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Universal Church of the Kingdom of God New Jersey - - 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 New York: New York City 6,000 - - - 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) "In a same Sunday in September the Igreja Universal assembled 50,000 people in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a session of exorcism and close to 6,000 in New York for a celebration called Domingo dos Milagres (Sunday of Miracles). "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God New York: New York City 8,000 - 5
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... known in the United States as the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. For half an hour every day Edir Macedo presents a program on Telemundo, a Spanish-speaking cable TV network. It's estimated that the church has 8,000 members only in New York. In a Brooklyn neighborhood church, for example, most of the faithful are Hispanic, the same as in LA. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Paraguay - - 1
unit
- 1985 *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) "Precise numbers are hard to gather due to secrecy and the rapid spread of the church. The Igreja Universal started its foreign expansionism in 1985 when the first temple was opened in Paraguay, a country on Brazil's southwestern border. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Philippines - - 7
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) "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. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God South Africa: Johannesburg 50,000 - - - 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) "In a same Sunday in September the Igreja Universal assembled 50,000 people in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a session of exorcism and close to 6,000 in New York for a celebration called Domingo dos Milagres (Sunday of Miracles). "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God USA - - 5
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... branches in five U. S. cities... "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God USA - - 22
units
- 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). "Overseas, it has opened 300 churches in 46 countries, including 22 in the United States, where it has targeted the Hispanic population on Spanish-speaking cable television stations. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God USA - - 9
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 world 100 - 1
unit
1
country
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... Bishop Macedo was barely surviving and had less than 100 followers when he started his church. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world - - - 2
countries
1985 *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) "Precise numbers are hard to gather due to secrecy and the rapid spread of the church. The Igreja Universal started its foreign expansionism in 1985 when the first temple was opened in Paraguay, a country on Brazil's southwestern border. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world 900,000 - - - 1990 *LINK* Epstein, Jack. "Kicking of icon outrages Brazil Catholics " in Dallas Morning News, November 24, 1995; (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com). "The Universal church... In the past five years, it has increased its membership by 280 percent, from 900,000 to 3.5 million followers... according to Veja, the nation's leading news magazine. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world - - - 5
countries
1990 *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 started its foreign expansionism in 1985 when the first temple was opened in Paraguay, a country on Brazil's southwestern border... By 1990 the church was established in all Brazilian states and had added temples in Argentina, Portugal and the United States. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world - - - - 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) "Then come calls for donations. The bigger the donation, followers are told, the greater Jesus' help.... the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God has received the most attention because of its stunning growth. Started in 1977 by the self-appointed Bishop Edir Macedo, the Universal Church today is a multinational empire with about 800 temples and 2,000 pastors in Brazil, branches in five U. S. cities, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal and Angola, and control of a TV network and several radio stations in Brazil. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world 3,500,000 - 2,100
units
- 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). "The Universal church was founded 18 years ago in a converted Rio mortuary and is Brazil's fastest growing evangelical church. In the past five years, it has increased its membership by 280 percent, from 900,000 to 3.5 million followers with 7,000 pastors and 2,100 temples, according to Veja, the nation's leading news magazine. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world - - - 47
countries
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). "Overseas [meaning, outside Brazil], it has opened 300 churches in 46 countries... "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world 6,000,000 - - - 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) "With close to 6 million believers all over the world and an estimated $1 billion annual income, the Igreja Universal has become the biggest Brazilian multinational, employing around 40 bishops and more than 7,000 pastors. The Church owns TV Record, a traditional Brazilian television network that they had bought in 1990 for $45 million... The Igreja Universal also owns 30 radio stations in Brazil, four in Portugal, one in Mozambique and several publications including the national weekly newspaper Folha Universal, which prints 1 million copies, and US-based Universal News, with more than 100,000 copies. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world - - - 47
countries
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) "...incredible growth of the Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus not only in Brazil but in 46 other countries. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world - - 2,000
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) "Every pin means a new church in his empire, which by last count had more than 2,000 temples in 46 countries. Three hundred of these prayer houses are outside Brazil. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world - - - - 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 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. Only this year has the Igreja Universal stretched its reach to include England, Luxembourg, India, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi and Congo. In Africa the growth has been staggering. In only one day 3,000 believers have been recently baptized in Mozambique (a former Portugal colony). Ministers have been in France learning the language in order to spread open the Universal to French-speaking African countries. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world 3,500,000 - - 34
countries
1995 *LINK* Web site: "First Church of Christ, Abortionist " [FCCA]; web page: "Poop from the Pope " (viewed 30 July 1999); Article: "Evangelical preacher hit by another scandal "; Date: Sat, 23 Dec 1995 11:00:03 PST; Dateline: Sao Paulo. "'Do you understand how it goes? If they want to help, well and good. Otherwise, they can go to hell. Either they contribute or they go under,' Macedo said... This is the second time in the last three months that the Universal Church, Brazil's fastest-growing evangelical community, has been hit by controversy. In October the church provoked an outcry of protest from Brazil's Catholic majority when one of its bishops appeared on television beating and kicking an image of Brazil's Patron Saint, Our Lady of Aparecida... Macedo, who in 1992 was charged with tax evasion and now lives in the United States, is the leading figure in the Universal Church which has an estimated 3.5 million followers in 34 countries. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world - except Brazil - - 300
units
- 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). "Overseas, it has opened 300 churches in 46 countries, including 22 in the United States, where it has targeted the Hispanic population on Spanish-speaking cable television stations. It even has its own political party in Portugal. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God world - except Brazil - - 300
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) "Every pin means a new church in his empire, which by last count had more than 2,000 temples in 46 countries. Three hundred of these prayer houses are outside Brazil. "
Universal Church, the Mystical Body of Christ USA - - - - 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Other Pentecostals; pg. 300. "Universal Church, the Mystical Body of Christ, is an interracial Pentecostal group which emerged in the 1970s... headed by... R. O. Frazier... Membership: Not reported. "
Universal Druid Bond United Kingdom - - - - 1717 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 6). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 722. "In 1717 John Toland gathered delegates from Bardic and Druid circles in some ten areas, including York, Oxford, Wales, Cornwall, Anglesey, the Isle of Man, parts of Scotland, Ireland and Brittany as well as London, to form the Universal Druid Bond from which the present outward body descends, the Mother Grove An Tich Geata Gairdeachas. The grove no longer professes any specific religion, but forms a deistic philosophy. "
Universal Episcopal Communion world - - 2
units
- 1949 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 96. "The Universal Episcopal Communion was organized in 1930 by James Christian Crummey (d. 1949), a Chicago theosophist, with the hopes of united the various small and divided Old Catholic jurisdictions of North America and eventuallyother continents... The two communions lasted until Crummey's death but disolved soon afterwards, neither having attained any significant support from their targeted constituency. "
Universal Episcopal Communion world 0 - - - 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 96. "Universal Episcopal Communion (Defunct)... was organized in 1930 by James Christian Crummey (d. 1949)... The two communions lasted until Crummey's death but disolved soon afterwards... "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Australia 200 - 8
units
- 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). "Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches... The movement has 8 centres in Australia with an estimated 200 plus members and a wider congregational following. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches California: Los Angeles 12 - 1
unit
- 1968 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 316. "Rev. Perry conducted the first MCC worship service on October 6, 1968, in the living room of his Los Angeles home. Eleven men and one woman participated in the first worship service... "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Canada 1,500 - 12
units
- 1992 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 244-247. Table 1: Canadian Current Statistics. (# of adherents is from table's "inclusive membership " column, not the sometimes smaller "full communicant or confirmed members " col.) Listed in table as "Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches Germany 50 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "MCC Basisgemeinde Hamburg - Die Kirche (nicht nur) für Lesben und Schwule " in table. Source: REMID.
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches North Carolina: New Hanover County - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* web site (1998): Wilmington Morning Star (N. Carolina newspaper); Special/Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998 "in New Hanover County... This list of active religious groups is based primarily on Southern Bell's Yellow Pages and the Morning Star's weekly list of worship services " [List of churches & # of congregations]
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches USA 25,076 - 195
units
- 1990 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 "Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches USA - - 230
units
- 1993 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. "As of May 1993, Metropolitan Community Church had more than 32,000 members and adherents in sixteen countries... MCC now has over 291 churches throughout the world, including 230 in the United States. The only states without a Metropolitan Community Church are Maine, North Dakota, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Wyoming. There are members in every state. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches USA 30,000 - 291
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.
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches USA 46,000 - 285
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 Metropolitan Community Churches, Universal Fellowship of
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches USA 30,000 - - - 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 "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world 12 - 1
unit
1
country
1968 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 316. "The Metropolitan Community Church was founded by the Rev. Troy Perry, a former Pentecostal minister who.. was ordained a Baptist minister... Rev. Perry conducted the first MCC worship service on October 6, 1968, in the living room of his Los Angeles home. Eleven men and one woman participated in the first worship service... currently has the highest percentage of female clergy (43%) of any Christian church in the U.S. MCC, while liberal on human rights and social issues, is theologically conservative. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world 30,000 - 234
units
17
countries
1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 167. "The church reports a membership of 30,000, with 324 churches in 13 countries. Heterosexuals may and do belong, but a large percentage of the membership is homosexual. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world - - 250
units
- 1993 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 158. "the U.F.M.C.C has 250 member congregations worldwide. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world 32,000 - 291
units
17
countries
1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). -
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world 32,000 - 291
units
16
countries
1993 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. "As of May 1993, Metropolitan Community Church had more than 32,000 members and adherents in sixteen countries... MCC now has over 291 churches throughout the world... "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world 50,000 - 300
units
17
countries
1995 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches... In 1995 there were over 300 churches in 17 countries, with a membership in excess of 50,000. About 85% of its membership is homosexual, and 99% of its clergy are homosexual, 51% of those being female. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world 30,000 - 290
units
- 1997 Gray, Edward R. & Scott L. Thumma. "The Gospel Hour: Liminality, Identity and Religion in a Gay Bar " in Contemporary American Religion: An Ethnographic Reader; edited by Penny Edgell Becker & Nancy L. Eiesland. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press (1997); pg. 91. "The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches is an independent denomination of approx. 290 congregations and 30,000 members. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world 52,000 - 400
units
18
countries
1997 *LINK* web page (1998): Radio National Transcripts: The Religion Report: "Religious Life in Australia " (Wednesday, 23 July, 1997.) "John Cleary: What's your membership now worldwide?; Troy Perry: Worldwide we're at about 52,000 and we continue to grow. We have close to 400 churches now in 18 countries. "
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world 32,000 - 300
units
19
countries
1998 *LINK* official web site with 300 congregations in 19 countries; Worldwide membership surpassed 32,000 in the mid-1990s.
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches world 40,000 - 300
units
15
countries
1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "A Spiritual Home: Ogden Church Provides Spiritual Home for Gays " in Salt Lake Tribune (Saturday, March 20, 1999), viewed online 21 March 1999. "Then Troy Perry founded the Metropolitan Community Church (in 1968, after being defrocked by his Pentecostal denomination for being gay). Morgan set up an interview with Perry and soon became a minister in the denomination that now numbers 300 congregations in 15 nations serving more than 40,000 members. "
Universal Foundation for Better Living California - - 2
units
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Universal Foundation for Better Living Canada - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Florida - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Guyana - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Illinois - - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Jamaica - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Maryland - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Michigan - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Mississippi - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living New York - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Ohio - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Ontario - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Trinidad and Tobago - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living USA - - 17
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living Wisconsin - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Foundation for Better Living world - - 21
units
5
countries
1998 *LINK* official web site directory
Universal Life Church world 5,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web page: "Universal Life on Sixty Minutes " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); "60 Minutes' shot turns into a bonanza for Hensley ", by J. Robert Razemore "Hensley was pleased when a San Jose policeman challenged his issuing of degrees, as he fought the state, the Internal Revenue Service and the federal courts. The public watched, listened and read of his trials and tribulations. And they responded - his flock of mail order ministers grew to more than 5 million worldwide. "
Universal Life Church world 18,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) [Orig. source: Melton, J Gordon. 1996 Encyclopedia of American Religions. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Co. Fifth Edition. (p 559) AND Eliade, Mircea. The Encyclopedia of Religion. 1987.] "The ULC considers every conscious being a member, but it claims more than 18 million participating members world wide. These figures are obviously greatly exaggerated. "


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