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Christ Universal Temple Illinois: Chicago 4,000 - 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 Chicago, Illinois; pastor Johnnie Coleman.
Christian Army Illinois: Chicago - - - - 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. "1913... A.E. Kimball... wrote [about] 'present difficulty we have in connection with so many Armies.'... Chicago produced the Redeemer's Army, the Christian Army, and the Samaritan, Saved, and Volunteer Rescue Armies. These agencies, which used uniforms, flags, and brass bands wherever they could muster them, caused great confusion to the public, who naturally mistook them for The Salvation Army... "
Christianity Illinois: Chicago 2,371,600 84.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Illinois: Chicago 5,320 0.19% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million. Table has data for "Latter Day Saints, " meaning all LDS denominations. But U.S. splinter LDS (outside the main SLC-based church) number only about 125,000, primarily RLDS. 125,000 / 2,487,000 (Kosmin U.S. total LDS) = 5%. Multiply state LDS totals by 95% to get Ch. of Jesus Christ of LDS estimates.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Illinois: Chicago - - 1
unit
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; "Chicago Illinois " temple in Glenview, Ill.
East Asian religions Illinois: Chicago 14,000 0.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews; Graduate School of City University of NT, 1990. Listed as "Eastern Religions. " Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Episcopalian Illinois: Chicago 28,000 1.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Episcopalian Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1996 Knoke, William. Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kodansha International (1996), pg. 296. "American cities like Chicago now have more Hindus than Episcopalians, more Buddhists than Hindus... "
Faith Tabernacle Illinois: Chicago 3,000 - 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 Chicago, Illinois; pastor Alan Smith.
Hinduism Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1996 Knoke, William. Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kodansha International (1996), pg. 296. "American cities like Chicago now have more Hindus than Episcopalians, more Buddhists than Hindus... "
Hinduism Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1998 Stack, Peggy Fletcher. A World of Faith. USA: Signature Books (1998), pg. 19. "Hindus... Illustration: Rajgopuram or entrance to Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago... "
Homewood Full Gospel Church Illinois: Chicago 2,300 - 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 Chicago, Illinois; pastor Walter Pedersen.
homosexual Illinois: Chicago - - - - 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. 339. Table: "Gay Neighborhoods Around the Country "; "In many large cities, there are neighborhoods where gay people live, own businesses, or just hang out. Each has its own local designation "; Boystown, Chicago; Newtown, Chicago
Islam Illinois: Chicago 28,000 1.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Islam Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1996 Knoke, William. Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kodansha International (1996), pg. 296. "American cities like Chicago now have more Hindus than Episcopalians, more Buddhists than Hindus, more Muslims than Jews. "
Jehovah's Witnesses Illinois: Chicago 19,600 0.70% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Jesus People USA Illinois: Chicago 500 - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Official web site of Jesus People USA; section: "Who Are We? "; web page: "Meet Our Family " (viewed 8 May 1999). "Jesus People USA is a Christian community in Chicago. We operate both as an intentional Christian community and as a worshipping church (not all members of our congregation live as full-time members of the community). We began as an independent ministry in 1972, and in 1989 we joined the Chicago-based Evangelical Covenant Church. We number about 500 people who live together at a single address on Chicago's North Side. "
Judaism Illinois: Chicago 72,800 2.60% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Judaism Illinois: Chicago 261,000 - - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 267. "The metropolitan areas with the largest Jewish populations were New York City (1.45 million), Los Angeles (490,000), Chicago (261,000), Philadelphia (250,000), Boston (228,000), an San Francisco Bay area (210,000), Miami (189,000), and Washington, D.C. (165,000). "
Judaism Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1996 Knoke, William. Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kodansha International (1996), pg. 296. "American cities like Chicago now have more Hindus than Episcopalians, more Buddhists than Hindus, more Muslims than Jews. "
Judaism Illinois: Chicago 248,000 - - - 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. "
Latter Day Saints Illinois: Chicago 5,600 0.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Liberty Temple Full Gospel Illinois: Chicago 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 Chicago, Illinois; pastor Clifford Turner.
Lutheran Illinois: Chicago 81,200 2.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
megachurches Illinois: Chicago 56,620 - 18
units
- 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 ").
Methodist Illinois: Chicago 98,000 3.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Mita Movement Illinois: Chicago - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 260. "Mita Movement... currently has churches in New York City; Jersey City, Passaic, and Paterson, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, and Chicago. " [At least one.]
Native Americans Illinois: Chicago 15,758 - - - 1990 Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993), pg. 22. Table: Metropolitan statistical areas with highest Indian populations. Data from 1990 U.S. Census.; "Chicago, IL - into IN & WI "; Includes Alaska natives.
New Wine Christian Center Illinois: Chicago 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 Chicago, Illinois; pastor Tom Bynum.
Nonreligious Illinois: Chicago 221,200 7.90% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million. [In table, this group is called "Agnostic & Nonreligious "]
Orthodox (Eastern Christian) Illinois: Chicago 16,800 0.60% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Pentecostal Illinois: Chicago 39,200 1.40% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million. (Pentecostal here includes Assemblies of God)
Presbyterian Illinois: Chicago 28,000 1.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
Protestant Illinois: Chicago 1,148,000 41.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Self-identification. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million. Strictly defined Protestants. Does NOT include LDS (Mormons), Jehovah's Witnesses, Orthodox Christian (Eastern), Unitarians.
Protestant - other Illinois: Chicago 182,000 6.50% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Self-identification. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million. Includes Protestants NOT in: Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, & Episcopalian.
Redeemer's Army Illinois: Chicago - - - - 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. "1913... A.E. Kimball... wrote [about] 'present difficulty we have in connection with so many Armies.'... Chicago produced the Redeemer's Army, the Christian Army, and the Samaritan, Saved, and Volunteer Rescue Armies. These agencies, which used uniforms, flags, and brass bands wherever they could muster them, caused great confusion to the public, who naturally mistook them for The Salvation Army... "
Roma Illinois: Chicago 10,000 - - - 1994 Kephart, William M. & William W. Zellner. Extraordinary Groups: An Examination of Unconventional Life-Styles (5th Ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press (1994), pg. 101. "Nevertheless, the Rom were in the cities to stay, and today there are a reported 10,000 in Chicago and 15,000 in Los Angeles. "
Salvation Army Illinois: Chicago 800 - - - 1885 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. 32. "The Army opened in Chicago in February 1885: within the first year 547 separate conversions were reported in The War Cry--and this figure represents only 36 weekly reports; at the same rate for 52 weeks, there would have been 800 converts. "
Salvation Army - Scandinavian corps Illinois: Chicago - - 3
units
- 1980 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. 202-203. "Five ['Scandinavian'] corps still exist in Illinois; three in Chicago (Mt. Greenwood, Irving Park and Andersonville); Moline and Rockford Temple "
Salvation Army - Swedish corps Illinois: Chicago - - 6
units
- 1894 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. 48. "Her [Hanna Ouchterlony] services in Chicago were particularly successful: by 1894, there were six Swedish corps in that city, crowned by the famous Chicago No. 13. "
Samaritan Army Illinois: Chicago - - - - 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. "1913... A.E. Kimball... wrote [about] 'present difficulty we have in connection with so many Armies.'... Chicago produced the Redeemer's Army, the Christian Army, and the Samaritan, Saved, and Volunteer Rescue Armies. These agencies, which used uniforms, flags, and brass bands wherever they could muster them, caused great confusion to the public, who naturally mistook them for The Salvation Army... "
Saved Army Illinois: Chicago - - - - 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. "1913... A.E. Kimball... wrote [about] 'present difficulty we have in connection with so many Armies.'... Chicago produced the Redeemer's Army, the Christian Army, and the Samaritan, Saved, and Volunteer Rescue Armies. These agencies, which used uniforms, flags, and brass bands wherever they could muster them, caused great confusion to the public, who naturally mistook them for The Salvation Army... "
Seicho-No-Ie Illinois: Chicago - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) worldwide directory of "Truth of Life Centers ": [directory link] "Truth of Life Center Chicago, 1938 W. Albion, Chicago, Illinois 60626; Truth of Life Center Chicago, 8245 S. Kingston, Chicago, Illinois 60617 "
Southern Baptist Convention Illinois: Chicago - - - - 1999 *LINK* Tucker, Earnest. "Students of many faiths to spread PB&J to Uptown " in Chicago Sun-Times, 1 Oct. 1999 (v. online 6 Oct. 1999). "Thompson said his church sees 'this as an alternative, among other things, to the Southern Baptist promise to send 100,000 people to Chicago to save Jews. That kind of intolerance is the first step on the path to hate. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Illinois: Chicago 5,600 0.20% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 110. Table 3-5: "Religious Profiles of Selected Cities by Percentage ". Based on self-identification, phone interviews, conducted by Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1990. Total Chicago pop: 2.8 million.
unmarried couples living together Illinois: Chicago - 8.60% - - 1990 Witt, Lynn; S. Thomas & Eric Marcus (ed.) Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner Books (1995), pg. 365. Table. "1990 Census... unmarried couples living together in the largest 20 cities follows. "
Volunteer Rescue Army Illinois: Chicago - - - - 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. "1913... A.E. Kimball... wrote [about] 'present difficulty we have in connection with so many Armies.'... Chicago produced the Redeemer's Army, the Christian Army, and the Samaritan, Saved, and Volunteer Rescue Armies. These agencies, which used uniforms, flags, and brass bands wherever they could muster them, caused great confusion to the public, who naturally mistook them for The Salvation Army... "
Willow Creek Community Church Illinois: Chicago 14,650 - - - 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 "); independent, Bill Hybels pastor.
Yahweh's New Covenant Assembly Illinois: Chicago - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Local Assemblies " (directory). (Viewed 28 June 1999) Branches listed on directory: "Chicago, IL: Monthly meetings held on the last Sabbath of each month. Next Meeting: May 29th in the Schaumburg Library at 1:30PM for more information call: (573) 642 6566 "
Methodist Illinois: Decatur - - 60
units
- 1945 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988), pg. 27. "In the Decatur, Illinois, district, for example, there were 60 Methodist churches in 1945; 15 years later, 3 of these had died and 16 new ones had been organized. "
Methodist Illinois: Decatur - - 73
units
- 1960 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988), pg. 27. "In the Decatur, Illinois, district, for example, there were 60 Methodist churches in 1945; 15 years later, 3 of these had died and 16 new ones had been organized. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Illinois: Nauvoo 12,000 - - - 1846 *LINK* Anderson, Vern (AP). "Rising Again: Nauvoo Temple Will Rise Again to Fulfill Dream " in Salt Lake Tribune, 1 May 1999 (viewed online 1 May 1999). "When the Mormons were driven from Nauvoo... their sojourn in western Illinois from 1839 to 1846. The faith's young founder and prophet was murdered by a mob in nearby Carthage less than four years after selecting the site of the Nauvoo Temple, the spiritual center of the bustling city of 12,000 that almost rivaled Chicago in population. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Illinois: Nauvoo 123 10.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Anderson, Vern (AP). "Rising Again: Nauvoo Temple Will Rise Again to Fulfill Dream " in Salt Lake Tribune, 1 May 1999 (viewed online 1 May 1999). "Today, down a verdant, sloping hill from the modern town of 1,227 lies the Nauvoo Historic District, a National Historic Landmark containing more than two dozen restored houses and shops, visitor centers and a 700-acre farm. The sites drew more than 200,000 visitors last year. Though only about 10% of Nauvoo's inhabitants now are Mormon... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Illinois: Nauvoo 120 10.00% 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Campbell, Joel. "Nauvoo: Top of Utah residents help to spread the word " in Ogden Standard-Examiner (viewed online on StandardNET, 19 June 1999). "Loren Burton, an Ogden native who serves as LDS church public affairs spokesman in Nauvoo, estimates that 85 percent of Nauvoo's visitors are LDS. On any given Sunday during the tourist season, the 500-member congregation of the Nauvoo LDS Ward can expand to four times its size to accommodate visitors... The temple is expected to tower over this small midwestern community, which had forgotten much of its Mormon past until the LDS Church began significant restoration efforts 30 years ago. The town, where only about 10 percent of the 1,200 residents are Mormon... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Illinois: Nauvoo - - - - 1999 *LINK* Campbell, Joel. "Nauvoo: Top of Utah residents help to spread the word " in Ogden Standard-Examiner (viewed online on StandardNET, 19 June 1999). "Across the street from the temple site, the LDS church is also expanding. It has purchased eight acres where a Catholic boarding school and monastery stand. The school will be home to a new Brigham Young University travel study center. Beginning in fall 2000, 120 students will be housed at the site. The study experience will be open to students from LDS church-sponsored colleges and undergraduates who attend LDS Institute at other colleges. Along with its Carthage Jail visitors center, the LDS Church maintains 33 historic sites and a visitors center in Nauvoo. Among the attractions are historic homes, a printing office, post office, drug store, blacksmith shop, boot shop, brickyard, school and gun shop. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Illinois: Nauvoo 300 25.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Kloehn, Steve (Tribune Religion Writer). "Nauvoo's Prospects on Rise With Mormons' Temple Plans " in Chicago Tribune, May 24, 1999 (viewed online 25 May 1999). "NAUVOO, Ill. -- The leading attraction in this riverfront town of 1,200 is a meticulously landscaped, historically significant, theologically momentous hole in the ground... the growing Mormon population -- about 150 permanent residents, plus another 150 temporary church workers and missionaries--is ecstatic. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Illinois: Nauvoo 20,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Kloehn, Steve (Tribune Religion Writer). "Nauvoo's Prospects on Rise With Mormons' Temple Plans " in Chicago Tribune, May 24, 1999 (viewed online 25 May 1999). "Built between 1841 and 1846, the Nauvoo temple was completed a year after Smith had been murdered by an angry mob and dedicated even as some 20,000 of his followers began to flee the town in fear of their lives. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Illinois: Nauvoo 150 12.50% 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Martin, Stephen A. "Nauvoo clears way for LDS temple " in Deseret News, 20 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "NAUVOO, Ill. - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will get to build its temple, and the city will get $471,440 in cash and thousands more in services in an agreement reached Tuesday... the City Council voted 5-1 to approve a building permit for the $23 million structure [in] the city of 1,200 residents. 'Legally, they didn't have to give us a dime,' Alderman John McCarty said. McCarty said the church understood Nauvoo's unusual circumstances and agreed to help the city with infrastructure and other needs in a town already overwhelmed by some 250,000 tourists a year. 'There wasn't much more we could have asked for,' he said... A small church building down about two blocks from Nauvoo's Temple Square serves that purpose for the approximately 150 permanent LDS residents of Nauvoo. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Illinois: Nauvoo - 10.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Swensen, Jason. "News elicits cheers and tears in Nauvoo " in Deseret News (5 April 1999; viewed online 5 April 1999). "President Nelson said he does not anticipate any opposition in the area to rebuilding the temple. LDS Church members make up about 10 percent of the population of Nauvoo and regularly play host to thousands of tourists who visit the area year-round. The LDS Church owns much of historic Nauvoo, where it has restored several homes and operates a visitors center featuring young missionaries who perform musical programs for visiting tourists. Several missionary couples operate a variety of enterprises there, re-creating much of what life was like in the mid 1800s, including a foundry, print shop, candlemaking operation and brick mason production... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - missionaries Illinois: Nauvoo 150 - - - 1999 *LINK* Campbell, Joel. "Nauvoo: Top of Utah residents help to spread the word " in Ogden Standard-Examiner (viewed online on StandardNET, 19 June 1999). "Like some 150 missionary guides and restoration workers, Perry and her husband, Rodney, left a life of retirement in Roy to accept a call from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve in Nauvoo. Unlike missions, which require taking LDS doctrine door-to-door, these volunteers give this one-time bustling Mormon settlement new life as tour guides, sharing historical interpretation, crafts and stories of faith. Last year an estimated 200,000 visited Nauvoo last year. Now, with the recent announcement that the LDS Church will rebuild the Nauvoo Temple, tour guides are bracing for even more tourists this summer. "
Community of Christ (RLDS) Illinois: Nauvoo - - - - 1999 *LINK* Campbell, Joel. "Nauvoo: Top of Utah residents help to spread the word " in Ogden Standard-Examiner (viewed online on StandardNET, 19 June 1999). "The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints also has a visitors' center & maintains historic homes, the Smith Family Cemetery and other property connected to Joseph Smith & his son, Joseph Smith III. After Joseph Smith's death, his wife, Emma, & other family members lingered in Nauvoo and eventually became associated with the RLDS Church, now headquartered in Independence, Mo. "
Ahirs India 14,000,000 4.00% - - 1931 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 22. "The 1931 census placed the number of Ahirs and related castes at just over 14 million people, or roughly 4% of the population. "
Ahirs India 40,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 22-23. "Ahirs: Location: India (middle Ganges valley; state of Bihar, Orissa, and Uttar Pradesh); Population: About 35-40 million; Religion: Hinduism "; "The majority of Ahirs are Hindu and share in the basic beliefs and practices of Hinduism. They belong mostly to the Vaishnava sect... In Bihar, however, many are Shaivites... Ahirs pay particular respect to, and are closely identified with, the legendary god Krishna. " [NOTE: This statistic is a measure of an ethnic/cultural group, not a distinct religion.]
Ahirs India 40,000,000 4.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 22. "The 1931 census placed the number of Ahirs and related castes at just over 14 million people, or roughly 4% of the population. Assuming that this percentage has not changed significantly, the current population would lie between 35 million and 40 million people. "
Ahmadiyya India - - - - 1889 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 436. "The Ahmadiya sect, founded in 1889 by the Punjabi Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908), is also reform-minded. Ahmad taught that Jesus was taken down from the cross while still alive and lived out his days in Kashmir in northern India. "
Ajivikas India - - - - -550 B.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. 310. "...Ajivikas... made their appearance in or around the sixth century B.C... "
Ajivikas India - - - - 300 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. 19. "As noted, the Ajivikas remained active and visible after the death of Maskarin Gosala [ca. 485 B.C.]. Epigraphic evidence and imperial donations of cave-monasteries to the Ajivikas indicate numerical and geographical expansion in the period of the Mauryan Dynasty (third century A.D.). Thereafter, however, the Ajivikas apparently became steadily less in number and influence in Northern India, dying out by the Gupta era (fourth century A.D.). "
Ajivikas India - - - - 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. 19. "Ajivikas... An ascetic movement in India (sixth century B.C. to fourteenth century A.D.) which was noted for its strict determinism. Its leader/founder was named Maskarin Gosala... "
Ajivikas India - 0.00% - - 1399 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. 19. "...in Northern India, dying out by the Gupta era (fourth century A.D.). In the South [of India], in eastern Mysore and the Tamil country, the Ajivikas remained active for another millennium... the Dravidian Ajivikas began to develop ideas that may have led to their assimilation into other movements, or they may have simply fallen into such disfavor that the movement eventually disintegrated. In any case, by the end of the fourteenth century A.D., they had passed from the scene. "
Ananda Marga India 2,500,000 - - 30
countries
1998 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA -- edited by David B. Barrett); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "Ananda Marga claims 2.5 million converts in India and a network of branches in 30 countries abroad. "
Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church India 800,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher ( "compiler "). "World View... ", subhead: "First Women Ordained " in Salt Lake Tribune (March 20, 1999), viewed online 21 March 1999. [Orig. source: Ecumenical News Intl.] "Last month India's biggest Lutheran church, the 800,000-member Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church (AELC), ordained its first women. Eighteen women were ordained as pastors in the service at St. Matthew's Church in the city of Guntur in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The AELC is the fourth of India's Lutheran churches to ordain women The first were ordained in 1991. "
Andhras India 66,300,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 39. "Andhras: Alternate Names: Telugu; Location: India (Andhra Pradesh State); Population: 66.3 million; Language: Telugu; Religion: Hinduism "; "Andhras are mostly Hindu by religion... " [NOTE: This statistic if of cultural/ethnic affiliation, NOT a distinct religion.]
Anglican India 2,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Barr, Robert (AP). "Bishops Find Agreement Elusive During Conference " in Salt Lake Tribune (Aug. 8, 1998). "...the Anglican Communion is now mainly an African church: 17.5 million members in Nigeria and 8 million in Uganda dwarf the Church of England's 2 million active members - roughly the size of Anglican churches in Kenya, South Africa and southern India. "
Anglican Catholic Church India 3,000 - - - 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 97-98. "Anglican Catholic Church... West Des Moines, IA [H.Q.]... Internationally... In 1984 a Province for India was created. It has five dioceses and 3,000 members... "
Arya Samaj India - - - - 1860 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986), pg. 18. "Arya-Samaj: nineteenth-century social and religious reform movement in India. It was founded by Svami Dayananda and was influential primarily in North India. "


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