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Bwiti Gabon - - - - 1998 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998); pg. 63. "The strangest, perhaps, is that of Bwiti, which started lat in the last century among the Fang of Gabon as a syncretistic cult of seances, drug-induced visions and rites of witchcraft-avoidance. Christianity at first contributed only a mythic framework. Now Christian theology seems to be taking the movement over and turning into something like a regular Church. "
Byakko shinko-kai Japan - - - - 1996 Bocking, Brian. A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Surrey, England: Curzon (1996); pg. 13-14. "Byakko shinko-kai: A successful postwar Shinto-related sect (formerly Byakko koseikai) founded by Goi, Masahisa (b. 1916) a spiritualist and disciple of Taniguchi, Masaharu, founder of Seicho-no-ie... It has a special 'white light'-producing ritual prayer for world peace and is responsible for erecting poles across the world inscribed with the words 'may peace prevail on earth.' "
Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Australia - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 118-119. "The Church also oversees parishes in England (3), Belgium, & Australia. "
Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Belgium - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 118-119. "The Church also oversees parishes in England (3), Belgium, & Australia. "
Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Michigan - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 118-119. "In the U.S., parishes are located in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; & Dorothy, New Jersey. "
Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. New Jersey - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 118-119. "In the U.S., parishes are located in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; & Dorothy, New Jersey. "
Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. Ohio - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 118-119. "In the U.S., parishes are located in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; & Dorothy, New Jersey. "
Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. United Kingdom: England - - 3
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 118-119. "The Church also oversees parishes in England (3), Belgium, & Australia. "
Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. USA - - 3
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 118-119. "In the U.S., parishes are located in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; & Dorothy, New Jersey. "
Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. world - - 5
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 118-119. "...Toronto, ON, Canada [H.Q.]... The Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in the U.S.A. is one of two Orthodox groups among Byelorussian immigrants. It emerged among refugee Byelorussians in Germany after the War. Their own bishops having returned to the Russian Church, clergy & laity turned to the Ukrainian Church. Metropolitan Polikap not only blessed the reorganization of an autonomous church among the Byelorussians, but in 1948 granted permissions for one of his bishops, Bishop Siarheg, to leave his jurisdiction & join the new church... Present Primate of the Church is Archbishop Mikalay, elected in 1984 at a convention at the church in Highland Park, New Jersey. He resides in Toronto, Canada. In the U.S., parishes are located in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; & Dorothy, New Jersey. The Church also oversees parishes in England (3), Belgium, & Australia. "
Byelorussian Council of Orthodox Churches in North America Illinois - - 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Byelorussian Council of Orthodox Churches in North America.']
Byelorussian Council of Orthodox Churches in North America New Jersey - - 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Byelorussian Council of Orthodox Churches in North America.']
Byelorussian Council of Orthodox Churches in North America New York - - 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Byelorussian Council of Orthodox Churches in North America.']
Byelorussian Council of Orthodox Churches in North America USA - - 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Byelorussian Council of Orthodox Churches in North America.']
Byelorussian Orthodox Church Canada - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 119. "The Byelorussian Orthodox Church consists of three congregations... Besides the congregation in South River, New Jersey, parishes are found in Chicago and Toronto. "
Byelorussian Orthodox Church Illinois - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 119. "The Byelorussian Orthodox Church consists of three congregations... Besides the congregation in South River, New Jersey, parishes are found in Chicago and Toronto. "
Byelorussian Orthodox Church New Jersey - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 119. "The Byelorussian Orthodox Church consists of three congregations... Besides the congregation in South River, New Jersey, parishes are found in Chicago and Toronto. "
Byelorussian Orthodox Church North America - - 3
units
2
countries
1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 73. "Byelorussian Orthodox Church "
Byelorussian Orthodox Church North America - - 3
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 119. "Byelorussian Orthodox Church... South River, NJ [H.Q.]... When refugees and immigrants from Byelorussia came to the West after World War II, some organized as the Byelorussian Autonomous Orthodox Church and elected their own bishops. Others formed independent congregations and sought the canonical blessings of other Orthodox bishops. The Byelorussian Orthodox Church consists of three congregations who placed themselves under the jurisdiction of Archbishop Iakovos, head of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, in his role as Exarch in America for the ecumenical patriarch. Besides the congregation in South River, New Jersey, parishes are found in Chicago and Toronto. "
Byelorussian Orthodox Church Ontario - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 119. "The Byelorussian Orthodox Church consists of three congregations... Besides the congregation in South River, New Jersey, parishes are found in Chicago and Toronto. "
Byelorussian Orthodox Church USA - - 2
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 119. "The Byelorussian Orthodox Church consists of three congregations... Besides the congregation in South River, New Jersey, parishes are found in Chicago and Toronto. "
Byler Amish Pennsylvania: Mifflin County - - - - 1980 Hostetler, John A. Amish Society (3rd ed.; 1st ed. pub. 1963). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (1980); pg. 282-284. "...Mifflin County in central Pennsylvania. This region encompasses Kishacoquillas Valley..., which has in it 12 Amish-related groups. All originated in whole or in part among the Amish who came to this region from southeastern Pennsylvania as early as 1791... The 'Byler Church' is sometimes called die Alt Gemee ('the Old Church') and by a more descriptive phrase, the 'Bean-soupers.' The name comes from the practice of serving bean soup at lunch after the preaching service... Generally this group traces its connection to the Samuel B. King division in 1849... One of its most distinguishing traits... is the use of yellow tops on two-seated buggies... In 1948 the group affiliated and began to exchange ministers with the Rennos... "
Byzantine Catholic Church USA 400 - 2
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 119. "Byzantine Catholic Church... Los Angeles, CA [H.Q.]... The... Church is Orthodox in faith and practice... Membership: In 1988 the... Church reported 400 members in two congregations in the U.S. Affiliated parishes are also found in Italy, Nigeria, and Zaire, with 40,000 members reported. "
Byzantine Catholic Church world 40,000 - 4
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 119. "Byzantine Catholic Church... Los Angeles, CA [H.Q.]... The... Church is Orthodox in faith and practice... Membership: In 1988 the... Church reported 400 members in two congregations in the U.S. Affiliated parishes are also found in Italy, Nigeria, and Zaire, with 40,000 members reported. "
Cabindans Angola 600,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "500,000 people live in Cabinda. Another 100,000 live as refugees outside the nation of Cabinda, which is part of Angola but is situated in between CongoBrazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cabinda is one of the few territories, which were never de-colonialised. From being a Portuguese protectoate Cabinda was handed over to Angola when that country became independent. "
Caddo North America 2,000 - - - 1750 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 48. "Caddo... They numbered about 2,000 in the 18th century and 967 in 1937. "
Caddo North America 967 - - - 1937 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 48. "Caddo... They numbered about 2,000 in the 18th century and 967 in 1937. "
Caer Rhiannon USA - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 74. "Caer Rhiannon, Lady Angharad, P.O. Box 5261, Rivreside, CA 92517. Network / clearinghouse for Pagans / Crafters in the Riverside-San Bernadino-Ontario area; training in the Outer court tradition (other traditions among membership)... "
Cagaba Colombia - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 702. Chapter: "South American Tribal Religions "; map: "Tribal Locations "; northern region where Venezuela borders Colombia.
Cagaba Venezuela - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 702. Chapter: "South American Tribal Religions "; map: "Tribal Locations "; northern region where Venezuela borders Colombia.
Cahuilla North America - Pacific Coast 2,500 - - - 1770 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 430-431. Table: "The Pacific Coast: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Cahuilla world 2,500 - - - 1770 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 430-431. Table: "The Pacific Coast: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Caingang Brazil - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 702. Chapter: "South American Tribal Religions "; map: "Tribal Locations "; southern Brazil
Cajun USA 50,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 92-93. "Cajuns: Locations: United States (Louisiana; Texas); Population: 50,000; Religion: Roman Catholicism, often mixed with old folk beliefs, pagan superstitions, and African spiritual practices. "; "Most Cajuns are members of the Roman Catholic Church. However, since their arrival in Louisiana, their Catholic beliefs have become mixed with a host of other influences, from old folk beliefs and pagan superstitions dating back to the culture of pre-Christian Europe to African spiritual practices transmitted to them by African slaves and their descendants who migrated to Louisiana from the West Indies during the 1800s. "
Calapooya North America - Pacific Coast 3,000 - - - 1780 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 430-431. Table: "The Pacific Coast: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); Includes figures for Ahantchuyuk, Atfalati, Chelamela, Chepenafa, Luckiamute, Santiam, Yamel, Yoncalla; "Calapooya (1780) (entire Kalapooian stock): 3,000 "
Calapooya world 3,000 - - - 1780 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 430-431. Table: "The Pacific Coast: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); Includes figures for Ahantchuyuk, Atfalati, Chelamela, Chepenafa, Luckiamute, Santiam, Yamel, Yoncalla; "Calapooya (1780) (entire Kalapooian stock): 3,000 "
California Evangelistic Association world 4,700 - 62
units
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals; pg. 246. Church reporting.
Calusa Cuba - - - - 1750 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 8. "The Calusa population was estimated at 3,000 in 1650. A century later, a few survivors joined their neighbors, the Seminole, while others fled to Cuba. "
Calusa Florida 3,000 - - - 1650 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 8. "The Calusa population was estimated at 3,000 in 1650. A century later, a few survivors joined their neighbors, the Seminole, while others fled to Cuba. "
Calusa North America - Gulf Coasts and Tidal Swamps 3,000 - - - 1650 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 93. Table: "Gulf Coasts and Tidal Swamps: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Calusa world 3,000 - - - 1650 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 93. Table: "Gulf Coasts and Tidal Swamps: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Calvary Army Iowa - - - - 1913 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.'... Davenport Iowa had a Calvary Army... "
Calvary Baptist Church New Mexico 2,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Las Cruces, NM; pastor Sam Shaw.
Calvary Baptist Church Utah - - 1
unit
- 1892 *LINK* Mims, Bob. "AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHURCHES IN UTAH: They Have Come a Long Way Since Trek With Mormon Wagon Train " in Salt Lake Tribune (12 Feb 2000) "The first [African-American church in Utah], in 1890, was Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church. Two years later, Calvary Baptist became the second. "
Calvary Chapel Alabama - - 2
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Alaska - - 3
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Arizona - - 27
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Arkansas - - 3
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel California - - 249
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel California: Los Angeles County 35,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Harvest book by Chuck Smith and Tal Brooke on official church web site Christianity:Protestant:Calvary:
"...the number of people who consider it their home church is more than thirty-five thousand! Currently #3, according to Sunday attendance, among the ten largest churches in USA. "
Calvary Chapel California: Los Angeles County 30,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) [Orig. source: McGraw, Carol. 1997. "Let the Flower Children Come to Me: Pastor Chuck Smith Served as Godfather to the Jesus Freaks. " Orange County Register] Christianity:Protestant:Pentecostal:
"Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa has as many as 30,000 people in it's congregation each week. "; "In the past three decades the church has grown from only 25 to 25,000. "
Calvary Chapel California: Santa Ana 30,000 - - - 1978 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 193. "Calvary Chapel in Santa Ana, for instance, claimed more than 9,000 on its rolls by 1978 and more than 30,000 in the region named it as their primary spiritual center. "
Calvary Chapel California: Santa Ana 6,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table, grouped by state, columns for city, state, "size " (avg. weekly attendance), etc. From study finding all U.S. megachurches (congreg. w/ "consistent weekly attendance of at least 2,000 persons "); Listed in table as "Calvary Church of Santa Ana, " an independent congregation in California, but this is probably affiliated, at least nominally, with the nationwide Calvary Chapel chain.
Calvary Chapel Colorado - - 19
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Connecticut - - 4
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Delaware - - - - 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Florida - - 31
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Georgia, USA - - 14
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Hawaii - - 15
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Idaho - - 13
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Illinois - - 7
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Indiana - - 12
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Iowa - - 1
unit
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Kansas - - 7
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Calvary Chapel Kentucky - - 6
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory


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