organized religion

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Noun1.organized religion - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
institution, establishment - an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
Christian church, church - one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
Hebraism, Jewish religion, Judaism - Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
Hindooism, Hinduism - the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
Taoism - religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
Buddhism - a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
Khalsa - the group of initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty; founded by the tenth and last Guru in 1699
Church of Scientology, Scientology - a new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment
Shinto - the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan
established church - the church that is recognized as the official church of a nation
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
cult - followers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
canonize, saint, canonise - declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
exorcise, exorcize - expel through adjuration or prayers; "exorcise evil spirits"
confirm - administer the rite of confirmation to; "the children were confirmed in their mother's faith"
covenant - enter into a covenant
redeem, save, deliver - save from sins
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In her new book, Grace Without God, Katherine Ozment examines why so many Americans are leaving organized religion behind.
Editor Grace Ji-Sun Kim presents readers with a collection of contributions focused on the intersection between organized religion, religious practices, care for the earth, and environmentalism.
His limited welcome of the veracity and diversity of family life encourages those who believe in the value of organized religion to hope for more recognition of life together as it actually evolves.
Synopsis: Americans' confidence in organized religion has dropped dramatically over the past four decades, hitting an all-time low this year of 42%.
His belief in how that is interpreted is far more complex; considering the role God had in his own survival, why he has major issues with organized religion, and why believers should question where religion came from and how it is interpreted.
But undoubtedly the need for good public relations on CERN's part and the need for an open mind on scientific research on the church's part played some role in this curious interaction between organized religion and big science.
BELIEF & THE BRAIN: A study by researchers at Boston University analyzed posts on autism forums and reported that people with high-functioning autism such as Asperger's syndrome are more likely to be atheists and to reject organized religion.
The Centro de Estudios de la Mujer de Honduras (CEM-H, Honduras Women's Study Center)--a nonprofit, feminist, civil society organization that has no affiliation with any political party or organized religion celebrates 25 years of working for an inclusive society, free from violence, while defending and promoting women's human rights as well as their civic and political participation.
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I owe one apology only, and that is to the devil, for lacking the ability to be more severe in my criticism of all organized religion.
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