A non-denominational person or organization is not restricted to any particular or specific religious denomination.


The term has been used in the context of various faiths including Jainism,[1] Baháʼí Faith,[2] Zoroastrianism,[3] Unitarian Universalism,[4] Neo-Paganism,[5] Christianity,[6] Islam,[7] Judaism,[8] Hinduism,[9] Buddhism[10] and Wicca.[11] It stands in contrast with a religious denomination. Religionists of a non-denominational persuasion tend to be more open-minded in their views on various religious matters and rulings. Some converts towards non-denominational strains of thought have been influenced by disputes over traditional teachings in the previous institutions they attended.[12] Nondenominationalism has also been used as a tool for introducing neutrality into a public square when the local populace are derived from a wide-ranging set of religious beliefs.[13]

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  1. ^ Jainism in a global perspective: - Page 115, Sāgaramala Jaina, Shriprakash Pandey, Pārśvanātha Vidyāpīṭha - 1998
  2. ^ Earth Versus the Science-fiction Filmmakers - Page 70, Tom Weaver - 2005
  3. ^ Zoroastrianism: An Introduction - Page 227, Jenny Rose - 2011
  4. ^ Resourcewomen (2000). Religious Funding Resource Guide. p. 439.
  5. ^ Mammone, Andrea (2013). Varieties of Right-Wing Extremism in Europe.
  6. ^ Models for Christian Higher Education, Richard Thomas Hughes, William B. Adrian - 1997, p 403
  7. ^ Pollack, Kenneth (2014). Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy. Simon and Schuster. p. 29. Although many Iranian hardliners are Shi'a chauvinists, Khomeini's ideology saw the revolution as pan-Islamist, and therefore embracing Sunni, Shi'a, Sufi, and other, more nondenominational Muslims
  8. ^ Continuity and Change, Steven T. Katz, Steven Bayme - 2012, p 268
  9. ^ Personality Of Adolescents Students - Page 42, D.B. Rao - 2008
  10. ^ The Buddhist Experience in America - Page 147, Diane Morgan - 2004
  11. ^ Wiccan Warrior: Walking a Spiritual Path in a Sometimes Hostile World - Page 173, Kerr Cuhulain - 2000
  12. ^ Boyd, Gloria (2010). African American Religious Experiences. p. 6.
  13. ^ Pope, Robert (2013). T&T Clark Companion to Nonconformity. p. 320.