What’re the New religions during the last 300 years

New Religion

New Religion

 

Some think that religion has become past which the spread of religions and religiosity is declining. In the first place, this might be true for a few regions and countries, but the truth is that the numbers of spiritual people are increasing quite others, and therefore the arrangement of spreading new religions will witness a fundamental change in decades.

consistent with the British newspaper, the Guardian, 84% of the world’s population belongs to a spiritual group. Usually, people belonging to the present majority belong to spiritual groups younger than the remainder, and that they reproduce and have children at rates above those that don’t belong to a specific religion. Although, there are many geographical differences, the planet today is becoming more religious.

What does new religious movement mean?

A new religious movement (NRM), also known as a new religion or alternative spirituality, is a religious or spiritual group that has modern origins and is peripheral to its society’s dominant religious culture.

NRMs can be novel in origin or part of a wider religion, in which case they are distinct from pre-existing denominations. Some NRMs deal with the challenges posed by the modernizing world by embracing individualism, whereas others seek tightly knit collective means.

Scholars have estimated that NRMs now number in the tens of thousands worldwide, with most of their members living in Asia and Africa. Most have only a few members, some have thousands, and a few have more than a million members

We will classify new religions consistent with their founding date for straightforward access:

From 1750-1868:

Name

Founder

Year founded

Type

Shakers. Ann Lee 1750s Communal—Before
Chabad-Lubavitch. Shneur Zalman of Liadi. late 18th century Chasidic
Candomblé 19th century Syncretistic Neo-African Divination
Brahmo Samaj, also known as the religion Adi Dharm Ram Mohan Roy 1828 Neo-Hindu
Apostolic Christian Church of America Samuel Heinrich Froehlich 1830 European Free-Church
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Joseph Smith 1830 Latter-day Saint Movement-Millenarian
Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism), Joseph Smith 1830 Christian restorationism
Plymouth Brethren John Nelson Darby 1830 evangelical Millenarian
Tenrikyo Miki Nakayama 1838 Shinto
Bábism Báb (Ali Muhammad Shirazi) 1844 Shia Islam-Millenarian
Christadelphians, also called Thomasites John Thomas 1844 Baptist family Restorationism
Odinism Orestes Brownson 1848 Neo-pagan
Spiritualism, Spiritism Kate and Margaret Fox 1848 Psychic-Mediumship Metaphysical
Brahmoism (Brahmo Dharma) Debendranath Tagore 1848/1850 Neo-Hindu
Christian Reformed Church in North America Gijsbert Haan 1857 Reformed Presbyterian
Fraternitas Rosae Crucis Paschal Beverly Randolph 1858 neo-Rosicrucianism
Konkokyo Bunjiro Kawate 1859 Shinto
Seventh-day Adventist Church Ellen G. White 1860 Adventist
Adonai-Shomo Frederick T. Howland 1861 Adventist Communal
Radha Soami Satsang Beas Seth Shiv Dayal Singh 1861 Sant Mat
Azali or Azali Babi Subh-i-Azal 1863 Babism
Bahá’í Faith Bahá’u’lláh (Mírzá Ḥusayn-‘Alí Nuri) 1863 Bábism
New Apostolic Church Heinrich Geyer 1863 Catholic Apostolic Church Unclassified Christian Churches
Moody Church Dwight L. Moody 1864 Fundamentalist Evangelical
The Salvation Army, William Booth 1865[10]:419 Holiness movement
Followers of Christ Marion Reece (or Riess) late 19th century Unclassified Pentecostal
Yiguandao Wang Jueyi; Chang Thien Ran late 19th century Chinese salvationist-Millenarian
Namdhari Balak Singh mid-19th century Sikh
New Thought Phineas Parkhurst Quimby mid-19th century Metaphysical Faith healing

New Religion From 1870-1910:

Name

Founder

Year founded

Type

Jehovah’s Witnesses Charles Taze Russell 1870 Adventist Bible Students
Arya Samaj Mul Shankara 1875 Neo-Hindu
Theosophical Society, also known since  as Theosophical Society Adyar Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan Judge 1875 Occult Eastern and Western esotericism––
Christian Science Mary Baker Eddy 1876 Christian Faith healing New Thought
Sadharan Brahmo Samaj Anandamohan Bose, enSivanath Sastri, Umesh Chandra Dutta 1878 Brahmoism
Oahspe Faithists John Ballou Newbrough 1882 UFO religion
Conservative Judaism Sabato Morais Marcus Jastrow H. Pereira Mendes 1887 Mainline Judaism
Church of Divine Science Malinda Cramer 1888 New Thought Faith healing
Ahmadiyya Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1889 Indian Islam
Saminism Movement, Samin movement– Samin Surosentiko 1889 Abrahamic religions Nativist
Unity Church Charles Fillmore and Myrtle Fillmore 1889/1903 New Thought-Christian
General Church of the New Jerusalem schism 1890 Swedenborgianism
Church of Daniel’s Band 1893 Non-Episcopal Methodism
National Spiritualist Association of Churches Harrison D Barrett, James M. Peebles, Cora L. Richmond 1893 Spiritualism
Altruria Edward Biron Payne 1894 Christian Communal
Theosophical Society Pasadena–blz. William Quan Judge 1895 Theosophical
Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) Carl Kellner;Theodor Reuss 1895; 1906 Western esotericism neo-Hermetism Thelema
Volunteers of America Ballington Booth Maud Booth 1896 Holiness movement
Ramakrishna Mission, also known as Ramakrishna movement or Vedanta Society Swami Vivekananda 1897 Neo-Hindu Neo-Vedanta
Two by Twos, also known as Cooneyites, Christian Conventions, the Workers and Friends, the Truth, etc. William Irvine 1897 Independent fundamentalist family
Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas W.E. Fuller 1898 Black Trinitarian Pentecostal
Oomoto Mrs. Nao Deguchi 1899 Shinto-Millenarian
Shengdao, also Tongshanshe Peng Tairong (Ruzun) early 20th century Chinese salvationist
United Holy Church of America Isaac Cheshier 1900 Black Trinitarian Pentecostal
Universal White Brotherhood Peter Deunov 1900 Other Theosophical Groups Esoteric Christianity
The African Church Jacob Kehinde Coker 1901 Anglican
Tolstoyan primitivism Leo Tolstoy 1901 Christian anarchism Pacifism
Mazdaznan Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha’nish 1902 Zoroastrianism
Church of God of Prophecy Ambrose Tomlinson 1903 White Trinitarian Holiness Pentecostal
The Word Foundation Harold W. Percival c. 1904 Theosophical
Brunstad Christian Church Johan Oscar Smith 1905 evangelical non-denominational Christian
Apostolic Christian Church (Nazarean) Samuel Heinrich Froehlich 1906 European Free-Church
Church of God Mountain Assembly J.H. Parks, Steve N. Bryant, Tom Moses, and William O. Douglas 1906 White Trinitarian Holiness Pentecostal
Native American Church, also known as Peyotism 1906 Native American religion Entheogen Groups
Church of God in Christ Charles H. Mason 1908 Pentecostal
The Rosicrucian Fellowship Carl Louis von Grasshof 1909 neo-Rosicrucianism
United Lodge of Theosophists Robert Crosbie 1909 Theosophical
Antoinism Louis-Joseph Antoine 1910 Christian Healing
Thelema, also known as the A∴A∴ order Aleister Crowley early 1900s Occult neo-Hermetism Western esotericism–

New Religion From 1912-1952:

Name

Founder

Year founded

Type

Anthroposophy (Anthroposophical Society) Rudolf Steiner 1912 Western esotericism
Fourth Way George Gurdjieff c. 1913 Esoteric Sufism Western esotericism
Assemblies of God merger 1914 Pentecostal
Iglesia Ni Cristo Felix Y. Manalo 1914 Restorationism Unitarianism
Modekngei (Ngara Modekngei) Tamadad from Chol c. 1915 Syncretistic Christian-Indigenous
Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis H. Spencer Lewis 1915 neo-Rosicrucianism
Apostolic Church Daniel Powell Williams 1916 Pentecostal
Cao Dai, also known as Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do Ngô Văn Chiêu 1919 Syncretistic Vietnamese Millenarian
Pentecostal Church of God 1919 Pantecostal
Slavic Native Faith, also known as Rodnovery Władysław Kołodziej, Jan Stachniuk 1920–30s Neo-pagan Polytheistic reconstructionism
Church of God with Signs Following George Went Hensley 1920s Holiness Pentecostal
Elan Vital (formerly Divine Light Mission) Shri Hans Ji Maharaj 1920s Sant Mat
Local Church movement Ni Shu-tsu (Watchman Nee)– 1920s Independent Fundamentalist Other Bible Students–
Bruderhof, also known as the Hutterian Brethren and Hutterian Society of Brothers Eberhard Arnold c. 1920 Communal
Laymen’s Home Missionary Movement Paul S. L. Johnson c. 1920 Adventist Bible Students
Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God William Thomas Phillips 1920 Apostolic Pentecostal
Umbanda Zélio Fernandino de Moraes 1920 Spiritism
Meher Baba followers Merwan Sheriar Irani 1921 Hindu-inspired
Moral Re-Armament Frank N. D. Buchman 1921
The Blackburn Cult, also known as the Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven May Otis Blackburn 1922 Neo-pagan New Thought
Builders of the Adytum Paul Foster Case 1922 Ritual magic
The Christian Community, also known as the Christian Community Church and Christengemeinschaft Rudolf Steiner Friedrich Rittelmeyer 1922 Anthroposophy
Independent Fundamental Churches of America R. Lee Kirkland 1922 Unaffiliated Fundamentalist
Reiki, also Usui Shiko Ryoho System of Healing Mikao Usui 1922 Energy medicine Japanese Buddhism
International Church of the Foursquare Gospel Aimee Semple McPherson 1923 White Trinitarian Pentecostal
Lucis Trust Alice A. Bailey 1923 Neo-Theosophical
Commandment Keepers Holy Church of the Living God Arnold Josiah Ford 1924 Black Judaism
Fraternity of the Inner Light Dion Fortune 1924 neo-Hermeticism Esoteric Christianity
Grail Movement Oskar Ernst Bernhardt 1924 Syncretistic Christian New Age Channeling
Lectorium Rosicrucianum Jan van Rijckenborgh; Zwier Willem Leene; Catharose de Petri– 1924 neo-Rosicrucianism
Cherubim and Seraphim, also known as Sacred Cherubim and Seraphim Society and Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Moses Orimolade Tunolase c. 1925 African Pentecostal
Agni Yoga (Roerichism) Helena Roerich, Nicholas Roerich mid-1920s Neo-Theosophical
Adonism Franz Sättler 1925 Neo-pagan
Moorish Science Temple of America Timothy Drew 1925 Black Islam
Seventh-day Adventist Reform Movement schism– 1925 Seventh Day Adventists–
United House of Prayer for All People Marcelino Manoel de Graca 1925 African American Pentecostal
Anglo-Saxon Federation of America Howard B. Rand 1928 British Israelism
Krishnamurti Foundations Jiddu Krishnamurti 1928 Neo-Theosophical Universalism
Opus Dei Saint Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer– 1928 Roman Catholic–
Sant Nirankari Mission Baba Buta Singh Ji 1929 Sikh
I AM Activity Guy Ballard, Edna Anne Wheeler Ballard early 1930s Neo-Theosophical
Sacred Name Movement Clarence Orvil Dodd 1930s Adventist Church of God (Seventh-Day)
Aladura Josiah Ositelu 1930 Pentecostal
Branch Davidians Victor T. Houteff 1930 Seventh Day Adventist
Church of the Lord (Aladura) Josiah Ositelu 1930 Pentecostal Family
Seicho-no-Ie Masaharu Taniguchi, Fenwicke Holmes 1930 Religious Science-Shinto
Soka Gakkai International Tsunesaburo Makiguchi 1930 Nichiren Buddhism
Association for Research and Enlightenment– Edgar Cayce 1931 Occult
Amica Temple of Radiance Ivah Berg Whitten 1932 Neo-Theosophical
The Church of Light C.C. Zain–– 1932 neo-Hermetism––
Ivanovism (the Ivanovites) Porfiry Ivanov 1933 Neo-pagan Slavic Native Faith
Subud (Susila Budhi Dharma) Muhammed Subuh 1933 Kejawèn Sufism
Bethel Ministerial Association Albert Franklin Varnell 1934 Apostolic Pentecostal
Church of World Messianity Mokichi Okada 1934 Shinto Health healing
Philosophical Research Society Manly Palmer Hall 1934 Occult
Urantia Foundation William S. Sadler– 1934 UFO religion– Psychic New Age Christian occultist
Open Bible Standard Churches merger 1935 White Trinitarian Pentecostal
Rastafari Leonard Howell, Joseph Hibbert, Archibald Dunkley, Robert Hinds 1935 Black Judaism
Self-Realization Fellowship Paramahansa Yogananda 1935 Neo-Hindu
Shepherd’s Rod, also known as the Davidians, officially, the Davidian Seventh-day Adventist Association Victor T. Houteff 1935 Seventh Day Adventists
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Kuppuswami Iyer 1935 Neo-Hindu
Nation of Islam Elijah Muhammad mid-1930s Black Islam UFO religion
Brahma Kumaris Dada Lekhraj 1936 Neo-Hindu
Huna Max Freedom Long 1936 New Thought Hawaiian religion
John Frum 1936 Syncretistic Millenarian
Shinnyo-en Shinjo Ito Tomoji Ito 1936 Japanese Buddhism
Arcane School Alice and Foster Bailey 1937 Neo-Theosophical
Bible Presbyterian Church Carl McIntire 1938 Reformed Presbyterian
Risshō Kōsei Kai Nikkyo Niwano Myoko Naganuma 1938 Nichiren Buddhist
Church of Aphrodite Gleb Botkin 1939 Witchcraft Neo-pagan
Mita Congregation Juanita García Peraza 1940 Deliverance Pentecostal
Christ Apostolic Church Joseph Ayo Babalola 1941 Pentecostal
The Way International Victor Paul Wierwille 1942 Independent fundamentalist family
Agasha Temple of Wisdom Richard Zenor 1943 Spiritualism
White Eagle Lodge Lady Elizabeth Carey 1943 Other Theosophical Groups
United Israel World Union David Horowitz 1944 Other Jewish Groups
American Buddhist Society and Fellowship, Inc. Robert Ernest Dickhoff 1945 Tibetan Buddhism
Shri Ram Chandra Mission Shri Ram Chandraji Maharaj 1945 Hindu
United Pentecostal Church International merger 1945 Apostolic Pentecostals
Shinreikyo Kanichi Otsuka post–World War II Shinto Syncretistic
Evangelical Methodist Church J.H. Hamblen 1946 Non-Episcopal Methodist
Latter Rain Movement George Hawtin Percy Hunt 1946 Millenarian Pentecostal
Celestial Church of Christ Samuel Oshoffa 1947 Nativist Pentecostal
Religious Science Ernest Holmes 1948 New Thought
Wicca– Gerald Gardner c. 1949 Neo-pagan Witchcraft– Occult
Aryan Nations, also known as Church of Jesus Christ Christian, Aryan Nations Wesley Swift late 1940s British Israelism
Universal Great Brotherhood Serge Raynaud de la Ferriere late 1940s Other Theosophical Groups
Charismatic Movement 1950s Pentecostal
Branhamism William M. Branham– 1951 Pentecostal–
The Living Word Fellowship John Robert Stevens 1951 Latter Rain Pentecostal
Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ merger 1952 Apostolic Pentecostal

New Religion From 1954-1979:

Name

Founder

Year founded

Type

Aetherius Society George King 1954 UFO-Christian
Church of the Living Word, also known as The Walk John Robert Stevens 1954 Fundamentalist Occult
Unarius Academy of Science, – Ernest Norman, Ruth Norman 1954 UFO Religion
Unification Church, also known as the Moonies Sun Myung Moon 1954 Syncretistic Christian
Ananda Marga Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar 1955 Neo-Hindu Tantric
Chen Tao, also called God’s Salvation Church and God Saves the Earth Flying Saucer Foundation Hon-Ming Chen 1955 UFO religion
Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles, also known as CARP Sun Myung Moon 1955 Unification Church
Peoples Temple Jim Jones 1955 Psychic-New Age
Scientology L. Ron Hubbard 1955 UFO-Psychic New Age
Dalit Buddhist Movement, also known as the Neo-Buddhist movement or Navayana Buddhist movement B. R. Ambedkar 1956 Neo-Buddhism (Navayana)
Kerista John Presmont 1956 Communal—After
Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ schism 1957 Apostolic Pentecostal
The Church of God (Jerusalem Acres) Grady R. Kent 1957 White Trinitarian Holiness Pentecostal
New Acropolis (Nouvelle Acropole) Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi 1957 Neo-Theosophical Western esotericism
Saiva Siddhanta Church Subramuniy 1957 Hindu
Church Universal and Triumphant Mark Prophet Elizabeth Clare (Wolf) Prophet 1958 Theosophical Occult
Transcendental Meditation (TM) Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 1958 Neo-Hindu
Mahikari Kotama Okada 1959 Shinto
Vale do Amanhecer Tia Neiva 1959 Spiritualism
Reformed Druids of North America 1960s Neo-pagan
Semitic Neopaganism Raphael Patai 1960s Neo-pagan Feminism
Unitarian Universalism consolidation– 1961 Unitarian Universalism–
Church of All Worlds Tim Zell Lance Christie 1962 Witchcraft Neo-pagan
Universal Life Church Kirby Hensley 1962 Liberal Family
Discordianism Greg Hill, Kerry Wendell Thornley 1963 Absurdism
Findhorn Foundation Eileen Caddy Peter Caddy Alexis Edwards Roger Benson 1963 Christian-Anthroposophistical-neo-Rosicrucian
Native Ukrainian National Faith, also known as RUNVira or Sylenkoism Lev Sylenko mid-1960s Neo-pagan Slavic Native Faith
Church of Satan Anton LaVey– 1966 Satanism–
Kripalu Center (Kirpalu) Amrit Desai 1966 Hindu
Rajneesh movement, also Osho movement Rajneesh Chandra Mohan 1966 Indian religions
Community Chapel and Bible Training Center Donald Lee Barnett 1967 Latter RainPentecostal
Feraferia Frederick Adams 1967 Neo-pagan Goddess
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO) now known as Triratna Buddhist Community Sangharakshita (Dennis Lingwood) 1967 Neo-Buddhism
Lama Foundation Steve Durkee 1967 Communal
Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly FWBO) Sangharakshita (Dennis Lingwood) 1967 Neo-Buddhism
Arica School Oscar Ichazo 1968 Sufism
Family International, previously known as the Children of God, the Family of Love and the Family David Berg 1968 Fundamentalist, Jesus movement countercultural evangelical
Sufi Ruhaniat International Samuel L. Lewis 1968 neo-Sufism
HO Harbhajan Singh Khalsa 1969 Sikh
Alamo Christian Foundation, also known as Alamo Christian Church, Consecrated, Alamo Christian Ministries, and Music Square Church Tony Alamo; Susan Alamo 1969 Fundamentalist Communal
Apostolic Church of Christ (Pentecostal) Johnnie Draft; Wallace Snow 1969 Apostolic Pentecostal
Christian World Liberation Front, also known as the Spiritual Counterfeits Project Jack Sparks Fred Dyson Pat Matrisciana 1969 Christian Fundamentalist-Millenarian
Church of the Creator Rev. Dr. Grace Marama URI 1969 Liberal family
Love Family, also known as the Church of Jesus Christ at Armageddon and Love Israel Paul Erdman 1969 Communalism
New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn 1969 Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Witchcraft Neo-pagan
Shiloh Youth Revival Centers John J. Higgins, Jr. 1969 Communal—After
Jesus Movement late 1960s Fundamentalist
Ansaaru Allah Community As Siddid Al Imaan Al Haahi Al Mahdi– late 1960s[10]:986–987″ Black Islam–
Rainbow Family, Barry Adams late-1960s Communal
Creativity Ben Klassen early-1970’s Pantheism Agnostic Atheism White Racialism.
Ásatrú Stephen McNallen 1970s Neo-pagan Polytheistic reconstructionism
Breatharians also known as Inedia Wiley Brooks 1970s Hinduism-influenced
Crossroads Movement 1970s
Kabbalah Centre Philip Berg– 1970s New Age–
Nation of Yahweh Hulon Mitchell, Jr.– 1970s Black Judaism–
The Brethren (Jim Roberts group), also known as The Body of Christ and The Garbage Eaters Jimmie T. Roberts– c. 1970 Unclassified Christian Churches–
CAUSA International Sun Myung Moon– 1970 Unification Church–
Jews for Jesus Moishe Rosen 1970 Fundamentalist
Potter’s House also known as Christian Fellowship Ministries (CFM), The Door, Victory Chapel, Christian Center, Crossroads Chapel, etc. Wayman Mitchell– 1970 Pentecostal–
Sahaja Yoga Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi 1970 Neo-Hindu
Shinji Shumeikai, also Shumei Mihoko Koyama 1970 Church of World Messianity Faith healing
Assembly of Christian Soldiers Jessie L. Thrift 1971 Ku Klux Klan
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship Bawa Muhaiyaddeen 1971 Sufism
Church of Bible Understanding Stewart Traill 1971 Adventist Fundamentalist
Dianic Wicca merger 1971 Witchcraft Neo-pagan
Eckankar Paul Twitchell 1971 Derived from Sant Mat but denies connection
Emin Raymond Armin 1971 New Age
est (Erhard Seminars Training) Werner Erhard 1971 Human Potential Movement– Self religions
Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy Swami Rama 1971 Hindu
Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness John-Roger Hinkins 1971 Sant Mat
Adidam, previously Free Daist Communion, Dawn Horse Fellowship, etc. Adi Da 1972 Neo-Hindu-inspired
American World Patriarchs Uladyslau Ryzy-Ryski 1972 Eastern Orthodox
International Community of Christ also known as Church of the Second Advent (CSA) and Jamilians Eugene Douglas Savoy 1972 New Age
Maranatha Campus Ministries Bob Weiner 1972 Pentecosrtal
Monastic Order of Avallon Henri Hillion de Coatmoc’han 1972 Neo-pagan
Twelve Tribes Gene and Marsha Spriggs 1972 Messianic Jewish Communal—After
African Theological Archministry, previously Order of Damballah Hwedo Ancestor Priests, Shango Temple, and Yoruba Temple Walter Eugene King 1973 Voodoo
Heaven’s Gate Marshall Herff Applewhite Bonnie Lu Nettles 1973 New Age UFO religion
Raëlism Claude Vorilhon (Rael) 1973 UFO religion
Vajradhatu Chögyam Trungpa 1973 Tibetan Buddhism
Church of Israel Dan Gayman 1974 British Israelism
Pilgrims of Arès Michel Potay 1974
Covenant of the Goddess merger 1975 Goddess Witchcraft Neo-pagan
Summum Claude Rex Nowell 1975 Unclassified Christian Churches
Ausar Auset Society R.A. Straughn mid-1970s neo-Rosicrucianism
The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord James D. Ellison mid-1970s British Israelism
New Kadampa Tradition Geshe Kelsang Gyatso mid-1970s Tibetan Buddhism
Fellowship of Isis Olivia Robertson 1976 Neo-pagan Goddess
Insight Meditation Society Jack Kornfield Sharon Salzberg Joseph Goldstein 1976 Theravada Buddhism
Jesus Army, also known as “Jesus Fellowship Church” and “Bugbrooke Jesus Fellowship” Noel Stanton– 1977 Fundamentalist Communal
Ramtha J. Z. Knight 1977 New Age
Sukyo Mahikari Sekiguchi Sakae 1978 Mahikari Syncretistic
Church of the SubGenius J.R. “Bob” Dobbs 1979 UFO religion Apocalypticism
True Gnostic Church Azrael Ondi-Ahman (Archie D. Wood) 1979

New Religion From 1980 till now:

Name

Founder

Year founded

Type

Antiochian Catholic Church in America Gordon Mar Peter 1980s Independent Catholic Monophysite
Core Shamanism, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies Michael Harner 1980th Neoshamanism
American Buddhist Movement 1980 Western Buddhism
Hanuman Foundation Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) 1980 Neo-Hindu
Art of Living Foundation, also known as Association for Inner Growth and Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Preeth Ravi Shankar 1981 Neo-Hindu
Association of Vineyard Churches John Wimber 1982 Trinitarian Pentecostal
Christian Identity 1982 British Israelism
Ancient Teachings of the Masters, also known as ATOM Darwin Gross 1983 Sant Mat
Adventures in Enlightenment, A Foundation Terry Cole-Whittaker 1985 Religious Science
Kofuku-no-Kagaku (The Institute for Research in Human Happiness) Ryuho Okawa 1986 Japanese
Aum Shinrikyo, also known as Aleph Shoko Asahara 1987 Japanese Buddhism
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans Margot Adler 1987 Witchcraft Neo-pagan
Kemetic Orthodoxy Tamara Siuda 1988 Kemetic
True Buddha School Lu Sheng-yen Late 1980s Tibetan Buddhism Taoism
Madkhalism Rabee Al-Madkhali early 1990s Islam
Wotansvolk David Lane 1990s neo-völkisch paganism
Falun Gong Li Hongzhi 1992 Qigong movement
Isha Foundation Jaggi Vasudev 1992 Hindu
The New Message from God Marshall Vian Summers 1992 UFO religion
Women’s Federation for World Peace Hak Ja Han– 1992 Unification Church–
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Sun Myung Moon 1994 Unification Church
Toronto Blessing Randy Clark– 1994 Pentecostal–
Million Man March Louis Farrakhan 1995 Nation of Islam
Tensegrity Carlos Castaneda 1995 Neoshamanism New Age
First Satanic Church Karla LaVey 1997 Satanism
Ringing Cedars’ Anastasianism Vladimir Megre 1997 Neo-pagan Slavic Native Faith
Arkeon Vito Carlo Moccia 1999 Reiki Roman Catholicism
International House of Prayer also known as (IHOP or IHOPKC) Mike Bickle 1999 Charismatic Movement Post-tribulational Historic premillennialism
The Way of the Livingness (Universal Medicine) Serge Benhayon 1999 Neo-Theosophical and/or “Socially harmful cult”.
Jediism 2000s Star Wars-inspired New Age
Santa Muerte Cult 2000s Syncretic Folk Catholic
Terasem Martine Rothblatt 2004 Transhumanism
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism Bobby Henderson 2005
Global Peace Foundation Hyun Jin Moon 2007 Unification Church
The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing Jim Humble 2009 or 2010 UFO-New Age inspired Pseudoscience
Kopimism Isak Gerson 2012 Internet religion
Syntheism Alexander Bard 2012 Pantheist Humanist Netocratic
The Satanic Temple Lucien Greaves Malcolm Jarry 2012 Satanism Nontheistic
World Peace and Unification Sanctuary Church Hyung Jin Moon Yeon Ah Lee Moon 2015 Unification Church-based ultra-Orthodox/Fundamentalism

Establishment date not specified:

Name

Founder

Type

African initiated churches Multiple Syncretistic Christian-Indigenous
Ancient British Church in North America Jonathan V. Zotique Homosexually Oriented
British Israelism also called Anglo-Israelism
Cargo cults Syncretistic Nativist
The Centers Network
Cheondoism also called Chendogyo Choe Je-u
Concerned Christians Monte Kim Miller
Cyberchurches non-denominational Christian
Dances of Universal Peace Samuel L. Lewis
End Time Survivors Jesus Christians David McKay Fundamentalist Millennialism
Esoteric Nazism Occult Western esotericism
Freedomites
Fundamentalist Christianity Christian
Ghost Dance Neo-pagan Native American religion
Messianic Judaism Christianity
Pentecostalism Holiness movement

So we find that there are several religions in the world, each of which includes a group of sects, which may, in turn, include additional sub-sects, adherents of the three monotheistic religions, they are the most prevalent in the world, while the non-celestial religions are countless, some of them are known and spread as Buddhism and the Church of Scientology and Satanists and others, Others are not widely known.
These religions or beliefs have their followers who may be in the hundreds, tens, even millions.

World Religions

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