Inform is an independent charity that was founded in 1988 with the help of British Home Office funding and the support of the mainstream churches with the aim of obtaining and making available objective and up-to-date information about new religious movements or 'cults'.

It has a large collection of data on computer and in various other forms (books, articles, cuttings, videos and cassettes), and is in touch with an international network of scholars and other specialists. Independently funded research is conducted on various subjects in conjunction with Inform. Seminars are organised at regular intervals.

For further information see the Inform| website.

Please see also the LSE Department of Sociology|.