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New religious movement

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A new religious movement or NRM appears as a religious, ethical or spiritual grouping that has not (yet) become recognised as a standard denomination, church, or body. Some sociological observers prefer the term to the pejorative term of "cult." Most cults and some sects are NRMs. Eileen Barker, who is influential in this field, uses the adjective new in this context when the movement started after World War II and new for a certain culture. For example, ISKCON/ the Hare Krishnass is generally considered an NRM in the west because it is new to western culture, but it is not considered an NRM in India, where the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect of Hinduism that formed the basis for ISKCON has existed since the 17th century.

Examples of new religious movements might include:

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