Template:Infobox religion

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Usage[edit]

To use this template, simply copy and paste the following text into the article and fill in any of the parameters. Only "name" is required.

{{Infobox religion
| name                = 
| image               = 
| imagewidth          = 
| imagealttext        = 
| caption             = 
| abbreviation        = 
| type                = 
| main_classification = 
| orientation         = 
| scripture           = 
| theology            =
| polity              = 
| governance          =
| structure           =
| leader_title        = 
| leader_name         = 
| leader_title1       = 
| leader_name1        = 
| leader_title2       = 
| leader_name2        = 
| fellowships         = 
| associations        = 
| area                = 
| headquarters        =
| founder             = 
| founded_date        = 
| founded_place       = 
| separated_from      = 
| parent              = 
| merger              = 
| absorbed            =
| separations         = 
| merged_into         =
| defunct             =
| hospitals           = 
| nursing_homes       = 
| aid                 = 
| congregations       = 
| members             = <!-- or | number_of_followers = -->
| ministers           = 
| missionaries        =
| temples             =
| primary_schools     = 
| secondary_schools   = 
| tax_status          =
| tertiary            = 
| other_names         = 
| publications        = 
| website             = 
| footnotes           = 
}}

Parameters[edit]

An explanation of what each parameter is. For more information, ask on the talk page.

  1. name = the name of the denomination
  2. image = any image associated with the denomination (logo)
  3. imagewidth = width of image, default "200px." Recommend under 200px. Used when available image is low-resolution.
  4. imagealttext = alternative text to be displayed describing image.
  5. caption = a caption for the image
  6. abbreviation = an abbreviation (such as an acronym) for the denomination
  7. main_classification = (Roman-Catholic, Protestant, Eastern-Orthodox, etc.)
  8. orientation = (main theology, i.e. Calvinism, Arminianism, Baptist, etc.)
  9. scripture = the canon of religious text used by the denomination, including non-Bible works
  10. theology = (main theology, i.e. Calvinism, Arminianism, Baptist, etc.)
  11. polity = the appropriate ecclesiastical polity
  12. governance = the appropriate ecclesiastical polity
  13. structure = organizational structure for groups that do not employ a standard ecclesiastical polity
  14. leader_title = title of religious leader; defaults to "Moderator"
  15. leader_name = name of religious leader
  16. leader_title1 = title of religious leader; defaults to "Leader"
  17. leader_name1 = name of religious leader
  18. leader_title2 = title of religious leader; defaults to "Director"
  19. leader_name2 = name of religious leader
  20. fellowships = names of distinct fellowships within the denomination
  21. associations = names of inter-denominational associations the church is part of; eg. International Conference of Reformed Churches
  22. area = geographical area, eg. North America and Japan
  23. headquarters = Headquarters or main denominational office
  24. founder = the original founder
  25. founded_date = date of founding
  26. founded_place = location of founding
  27. separated_from = separation from (denomination)
  28. parent = if the denomination branched off of a parent denomination
  29. merger = if the denomination was the result of a merge
  30. absorbed = names of denominations that were absorbed into this body
  31. separations = names of denominations that have split off from this denomination
  32. merged_into = name of existing denomination into which this body was merged
  33. defunct = year in which this body ceased to exist if not merged with or into another denomination
  34. hospitals = number of church-operated hospitals
  35. nursing_homes = number of church-operated nursing homes
  36. aid = name of humanitarian aid organization run by the church, like Adventist Development and Relief Agency
  37. congregations = number of congregations
  38. members = number of members
  39. ministers = number of ministers/priests/pastors/...
  40. missionaries = number of missionaries
  41. temples = number of temples
  42. primary_schools = number of church-operated primary schools
  43. secondary_schools = number of church-operated secondary/high schools
  44. tax_status = tax classification (e.g., Internal Revenue Service 501c3 or equivalent) of the main body
  45. tertiary = number of church-operated tertiary level colleges or universities
  46. publications = names of the publications made by the denomination
  47. other_names = alternative name or names by which the denomination is/was known
  48. website = official website
  49. footnotes = any footnotes

Example[edit]

Religion or Denomination
A typical image used as an example.
An image caption
Abbreviation ABC
Classification Main classification
Theology Biblicist
Governance Government
Moderator Joe Bloggs
Leader President Bloggs
Distinct fellowships Fellowships
Associations Association of Churches
Region Geographical area
Headquarters Headquarters
Founder John Smith
Origin 2010 January
Earth
Separated from Parent Denomination
Branched from Big denomination
Merge of Denomination 1 and Denomination 2
Absorbed Denomination 3
Separations Child Denominations
Merged into Denomination 4
Defunct 2013
Congregations 100
Members 10000
Ministers 100
Missionaries 100
Hospitals 1
Aid organization Humanitarian Group
Primary schools 20
Secondary schools 10
Tax status U.S. IRS 501c3
Tertiary institutions 1
Other name(s) Alternative Name #1, Alternative Name #2
footnote
{{Infobox religion
|name = Religion or Denomination
|image = Example svg.svg
|imagewidth = 150px
|imagealttext = A typical image used as an example.
|caption = An image caption
|abbreviation = ABC
|main_classification = Main classification
|theology = Main theology
|governance = Government structure
|founder = John Smith
|founded_date = 2010 January
|founded_place = Geographic place
|separated_from = Parent denomination
|parent = Big denomination
|merger = Denomination 1 and Denomination 2
|separations = Child denominations
|fellowships = Fellowships
|associations = Association of Churches
|area = Geographical area
|hospitals = 1
|nursing homes = 1
|aid = Humanitarian Group
|congregations = 100
|members = 10000
|ministers = 100
|primary_schools = 20
|secondary_schools = 10
|tax_status = U.S. [[Internal Revenue Service|IRS]] 501c3
|tertiary = 1
|publication = Publication Name #1, Publication Name #2
|other_names = Alternative Name #1, Alternative Name #2
|footnotes = footnote }}