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  Religious denomination - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Denominations usually have a significant degree of authority over their member congregations, although the term is also used to describe religious groups when the congregations have authority over the "denomination", such as Congregationalist church governance such as the Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Church of Christ, the Disciples of Christ and the numerous Baptist associations.
Denominations often form slowly over time for many reasons; due to historical accidents of geography, culture, and influence between different groups, members of a given religion slowly begin to diverge in their views.
In other cases, denominations form very rapidly, either as a result from a split or schism in an existing denomination, or as people from many different denominations share an experience of spiritual revival or spiritual awakening, and choose to form a new denomination based on that new experience or understanding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Religious_denomination   (409 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Religious denomination
A religious denomination, (also: denomination) is a large, long-established subgroup within a religion that has been in existence for many years.
Denominations usually have a significant degree of authority over their member congregations, although the term is also used to describe religious groups when the congregations have authority over the 'denomination', such as the numerous
Denominations usually have a significant degree of authority over their member congregations, although the term is also used to describe religious groups when the congregations have authority over the 'denomination', such as the numerous Baptist associations or the Unitarian Universalist Association.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/religious-denomination   (1746 words)

  
 Religious Worker
Religious workers include ministers of religion who are ordained by a denomination to lead religious worship and perform other duties usually performed by members of the clergy, for example administering the sacraments.
In order to obtain an R visa, the applicant must be a member of a religious denomination having an authentic nonprofit religious organization in the U.S. The religious denomination and its affiliate, must be exempt from taxation, or the religious denomination qualifies for tax- exempt status.
If the alien has been working for a religious organization overseas, he or she must prove that the overseas religious organization is affiliated with, or the same religious denomination as, the religious organization in the United States which is sponsoring the alien.
www.hmeyers.com /religious.htm   (1282 words)

  
 Letter Ruling 8915001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1971, while in District Y of Denomination X, the taxpayer was licensed as a minister of Denomination X. In each of the years 1973 and 1974, the taxpayer had net earnings of $400 or more from his services as a licensed minister.
of a religious body constituting a church or church denomination and invested with the authority to conduct religious worship, to perform sacerdotal functions, and to administer ordinances or sacraments in accordance with the prescribed tenets and practices of such church or church denomination.
In cases where a church or church denomination ordains some ministers of the gospel and licenses or commissions other ministers, in every respect the licensing or commissioning of an individual as a minister of the gospel must establish a status that is the equivalent of ordination and is so recognized by the church.
www.clergytaxnet.com /taxlaw/IRS/LetterRulings/ltr8915001.html   (2357 words)

  
 Levels of Classification of Faith Groups
Although in some denominational families the majority of religious bodies within the family now consult together or are united in one form or another, a denominational family is not the same thing as an alliance.
Religious bodies are frequently called denominations, which is not incorrect, but can be less precise because the word "denomination" is often used to refer to an entire denominational family, whereas usage of the term "religious body" is fairly standard.
It is not unusual to see a denominational family such as all Presbyterian religious bodies described as a single denomination ("Presbyterian Church"), but this is not the most common current usage of the term denomination, and it obscures the fact that various Presbyterian groups are quite different from each other and governed independently.
www.adherents.com /classify.html   (3096 words)

  
 Becoming a Recognized Religious Denomination In Ontario
A denomination normally provides the structure by which new churches of that particular faith are founded, through church planting, administrative support, financial support and, most importantly, interpretation of the religious doctrine adhered to by the various member congregations.
Religious denominations must ensure that the documents included in their application are complete and conform to the stipulated requirements in the Memorandum.
Due to the fact that the Marriage Office retains the discretion to recognize a religious denomination and permit its clergy to perform marriages, it is entirely possible that a denomination will be unable to perform marriages due to a decision of the Marriage Office to refuse to accept the denomination's application.
www.carters.ca /pub/bulletin/church/2005/chchlb09.htm   (1502 words)

  
 Visas for Temporary Religious Workers - US Nonimmigrant Visa - Religious Worker
Religious occupation means a habitual engagement in an activity that relates to a traditional religious function.
If you are a religious professional, you have at least a baccalaureate degree or equivalent, and that such a degree is required for entry into the religious profession.
If you are to work for an organization which is affiliated with a religious denomination, a description of the nature of the relationship between the two organizations, including evidence of the religious organization's assets and methods of operation, as well as the organization's papers of incorporation under applicable state law.
www.foreignborn.com /visas_imm/other_visas/12temp_religious.htm   (1294 words)

  
 Brikho & Kallabat, P.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Religious workers include ministers of religion who are authorized by a recognized denomination to conduct religious worship and perform other duties usually performed by members of the clergy such as administering the sacraments, or their equivalent.
The activity of a lay-person who will be engaged in a religious occupation must relate to a traditional religious function: i.e., the activity must embody the tenets of the religion and have religious significance, relating primarily, if not exclusively, to matters of the spirit as they apply to the religion.
Also, the period for which the bearer of a religious worker visa is authorized to remain in the United States is determined by the INS, not the consular officer.
www.insvisa.com /non-immigrant/r_visa.htm   (809 words)

  
 Brikho & Kallabat, P.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Religious vocation means a calling to religious life, evidenced by the demonstration of a lifelong commitment, such as taking of vows.
Religious occupation means a habitual engagement in an activity which relates to a traditional religious function.
Evidence establishing that the religious organization, and any affiliate which will employ the person, is a bona fide nonprofit religious organization in the U.S. and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
www.insvisa.com /immigrant/religious_worker.htm   (1005 words)

  
 Immigrating to the US: Employment Based: Fourth Preference
A religious vocation means a calling to religious life as evidenced by the demonstration of commitment practiced in the religious denomination, such as the taking of vows.
A religious occupation means an activity which relates to a traditional religious function such as liturgical workers, religious instructors, religious counselors, cantors, catechists, workers in religious hospitals or religious health care facilities, missionaries, religious translators, or religious broadcasters.
The religious organization must show that it is exempt from taxation as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the International Revenue Code of 1986 at the request of the organization, or that it would qualify as eligible if it had applied for tax exempt status.
www.immigrationlawweb.com /immigrating-employment-based-cat-4.htm   (642 words)

  
 Read about Religious denomination at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Religious denomination and learn about ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A religious denomination, (also simply denomination) is a large, long-established subgroup within a religion that has been in existence for many years.
religious pluralism, ethics and religious practices and rituals.
In other cases, denominations form very rapidly, either as a result from a split or schism in an existing denomination, or as people from many different denominations share an experience of spiritual revival or
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Religious_denomination   (410 words)

  
 TEMPORARY RELIGIOUS WORKERS
If the applicant is a religious professional, he or she has at least a baccalaureate degree or equivalent, and that such a degree is required for entry into the religious profession; or
Also, the period for which the bearer of a religious worker visa is authorized to remain in the United States is determined by the BCIS, not the consular officer.
Questions on qualifications for the religious worker classification and visa application procedures should be made to the American consular office abroad where the applicant intends to apply.
travel.state.gov /visa/tempvisitors_types_temp_religious.html   (1201 words)

  
 SchulzLaw: Religious Worker Immigrant Visa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Qualified religious worker immigrants must have been a member for the past two years in a religious denomination having bona fide nonprofit, religious status in the United States.
Religious professional workers are individuals who hold at least the equivalent of a US baccalaureate in a field where such education is normally a prequisite for employment.
It is only meant to include traditional religious functions and not all types of jobs with religious employers, such as janitors, maintenance workers and clerks.
www.schulzlaw.com /mschulz_e4memo.php   (367 words)

  
 Growth and decline in American churches
The fastest-growing religious denomination in the last 10 years was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; it appears from a survey by Glenmary Research Center.
A sociologist observed: "The more liberal the denomination, by most people's definition, the more they were losing." The churches that lost the highest percentages of members were the Presbyterian Church SA (11.6 percent) and the United Church of Christ (14.8 percent).
The highest percentages of religious adherents are in Utah, North Dakota and the District of Columbia; the lowest in Oregon and Washington.
www.emmitsburgdispatch.com /2002/December/americanchurches.shtml   (308 words)

  
 Religious Denomination at the b2bYellowpages.com B2B directory. -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Religious denomination [Categories: Religion and society] A denomination may also refer to an incremental value of monetary currency A religious denomination, (also simply denomination) is a large...
Religious denomination A religious denomination, (also simply denomination) is a large, long-established subgroup within a religion that has been in existence for many years.
Religious denomination A religious denomination, (also: denomination) is a large, long-established subgroup within areligion that has been in existence for many years.
www.b2byellowpages.com /directory/popular_resources/religion_religious/religious_denomination   (649 words)

  
 Requirements for religious immigrant visas
The rule is that the religious organization that is employing the minister or religious worker must either be a §501(c)(3) organization or the organization must be able to prove that it would have obtained §501(c)(3) status if it had applied for it.
I often see religious workers, and even ministers, who do not have the customary documentation to prove that they have been trained in the work of their denomination or have graduated from a seminary or other religious educational institution.
Applicants who are not ministers and wish to qualify as "other religious workers," must show that their activities relate to "a traditional religious function" and that they have two years of membership in the religious denomination.
www.visaus.com /minister.html   (1397 words)

  
 TEMPORARY RELIGIOUS WORKERS
Examples: liturgical workers, religious instructors or cantors, catechists, workers in religious hospitals, missionaries, religious translators, or religious broadcasters.
There is no requirement that applicants for R visas have a residence abroad that they have no intention of abandoning, but they must intend to depart the United States at the end of their lawful status.
A nonimmigrant religious worker's spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age may be granted derivative status (R-2).
www.megalink.com /usemblapaz/english/consular/TEMPRELIGIOUS.htm   (963 words)

  
 RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Noun: theology (natural and revealed); theogony, theosophy; divinity; hagiology, hagiography; Caucasian mystery; monotheism; religion; religious persuasion, religious sect, religious denomination; creed; (belief); article of faith, declaration of faith, profession of faith, confession of faith.
The Roman Catholic Church is the most politically active religious denomination and has significant political influence.
In order to register, a religious denomination must fulfill the legal requirement to qualify as a religious congregation.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/RELIGIOUS+DENOMINATION   (618 words)

  
 Law Offices of Darren B. Silver: Religious Visas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This visa applies to individuals who, for at least two years immediately preceding the time of application for admission, have been a member of a religious denomination having a bona fide, nonprofit religious organization in the United States, may be admitted temporarily to the United States to carry on the activities of a religious worker.
The Religious Organization must be a bona fide Religious nonprofit organization in the U.S., the Organization may show tax exemption under the Internal Revenue code, 501(c)(3).
The Applicant will need to document that he or she was a member in the same religious denomination as the sponsoring organization for a two-year period immediately preceding the application.
www.darrensilver.com /religious.html   (198 words)

  
 Percpective of religious thinking and denomination
In the right wing of the religious spectrum, there are always extreme, fundamental, and orthodox teachings that differ very sharply already today and decline from other religions, either Islamic or Christian.
Buddhism, which was originally the center, the equanimity, and the peace, is currently showing the same tendency as other movements of the center, especially the political, with the difference that religious thinking is not short term, rather very long-term, and its fall and dying may be recorded in longer periods and time intervals of history.
In the religious world of the 21st century, man will act less pompously, less ceremoniously and liturgically than today, however, on the other side, especially in the countries of the Third World, religion will be infiltrated by folk traditions as they enter the existing practices.
www.neuereligion.de /ENG/Wolf/pg18.htm   (1464 words)

  
 US BCIS:EB-4 Eligibility and Filing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To qualify as an EB-4 special immigrant religious worker, you must be a member of a religious denomination that has a non-profit religious organization in the United States.
The letter should establish that you have been a member of the denomination for two years, and that you have at least two years of experience in your religious vocation or occupation.
If you are a religious professional, the letter should establish that you have a United States baccalaureate degree or the foreign equivalent that is required for your religious profession.
uscis.gov /graphics/howdoi/eligibility4.htm   (549 words)

  
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That all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit; and that, therefore, they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to change their form of government in such manner as they may deem expedient.
The purpose of the Alabama Religious Freedom Amendment is to guarantee that the freedom of religion is not burdened by state and local law; and to provide a claim or defense to persons whose religious freedom is burdened by government.
(c) A person whose religious freedom has been burdened in violation of this section may assert that violation as a claim or defense in a judicial, administrative, or other proceeding and obtain appropriate relief against a government.
parca.samford.edu /CONST1.html   (1886 words)

  
 The Evolution of Fundamental Beliefs and Practices in a Religious Denomination
New ideas and doctrines, claims to have discovered additional religious revelation as well as innovations in everyday life, belonged to the degenerate world and were therefore to be rejected.
Practical problems that religious leaders had to deal with more and more were: violence among community members; adultery and fornication; ostentation in life-style, clothing, buildings, and furnishings; dancing; card-playing, and the smoking of tobacco.
In a society where the creative and performing arts were still restricted, music, both religious and secular, became the major focus of artistic endeavor and received widespread community approval.
members.shaw.ca /tfrisen/Religion/urry.htm   (1815 words)

  
 Largest Religious Groups in the USA
The largest, most comprehensive surveys on religious identification were done in sociologists Barry A. Kosmin, Seymour P. Lachman and associates at the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
It may also be noted that Baha'is are ranked as one of the world's ten largest international religious bodies and are among the top ten largest organized religions in the world, based on their current reported estimated membership.
Religious identification is only one component of religious statistics, and identification with a particular religious group may or may not be sociologically meaningful for a particular meaningful.
www.adherents.com /rel_USA.html   (6535 words)

  
 Classifications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The further distinction between “spiritual” and “religious” branches is also in one sense a false one, since spirituality is of course present in religion, but it serves to distinguish between groups that identify primarily with one of the major religious denominations (such as Islam or Christianity) and those that do not.
They generally have spiritual interests, and may have a religious affiliation too, but are distinguished from groups classified as "spiritual" or "religious" because their primary interest is not religious or spiritual.
By "New Religious Movement" (NRM) is meant groups that have a primary identification with something akin to a religious denomination, often a reconstruction of a vanished ("pagan") denomination.
www.aucegypt.edu /faculty/sedgwick/trad/catalog/class.html   (765 words)

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