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Trademarked version of the Vendox, symbol of the new religion called Astronism.

This page provides a list of new religions, those which were founded post-1830, which may also be called contemporary religions, or new religious movements (NRMs). Some major new religions and denominations include Astronism, Assemblies of God, Bábism, Bahá'í Faith, Falun Gong, Raëlism, Mormonism, Umbanda, and Wicca.



Year founded

Astronism Cometan 2013
3HO[6]:131 Harbhajan Singh Khalsa[7]:162 1969[7]:162
Adidam, previously Free Daist Communion, Dawn Horse Fellowship, etc.[7]:146[8]:25–28[9]:2–3 Adi Da[7]:146 1972[7]:146
Adonai-Shomo[8]:28 Frederick T. Howland[10]:707 1861[10]:707
Adonism[11] Franz Sättler[11] 1925[11]
Adventures in Enlightenment, A Foundation[8]:28–29 Terry Cole-Whittaker 1985
Aetherius Society[7]:3[8]:29–31[12]:25–26 George King[7]:3 1954[7]:3
The African Church[12]:26 Jacob Kehinde Coker[13] 1901[13]
African initiated churches[12]:26–27 Multiple
African Theological Archministry, previously Order of Damballah Hwedo Ancestor Priests, Shango Temple, and Yoruba Temple[8]:31 Walter Eugene King[10]:934 1973[10]:934
Agasha Temple of Wisdom[8]:32 Richard Zenor[10]:764 1943[10]:764
Agni Yoga (Roerichism)[6]:6[8]:32 Helena Roerich, Nicholas Roerich[10]:876 mid-1920s[10]:876
Ahmadiyya[6]:6[8]:32–33[12]:27–28 Mirza Ghulam Ahmad[10]:985 1889[10]:985
Aladura[6]:7[12]:28–29 Josiah Ositelu[10] 1930[10]:517
Alamo Christian Foundation, also known as Alamo Christian Church, Consecrated, Alamo Christian Ministries, and Music Square Church[6]:7[8]:33–34[12]:29 Tony Alamo; Susan Alamo[7]:13 1969[7]:13
Altruria[8]:34–35 Edward Biron Payne[10]:707 1894[10]:707
American Buddhist Movement[8]:35–36 1980[10]:1116
American Buddhist Society and Fellowship, Inc.[8]:36 Robert Ernest Dickhoff[10]:1102 1945[10]:1102
American World Patriarchs[8]:37–38 Uladyslau Ryzy-Ryski[10]:309 1972[10]:309
Amica Temple of Radiance[8]:38 Ivah Berg Whitten[10]:876 1932[10]:876
Ananda Marga[6]:11[8]:41[12]:30–31[14]:370 Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar[10]:1001 1955[10]:1001
Ancient British Church in North America[8]:43 Jonathan V. Zotique[10]:1142
Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis[6]:11[8]:42–43[12]:31 H. Spencer Lewis[10]:841 1915[10]:841
Ancient Teachings of the Masters, also known as ATOM[8]:43 Darwin Gross[10]:1054 1983[10]:1054
Anglo-Saxon Federation of America[6]:13[8]:43–44 Howard B. Rand[10]:651 1928[10]:651
Ansaaru Allah Community[8]:44 As Siddid Al Imaan Al Haahi Al Mahdi[10]:986–987 late 1960s[10]:986–987"
Anthroposophy (Anthroposophical Society)[8]:44–47[12]:33–34 Rudolf Steiner[7]:20 1912[7]:20
Antiochian Catholic Church in America[8]:47 Gordon Mar Peter[10]:241 1980s[10]:241
Antoinism[6] Louis-Joseph Antoine[6] 1910[6]
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean)[8]:47–48 Samuel Heinrich Froehlich[10]:548 1906[10]:548
Apostolic Christian Church of America[8]:47–48 Samuel Heinrich Froehlich[10]:548 1830[10]:548
Apostolic Church[6]:15 Daniel Powell Williams[7]:23 1916[7]:23
Apostolic Church of Christ (Pentecostal)[8]:48 Johnnie Draft; Wallace Snow[10]:464 1969[10]:464
Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God[6]:16 William Thomas Phillips[10]:465 1920[10]:465
Arcane School[12]:38 Alice and Foster Bailey[10]:857 1937[10]:857
Arica School[6]:17[12]:38–39 Oscar Ichazo[10]:971 1968[10]:971
Arkeon[16] Vito Carlo Moccia[17] 1999[17]
Art of Living Foundation, also known as Association for Inner Growth and Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Preeth[10]:1004 Ravi Shankar[10]:1004 1981[10]:1004
Arya Samaj[6]:18[12]:40–41 Mul Shankara[10]:1004 1875[10]:1004
Aryan Nations, also known as Church of Jesus Christ Christian, Aryan Nations[12]:91 Wesley Swift[10]:654 late 1940s[10]:654
Ásatrú[18] Stephen McNallen[18] 1970s[18]
Assemblies of God[12]:41–42 merger[19]:106 1914[19]:106
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ[6]:18 merger[10]:466 1952[10]:466
Assembly of Christian Soldiers[6]:21 Jessie L. Thrift[10]:1131 1971[10]:1131
Association for Research and Enlightenment[6]:21[12]:42–43 Edgar Cayce[7]:31 1931[7]:31
Association of Vineyard Churches[6]:316 John Wimber[10]:446 1982[10]:446
Aum Shinrikyo, also known as Aleph[6]:23[12]:44–45[20][21] Shoko Asahara[10]:1073 1987[10]:1073
Ausar Auset Society[6]:24 R.A. Straughn[10]:842 mid-1970s[10]:842
Azali or Azali Babi[22]:246 Subh-i-Azal 1863
Bábism[23]:180[24][8]:58 Báb (Ali Muhammad Shirazi)[24] 1844[24]
Baháʼí Faith[6]:25–26[25]:243–248[12]:48–49[9]:58–56 Bahá'u'lláh (Mírzá Ḥusayn-'Alí Nuri)[10]:992 1863[10]:992
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship[12]:50–51 Bawa Muhaiyaddeen[10]:972 1971[10]:972
Bethel Ministerial Association[6]:32 Albert Franklin Varnell[10]:466 1934[10]:466
Bible Presbyterian Church[6]:33 Carl McIntire[10]:370 1938[10]:370
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ[6]:34[8]:77 schism[10]:466 1957[10]:466
The Blackburn Cult, also known as the Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven[27]:35 May Otis Blackburn[27]:1 1922[27]:1
Brahma Kumaris[6]:37[12]:56–57[28] Dada Lekhraj[10]:1006 1936[10]:1006
Brahmo Samaj, also known as the religion Adi Dharm[29][30]:1028–1030 Ram Mohan Roy 1828
Brahmoism (Brahmo Dharma)[29]:43–57 Debendranath Tagore 1848/1850
Branch Davidians[6]:38[12]:59 Benjamin Roden[10]:617 1930[10]:617
Branhamism[31]:37–40 William M. Branham[31]:37–40 1951[31]:37–40
Breatharians also known as Inedia[12]:60–61 Wiley Brooks[32]:30 1970s[32]:30
The Brethren (Jim Roberts group), also known as The Body of Christ and The Garbage Eaters[10]:1131–1132 Jimmie T. Roberts[10]:1131–1132 c. 1970[10]:1131–1132
British Israelism, also called Anglo-Israelism[6]:39–40[12]:61–62
Bruderhof, also known as the Hutterian Brethren and Hutterian Society of Brothers[12]:63–64 Eberhard Arnold[33]:709 c. 1920[10]:709
Brunstad Christian Church[6]:269–270 Johan Oscar Smith[34] 1905[34]
Builders of the Adytum[6]:41–42[12]:67–68 Paul Foster Case[10]:891 1922[10]:891
Candomblé[6]:43–44[12]:68–69 19th century[7]:61
Cao Dai, also known as Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do[6]:44[12]:69–70 Ngô Văn Chiêu

Lê Văn Trung[7]:61

Cargo cults[6]:45[12]:70
CAUSA International[12]:72 Sun Myung Moon[10]:837–838 1970[10]:837–838
Celestial Church of Christ[12]:73 Samuel Oshoffa[7]:64 1947[7]:64
The Centers Network[12]:73–74
Chabad-Lubavitch[6]:206,368[12]:70 Shneur Zalman of Liadi. late 18th century
Charismatic Movement[12]:78 1950s[31]:70
Chen Tao, also called God's Salvation Church and God Saves the Earth Flying Saucer Foundation[12]:78–79 Hon-Ming Chen[35] 1955
Cheondoism, also called Chendogyo[12]:80–81 Choe Je-u
Cherubim and Seraphim, also known as Sacred Cherubim and Seraphim Society and Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim[12]:79 Moses Orimolade Tunolase[7]:65 c. 1925[7]:65
Christ Apostolic Church[12]:82–83 Joseph Ayo Babalola[10]:479 1941[10]:479
Christadelphians, also called Thomasites[6]:50[12]:81–82 John Thomas[31]:48 1844[10]:107
The Christian Community, also known as the Christian Community Church and Christengemeinschaft[12]:83 Rudolf Steiner

Friedrich Rittelmeyer[7]:70

Christian Identity[6]:138[12]:84 1940s[36]:48
Christian Reformed Church in North America[12]:86 Gijsbert Haan[10]:365 1857[10]:365
Christian Science[10]:741[12]:86–87. Mary Baker Eddy[10]:741 1876[10]:741
Christian World Liberation Front, also known as the Spiritual Counterfeits Project[12]:87–88 Jack Sparks

Fred Dyson Pat Matrisciana[7]:76

Church of All Worlds[6]:58[12]:88–89 Tim Zell

Lance Christie[10]:909

Church of Aphrodite[6]:58 Gleb Botkin[10]:911 1939[10]:911
Church of Bible Understanding[6]:59[12]:89–90 Stewart Traill[7]:79 1971[7]:79
Church of Daniel's Band[6]:61 1893[10]:395
Church of Divine Science[25]:326 Malinda Cramer 1888
Church of God in Christ[6]:62 Charles H. Mason[7]:85 1908[7]:85
The Church of God (Jerusalem Acres)[6]:62 Grady R. Kent[10]:437 1957[10]:437
Church of God Mountain Assembly[6]:63, 65 J.H. Parks,

Steve N. Bryant,
Tom Moses,
and William O. Douglas

Church of God of Prophecy[6]:62–63 Ambrose Tomlinson[10]:438 1903[10]:438
Church of God with Signs Following[38]:300–301 George Went Hensley[10]:489 1920s[10]:489
Church of Israel[6]:65 Dan Gayman[10]:653 1974[10]:653
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith 1830
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite)[39] Joseph Smith

James Strang[39]

The Church of Light[8]:210–211[40]:105–106 C.C. Zain[8]:210–211[40]:105–106 1932[8]:210–211[40]:105–106
Church of Satan[25]:401–410[12]:91–92 Anton LaVey[9]:508–509 1966[9]:508–509
Church of the SubGenius J.R. "Bob" Dobbs 1979
Church of the Creator[10]:668 Rev. Dr. Grace Marama URI 1969
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster[41][42] or Pastafarianism Bobby Henderson 2005
Church of the Living Word, also known as The Walk[12]:92–93 John Robert Stevens[7]:386 1954[7]:386
Church of the Lord (Aladura)[12]:93 Josiah Ositelu[10]:517 1930[10]:517
Church of World Messianity[6]:94, 371[12]:94 Mokichi Okada[10]:1120 1934[10]:1120
Church Universal and Triumphant[6]:281[12]:94–95 Mark Prophet

Elizabeth Clare (Wolf) Prophet[7]:97

Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles, also known as CARP[12]:71 Sun Myung Moon[43][44] 1955[44]
Commandment Keepers: Holy Church of the Living God[6]:74[8]:180 Arnold Josiah Ford[10]:951 1924[10]:951
Community Chapel and Bible Training Center[6]:75 Donald Lee Barnett[10]:496 1967[10]:496
Concerned Christians[12]:96 Monte Kim Miller[45]
Conservative Judaism[6]:76[12]:97 Sabato Morais

Marcus Jastrow H. Pereira Mendes[10]:943

Core Shamanism, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies[9]:580[46] Michael Harner 1980
Covenant of the Goddess[6]:98[12]:48–49 merger[10]:915 1975[10]:915
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans[6]:99[12]:99 Margot Adler[10]:915 1987[10]:915
The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord[6]:78[12]:99–100 James D. Ellison[10]:654 mid-1970s[10]:654
Creativity[47] Ben Klassen[47] early-1970's
Crossroads Movement[12]:100 1970s[38]:100
Dalit Buddhist Movement, also known as the Neo-Buddhist movement or Navayana Buddhist movement B. R. Ambedkar 1956
Dances of Universal Peace[48] Samuel L. Lewis
Dianic Wicca[6]:84 merger[10]:916 1971[10]:916
Discordianism Greg Hill, Kerry Wendell Thornley[49] 1963
Eckankar[6]:91 Paul Twitchell[10]:1056 1971[10]:1056
Elan Vital (formerly Divine Light Mission)[6]:85–86[28]:126[50]:156 Shri Hans Ji Maharaj[10]:1055 1920s[10]:1055
Emin Raymond Armin 1971
End Time Survivors Jesus Christians[51] David McKay[52]
Esoteric Nazism[53]:17
Est (Erhard Seminars Training)[1]:44[28]:126–127[54] Werner Erhard[55]:193 1971[31]:108[56]:167,171–172
Evangelical Methodist Church[6]:97 J.H. Hamblen[10]:396 1946[10]:396
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification[59] Sun Myung Moon[59] 1994[59]
Falun Gong[60] Li Hongzhi[10]:1126 1992[10]:1126
Family International, previously known as the Children of God, the Family of Love and the Family[7]:133[28]:126[61] David Berg[7]:133 1968[7]:133
Fellowship of Isis[6]:103 Olivia Robertson[10]:888 1976[10]:888
Feraferia[62] Frederick Adams[62] 1967[62]
Findhorn Foundation[6]:104 Eileen Caddy

Peter Caddy Alexis Edwards Roger Benson[7]:138

Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas[6]:104 W.E. Fuller[10]:482 1898[10]:482
First Satanic Church[63]:701 Karla LaVey 1997
Followers of Christ[10]:1137 Marion Reece (or Riess)[10]:1137[64] late 19th century[10]:1137
Fourth Way[25]:259–266[15]:42 George Gurdjieff c. 1913
Fraternitas Rosae Crucis[6]:108 Paschal Beverly Randolph[10]:843 1858[10]:843
Fraternity of the Inner Light[9]:217–219 Dion Fortune 1924
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO)[65] now known as Triratna Buddhist Community Sangharakshita (Dennis Lingwood) 1967[65]
Fundamentalist Christianity[6]:113–114
General Church of the New Jerusalem[6]:117 schism[10]:763 1890[10]:763
The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing Jim Humble 2009 or 2010[66]
Gentle Wind Project[70] John "Tubby" Miller and Mary "Moe" Miller 1980
Ghost Dance[6]:119
Global Peace Foundation[71] Hyun Jin Moon[72] 2007[71]
Grail Movement[6]:122–123 Oskar Ernst Bernhardt[10]:786 1924[10]:786
Hanuman Foundation[6]:129 Richard Alpert (Ram Dass)[31]:51 1980[10]:1013
Heaven's Gate[73] Marshall Herff Applewhite

Bonnie Lu Nettles[73]

Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy[6]:133 Swami Rama[10]:1014 1971[10]:1014
Huna[8]:406–407 Max Freedom Long 1936
I AM Activity[6]:138 Guy Ballard, Edna Anne Wheeler Ballard[10]:873 early 1930s
Iglesia Ni Cristo[74] Felix Y. Manalo[75] 1914[75]
Isha Foundation[76] Jaggi Vasudev 1992
Independent Fundamental Churches of America[6]:142 R. Lee Kirkland[7]:179 1922[7]:179
Insight Meditation Society[6]:143 Jack Kornfield

Sharon Salzberg

Joseph Goldstein[10]:1067

International House of Prayer also known as (IHOP or IHOPKC) Mike Bickle 1999
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel[6]:108 Aimee Semple McPherson[10]:451 1923[10]:451
International Community of Christ also known as Church of the Second Advent (CSA) and Jamilians[31]:139 Eugene Douglas Savoy[31]:139 1972[31]:139
Ivanovism (the Ivanovites)[77]:128–145 Porfiry Ivanov 1933
Jediism[78]:62 2000s[78]:62
Jehovah's Witnesses[6]:150, 152–153 Charles Taze Russell[10]:637 1870[10]:637
Jesus Army, also known as "Jesus Fellowship Church" and "Bugbrooke Jesus Fellowship"[6]:153 Noel Stanton[14]:149–163 1977[14]:149–163
Jesus Movement[6]:153[79] late 1960s[7]:196
Jews for Jesus[6]:155 Moishe Rosen[7]:197 1970[7]:197
John Frum[6]:155 1936[7]:197
Kabbalah Centre[9]:292–293 Philip Berg[9]:292–293 1970s[9]:292–293
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra[6]:157–158. the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa[10]:1108 1976[10]:1108
Kemetic Orthodoxy[80] Tamara Siuda[80] 1988[80]
Kerista[6]:158 John Presmont[10]:730 1956[10]:730
Kofuku-no-Kagaku (The Institute for Research in Human Happiness)[81] Ryuho Okawa 1986
Kopimism Isak Gerson 2012
Konkokyo[6]:161 Bunjiro Kawate[10]:1122 1859[10]:1122
Krishnamurti Foundations[82] Jiddu Krishnamurti 1928
Kripalu Center (Kirpalu)[6]:161 Amrit Desai[10]:1019 1966[10]:1019
Lama Foundation[6]:164 Steve Durkee[10]:731 1967[10]:731
Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism)[6]:190, 192 Joseph Smith[31]:187 1830[31]:187
Latter Rain Movement[6]:165 George Hawtin

Percy Hunt[7]:209

Laymen's Home Missionary Movement[6]:165 Paul S. L. Johnson[10]:639 c. 1920[10]:639
Lectorium Rosicrucianum[6]:165–166 Jan van Rijckenborgh; Zwier Willem Leene; Catharose de Petri[9]:338–339 1924[10]:844
The Living Word Fellowship[83] John Robert Stevens[10]:506 1951[10]:506
Local Church movement[6]:169, 171 Ni Shu-tsu (Watchman Nee)[10]:609–610 1920s[10]:609–610
Love Family, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ at Armageddon and Love Israel[12]:90–91 Paul Erdman[7]:216 1969[7]:216
Lucis Trust[6]:172–173 Alice A. Bailey[7]:217 1923[7]:217
Madkhalism[84][85] Rabee Al-Madkhali[86][87] early 1990s[88][89][90]
Mahikari[6]:176 Kotama Okada[10]:1123 1959[10]:1123
Maranatha Campus Ministries[6]:178 Bob Weiner[7]:223 1972[7]:223
Mazdaznan[6]:181 Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha'nish[10]:991 1902[10]:991
Meher Baba followers[50] Merwan Sheriar Irani[10]:991 1921[10]:991
Messianic Judaism[6]:184
Million Man March[93] Louis Farrakhan[93] 1995[93]
Mita Congregation[6]:186 Juanita García Peraza[10]:462 1940[10]:462
Modekngei (Ngara Modekngei)[94] Tamadad from Chol c. 1915
Monastic Order of Avallon[95] Henri Hillion de Coatmoc'han[95] 1972[95]
Moody Church[6]:186 Dwight L. Moody[10]:602 1864[10]:602
Moorish Science Temple of America[6]:186, 188 Timothy Drew[10]:988 1925[10]:988
Moral Re-Armament[6]:188, 190 Frank N. D. Buchman[7]:233 1921[7]:233
Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness[6]:194 John-Roger Hinkins[10]:1054 1971[10]:1054
Namdhari[6]:196 Balak Singh[7]:243 mid-19th century[7]:243
Nation of Islam[96] Elijah Muhammad[7]:245 mid-1930s[7]:245
Nation of Yahweh[97]:217[6]:200 Hulon Mitchell, Jr.[10]:952–953 1970s[10]:952–953
National Spiritualist Association of Churches[6]:197 Harrison D Barrett, James M. Peebles, Cora L. Richmond[10]:772 1893[10]:772
Native American Church, also known as Peyotism[6]:202 1906[10]:809
Native Ukrainian National Faith, also known as RUNVira or Sylenkoism[77]:130 Lev Sylenko mid-1960s
New Acropolis (Nouvelle Acropole)[9]:441–442[98]:217 Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi 1957
New Apostolic Church[6]:205 Heinrich Geyer[10]:1139 1863[10]:1139
New Kadampa Tradition[99]:310–311 Geshe Kelsang Gyatso[10]:1112 mid-1970s[10]:1112
The New Message from God[100] Marshall Vian Summers 1992[101]
New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn[6]:207 1969[10]:923
New Thought[6]:208[25]:325–330 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby[7]:258 mid-19th century[7]:258
Noahidism[102][103] 1990s
Oahspe Faithists[105] John Ballou Newbrough 1882
Odinism[106] Orestes Brownson[106] 1848[106]
Oomoto[6]:216 Mrs. Nao Deguchi[7]:266 1899[7]:266
Open Bible Standard Churches[6]:217 merger[10]:454 1935[10]:454
Opus Dei[28]:126[9]:427–428[107][108]:3, 122–123[109][110][111]:251 Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer[9]:427–428 1928[9]:427–428
Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.)[7]:270 Carl Kellner;[7]:270[9]:430Theodor Reuss[9]:430 1895;[7]:270 1906[9]:430
Pentecostal Church of God[6]:225 1919[19]:109
Peoples Temple[6]:226[112] Jim Jones[10]:832 1955[10]:832
Philosophical Research Society[6]:228 Manly Palmer Hall[10]:849 1934[10]:849
Pilgrims of Arès[113] Michel Potay[113] 1974[113]
Plymouth Brethren[6]:228–229[12]:61 John Nelson Darby[7]:281 1830[7]:281
Potter's House also known as Christian Fellowship Ministries (CFM), The Door, Victory Chapel, Christian Center, Crossroads Chapel, etc.[31]:51–52 Wayman Mitchell[31]:51–52 1970[31]:51–52
Radha Soami Satsang Beas[6]:234 Seth Shiv Dayal Singh[10]:1059 1861[10]:1059
Raëlism[6]:234 Claude Vorilhon (Rael)[10]:806 1973[10]:806
Rainbow Family[6]:234, 236 Barry Adams[10]:732 late-1960s[10]:732
Rajneesh movement, also Osho movement[6]:236, 238 Rajneesh Chandra Mohan[10]:1051 1966[10]:1051
Ramakrishna Mission, also known as Ramakrishna movement or Vedanta Society[114]:57–58[6]:314 Swami Vivekananda 1897
Ramtha[115] J. Z. Knight[116] 1977[117]
Rastafari[6]:241,243[118] Leonard Howell, Joseph Hibbert, Archibald Dunkley, Robert Hinds[10]:954 1935[10]:954
Reformed Druids of North America[6]:244 1960s[7]:299
Reiki, also Usui Shiko Ryoho System of Healing[9]:528–529 Mikao Usui 1922
Religious Science[6]:245–246 Ernest Holmes[7]:301 1948[7]:301
Ringing Cedars' Anastasianism[119]:442 Vladimir Megre 1997
Risshō Kōsei Kai[6]:248 Nikkyo Niwano

Myoko Naganuma[120]

The Rosicrucian Fellowship[6]:249 Carl Louis von Grasshof[10]:845 1909[10]:845
Sacred Name Movement[6]:251 Clarence Orvil Dodd 1930s
Sadharan Brahmo Samaj[29]:43–57 Anandamohan Bose, en:Sivanath Sastri, Umesh Chandra Dutta 1878
Sahaja Yoga[121] Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi[10]:1029 1970[10]:1029
Saiva Siddhanta Church[6]:251 Subramuniy[10]:1029 1957[10]:1029
The Salvation Army[6]:252, 254 William Booth[10]:419 1865[10]:419
Saminism Movement, Samin movement[122]:207–240 Samin Surosentiko 1889
Sant Nirankari Mission[6]:210 Baba Buta Singh Ji 1929
Santa Muerte Cult[123] 2000s
Scientology[25]:385–392[28]:126[124][125][126] L. Ron Hubbard[10]:816 1955[10]:816
Sekta Niebo[127] Bogdana Kacmajora 1990
Seicho-no-Ie[9]:568–569[81] Masaharu Taniguchi, Fenwicke Holmes 1930
Self-Realization Fellowship[6]:261 Paramahansa Yogananda[10]:1031 1935[10]:1031
Semitic Neopaganism[128] Raphael Patai[128] 1960s[128]
Seventh-day Adventist Church[6]:262 Ellen G. White[10]:621 1860[10]:621
Seventh-day Adventist Reform Movement[6]:262–263 schism[10]:622–623 1925[10]:622–623
Shakers[6]:263, 265 Ann Lee[10]:724 1750s[10]:724
Shengdao, also Tongshanshe[129] Peng Tairong (Ruzun) early 20th century
Shepherd's Rod, also known as the Davidians, officially, the Davidian Seventh-day Adventist Association[8]:189 Victor T. Houteff[10]:619 1935[10]:619
Shiloh Youth Revival Centers[6]:266 John J. Higgins, Jr.[10]:734 1969[10]:734
Shinji Shumeikai, also Shumei[81] Mihoko Koyama 1970
Shinnyo-en[6]:266–267 Shinjo Ito

Tomoji Ito[10]:1081

Shinreikyo[6]:266 Kanichi Otsuka[10]:1123 post–World War II[10]:1123
Shri Ram Chandra Mission[130] Shri Ram Chandraji Maharaj[130] 1945[130]
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres[6]:268–269 Kuppuswami Iyer[10]:1035 1935[10]:1035
Slavic Native Faith, also known as Rodnovery[77]:112–127 Władysław Kołodziej, Jan Stachniuk 1920–30s
Soka Gakkai International[6]:271[131] Tsunesaburo Makiguchi[10]:1082 1930[10]:1082
Spiritualism, Spiritism[25]:331–338[132]:248 Kate and Margaret Fox 1848
Subud (Susila Budhi Dharma)[6]:279[25]:267–274[9]:607–608 Muhammed Subuh[10]:981 1933[10]:981
Sufi Ruhaniat International[6]:279 Samuel L. Lewis[7]:342 1968[7]:342
Sukyo Mahikari[6]:281 Sekiguchi Sakae[7]:344 1978[7]:344
Summum[6]:281 Claude Rex Nowell[10]:1141 1975[10]:1141
Syntheism[133] Alexander Bard[133] 2012[133]
The Satanic Temple[134][135][136] Lucien Greaves

Malcolm Jarry[137]

Tenrikyo[6]:287–288 Miki Nakayama[10]:1124 1838[10]:1124
Tensegrity[9]:581[46] Carlos Castaneda 1995
Terasem[139] Martine Rothblatt 2004
Thelema, also known as the A∴A∴ order[15]:41–42 Aleister Crowley early 1900s
Theosophical Society, also known since 1882 as Theosophical Society Adyar[25]:315–324[9]:624–625[140] Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge[140] 1875
Theosophical Society Pasadena[25]:315–324[140]:blz. 427 William Quan Judge 1895
Tolstoyan primitivism[141]:672 Leo Tolstoy[141]:672 1901[141]:672
Toronto Blessing[142] Randy Clark[14]:122–123 1994[14]:122–123
Transcendental Meditation (TM)[6]:292–293, 295–296 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi[10]:1045 1958[10]:1045
Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly FWBO)[65] Sangharakshita (Dennis Lingwood) 1967[65]
True Buddha School[143] Lu Sheng-yen[143] Late 1980s
True Gnostic Church[144] Azrael Ondi-Ahman (Archie D. Wood)[144] 1979[145]
Twelve Tribes[6]:212, 334–335 Gene and Marsha Spriggs[10]:737 1972[10]:737
Two by Twos, also known as Cooneyites, Christian Conventions, the Workers and Friends, the Truth, etc.[6]:298 William Irvine[12]:330 1897[146]
Umbanda[6]:299 Zélio Fernandino de Moraes[147] 1920[147]
Unarius Academy of Science[6]:300, 302–303 Ernest Norman, Ruth Norman 1954
Unification Church, also known as the Moonies[6]:300, 302–303 Sun Myung Moon[7]:365 1954[7]:365
Unitarian Universalism[38]:335 consolidation[31]:308–310 1961[31]:308–310
United Holy Church of America[6]:304 Isaac Cheshier[10]:487 1900[10]:487
United House of Prayer for All People[6]:304–305 Marcelino Manoel de Graca[7]:371 1925[7]:371
United Israel World Union[6]:305 David Horowitz[10]:959 1944[10]:959
United Lodge of Theosophists[6]:305 Robert Crosbie[10]:855 1909[10]:855
United Pentecostal Church International[6]:287–306 merger[10]:476 1945[10]:476
Unity Church[6]:306–307 Charles Fillmore and Myrtle Fillmore[7]:373 1889/1903[7]:373
Universal Great Brotherhood[6]:310 Serge Raynaud de la Ferriere[10]:883 late 1940s[10]:883
Universal Life Church[6]:311 Kirby Hensley[10]:680 1962[10]:680
Universal White Brotherhood[148] Peter Deunov[10]:880 1900[10]:880
Urantia Foundation[31]:319–322 William S. Sadler[31]:319–322 1934[31]:319–322
Vajradhatu[6]:313 Chögyam Trungpa[10]:1115 1973[10]:1115
Vale do Amanhecer[149] Tia Neiva[149] 1959[149]
Volunteers of America[6]:316 Ballington Booth

Maud Booth[10]:420

Varankar[150] Sri Allen Feldman
The Way International[6]:318 Victor Paul Wierwille[10]:608 1942[10]:608
The Way of the Livingness (Universal Medicine)[151] Serge Benhayon[151] 1999[151]
White Eagle Lodge[6]:319 Lady Elizabeth Carey[10]:884 1943[10]:884
Wicca[25]:339–346[15]:55 Gerald Gardner[31]:338 c. 1949[31]:338
Women's Federation for World Peace[154]:203–205 Hak Ja Han[154]:203–205 1992[154]:203–205
Wotansvolk[155] David Lane 1990s
The Word Foundation[6]:320 Harold W. Percival[10]:856 c. 1904[10]:856
World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church[156][157] Hyung Jin Moon

Yeon Ah Lee Moon

Yiguandao[9][129]:702–703 Wang Jueyi; Chang Thien Ran late 19th century