Links in this section are to sites that promote solid scholarship concerning the ISM. There is a lot of polemical and fanciful information on the web which seems to serve only to exalt the egos of those being written about. The ISM needs real scholars and scholarship - please send recommended site links for inclusion here. And if you have written materials that are not online, please contact me - I will be happy to provide hosting to enable others to access the materials.
Inclusion here does not constitute my endorsement of the site's complete content or its authors' activities and viewpoint.
Indie Voices Archive Project is a unique archive of interviews conducted by ISM bishop Alexis Tancibok with ISM Christians. Well worth a listen!
Arnold Harris Mathew Center for the Study of the Independent Sacramental Movement provides some studies and detailed information on the founding figures and jurisdictions of various ISM lineages.
Free Protestant Episcopal Church - General History. Bishop Darrel Hockley has compiled a much-needed history of the FPEC, a relatively obscure ISM denomination whose influential bishops are woven into most ISM bishops' lineages. He authored the companion page on the FPEC in Canada. Worth a read whether or not your sympathies are Anglican.
Gnostique.net: Historical documents is a repository of key documents (translated to English) from the French Gnostic tradition. Tau Phillip Garver is a tireless scholar of this important Sacramental tradition, and has been pivotal in separating fact from fancy among many competing claims.
There are too few sites that maintain lists and links to ISM denominations, associations, religious orders, formation programs, and resources, and these rapidly go out of date. Two sites remain reasonably current:
Independent Movement Database includes a broad spectrum of ISM groups. As it relies on self-reporting for information and updates, a large number of communions and clergy are not represented, and some of the reported information is out of date.
Anglicans Online: Not in Communion page includes many groups beyond the standard Anglican ecclesiology. Relies on self-reporting, but the site editors seem to do a good job of validating links periodically.
In addition to the above, the following sites have been around for some time, and while they are not current, provide an interesting historic perspective:
Ecumenism.net is a Canadian site that has provided space for listing ISM organizations on its "Independent Episcoal Churches" page. It relies on self-reporting for posted listings and updates, and so some of the listings are years out of date.
Jurisdictions Within the Independent Catholic Movement is a page on ISM bishop Alan Kemp's web site, containing some notable ISM organizations. Last updated in October 2010.