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                = 
| caption_background  =
| 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. caption_background = if on, the title will appear with a purple background. Default is on.
  3. image = any image associated with the denomination (logo)
  4. imagewidth = width of image, default "200px." Recommend under 200px. Used when available image is low-resolution.
  5. imagealttext = alternative text to be displayed describing image.
  6. caption = a caption for the image
  7. abbreviation = an abbreviation (such as an acronym) for the denomination
  8. main_classification = (Roman-Catholic, Protestant, Eastern-Orthodox, etc.)
  9. orientation = (main theology, i.e. Calvinism, Arminianism, Baptist, etc.)
  10. scripture = the canon of religious text used by the denomination, including non-Bible works
  11. theology = (main theology, i.e. Calvinism, Arminianism, Baptist, etc.)
  12. polity = the appropriate ecclesiastical polity
  13. governance = the appropriate ecclesiastical polity
  14. structure = organizational structure for groups that do not employ a standard ecclesiastical polity
  15. leader_title = title of religious leader; defaults to "Moderator"
  16. leader_name = name of religious leader
  17. leader_title1 = title of religious leader; defaults to "Leader"
  18. leader_name1 = name of religious leader
  19. leader_title2 = title of religious leader; defaults to "Director"
  20. leader_name2 = name of religious leader
  21. fellowships = names of distinct fellowships within the denomination
  22. associations = names of inter-denominational associations the church is part of; eg. International Conference of Reformed Churches
  23. area = geographical area, eg. North America and Japan
  24. headquarters = Headquarters or main denominational office
  25. founder = the original founder
  26. founded_date = date of founding
  27. founded_place = location of founding
  28. separated_from = separation from (denomination)
  29. parent = if the denomination branched off of a parent denomination
  30. merger = if the denomination was the result of a merge
  31. absorbed = names of denominations that were absorbed into this body
  32. separations = names of denominations that have split off from this denomination
  33. merged_into = name of existing denomination into which this body was merged
  34. defunct = year in which this body ceased to exist if not merged with or into another denomination
  35. hospitals = number of church-operated hospitals
  36. nursing_homes = number of church-operated nursing homes
  37. aid = name of humanitarian aid organization run by the church, like Adventist Development and Relief Agency
  38. congregations = number of congregations
  39. members = number of members
  40. ministers = number of ministers/priests/pastors/...
  41. missionaries = number of missionaries
  42. temples = number of temples
  43. primary_schools = number of church-operated primary schools
  44. secondary_schools = number of church-operated secondary/high schools
  45. tax_status = tax classification (e.g., Internal Revenue Service 501c3 or equivalent) of the main body
  46. tertiary = number of church-operated tertiary level colleges or universities
  47. publications = names of the publications made by the denomination
  48. other_names = alternative name or names by which the denomination is/was known
  49. website = official website
  50. 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 }}