Run by a hierarchy of priests and claim to have the monopoly of truth.
SECT – Small, exclusive groups whom draw members from poor and oppressed.
Such groups may manifest social movement characteristics in their societies of destination but are likely to have a much more institutional form in their societies of origin.
The available evidence strongly indicates that there has been a long history of nontraditional religious groups in the United States and that these groups have maintained a strong minority presence (Moore 1985).
Adaptation refers to dealing with the impacts of climate change.
Mitigation means dealing with the causes of climate change by reducing emissions. Governments at all levels, businesses and households each have complementary roles to play.
Although some NRMs indeed are of recent origin, many others constitute contemporary rediscoveries or recombinations of cultural themes explored by predecessor groups.
Individuals and businesses will often be best placed to make adaptation decisions that reduce climate risks to their assets and livelihoods.
The Government’s investment in adaptation research is complementary and parallel to the Direct Action Plan to reduce emissions.
Cults and new religious movements fall outside this continuum and in contrast to aforementioned groups often have a novel teaching.
They have been classified on their attitude towards society and the level of involvement of their adherents.