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Inside a Religious Movement

A new Foreign Policy photoessay takes a look at the secretive, Bangkok-based Dhammakaya movement. The photos, taken over a year by photographer Luke Duggleby, depict a movement characterized by: “millions of followers gathering around a central shrine that looks like a giant UFO in elaborately choreographed Nuremberg-style rallies; missionary outposts in 31 countries from Germany to the Democratic Republic of the Congo; an evangelist vision that seeks to promote a ‘world morality restoration project’; and a V-Star program that encourages hundreds of thousands of children to improve ‘positive moral behavior.'” [%comments]