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Greek Orthodox United Kingdom: Britain 200,000 - - - 1985 Roussou, Maria. I Am a Greek Orthodox. London: Franklin Watts (1985), pg. 30. "About 200,000 Greek Orthodox live in Britain. Other large Greek Orthodox communities live in the U.S., Australia, Germany & South America. "
House Church Movement United Kingdom: Britain 30,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; "20-30,000 "
ISKCON United Kingdom: Britain 20,000 - - - 1985 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Adherents.com] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... ISKCON: Britain:... [Notes from author: "...an Indian informant they're expressed in numbers of families rather than individuals - 200-300 families of initiated devotees (which probably includes a fairly high proportion of celibates) and 10,000 families of life members - as well as people who attend the UK temples, for which they have no numbers, except that there were about 60,000 at the main temple to celebrate Krishna's birthday last year. "]
ISKCON United Kingdom: Britain 4,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Listed in table as "ISKCON (Hare Krishna) "; Total membership: 4000; F/T: 300; P/T: the rest; Sympathizers: "the Hindu community, i.e., 300,000 "
ISKCON United Kingdom: Britain - - - - 1989 Chalfant, H. Paul, et al. Religion in Contemporary Society (3rd Ed.); Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers (1994), pg. 246. "Barker (1989:147):... far larger [than in U.S.] number of worshippers in ISKCON temples in Britain who are drawn from the Asian community and are regarded as litlte more or less than members of one Hindu tradition among many by their fellow Asians. ISKCON is... a respected member of the National Council of Hindu Temples... "
ISKCON - full-time United Kingdom: Britain 600 - - - 1985 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Adherents.com] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... ISKCON: Britain:... [Notes from author: "...an Indian informant they're expressed in numbers of families rather than individuals - 200-300 families of initiated devotees (which probably includes a fairly high proportion of celibates) and 10,000 families of life members - as well as people who attend the UK temples, for which they have no numbers, except that there were about 60,000 at the main temple to celebrate Krishna's birthday last year. "]
ISKCON - full-time United Kingdom: Britain 300 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Listed in table as "ISKCON (Hare Krishna) "
Islam United Kingdom: Britain 1,000,000 - - - 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 United Kingdom: Britain - 1.50% - - 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 United Kingdom: Britain 2,000,000 - - - 1997 Blashfield, Jean F. England ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997), pg. 104. "There were few followers of Islam in England until recently. A large number of immigrants have arrived from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other Arab countries. There are now almost 2 million Muslims in Britain, primarily in England. "
Islam United Kingdom: Britain 1,500,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* "Briefly... " in Hinduism Today International (May 1998) BRITAIN'S 1.5-MILLION-STRONG Muslim community smiled in January when Education Secretary David Blunkett agreed for the first time to state funding of Islamic schools.
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom: Britain 92,320 0.17% 1,154
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom: Britain 129,288 0.22% 1,439
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 223,301.
Jehovah's Witnesses United Kingdom: Britain 131,981 0.23% 1,452
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 - Memorial attendance United Kingdom: Britain 178,293 - 1,154
units
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Data from columns: "No. of congs. " and "Memorial attendance "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance United Kingdom: Britain 223,301 0.38% 1,439
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.; [Listed in table as "Britain "]
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance United Kingdom: Britain 214,351 - - - 1998 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Jehovah's Witnesses (1998): Britain: Memorial attendance: 214,351; World: Memorial attendance: 13,896,312 (own statistics) "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance United Kingdom: Britain 214,351 0.37% - - 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.
Jesus Army United Kingdom: Britain 2,600 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Jesus Army: Britain: 2,600 (1999) [source: directly from the organization]; Outside Britain: virtually nil "
Judaism United Kingdom: Britain 340,000 0.70% - - 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 United Kingdom: Britain 500,000 - - - 1967 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997). Pg. 41. "In Britain, the number of Jews has fallen from 500,000 thirty years ago to fewer than 300,000 today, mostly as a result of marrying out. "
Mithraism United Kingdom: Britain - - 5
units
- 300 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 14). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1861. "...there are five temples to Mithras in Britain alone. The Mithraic mysteries made their appeal to soldiers and to officials in the service of the Roman emperors. "
Neo-Paganism United Kingdom: Britain 25,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Pagan Hospice and Funeral Trust - Home Page "; web page: "What is Paganism? " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999) There are at least 25,000 Pagans living, working and practising in Britain, but this is a conservative estimate, since there is no centralised body. Comparably, the Society of Friends, or Quakers, in Britain number only 20,000.
New Kadampa Tradition United Kingdom: Britain 3,000 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Data from the religious organization: from the headquarters, the Majushri Centre in Cumbria.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... New Kadampa Tradition: Britain: 3,000 (1999); World: 5,000 (1999) "
Opus Dei United Kingdom: Britain 600 - - - 1993 "Information about Opus Dei " tract (OPPOSING viewpoint). Published by INFORM (Information Network Focus on Religious Movements, supported by 'mainstream Churches' in U.K.), London, UK. "There are some 600 members in Britain. "
Opus Dei United Kingdom: Britain - - - - 1993 "Information about Opus Dei " tract (OPPOSING viewpoint). Published by INFORM (Information Network Focus on Religious Movements, supported by 'mainstream Churches' in U.K.), London, UK. "...Opus Dei... encourages members to run 'corporate apostolic undertakings'. There are hundreds of these, often registered as charities, administered and staffed by Opus Dei members and others. In Britain they include student hostels, youth clubs, catering colleges for women and cultural and social centres. "
Orthodox Judaism United Kingdom: Britain - - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977), pg. 14. "Many Jews (in Britain the overwhelming mass) are still at least nominally Orthodox... "
Plymouth Brethren - Exclusive United Kingdom: Britain 20,000 - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 7). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 868. "Innovation in teaching and liturgy... has not, in recent years, led to schism so much as to numerous individual expulsions... Membership has dropped and the sect appears to have entered a vortex of successive purges. It is difficult to assess the strength of the [Exclusive] Brethren, but in Britain they probably number between 10,000 and 20,000, with strong concentrations in the southeast and home counties, the Midlands, industrial Yorkshire, the Clyde Valley, Moray Firth and around Belfast. "
poll - believe in God United Kingdom: Britain - 70.00% - - 1991 Wolfe, Alan. One Nation, After All: What Middle-Class Americans Really Think About.... New York, NY: Viking Penguin (1998), pg. 44. "...a 1991 study by Andrew Greeley found that 94% of Americans said they believe in God, in contrast to 70% of Britons and 67% of West Germans. "
Quaker United Kingdom: Britain 20,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Pagan Hospice and Funeral Trust - Home Page "; web page: "What is Paganism? " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999) There are at least 25,000 Pagans living, working and practising in Britain, but this is a conservative estimate, since there is no centralised body. Comparably, the Society of Friends, or Quakers, in Britain number only 20,000.
Rajneesh Foundation/Osho United Kingdom: Britain 4,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; "This movement was 'officially' disbanded... after these statistics were compiled " but many followers still consider themselves disciples; All 4,000 are in "full-time " column of table.
Rajneesh Foundation/Osho United Kingdom: Britain 600 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Source for British figure: the religious organization. Notes from author: "The woman who answered when I rang Osho... gave me one estimate and then asked the other 2 people in the office, who came up with 2 totally different estimates. Well, she said, it all depends what you mean by a follower of Osho. "] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Osho: Britain: 600 - 3,000 (1999); World: 200,000 (1998) "
Rajneesh Foundation/Osho United Kingdom: Britain 3,000 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Source for British figure: the religious organization. Notes from author: "The woman who answered when I rang Osho... gave me one estimate and then asked the other 2 people in the office, who came up with 2 totally different estimates. Well, she said, it all depends what you mean by a follower of Osho. "] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Osho: Britain: 600 - 3,000 (1999); World: 200,000 (1998) "
Rastafarian United Kingdom: Britain 5,000 - - - 1987 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987)] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Rastafarians: Britain: 5,000 (1987); World: 700,000 (1998) "
Rastafarian United Kingdom: Britain 5,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Listed in table as "Rastafarian Movement "
Rebirthing United Kingdom: Britain 11,250 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Rebirthing - full-time United Kingdom: Britain 1,250 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; F/T column: 1,250
Reform Judaism United Kingdom: Britain 75,000 - - - 1993 Clarke, Peter B. (editor), The Religions of the World: Understanding the Living Faiths, Marshall Editions Limited: USA (1993); pg. 18. "In Britain, 25 percent of the (approximately) 300,000 Jews are Liberal or Reform. "
Roma United Kingdom: Britain - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 9). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1195. "There are four main groups of gypsies in Europe: the Kalderash...; the Gitanos...; the Manush or Sinti...; and the British gypsies who are probably of mixed Kalderash and Sinto stock. "
Roma United Kingdom: Britain 10,000 - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 9). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1201. "The number full-blooded gypsies -- always difficult to ascertain -- is dwindling, and in Britain today probably does not exceed 10,000. Their customs and way of life are also on the decline, many gypsies tending nowadays to reject them. "
Sathya Sai Baba United Kingdom: Britain - - 50
units
- 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987), pg. 207. "Members of the Shri Sathya Sai Baba Fellowship have their own temples... In Britain alone, the number of Shri Sathya Sai centres has grown to over 50 since the early 1790s. "
Sathya Sai Baba United Kingdom: Britain 10,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; listed in table as "Sathya Sai Baba "
Sathya Sai Baba United Kingdom: Britain 4,000 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Original source of British figure: email from Kishor Kumar of the UK Sai organization] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Sai Baba: Britain: 4,000 active devotees linked to a Sai Centre (1999); World 10,000,000 "
School of Economic Science United Kingdom: Britain 5,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Listed in table as "School of Economic Science (SES) "
Scientology United Kingdom: Britain 300,000 - - - 1987 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987)] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Scientology: Britain: 300,000 (1987)... "
Scientology United Kingdom: Britain 300,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Self-Transformation United Kingdom: Britain 7,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Servants of the Light United Kingdom: Britain 708 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Listed in table as "Servants of the Light (SOL) "
Sikhism United Kingdom: Britain 250,000 - - - 1985 Aggarwal, Manju (with Harjeet Singh Lal). I Am A Sikh. New York: Franklin Watts (1985), pg. 30, "In Britain there are thought to be about 250,000 Sikhs -- the largest number in any one country outside India. In the United States there are an estimated 20,000 Sikhs. "
Sikhism United Kingdom: Britain 250,000 - - - 1987 Arora, Ranjit. Sikhism (series: "Religions of the World "). New York: Bookwright Press (1987), pg. 4. "Approximately 250,000 Sikhs live in Britain where they form the largest Sikh community outside India. "
Soka Gakkai United Kingdom: Britain 2,500 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; All members are in full-time column.
Soka Gakkai United Kingdom: Britain 6,800 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Original source of British figure: data directly from the organization: Jamie Cresswell of SGI UK.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Soka Gakkai: Britain: 6,800 'on paper', of whom 5,500 are estimated to be active. 5,150 gohonzons have been issued. (1999)... "
Soka Gakkai - active United Kingdom: Britain 5,500 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Original source of British figure: data directly from the organization: Jamie Cresswell of SGI UK.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Soka Gakkai: Britain: 6,800 'on paper', of whom 5,500 are estimated to be active. 5,150 gohonzons have been issued. (1999)... "
Spiritism United Kingdom: Britain 80,000 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Source: Data from the religious organization: Steven Upton, PR officer of the Spiritualists' National Union.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Spiritualism: Britain: 20,000 full members (1999); 60,000 regular members (1999); World: 150,000 (1972) "
Subud United Kingdom: Britain 2,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; All members are in full-time column.
Subud United Kingdom: Britain 1,794 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Immanuel Craig, Administrator, Subud Britain.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Subud: Britain: 1,794 (1999)... "
Swaminarayanism United Kingdom: Britain 30,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; "20-30,000 "
Theosophical Society United Kingdom: Britain 1,000 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Source: The Theosophical Society in London declined... to provide numbers, so author "asked an Anglican clergyman who's doing a Ph.D. on Theosophy " and author's assistant "asked a friend who's a Liberal Catholic bishop and a disaffested Theosophist, and both came up with approx 1000 "] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Theosophy: Britain: Theosophical Society (1999) about 1,000, plus 200 in other Theosophical groups (Tingay's estimate)... "
Theosophy United Kingdom: Britain 1,200 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Theosophy: Britain: Theosophical Society (1999) about 1,000, plus 200 in other Theosophical groups (Tingay's estimate)... "
Transcendental Meditation United Kingdom: Britain 100,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; "100,000 +/- 20,000 "
Transcendental Meditation United Kingdom: Britain 150,000 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Source: TM UK headquarters, Skelmersdale, Lancs.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Transcendental Meditation: Britain: 150,000 (1999)... "
Transcendental Meditation - teachers United Kingdom: Britain 100 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; full-time column: "i.e. teachers "
Unification Church United Kingdom: Britain 1,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Unification Church United Kingdom: Britain 1,250 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Unification Church United Kingdom: Britain 1,000 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Robin Marsh at UC headquarters, London.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Unification Church (Family Federation: Britain: 1,000 including Associate Members (1999); 600 - 700 committed members (1999)... "
Unification Church - full-time United Kingdom: Britain 250 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Unification Church - full-time United Kingdom: Britain 700 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Robin Marsh at UC headquarters, London.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Unification Church (Family Federation: Britain: 1,000 including Associate Members (1999); 600 - 700 committed members (1999)... "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist United Kingdom: Britain 7,800 - - - 1998 Chryssides, George D. The Elements of Unitarianism. Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom: Element Books Limited (1998), pg. 107. "In Britain there are roughly 7,000 members and 800 children [in UUA]. "
Western Buddhist Order United Kingdom: Britain 1,343 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Simon Kelly, FWBO, UK.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Western Buddhist Order: Britain: 459 ordained members and 884 mitras (1999); World: 780 ordained members (1999) "
Western Buddhist Order - ordained United Kingdom: Britain 459 - - - 1999 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Simon Kelly, FWBO, UK.] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Western Buddhist Order: Britain: 459 ordained members and 884 mitras (1999); World: 780 ordained members (1999) "
Western Buddhist Order, Friends of the United Kingdom: Britain 438 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "
Western Buddhist Order, Friends of the - full-time United Kingdom: Britain 167 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10-14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; The movement is listed in table as "Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) ", with "Total Membership " of 438, Full-time: 167; Sympathizers: "Many 1,000s "; Part-time: 271. One might think that the full-timers are actually members of Western Buddhist Order, but this is not what is stated, so it is unclear.
Islam United Kingdom: British Indian Ocean Territory 200 10.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Agapemonites United Kingdom: England 60 - 1
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- 1849 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 17). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 2258. "From Brighton, Prince returned to Somerse with 30,000 pounds in his pockets, most of it contributed by his society admirers. He and his followers traveled in a long procession of carriages with liveried coachmen and postilons, and at Weymouth the entourage stayed at the Royal Hotel, where Prince held a reception and announced his plans for the setting up of an Agapemone or Abode of Love... Some 200 local people of influence, invited especially for this purpose, crowded into the ballroom and agreed to give up all or part of their worldly possessions in order to be saved. With this money, a considerable sum, Prince in 1849 bought a plot of land on the outskirts of Spaxton... The estate was self-sufficient and consisted of about 200 acres. There were at first about 60 disciples in residence, with their servants. "
Agapemonites United Kingdom: England - - - - 1896 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 17). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 2259. "Finally, in January 1899, when he was almost 88, Brother Prince [died]... This should be the end of the story of the Abode of Love, but it is not. In 1890 and for several years afterwards there had been a remarkable revival of interest in the Agapemone. Several prominent members of the Salvation Army joined. At Clapton, London, the Children of the Resurrection, as they now called themselves, built in 1892 a magnificent church, the Ark of the Covenant, seating about 400 people... The preacher at the opening ceremony in 1896 was the Rev. J. H. Smyth-Pigott, who was to be Brother Prince's successor at Spaxton. "


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