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Family, The Germany - - - - 1973 Haskins, James. Religions. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1973), pg. 117. "Interestingly, the Children of God seem to have found their most fertile ground in Germany... A thriving colony exists in the industrial district of Essen, West Germany. Its members, as in the U.S., ar emostly young people, but unlike American adults, the working-class adults of Essen follow the movement with enormous interest. If they do not join, they give money or goods or moral support. "
Family, The Germany 20 - - - 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 "Die Familie (Kinder Gottes) " in table. Source: REMID.
Free Baptists Germany 8,000 - - - 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 "Freie Baptistengemeinden (außerhalb des Weltbundes) " in table. Source: REMID.
Free Evangelical Congregations Germany 31,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web page: "Religion News of the World "; collected by Ph. Keulemans - Update: 30/11/1998. (viewed 5 July 1999). Date section: November 25 [1998]: "Membership Dwindles in almost all German Protestant Churches " [Orig. source: Idea/GC] "...survey conducted by the evangelical news agency idea (Wetzlar)... The Free evangelical Churches grew by 21.6% to a total of 31,000 members and the Adventists by 3.2% to almost 35,500. "
Free Evangelical Congregations Germany 30,500 - - - 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 "Bund freier evangelischer Gemeinden " in table. Source: REMID.
Free Evangelical, Pietist, and Charismatic churches Germany 50,000 - - - 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 "Freie evangelikale, pietistische oder charismatische Gemeinden " in table. Source: REMID.
Freemasonry Germany - - 1
unit
- 1737 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 8). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1037. "The first German Lodge was established at Hamburg in 1737. "
Freimaurer Germany 14,500 - - - 1990 *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 "Freimaurer " in table. Source: Meier-Hüsing.
Gemeinde der Christen - Ecclesia Germany 4,000 - - - 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 "Gemeinde der Christen - Ecclesia " in table. Source: REMID.
German Belief Fellowship Germany - - - - 1913 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1964-1965. "...German neo-pagan sects... The first was the loosely-organized Germanische Glaubensgemeinschaft (Community for Germanic Beliefs), which was founded in 1907 by Professor Ludwig Fahrenkrog (1867-1952) of Barmen. In 1911 Fahrenkrog and his followers joined forces with O. S. Reuter... and his German Religious Fellowship... in 1913... Fahrenkrog's sect changed its title and became the German Belief Fellowship. "
German Neo-Pagan sects Germany - - - - 1910 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1964. "The first Neo-Pagan German religious sects emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. All of them were by-products of the German volkisch movement, a confused and complicated ideological phenomenon, stemming from the ideas of the late Romantic movement and German nationalism. As a social group, Volkischen were mainly middle class, and identified with a passionate... belief in the sanctity of everything that was specifically German or 'Germanic'; they reflected the most extreme and chauvinistic form of German nationalism... "
German Neo-Pagan sects Germany - - - - 1913 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1964-1965. "The internal history of the German neo-pagan sects is extremely complicated because of their continual fissions and regroupings. Membership statistics were almost invariably for private circulation only. It is possible, however, to distinguish three main groups. The first was the loosely-organized Germanische Glaubensgemeinschaft (Community for Germanic Beliefs), which was founded in 1907 by Professor Ludwig Fahrenkrog (1867-1952) of Barmen. In 1911 Fahrenkrog and his followers joined forces with O. S. Reuter (b. 1876), the author of The Mystery of the Edda, and his German Religious Fellowship... A third group, the Volkschaft der Nordungen, or 'Nordungen Fraternity', originated in German youth movement circles, c. 1913... "
German Neo-Pagan sects Germany - - - - 1920 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1966. "While there were undoubtedly some Germans who actually indulged in a form of Wotan worship, most authorities are inclined to believe that the groups in question were both few and small. A length search by the present writer has failed to produce any documents. There are stray allusions to a Germanic Sun Religion sect that existed during the early 1900s, but once again it cannot be adequately documented. "
German Neo-Pagan sects Germany - 0.00% - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1966. "Fahrenkrog revived this sect, although on a very small scale, after 1945, but it must be remembered that the old pre-1914 volkisch movement was already in a state of decline by 1933, when the Nazis came to power. Hitler himself despised these sects because they were politically ineffective; and of the major Nazi leaders, only Himmler appears to have been vaguely influenced by the volkisch tradition. Fahrenkrog died in 1952 and this sect with him; and there is no evidence that there are any neo-pagan religious sects in Western Germany today. "
German Order Germany - - - - 1913 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1964-1965. "...German neo-pagan sects... The first was the loosely-organized Germanische Glaubensgemeinschaft (Community for Germanic Beliefs)... founded... Fahrenkrog... In 1911 Fahrenkrog and his followers joined forces with O. S. Reuter... and his German Religious Fellowship... 1913... Meanwhile, Reuter and his followers broke away, and founded yet another sect. This group became the esoteric 'inner circle' of Reuter's Deutsche Orden, the German Order, which later organized a volkisch rural settlement called 'Donnerschag', after the Germanic god Donar. "
German Order Germany - - - - 1922 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 8). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1081-1082. "The chief significance today of the Germanen Order, which flourished from 1912 to 1922, lies in the fact that some of its members had connections with the early National Socialist Movement, and that it cherished so many of the myths that prevailed in extremist German nationalist circles. "; "After 1922 the history of the Order is obscure. It is possible that it was obliged to dissolve or go underground. "
German Religious Fellowship Germany - - - - 1911 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1964-1965. "...German neo-pagan sects... The first was the loosely-organized Germanische Glaubensgemeinschaft (Community for Germanic Beliefs)... founded... Fahrenkrog... In 1911 Fahrenkrog and his followers joined forces with O. S. Reuter (b. 1876), the author of The Mystery of the Edda, and his German Religious Fellowship... Fahrenkrog's sect [later] changed its title and became the German Belief Fellowship. "
Germanic Sun Religion Germany - - - - 1946 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1966. "There are stray allusions to a Germanic Sun Religion sect that existed during the early 1900s, but once again it cannot be adequately documented. Fahrenkrog revived this sect, although on a very small scale, after 1945, but it must be remembered that the old pre-1914 volkisch movement was already in a state of decline by 1933... "
Gralsbewegung Germany 2,700 - - - 1997 *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 "Gralsbewegung " in table. Source: REMID.
Harmony Society Germany - - 1
unit
- 1790 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 4). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 499. Chapter: "Communistic Religious Movements "; author: Bryan Wilson. "Initially the [Harmonists, or Rappites were] composed of the personal following of its remarkable, autocratic and impressive leader George Rapp, a weaver, who in the 1780s began to conduct his own religious meetings in his native village in Wurttemberg, Germany, expressing severe disapproval of the outward show and ritual of the Lutheran Church. Wurttemberg was a strong centre of sectarianism at this time, and Rapp soon acquired a significant following from his own and neighboring villages. "
Hasidic Jews Germany - - - - 1200 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 9). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1219. "The circles of Jewish zealots in Palestine who took up arms, in the times of the Maccabees, against the repression of Jewish religion were known as Hasidim, and the same term was used by a circle of Jewish mystics that flourished in Germany in the 12th and 13th centuries. There is, however, now historic connection between these earlier movements and the 18th century Polish-Russian Hasidism. "
Hasidic Jews - German Germany - - - - 1300 C.E. 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. 295. "HASIDISM, CHASIDISM. Two socio-religious movement in medieval and modern Jewish history, with mystical ideology. 1. German Hasidism. This movement emerged in the Rhineland valley in the wake of the massacre of the Jews during the Crusades... 2. Eastern European Hasidism... "
Hegelianism Germany - - - - 1831 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "HEGEL, George Wilhelm Friedrich (1770-1831): German philosopher whose system is commonly known as 'HEGELIANISM.' His complex idealist philosophy contains many elements the most influential of which are: (1) the DIALECTIC which is generally interpreted to mean that all reasoning is dialectical proceeding from a CONCEPT to a new and contradictory concept which gives way to a third concept that transcends and synthesizes both earlier concepts... (2) the theory of self-realization by which the dialectical process in the individual leads to a determinate 'SELF' which is 'for itself;' (3) the theory of history which is a dialectical process leading to the manifestation of the ABSOLUTE SPIRIT and arguing that in every specific age the spirit manifests itself in the Zeitgeist or the 'spirit-of-the-age' which determines social and political life, knowledge, religion and art. Hegel's work strongly influenced such people as FEUERBACH and MARX. "
Hinduism Germany 30,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* "News In Brief " in Hinduism Today International (March 1994: Vol. 16, No. 3) Europe's largest Hindu population is 1.3-million in the United Kingdom, followed by Holland, 150,000; Germany, 30,000; Spain and Portugal, over 10,000; Switzerland, 8,000; Sweden, 8,000; and Norway, 2,000.
Hinduism Germany 70,000 - - - 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]; Sum of three Hindu groups: Tamil Hindus, Indian Hindus, & Afghan Hindus.
Hinduism - Afghan Germany 5,000 - - - 1997 *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 "Afghanische Hindus " in table. Source: REMID. Listed in "Hinduism " section.
Hinduism - Indian Germany 20,000 - - - 1997 *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 "Indische Hindus " in table. Source: REMID. Listed in "Hinduism " section.
Hinduism - Tamil Germany 45,000 - - - 1997 *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 "Tamilische Hindus " in table. Source: REMID. Listed in "Hinduism " section.
Holy Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in Exile Germany 3,600 - - - 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 "Ukrainische autokephale Orthodoxe Kirche " in table. Source: REMID. [Listed in 'Orthodox and Eastern Churches' section.]
Humanism Germany 40,000 - - - 1997 *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 "Freireligiöse, Freie Humanisten " in table. Source: REMID.
Independent Lutheran Church Germany 39,200 - - - 1997 *LINK* web page: "Religion News of the World "; collected by Ph. Keulemans - Update: 30/11/1998. (viewed 5 July 1999). Date section: November 25 [1998]: "Membership Dwindles in almost all German Protestant Churches " [Orig. source: Idea/GC] "the Independent Lutheran Church... survey conducted by the evangelical news agency idea (Wetzlar)... The Independent Lutherans decreased by 4.2% to 39,200... "
Independent Lutheran Church Germany 44,000 - - - 1998 *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 "Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche " in table. Source: REMID. Independent Evangelical Lutherans: MOST are members of Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland churches.
ISKCON Germany 5,000 - - - 1997 *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 "ISKCON (Hare Krishna) " in table. Source: REMID.; In comments column: "350 Devotees, mit befreundetem Umfeld ca. 5,000 " [ "50 DEVO teas, with friendly surrounding field approx. 5,000 "]
ISKCON - full-time Germany 350 - - - 1997 *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 "ISKCON (Hare Krishna) " in table. Source: REMID.; In comments column: "350 Devotees, mit befreundetem Umfeld ca. 5,000 " [ "50 DEVO teas, with friendly surrounding field approx. 5,000 "]
Islam Germany 1,500,000 2.40% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Germany - 2.40% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992). Pg. 204-205. Chart
Islam Germany 1,500,000 - - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 118. "As a result of this influx, France's Muslim population in the early 1990s stood at around 2.5 million, Germany's at over 1.5 million, and Britain's at just under 1 million. "
Islam Germany - 2.00% - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 13. "Muslims are estimated to constitute about two percent of the populations of Germany and France; one and a half percent of that of Britain. "
Islam Germany 1,740,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Islam Germany 1,395,220 1.70% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 38%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 1.7%, unaffiliated or other 26.3%; Total Population: 82,071,765.
Islam Germany 2,430,000 3.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 178-179. "Location: Germany; Population: Over 81 million "; "Muslims now account for nearly 3% of the population, mostly guest workers from Turkey. "
Islam Germany - 2.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 80,000,000
Islam Germany 2,500,000 - - - 1999 Rink, Steffen. Post on nurel-l newsgroup list, 1 April 1999. Rink's organization: REMID, Religious Studies Media- and Information Service, Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e. V. Wehrdaer Weg 16 a, D-35037 Marburg, Germany. "On the other hand the datas of muslims: At the census the number was about 2,000,000. Today one says that there are 3,000,000 muslims. But in this number the Alevis are includes (because in Turkey the Alevis are not a similar denomination). And theere are many refugees. Concerning all these conditions we say that in Germany we have about 2,500,000 muslims, and in these number there are about 200,000 to 400,000 Alevis. "
Islam Germany 3,355,300 - - - 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]; Sum of all groups in Islam section: "Islamische Bewegungen insgesamt "; "Ismailiten ('Siebener-Schiiten') "; "Sufi-Gemeinschaften "; "Ahmadi "; "Schiiten "; "Aleviten "
Islam Germany 1,788,500 2.70% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Ismaili Germany 300 - - - 1998 *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 "Ismailiten ('Siebener-Schiiten') " in table. Source: Spuler-Stegemann.; Listed in 'Islam' section. Number of adherents listed as "200-300 "
Jehovah's Witnesses Germany 84,000 - - - 1966 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1499. "In 1966 there were some 360,000 Witnesses in the United States,... 84,000 in Germany... "
Jehovah's Witnesses Germany 169,988 0.21% 2,052
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 286,126.
Jehovah's Witnesses Germany 171,704 0.21% 2,083
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Germany 166,136 - - - 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 "Jehovas Zeugen " in table. Source: REMID.
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Germany 286,126 0.35% 2,052
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site From 1997 Statistics "Memorial attendance " column. Count of all who attend this once-a-year meeting, whether or not a "publisher " in full standing. Most would be considered adherents.
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Germany 271,606 0.33% - - 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; "Memorial attendance " column indicates attendance at yearly communion meeting.
Johannische Kirche Germany 3,300 - - - 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 "Johannische Kirche " in table. Source: REMID.
Judaism Germany 530,000 - - - 1929 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 179. "Before the 1930s, Germany had a Jewish population of around 530,000. However, the great majority fled or were killed in the Nazi holocaust of World War II... "
Judaism Germany 365,000 0.80% - - 1937 Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 161. Map: "European Jewry on the Eve of the Holocaust 1937-41 "; "Figures show Jewish populations in 1937 and percentage of total population. "
Judaism Germany 500,000 - - - 1939 Wohlrabe, Raymond A. & Werner E. Krusch. The Land and People of Germany (Portraits of the Nations series). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (revised edition 1972), pg. 153. "Prior to the Hitler years, there were at least five hundred thousand German Jews. "
Judaism Germany 40,000 0.05% - - 1990 Hargrove, Jim. Germany (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1991), pg. 130. "Some 40,000 Jews live in Germany... Population: 79,312,000 (1990 estimate) "
Judaism Germany 37,000 - - - 1992 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by age groups, marital status and religious affiliation "
Judaism Germany - 0.10% - - 1992 Wolff, Michael. Where We Stand: Can America Make it in the Global Race for Wealth, Health, and Happiness? Bantam Books: New York (1992). Pg. 204-205. Chart
Judaism Germany 40,000 0.05% - - 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 178-179. "Location: Germany; Population: Over 81 million "; "...today only some 40,000 [Jews] live in Germany, most of whom are recent refugees from Russia. "
Judaism Germany 40,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by age groups, marital status and religious affiliation "
Judaism Germany 47,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by age groups, marital status and religious affiliation "
Judaism Germany 54,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by age groups, marital status and religious affiliation "
Judaism Germany 61,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) Table: "Population by age groups, marital status and religious affiliation "
Judaism Germany 60,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Judaism Germany 80,000 - - - 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]; Sum of two groups in Judaism section: "Juden ohne Gemeindezugehörigkeit " and "Jüdische Gemeinden " [affiliated and unaffiliated]
Judaism - affiliated Germany 40,000 - - - 1997 *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 "Jüdische Gemeinden " in table. Source: REMID. Listed in "Judaism " section.
Judaism - unaffiliated Germany 40,000 - - - 1997 *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 "Juden ohne Gemeindezugehörigkeit " in table. Source: REMID. Listed in "Judaism " section.
Kagyu - Karma Germany 3,000 - - - 1990 *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 "Karma-Kagy?Verein " in table. Source: Meier-Hüsing. Listed in "Buddhism " section.
Karaites Germany 18 - - - 1939 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 120. "At the start of the war {WWII] only 18 Karaites lived in Germany, 250 in France, 1,200 in Poland (including Lithuania), and nine to ten thousand in the Soviet Union... "
Kleinere freie Apostelgemeinden (Gemeinschaft des gottlichen Sozialismus, Apostelamt Juda) Germany 3,000 - - - 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 "Kleinere freie Apostelgemeinden, z.B. Gemeinschaft des göttlichen Sozialismus, Apostelamt Juda " in table. Source: REMID.
Lectorium Rosicrucianum Germany 4,200 - - - 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 "Internationale Schule des Goldenen Rosenkreuzes - Lectorium Rosicrucianum " in table. Source: REMID.
Lutheran Germany - - - - 1517 C.E. Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 27. "Lutherans. As a Catholic monk in sixteenth-century Germany, Martin Luther... Though Luther only meant to reform the Catholic church, his actions launched the Protestant Reformation and divided Christians into many different groups... "
Lutheran Germany - 50.00% - - 1975 Wallechinsky, David & Irving Wallace; The People's Almanac; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1975), pg. 1266. List of "Major World Religions ": "About 80 million persons are Lutherans today. Lutheranism is the religion of half the people of Germany. In Iceland, Findlan, Norway and Sweden it is the established Church and receives support from the state. "
Lutheran Germany 40,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983), pg. 56. "More than 8 million Lutherans live in the United States, about 40 million live in Germany. "


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