About Inform

Inform is an independent charity that was founded in 1988 by Professor Eileen Barker with the support of the British Home Office and the mainstream Churches. Its office is in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at King's College, London. The primary aim of Inform is to help people by providing them with information that is as accurate, balanced, and up-to-date as possible about alternative religious, spiritual and esoteric movements.

No attempt is made to define too precisely terms such as 'alternative religious, spiritual and esoteric movements'. It is used merely to provide a common-sense starting point to cover what others have called cults, sects, new religious movements (NRMs), non-conventional religions, alternative religions, spiritual or esoteric movements and/or self-religions - as well as new movements in established religions.

Eileen Barker has published several articles describing the work and policy of Inform in further detail. For more information on these articles please see our publications page.


Inform Annual Reports


Annual Report Year End 2010.pdf3.29 MB
Annual Report Year End 2011.pdf3.82 MB
Annual Report Jan 12 - March 13.pdf1.23 MB
Annual Report April 13 - March 14.pdf867.8 KB
Annual Report April 14 - March 15.pdf1.43 MB
Annual Report April 15 - March 16.pdf823.65 KB