Religious Area/Impact Assessment
Table D-1. Religious assessment guide
How does this society relate to the
religious group: (stamp out the group,
contain them, assimilate [absorb] them,
share power, or promote pluralism)?
How is this group viewed: (religious,
secret society, protest movement, or a
Does the group have a distinctive
subculture or communal life?
How does the group influence society?
How do they use media resources?
What cell-like groups are present?
What is the nature of hierarchy within the
What are the centers of learning?
What are the sources of doctrinal
What are the sources of ethics?
What are their concepts of justice?
What are their concepts of reward?
Who are the heroes, villains, or rivalries
(past, present, or future)?
10 May 2005