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Susan Palmer

Susan J. Palmer, lives in Montreal, Quebec where she is currently directing a four-year (SSHRC Insight) research project, Children in Sectarian Religiosn and State Control at McGill University’s School of Religious Studies, where she also teaches. She is an Affiliate Professor and Part-time Lecturer at Concordia University and a Co-Chercheuse with the ‎Centre d’expertise et […]


Marie-Ève Melanson

Marie-Ève Melanson is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Religious Studies at McGill University. Her fields of research are freedom of religion and minority rights in Canada. She is a Research Assistant on the project Children in Minority Religions and State Control directed by Dr. Susan Palmer.


Regional Projects

The forms and traditions of religious and spiritual expression often coincide with geographic, political, and cultural boundaries. Scholars with recognized expertise in specific regional traditions have been invited to organize the Regional Projects listed below. AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS (Project Directors: Carole Cusack, Bernard Doherty) CANADIAN RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS (Project Directors: Susan Palmer, […]



CESNUR The Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) was established in 1988 in Torino, Italy. CESNUR is an international network of scholars that promotes scholarly research in the field of new religious consciousness and disseminates information based on that research. CESNUR sponsors annual conferences around the world at which scholars present papers on the […]


Twelve Tribes

TWELVE TRIBES TIMELINE 1937:  Elbert Eugene Spriggs (later known as “Yoneq”) was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1971:  Spriggs joined the Jesus People Movement. 1972:  Spriggs met and married Marsha Ann Duvall . 1973:  The Spriggs co-founded the Vine Christian Community Church, a bi-weekly Bible study group for youth, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1974:  The Spriggs’s community, […]



OSHO/RAJNEESH MOVEMENT OSHO/RAJNEESH TIMELINE 1931:  Osho/Bhagwan was born as Mohan Chandra Rajneesh in Kuchwada on the Indian plains. 1953:  Rajneesh experienced spiritual enlightenment under a tree in the Bhanvartal Garden, Jabalpur. 1958-1966:  Rajneesh received an appointment and moved from Lecturer to Professor (1960) at Jabalpur University. 1966:  Rajneesh resigned from Jabalpur University and assumes the […]


Canadian Religious and Spiritual Group Profiles

Profiles Army of Mary / Community of the Lady of All Peoples Cowboy Trail Church Eckhart Tolle Fadia Ibrahim Kateri’s Shrine Holy Moses Mountain Family (Roch Theriault and the Ant Hill Kids) New Latter Rain Movement Olga Park Toronto Blessing United Church of Canada   FORTHCOMING GROUP PROFILES Aquarian Foundation (TBA) Apostles of Infinite Love […]


Canadian Religious and Spiritual Traditions

The Canadian Religious and Spiritual Traditions Project documents the diversity of religious traditions in Canada through a set of profiles of religious and spiritual groups that originated in Canada. The profiles are supplemented by profiles of sacred sites and supporting video material and governmental reports. RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL GROUP PROFILES SACRED SITES GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS VIDEO […]


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