Beliefs in society

Religious organisations : Church
Church A stable and formal organisation of religious believers. It is generally integrated with other social institutions, such as schools and the family. It has an organised clerical hierarchy and a fixed body of doctrine that fits in with the accep
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Religious organisation: denomination
One of a number of minority religious organisations that are broadly considered acceptable by society. Unlike a church, a denomination generally avoids any formal connection with the state. In Britain, Methodists and Jehovah’s Witnesses are common on
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religious organisation: sect
Sect Smaller and less formally organised than a church or denomination. It is often insular and sometimes at odds with the beliefs of society. It is common for sects to have few or no officials. They are usually formed by people protesting about esta
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cult
Smaller and less formally organised than a church or denomination, Cults claim no monopoly of religious truth and there is often a spiritual association that emphasises individualism. There are different types of cults; audience cults that provide in
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cult 2
• Membership open to anyone and members are treated as clients so may have to pay • Members are treated as individuals rather than gathering for group ceremonies • Membership may be short lived and people leave when they have learnt the techniques on
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One of a number of minority religious organisations that are broadly considered acceptable by society. Unlike a church, a denomination generally avoids any formal connection with the state. In Britain, Methodists and Jehovah’s Witnesses are common on

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Religious organisation: denomination

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Sect Smaller and less formally organised than a church or denomination. It is often insular and sometimes at odds with the beliefs of society. It is common for sects to have few or no officials. They are usually formed by people protesting about esta

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Smaller and less formally organised than a church or denomination, Cults claim no monopoly of religious truth and there is often a spiritual association that emphasises individualism. There are different types of cults; audience cults that provide in

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Card 5

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• Membership open to anyone and members are treated as clients so may have to pay • Members are treated as individuals rather than gathering for group ceremonies • Membership may be short lived and people leave when they have learnt the techniques on

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