Iskcon and Immigrants: The Rise, Decline, and Rise Again of a New Religious Movement

  title={Iskcon and Immigrants: The Rise, Decline, and Rise Again of a New Religious Movement},
  author={Travis Vande Berg and F. Kniss},
  journal={The Sociological Quarterly},
  pages={104 - 79}
This article examines the impact of Indian immigration on the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), popularly known as “Hare Krishnas.” After its emergence and initial growth as a new religious movement in the 1960s, ISKCON entered a period of decline and withdrawal in the 1980s because of second-generation problems and a series of financial and sexual scandals. A case study of the Chicago ISKCON temple shows that, since then, Indian immigration has provided ISKCON with new… 
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