Christianity and its sects: What is the difference between a sect and a religion?

World Religions Richard Smart Oakland Mills High School

Warm up
In your journal:  Identify the labels that our society places on you (e.g. Caucasian, sporty).  Are there any that you are not comfortable with?  Who should determine whether a group of people is Christian?

Christian Sects
Read the following webpages (feel free to follow links to go deeper) identifying for each:  Elements that connect the movement to Christianity.  Elements that separate it from Christianity

Unitarian Universalism Mormonism Jehovah’s Witnesses Christian Scientists.

Conclusions
Respond to the following prompt in your journal:

Should we regard the movements from today’s class as sects or religions? Does it matter?

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