombia (along the Vaupes River); Language: A variety of Amerindian or mixed languages and dialects, including Tukano and Lingua Geral; Spanish; Portuguese; Religion: Indigenous beliefs... The vaupes Indians of Colombia comprise several major tribes, including the Caribes, the Cubeos, the Uananas, the Karapanas, the Tucanos, and the Macus. Another tribe, the Arawaks, live further north along the Isana river. "
Arawak Peru - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 285-286. "Matsigenka: Location: Peru; Language: Matsigenka, a dialect of Arawak; Spanish; Religion: Traditional native beliefs "; "The Matsigenka live in southeastern Peru... "; "Religion: Good and evil were the two forces involved in the creation of the world. The Creator made the world by mounding up mud into land. The Evil Contender created the bad things in the world, like stinging flies... "
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Brudergemeinden in Deutschland Germany 1,345 - 13
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- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " GERMANY... Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Brudergemeinden in Deutschland (AMBD); Members: 1,345; Congregations: 13
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Gemeinden in Deutschland Germany 6,610 - 52
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- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " GERMANY... Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Gemeinden in Deutschland (AMG); Members: 6,610; Congregations: 52
Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur geistlichen Unterstutzung in Mennonitengemeinden Germany 5,625 - 24
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- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Europe: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " GERMANY: Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur geistlichen Unterstutzung in Mennonitengemeinden; Members: 5,625; Congregations: 24
Arcane School world - - - - 1923 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "ARCANE SCHOOL: the organization established in 1923 by Alice BAILEY to propagate a FORM of THEOSOPHY and the teachings of the GREAT WHITE BROTHERHOOD. Originally part of the THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY proper. Bailey clashed with Annie BESANT over Besant's BELIEF that Jiddu KRISHNAMURTI was the expected world savior. Instead she received SPIRITUALIST communications promising the return of CHRIST in the form of the Buddhist BODHISATTVA MAITREYA. In recent years Benjamin Creme has claimed that he is the fulfillment of this prophecy. Through its many books and writings the Arcane School has been a major influence on the NEW AGE MOVEMENT. "
Arianism Egypt - - - - 325 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 4). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 470-471. Chapter author: Roland H. Bainton.; pg. 470-471. "A doctrinal dispute which arose in Egypt is known as the Arian-Athanasian controversy from the names of the opposing leaders, Arius and Athanasius. The Arians said that Christ was a creature; he was the first of all creatures and he was associated with God in the creation of the world. But he did not have 'an eternal timeless generation' and 'there was when he was not'. The Athanasian party affirmed that Christ as the Son had been eternally present with God the Father... Holy Spirit was included in this relationship, the doctrine of the Trinity was complete... Supporters of this doctrine insisted that it was not tritheism... as their opponents claimed... The doctrine of the Athanasian party was adopted by the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. "
Arianism Roman Empire - - - - 450 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 325. "Arianism. Arius (c. 256-366), an Alexandrian priest, rejected the concept implicit in the Trinity that God the Father and God the Son are identical in essence. To Arius, the Son was somehow less than the Father, the result of an act of the Father's will and so part of His creation. Arius was first banished for his anti-Trinitarianism and later taken back by Constantine, but his heresy continued through the centuries. The main difference between the Trinitarian Catholics and the 'barbarians' who took over the Roman Empire in the 5th century appears to be that the barbarians (Vandals in North Africa, Visigoths in Spain and lower Gaul, Ostrogoths in Italy) were Arians. "
Arianism world - - - - 325 C.E. Osborne, Richard. Philosophy for Beginners. New York, NY: Writers and Readers Publishing (1992); pg. 34. "The first great task of the Church was to unify the faith in theory and practice... To settle the various debates about Christianity the Council of Nicaea was held in 325 AD: The Council established the Nicene Creed in which Father and Son, part of the Trinity, were 'identical in essence'. The Arians, who denied the Trinity, became the first official heretics. The Creed led to the first great split in Christendom, between the Eastern and Western churches, based on the two wings of the Empire... In 379 the Emperor Theodosius threw his weight behind the new orthodoxy and the 'catholic' triumph was complete. "


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