As implied by its name (Inform is an acronym for information network on religious movements), Inform acts as the hub of a global network of individuals and organisations with knowledge and/or experience of minority religions and related issues. Its relationship with members of the network is very much a two-way process, with a constant exchange of research findings, information, suggestions and referrals.
As well as gathering information from scholars and researchers and professional experts such as lawyers, clergy and medical practitioners, we have contact with current members and leaders of religious groups, former members, and the relatives and friends of members.
Anyone who has either experience with or information about minority religions and/or spiritual movements is invited to become part of this network by getting in touch with Inform. In other words, we hope that people will contribute to, as well as benefit from, the network.
New movements are continually appearing on the scene, and those that have been around for years are constantly undergoing change. One way in which Inform is able to keep abreast of what is happening is by encouraging enquirers and researchers to tell Inform about new developments.
All enquiries are treated with the strictest confidentiality. Confidentiality and/or anonymity about network members is also respected when requested.
If you would like to share your knowledge and/or experiences of a religious movement or topic with us, please get in touch.