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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Unity Church Rhode Island - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Russia - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church South Carolina - - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church South Dakota - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Spain - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Sweden - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Switzerland - - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Tennessee - - 10
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Texas - - 54
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Trinidad and Tobago - - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church United Kingdom - - 13
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church USA 31,000 - - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 15-17. Table 1-2: Self-Described Adherence of U.S. Adult Population 1990. Phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by Graduate School of City U. of New York.
Unity Church USA - - 664
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Utah - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Venezuela - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Vermont - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Virgin Islands - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Virginia - - 16
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Washington - - 28
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Washington, D.C. - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory. Geographic region: "District of Columbia ", not "Washington, D.C. "
Unity Church Washington: Seattle 25,000 - - - 1990 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 283. "Seattle's Unity Church... has doubled membership in four years... The Puget Sound chapters have nearly 25,000 families on their mailing list. "
Unity Church West Virginia - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church Wisconsin - - 11
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Church world 2,000,000 - 500
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 805. "The United School of Christianity in Kansas City, Missouri was founded by Charles & Myrtle Fillmore in 1889... The Unity School reports over 500 centers & more than 2 million members who follow its courses of readings & studies. "
Unity Church world - - 400
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. 245-247. "Unity School of Christianity... The Association of Unity Churches (AUC), an independent but related organization of ministers and licensed teachers, is not a department of Unity School. The AUC has conventions, handles ordination and placement of ministers, and is self-supporting through its more than 400 member churches. "
Unity Church world - - 500
units
- 1990 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 284. "...Unity Church, which celebrated in 1989, has 500 ministries. Its inspiring pamphlet Daily Word and Unity magazine have a combined circulation of 3 million. "
Unity Church world - - 800
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark & Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Almanac; New York: Visible Ink Press (1991); pg. 343. "New Thought's most representative groups include: the Unity School of Christianity with its associated centers (approximately 525 churches and 275 study groups)... "
Unity Church world - - 768
units
16
countries
1992 *LINK* web site: "New Religious Movements " (University of Virginia); web page: "The Unity School of Christianity " (viewed 31 Jan. 1999); "Created by Caroline Farmer For Sociology 497, Fall 1998 " "The Unity School of Christianity has established several congregations in every section of the United States. In 1992, the Association of Unity Churches had 70,000 members with 547 congregations (Melton: 1017-1019) and 116 study groups in North America. They also had 55 congregations and 50 study groups in 15 different countries, mostly in Europe (Lewis: 505-508). "
Unity Church world 100,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* Religious Requirements & Practices of Certain Selected Groups: A Handbook for Chaplains (1993) - (online ed. - 1998); contract #: MDA903-90-C-0062 w/ Dept. of Defense; J. Gordon Melton, Project Director & James Lewis. "Unity School of Christianity. Sometimes known as Unity School or simply as Unity. Affiliate organization: Association of Unity Churches (AUC)... MEMBERSHIP: Unity School of Christianity does not have membership. Attendance in ministries affiliated with the Association of Unity Churches is estimated at over 100,000. "
Unity Church world - - 400
units
- 1997 Conkin, Paul K. American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity, The University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC (1997); pg. 273. "Approximately 400 Unity churches seem to be thriving. Unity makes up one of the hundreds of small religious sects that have sprouted and grown in America, but its future seems brighter than most. "
Unity Church world - - - 150
countries
1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) A nonprofit organization, Unity School is supported by freewill offerings of those we serve. Through our threefold ministry of prayer, publishing, and education, Unity School serves millions of people in more than 150 countries.
Unity Church world 1,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site (1998): "Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry "; web page: "Unity School of Christianity " "Unity School of Christianity; Founders: Charles and Myrtle (d. 1931) Fillmore; Headquarters: Lee's Summit, Missouri; Membership: Over one million "
Unity Church world 75,000 - 400
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) [Orig. source: Anderson, Alan. New Thought Movement Homepage. (20 March 1998)] -
Unity Church Wyoming - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Unity Fellowship Church California - - 3
units
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country: Unity Fellowship Church [UFC] (Los Angeles)... Divine Truth UFC (Inland Empire, CA)... Spiritual Truth UFC (Long Beach, CA)... "
Unity Fellowship Church California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 317. "The Unity Fellowship Church was founded in 1985 in Los Angeles by Carl Bean, to serve African American gays and lesbians. In the 1970s, Bean was a successful gospel singer who recorded a hit album, I Was Born This Way, on the Motown label... "
Unity Fellowship Church Georgia, USA - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country:... Unity Fellowship Church UFC (Atlanta)... "
Unity Fellowship Church Michigan - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country:... Full Truth Unity Fellowship Church (Detroit)... "
Unity Fellowship Church New Jersey - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country:... Liberation in Truth Unity Fellowship Church (Newark)... "
Unity Fellowship Church New York - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country:... Unity Fellowship Church (New York City)... "
Unity Fellowship Church USA - - 9
units
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country: Unity Fellowship Church [UFC] (Los Angeles)... UFC (New York City)... Inner Light UFC Washington D.C.)... Full Truth UFC (Detroit)... Liberation in Truth UFC (Newark)... UFC (Atlanta)... Sojourner Truth UFC (Seattle)... Divine Truth UFC (Inland Empire, CA)... Spiritual Truth UFC (Long Beach, CA) "
Unity Fellowship Church Washington - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country:... Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church (Seattle)... "
Unity Fellowship Church Washington, D.C. - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country: Unity Fellowship Church.. Inner Light UFC Washington D.C.)... Full Truth Unity Fellowship Church (Detroit)... "
Unity Fellowship Church world 2,000 - - 1
country
1995 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 317. "The Unity Fellowship Church was founded in 1985 in Los Angeles... which is unique in its emphasis on an Afrocentric worship style, has since grown to a national membership between 1,500 and 2,000, with congregations that gather every Sunday in New York City... Detroit... and Washington, D.C. "
Unity Fellowship Church world - - 9
units
1
country
1997 *LINK* web site: "Unity Fellowship Church Roster " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "Last updated: 08/25/97 " Counted churches from listing. "Following is a current roster of the Unity Fellowship Churches across the country: Unity Fellowship Church [UFC] (Los Angeles)... UFC (New York City)... Inner Light UFC Washington D.C.)... Full Truth UFC (Detroit)... Liberation in Truth UFC (Newark)... UFC (Atlanta)... Sojourner Truth UFC (Seattle)... Divine Truth UFC (Inland Empire, CA)... Spiritual Truth UFC (Long Beach, CA) "
Unity of the Brethren USA 3,615 - 26
units
- 1991 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 "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Unity of the Brethren. "
Unity of the Brethren world 3,249 - 27
units
- 1964 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), Section: Scandinavian Pietism; pg. 183-184. "Unity of the Brethren... Temple, TX [H.Q.]... Membership: At last report in 1971, the Brethren had 27 churches and 3,249 members, a significant decrease from 1964 (32 churches and 6,142 members). "
Unity of the Brethren world 6,142 - 32
units
- 1964 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), Section: Scandinavian Pietism; pg. 183-184. "Unity of the Brethren... Temple, TX [H.Q.]... Membership: At last report in 1971, the Brethren had 27 churches and 3,249 members, a significant decrease from 1964 (32 churches and 6,142 members). "
Unity of the Brethren world 3,581 - 26
units
- 1986 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 170. "Unity of the Brethren. Known until 1962 as the Evangelical Uity of the Czech-Moravian Brethren in North America, this body originated among immigrants who arrived in Texas in the late 19th century. The present name, translated from Unitas Fratrum, or Jednota Bratrska, dates from 1457... The church has no colleges or seminaries. In 1986 there were 3,581 members in 26 churches. "
Unity of the Brethren world 2,615 - 26
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). A Moravian group.
Universal Christian Apostolic Church Canada - - 2
units
- 1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 47. -
Universal Christian Apostolic Church USA - - 1
unit
- 1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 47. -
Universal Christian Apostolic Church world - - 3
units
2
countries
1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 47. -
Universal Christian International Catholic Church USA - - 1
unit
- 1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 46. -
Universal Christian International Catholic Church world - - 1
unit
1
country
1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 46. -
Universal Christian Spiritual Faith and Churches for All Nations world 40,816 - 60
units
- 1965 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Black Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 278. "Universal Christian Spiritual Faith and Churches for All Nations... was founded in 1952 by the merger of the National David Spiritual Temple of Christ Church Union (Inc.) U.S.A., St. Paul's Spiritual Church Convocation, and King David's Spiritual Temple of Truth Association. National David Spiritual Temple of Christ Church Union (Inc.) U.S.A. had been founded at Kansas City, Missouri, in 1932 by... David Willian Short, a former Baptist minister... Membership: Not reported. In the mid-1960s there were reportedly 60 churches and 40,816 members. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Brazil 100 - 1
unit
- 1977 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "It was in 1977 that Macedo and four other friends transformed an old funerary house in Abolia (sp), a suburb on the Northern side of Rio, into the first temple of the incipient evangelical multinational. Bishop Macedo was barely surviving and had less than 100 followers when he started his church. It was Maria Veronesi, a woman who believed to be cured by him and is still in the church, who sold a lot she had inherited from her father, giving the money to Macedo. He used it to buy 10 minutes a day of air time at Rio's Metropolitana radio. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Brazil - - 800
units
- 1991 *LINK* Kamm, Thomas. "Evangelicals, Stressing 'Cures' for Masses' Misery, Make Inroads in Roman Catholic Latin America " in The Wall Street Journal, 10/16/91. (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "...the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God has received the most attention because of its stunning growth... the Universal Church today is a multinational empire with about 800 temples and 2,000 pastors in Brazil... and control of a TV network and several radio stations in Brazil. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Brazil - - - - 1995 *LINK* Epstein, Jack. "Kicking of icon outrages Brazil Catholics " in Dallas Morning News, November 24, 1995; (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com). "Thanks to its massive donations, the church has purchased TV Record - the nation's third largest television network with 47 broadcasting stations - 30 radio stations, two publishing houses, a bank, a recording studio, a newspaper, a furniture factory and a tourist agency. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Brazil 3,000,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "Apparently, Universal with its 3 million faithful is no match for the 105 million Catholics (35 million of which are practicing) and TV Record and its 25 stations is just a little mouse for Globo's 87 broadcasting stations. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Brazil - - - - 1995 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "Some evangelicals, however, are trying to distance themselves from Macedo. The Associon Evangelica Brasileira (Brazilian Evangelical Association) led by Presbyterian Caio Fabio D'Ara'jo Filho has been in the forefront of this movement, accusing the bishop of using manipulative methods to get money. The Igreja Universal has allied itself to a branch of the Assembly of God to start its own evangelical organization, the Conselho Nacional dos Pastores do Brasil (National Council of Brazil's Pastors). D'Ara'jo contends that Macedo's church has 'no legitimacy to represent the diversity of the Evangelical Church.' "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Brazil - - - - 1996 *LINK* Mariz, Cecilia Loreto. In the Power of the Spirit (Chapter 4: "Pentecostalism and Confrontation with Poverty in Brazil "). Edited by Benjamin F. Gutierrez & Dennis A. Smith, published in 1996 by PC(USA)WMD AIPRAL/CELEP, Pg. 129-146, Translated by Peter Kemmerle. This information prepared for Religion Online by Ted & Winnie Brock. (Viewed, Google cache, 30 July 1999) "In fact, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, the second largest Pentecostal church in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro, and perhaps the second largest in Brazil in terms of church membership, has identifying characteristics, such as the size of its temples, its relation with a television network, its controversial bishop, its emphasis on fighting Afro-Brazilian religions, its emphasis on exorcism, the theology of prosperity, and asking for contributions. It also has a notably lower level of biblical education among both pastors and the faithful (Pereira, 1995). "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1995 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "Of Universal's nine US temples, five are in New York; one in Newark, New Jersey; two in Miami and one in Los Angeles... known in the United States as the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Florida: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale - - 2
units
- 1995 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "Of Universal's nine US temples, five are in New York; one in Newark, New Jersey; two in Miami and one in Los Angeles... known in the United States as the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Japan - - 1
unit
- 1995 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "The [Igreja Universal] church seems unstoppable. There are plans to start a mission in Russia and to conquer the whole of Asia since Japan has already a temple, and the Philippines seven. "


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