Religion and Spirituality
Sociology of religion is the consider of the feelings, sharpens and hierarchical states of religion using the gadgets and techniques of the educate of humanism.
This objective examination may incorporate the utilize both of quantitative strategies (studies, surveys, statistic and census examination) and of subjective approaches (such as member perception, meeting, and investigation of authentic, authentic and narrative materials).
- Bible GateWay
A tool for reading and researching the Bible, in the language or transtalition of your choice. It provides advanced searching capabiliteits, which allow you to find and compare particular passqages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference.
Enter the Bible passage (e.g., John 3:16), keyword (e.g., Jesus, prophet, etc.) or topic (e.g., salvation)
- Bible links
Christian Biblical Studies and Research on New Testament of the Bible.
- English Bible Versions
From «Bible Research», Internet resources for students of scripture, edited by Michael D. Marlowe.
An attempt to place the entire resources of Scripture in all languages on the internet. You will not only find the old King James Bible but also the Net Bible. And then there are online Bibles in many languages.
- Anglicans Online
The world’s largest online resource for the Anglican faith. Editor: Tod Maffin.
- Assemblies of God - The Christian Conservative Corner
- Best of the Christian Web
A directory with links to thousands of Christian sites, including extensive descriptions.
- Books On-line: Christianity.
- Catechism Depot
A catechism discussion forum (presbyterian and reformed).
- Catholic Encyclopedia
More than 11,000 articles on Catholic topics.
- Christian Bookmarks
Some Christian links, prophecy links & creation links. Editor: Tom Brodrick.
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)
A comprehensive collection of Christian texts: earley church fathers, Bible studies and commentaries.
- Christianity Answers
- Christianity Today
Many resources in a searchable database.
Wants to help Christians safely and effectively use the Web, and tries to offer the best information, resources, products, services.
- From Jesus to Christ - The First Christians
A historical view on J.C. How well do the archaelogical clues historians are uncovering match up with the story Christians have long told each other? What did the world of J.C. looks like in those days? Who were the original story tellers? Why did Christianity succeed? You will find some pretty good answers here, including maps, a chronology, a primary source collection, and a biblical quiz.
- Guide to Early Church Documents - ICLnet (Institute for Christian Leadership).
Includes new testament canonical information, writings of apostolic fathers, patristic texts, creeds & canons. Editors: John Brubaker & Gary Bogart (Clearinghouse Guide).
Index of home pages of churches from all over the world. Christian resources and a ChurchSurf Search Engine.
- Katholiek Documentatie Centrum Nijmegen
Documentation concerning 19th and 20th century Dutch Catholicsm.
- Orthodox Net
Orthodox Christian resources on the Internet, from the St, Nicholas Orthodox Church in Dallas (Texas, USA). Editor: Basil Arrick.
- Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas
Medieval Christianity. Aquinas' classical exposition of the theology of the Roman Catholic Church. He is known for his development of a systematic theology based on reason and faith.
- Vatican Web Site
Information on the holy father, the roman curia, and the vatican museums in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
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- Wikipedia: Christianity | Christianity and politics | Christian mythology | Criticism of Christianity
The most recent of the world’s major religions was founded in 622 C.E. in Medina in the Arabian Peninsula by the prophet Muhammad. It has over one billion adherents worldwide. The majority of Muslims live in Africa and Asia, but there are significant numbers in Europe and North America. There are two major sects in Islam: Sunni (83% of Muslims) and Shia (16% of Muslims). The sacred texts of Islam are the Qur’an (regarded as the true word of Allah/God as revealed to the prophet Muhammad) and the Hadith (sayings and actions of the prophet Muhammad).
A portal on Islamic questions. The Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project (DILP) provides an overview on islamitic themes, including publications with strong archaic positions on religion and state, marriage and sexuality.
- Arab World and Islamic Resources (AWAIR)
- Books On-line: Isla
- Centre for Islam in Europe (CIE)
The Flemish Centre for Islam in Europe (University of Gent, Belgium) aims at giving European Islam an academic status while developing tools for combatting racism. The CIE pursues the goals of emancipation, equal rights and pluralism. As an academic centre the CIE stands for a scientific approach and acts independently of all partisan interest. The site contains a news letter, many orginial articles and has an English, French, German, Dutch, Turkish and Arabic version.
- Islamic Relief
Islamic Relief strives to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and diseases worldwide without regard to colour, race or creed and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. It is an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by a group of concerned postgraduate students.
- Islamitic City
An imaginative site bringing the various dimensions of Islam to the internet in an unusually inviting manner.
- Holy Quoran, The
- Electronic Reciter
Read and Listen to the Quran in Arabic, French or English.Presented by the Islamic Assembly of North America (IANA).
- The Holy Qur’an - Al Islam
Translated by Maulvi Sher Ali. Searchabel in English, Arabic, and Kurdu.
- The Qur’an in 21 languages
- The Koran
Search or browse the Koran. Translated by M.H. Shakir and published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc., in 1983. Presented by the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative
- The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an
Translation and commentary by Abdullah Yusufali.
- Quran Browser
A simple, fast front-end to a full-text Quranic search/retrieval system. The purpose is to provide educators with a fun, useful tool, and to help promote understanding of a document that is fundamental to Islamic religion and culture. The Quran Browser was conceived and created by Richard Goerwitz, lead research programmer/analyst for Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group (STG). You can browse and compare quran translations of Khalifa, Pickthall, Shakir, Sher Ali and Yusuf Ali with the Arabic Quran.
- Search the Quran by word
The Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement provides the opportunity to search the Qur’an and the Hadith (Sahib Bukjari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu-Dawud, and Malik’s Muwatta).
- Turkish Translation of the Quran
- Electronic Reciter
- The Hadith - Sayings or actions of Muhammad
- Hadith Database - Center for Muslium-Jewish Engagement - University of Southern California
A collection of sayings and deeds of prophet Muhammad (also known as the Sunnah). Search Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu-Dawud, Malik’s Muwatta. It also includes the 40 Hadith Qudsi, which are believed to record things which Allah said but were not included in the Qur’an.
- The Prophet’s Last Sermon
His last sermon (Khutbath) was delivered on the ninth day of Dhul Hijah, 10 A.H. (632 A.D.) in the valley of Mount Arafat. His sermon is quit clear in fundamental matter: “It is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you.”
- Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
By Waleed K.S. Al-Essa.
- Hadith Database - Center for Muslium-Jewish Engagement - University of Southern California
- Understanding Islam and the Muslims
The Islam presented as a religion of peace and order. Incorporated from the book, Understanding Islam and the Muslims, prepared by The Islamic Affairs Department, The Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington DC., Consultants The Islamic Texts Society, Cambridge, UK, 1989.
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- Wikipedia: Islam | Criticism of Islam | Early scholars of Islam | History of Islam | Islam and other religions
- Books On-line: Judaism.
- Dead Sea Scrolls, The
Visit the beautiful exibition of the Library of Congress and discover the secrets the scrolls reveal yourself. You'll get information on the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. In addition, you get links to other sources on the dead sea scrolls.
- Famous Jews
Information on famous Jews with a specific occupation or talent.
- Friedrisch Weinreb
The life and work of an orthodox Dutch jew.
- Responses to the Holocaust: A Hypermedia Sourcebook for the Humanities
An introduction to the various discourses, disciplines, media and institutions that have produced significant critical and theoretical positions and discussions concerning the Nazi Genocide of the Jews of Europe, 1933-45. Editor: Robert S. Leventhal.
A collection of Torah classes presented by 'The Global Learning Network'. They offer beginner's, intermediate and advanced classes on Jewish philosophy, liturgy, ethics and law.
- Torat-Hayim (Living Torah)
In the spirit of Conservative Judaism.
- World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUJP)
The WUJP provides diverse services. It links progressive Jews worldwide; strengthens congregations in South America, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America and Western Europe; supports the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism; strengthens synagogues & schools in over 50 countries; recruits & trains rabbis and cantors for international service; establishes exchange programs and leadership missions throughout the globe.
- Directories: About.com | DMOZ | Galaxy Guide
- Wikipedia: Judaism | Anti-Judaism | Criticism of Judaism | Humanistic Judaism | Jewish secularism | Jewish views on religious pluralism
- Books On-line: Buddhism
A non-sectarian Australian organization, offering its services to all Buddhist traditions. It aims to facilitate a significant Buddhist presence in the realm of computer communications technology by making the Buddha’s teachings freely available to all. You'll get answers to frequently asked questions on Buddhist art, history, and spiritual leaders. You may practize meditation electronically in an online meditation workshop. A virtual art gallery contains images of the wheel of life, hand gestures, and symbolism of the Stupa-Chorten. The site includes a World Buddhist Directory in which you can find a center or organisation in your area.
- Buddhism - The Electronic Bodhidharma
The site of the International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism (IRIZ) in Kyoto, Japan. One of the largest collections of Buddhist primary text materials on the Internet. Includes Zen Art, Zen centers and masters, Zen bibliographies.
- Buddhist bibliography
Editor: Garin-Michaud Roger.
- Buddhism Depot
Provides four translations of Dhammapada and a discussion forum on Buddhism.
- Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library
Edited by T.Matthew Ciolek and Joe Bransford Wilson (Clearinghouse Guide).
- Buddhist World, The
An encyclopedic tour of 'The Buddhist World'. Sections of the Holy sites and pilgrimage; the spread of Buddhism; the streams of Buddhism into schools and profiles of Buddhist countries and cultures.
- Digital Library and Museum of Buddhist studies
A comprehensive cyberspace for Buddhist studies, from the Center for Buddhist Studies, National Taiwan University.
- Discussion Groups
- Journal of Buddhist Ethics (JBE)
The first academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics. All articles are full text and free.
- Pure Land Buddism (WWW Virtual Library)
An internet guide to pure land (Jingtu, Jodo, Shinshu) resources, edited by Jerome Ducor.
- Shin Dharma Net
Information on Shin Buddist Tradition and Pure Land Buddhism as practiced and interpreted by Shin communities in the West and Japan. Shin Buddhism was initiated by Shinran (1173-1263) in Japan, whose teaching was based in the Pure Land tradition as a successor to Honen (1133-1212). Editor: Alfred Bloom (Hawaii).
- Tibetan Buddhism
An explanation of the spiritual aspects of Tibetan Buddhism including Tantra and Dzogchen; a consideration of its relation with other branches of Buddhism such as Zen and Vipassana. Links to a synthesis of the world's spiritual traditions in the light of modern psychology and science.
- Tibetan Studies WWW Virtual Library
Editors: T.Matthew Ciolek and John C. Powers (Clearinghouse Guide).
- Zen Buddhism
The Internet Guide to Zen (Ch’an, Son, Thien) Buddhism. This WWW Virtual Library is edited by T.Matthew Ciolek.
- Directories: About.com | DMOZ | Galaxy Guide
- Wikipedia: Buddhism | Buddhism by country | Criticiam of Buddhism Outline of Buddhism
- Confucius [551-479 B.C.]
- Analects | idem (Charles Muller)
Confucian Analects (500 BC). The Master: “Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application? Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters?”
- The Great Learning (Da Xue) | idem (Charles Muller)
- Doctrine of the Mean [Charles Muller] | idem [Classics MIT]
- Works of Confucius
Includes: Confucian Analects, The Doctrine of the Mean, and The Great Learning.
- Analects | idem (Charles Muller)
- Chinese Philosophical Etext Archive
An excellent site which houses Chinese philosophical text ranging from the earliest classics to the Qing period. Edited by Steven Angle.
- Chinese Philosophy Page (CPP)
A very comprehensive listing of materials related to Chinese philosophy and culture. Editor: Steve A. Brown.
- Berling, Judith A. [1982/96]
Short article on confucianism for the Asia Society's Focus on Asian Studies, 2(1) Asian Religions, pp. 5-7. Fall 1982.
- Sprunger, Meridith
An Introduction to Confucianism
A brief historical overview of Confucianism and a description of basic Confucian beliefs. Index and bibliographical information is in Chinese only.
- Sze-Kwang, Lao - University of Hong Kong
Lexicon of Confucianism
Definitions of terms, bibliographical entries in Chinese.
- Su Tzu’s Chinese Philosophy
Een collectie boeken (in Engels) en artikelen (in Chinees) over de filosofie van Sun Tzu.
- Directories: About.com | DMOZ | Galaxy Guide
- Wikipedia: Confucianism
- Bibliography of Taoism in Europe
Compiled by: Barry Howarth (Australian National University).
- Daoist Studies
A taoist portal with a database of thousands of books, chapters and articles which are of interest to those doing research in taoist studies. It includes links to other sites on taoist studies, and a listing of dissertations and abstracts relating to taoist studies (mostly from North American universities).
- I Ching or Yi Jing
The I Ching or Book of Changes is an ancient Chinese system of divination. An oracle is cast by flipping coins or more traditionally, by manipulating yarrow stalks. Although the I Ching won't predict the future, it might be a useful tool for stretching one’s thinking.
- I Ching - The Book of Changes, translated Richard Wilhelm (1950)
- I Ching - The Book of Changes, translated by James Legge (1882)
- The I Ching on the Net
These pages provide links to I Ching resources on the internet. It includes a brief introduction to the I Ching and a translation of Gregory Winchup: Rediscovering The I Ching.
- I Ching Sites
Extensive ste of linksto sites that have direct or indirect relevance to the I Ching and its use.
- Original I Ching - A Self-Awareness Practice
Dan Stackhouse (Transformative Learning Center in Walnut Creek, California, USA) has developed a creative method of using the hexagrams to explore the way our minds work.
- I Ching Lexicon
The basic structure of this web starts from the hexagram square, where each hexagram links to the complete text associated with that hexagram.
- Wikipedia: I Ching
- International Taoist Tai Chi Society
- Taiosm (a.k.a. Daoism) - Religious Tolerance
Sources on the history, concepts, beliefs, and practices of Taoism. Including Taoist quotations and an explanation of the yin-yang symbol.
- Taoism and the Arts of China
An exhibition of Taoist art showcasing 151 works of art illustrating many facets of the Taoist religion. The exhibition includes paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, porcelain, lacquer, and ritual robes and implements from museums and private collections.
- Taoism and the Taoist Arts
A general introduction to Taoism and related arts, such as T'ai Chi, meditation, martial arts and herbalism.
- Taoism Depot
This site contains many translations of the Tao Te Ching (including the original in Chinese), as well as Taoism Discussion Forums, chat rooms, chuang tzu translations, as well as a "Quote of the Moment" from Lao Tzu. Many Taoist masters leave messages there and give talks in the chat room.
- Taoism Initiation Page
Information about Taoism and a Taoism course that leads to initiation.
Editor: Derek Lin.
- Taoist Resource Center
A complete guide to Taoism. Who/What is TAO, what is Taoism, Taoist Schools of Thought, 12 Lessons of Life and much more.
- Translations of Tao Te Ching
- Bachofen, Rudolf [german translation]
- Blakney, Raymond B. - Mountain Man Graphics, Australia
- Halsall, Paul
- Hansen, Chad
- Merel, Peter
Based on several translations of the Tao Te Ching. Also available with hyperlinks to the Chinese text.
- Mitchell, Stephen
- Muller, Charles
- Rosenthal, Stan
Prefaced by a lengthy introduction and a lot of background material.
- Directories: About.com | DMOZ | Galaxy Guide | Taoism Directory
- Wikipedia: Taoism | History of Taoism
- Advaita Vedânta
An introduction to the philosophy of advaita vedanta, as taught by Sankaracharya and his followers. The site includes articles on the different systems of Hindu philosophy, upanishads and history of vedanta. Editor: S. Vidyasankar.
- Bhagavad Gita, The
A 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. See for background: Wikipedia.
Includes the Bhâgavata Purâna, the Bhagavad Gîtâ and the Vaishnava Bhajans and a lexicon.
- Global Hindu Electronic Network (GHEN) - The Hindu Universe
Hindu resources including texts central to Hinduism. Texts for Jainism, Buddhism and Sihkism are also included.
- Hindu Universe, The (India)
A central information source for practising Hindus. Many important scriptures, annotated with comments from many gurus; information about other spiritual paths (including Buddhism) and more. Editor: Ajah Shah.
- Hinduism Today
The Web version of the magazine, with 2 years of back issues. Sponsored by the school of learning led by contemporary teacher Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami.
- Indian Hinduistic Guru Movements
Some new cults in mission coming from India and bringing their belief into western countries: Ananda Marga, Bhagwan, Sri Chinmoy, Hare Krishna (Iskcon), Transcendental Meditation. (German).
- Sankrit Documents
A source for Sanskrit-language texts, some of them directly relevant to study of Hinduism beyond the basic level.
- Tantrik Texts to download
A collection of downloadable tantrik texts, such as The Magic of Kali, The Yoni Tantra, The Ganapatu Upanishad, and The Kaula Upanishad. And many links to other Hindu sites. Editor: Mike Magee.
- Religion of India
Maintained by: Srinivas Padmanabhuni.
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- Wikipedia: Hinduism | Criticism of Hinduism | Hindu | Hindu deities | Hindu mythology | Hinduism by country | Vedic Period
Jainism is both a philosophy and a religion. Along with Hinduism and Buddhism, Jainism is one of the three major religions that developed within the Indian civilization. The name Jainism derives from the term Jina (‘conqueror’ or ‘victor’) — applied to the 24 great religious figures around whose examples the religion is centred; its followers are known as Jainas or Jains. There are two principal sects: Svetambaras and Digambaras. Both Jainism and Buddhism arose in about the 6th century B.C. E. in protest against the orthodox Vedic (early Hindu) ritualistic cult of the period. Jainism teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and renunciation. The aim of Jain life is to achieve liberation of the soul.
- Beck Sanderson
Mahavira and Jainism
A chapter from the book India & Southeast Asia to 1800.
- BBC: Jainism
A great source for anybody who is interested in a life of harmlessnees and renunciation.
- Fundamentals of Jainism
A description of its gods, principles and beliefs.
- Internet Sacred Text Archive: Jainism
- Jaina Sutras I: Âkârânga Sûtra + Kalpa Sûtra
Jaina Sutras II: Uttarâdhyayana Sûtra + Sûtrakritânga Sûtra
Translation: Hermann Jacobi (1884).
- Jain History: An Outline by Yashwant K. Malaiya
A table outlining Jain history in relation to world events. With links to biographical information about many of the people who have played an influential role. A good starting point.
- Jain Study Circle
A guide for Jain studies.
- Jainism: Principles, Sources, Images, History.
- Tattvärtha Sutra.
Translated and introduced by Manu Doshi (2007).
Tattvarta Sutra, composed by Acharya UmaSwami / Umaswati around the 2nd century, is regarded as the most authoritative book on Jainism. Even though Tattvarta Sutra is not a part of primary scriptures of the Jains, it is regarded by them as the most authoritative book of Jainism. For Jains its importance is like bible to Christians, Quran to Muslims or Gita to Hindus.
- Directories: About.com | DMOZ | Galaxy Guide | JainWorld
- Wikipedia: Jainism | Criticism of Jainism | History of Jainism | Jain philosophy | Timeline of Jainism
The religion of an Indian group founded in the Punjab area around the late 15th century C.E. by Guru Nanak. It was a development of the Hindu Vaisnava Bhakti movement (a devotional movement among followers of the god Vishnu) that began in Tamil country and was introduced to the north by Ramanuja. The word Sikh is derived from the Pali ‘sikkha’ or Sanskrit ‘sisya’ (disciple). Sikhs are disciples of their ten Gurus (religious teachers), beginning with Nanak (b. 1469) and ending with Gobind Singh (d. 1708.)
- Abuses of the Human Rights of Sikhs in India
Documentation of the abuse of the human rights of the Sikhs: backgrounds, exploration of reasons, documentation of cases, roll of victims of the atrocities, and references.
- The Eleven Sikh Gurus
- Fort: Pant Khalsa
Information on famous Sikhs, the Sikh code of conduct, and articles relating to the Panth.
- History of Sikhism
History of Sikh Gurus, martyrs and warriors. The site includes a discussion forum, the Gurdwara database (with information on Sikh institutes), and articles.
- Introduction to Sikhism by the late guru Gobind Singh Mansukhani. Editor: Rajwinder Singh (New Delhi, India). Basic information about God and his universe, the principles, the Sikh history, sacred literature, worship & ceremonies, sikhism & modern problems.
Offers articles, information on the Sikh gurus, a FAQ and stories & tetimonies.
- Sikh Information
- Sikhism - Thy name is Love and Sacrifice
Sikhism as preached, practised and live by Sikh Gurus themselves. The site contains quotations, divine wisdom, selective life samples from lives of Sikh gurus.
- Sikh-Faith Question Answer and Philosophy
Articles from different contributors about the Sikh faith. Includes somes questions answered in the context of the religion.
- Sikhism Home Page
General information on Sikhs and Sikhism. Links to information on their religious philosophy, the Sikh gurus, selected translations, essays on Sikhism, and much more. Editor: Sandeep Singh Brar.
A cybercommunity for Sikhs around the world. Explores the history and evolution of Sikhism and its culture. Offers gurbani audio clips, live events, news, discussions, matrimonials, chat, job advertisements, online shopping, and information on a host of subjects relevant to Sikhs, includes a beautiful feature, with photographs, on the Golden temple.
- Sikh Philosophy Network
A forum for interfaith gathering of Sikh scholars and intellectuals, discussing issues related to Sikh school of thought.
A comprehensive guide of Sikh related web sites.
- Sikh Videos Gurbani Kirtan
Collection of Sikh videos which includes Gurbani Kirtan and discourses explaining basic as well as advanced beliefs, practices, teachings and tenets.
Aims towards building an equitable society based on the principles of Sikhism.
- Sikh World
Information on Sikhism, Sikh gurus, symbols, history and ceremonies.
- Directories: About.com | DMOZ | Galaxy Guide
- Wikipedia: Sikhism | Criticism of Sikhism | Guru Gobind Sing | History of Sikhism | Sikh
- Bahá'í Faith
The international website of the Bahá'ís of the world. Includes extensive information on national communities.
- Bahá’í Ecyclopedia Project
- Bahá'í Faith Index
Editor: Casper Voogt.
- Bahá'í Library Online
Academics Resource Library edited by Jonah Winters.
- Bahá'í World Faith - Religious Tolerance
An informative page to learn the basics of Bahá'í Faith. Editor: B.A. Robinson. Presented by Ontariao Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
A free, multilingual, open-content collaborative encyclopedia on the Bahá'í Faith.
- Bahá'u'lláh and the New Millennium
A profile of the Bahá'í Faith and its worldwide community. “In just over 100 years, the Bahá'í Faith has grown from an obscure movement in the Middle East to the second-most widespread of the independent world religions. Embracing people from more than 2,100 ethnic, racial and tribal groups, it is quite likely the most diverse organized body of people on the planet. Its unity challenges prevailing theories about human nature and the prospects for our common future.”
- Bahá&146;í Reference Library
- Baha'i Studies by Juan R.I. Cole (University of Michigan, USA)
His site contains papers, translations and documents, as well as some links to other academic sites.
- Books On-line: Bahá'í
Encourages scholarly discussion of the culture and history of The Baha'i Faith and makes available diverse bibliographical, research, and teaching aids. For basic background, you might want to consult the Baha'i Studies Resource Guide.
- Islam and the Baha'i Faith
The editor, Abir Majid, wants to promote a better understanding of the relationship between the Baha'i Faith and Islam.
- Reform Bahai Faith
The official web presence of the Reform Bahai Faith. Reform Bahais believe the example of universal love and brotherhood set by Abdul-Baha during his travels to Europe and the United States in the early 20th century. The site includes the 95 theses of the movement, statement on Bahai liberty, contacts, a blog and links.
- Unenrolled Baha'i - Yahoo Discussion Group
A support group for persons who identify with some of the Teachings of Baha'u'llah while not being enrolled with the Baha'i Administration.
- Directories: DMOZ | Galaxy Guide
- Wikipedia: Bahá'í Faith | Bahá’ís | Bahá’í belief and doctrine | Portal: Bahá’í Faith
This ancient Iranian religion of fire, light, and wisdom still lives today. It is the first monotheistic religion, founded by the prophet Zarathushtra. Zarathustra was believed to have lived during 600 B.C. in Persia (the region covered by modern-day Iran and Iraq). Current estimates have revised this date to anywhere between 1500 B.C. and 1000 B.C. This would make Zoaroastrianism the second oldest world religion, next only to Hinduism. It has had a profound influence on Judaism, Christianity, and Western culture.
- Ahuramazda and Zoroastranism
Introduction to Ahuramazda —the ‘wise lord’, the supreme god of the ancient Iranians— whose cult was propagated by the legendary prophet Zarathustra. The Achaemenians also venerated Ahuramazda, although it is unclear whether they were Zoroastrians. Editor: Jona Lendering.
- Ancient Iranian Cultural & Religious Research Center
Includes information on the teachings of Zarathushtra and the Pre-Sasanian Zarathushtism Gathas.
- Avesta - Zoroastrian Archives
Avesta is the name of the ancient scriptures of the Zoroastrian religion and is also used to refer to the language in which these scriptures are written. The site provides the complete text of the extant Avesta, the most ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism, as well as many Pahlavi scriptures. It also includes information about the Avestan language, and other useful information for students of Zoroastrian religion. Most of the texts in these archives are extremely rare.
- Birodkar, Sudheer
An article about the history and culture of the Parsi community in India. It is written from the perspective of a rationalist and humanist.
- Encyclopædia Britannica: Zoroaster
- Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA)
FEZANA serves as the coordinating body for 27 Zoroastrian Associations in the United States and Canada. The site includes the Fezana Journal and a Directory of Zarathushtis in North America.
- Funeral Ceremonies of the Parsees - Avesta
Written by Jivanji Jamshedji Modi in 1928. The paper was read before the Anthropological Society of Bombay, at its Monthly Meeting of Wednesday, the 30th September 1891.
- Traditional Zoroastrianism
The tenets of the Mazdayasni Zarathushtri religion, as accepted and preached by all the Dasturjees and religious teachers and common Zarathushtris in India. “May our faith increase day by day, in these glorious tenets, that our ancestors have believed in for thousands of years.” The site is maintained by a private group of conservative Zoroastrians.
- Varza, Bahram - Essen, Germany
Zoroastrian faith and philosophy
Information on the historical origins and profile of the religion.
A site dedicated to the spiritual philosophy of Zarathushtra & Zoroastrianism. It includes the first Zoroastrian Cyber-temple, text of the scripture and numerous articles by various scholars on Zoroastrianism.
- Zarathushtrian Assembly, The
A private organization of Zoroastrians, based in California, who tend to be more towards the more liberal extreme of the spectrum. They don’t try to convert people.
- Zoroastrian Religion
Descriptions of various aspects of this religion, by an unkown author.
A collection of articles written by Hannah M.G. Shapero. With a very good hypertext Introduction to Zoroastrianism and some links to other resources.
A Zoroastrian people and business directory, news, and discussion forum.
The mission of this blog is to bring Parsis, Iranis and Zarathushtis under one roof.
- Directories: DMOZ | Galaxy Guide
- Wikipedia: Zoroastrianism
Paganism, Wicca, Magic
- alt.religion.wicca FAQ
An introduction to Wicca and to this newsgroup.
- Blavatsky, Helena Ptrovna 
A master-key to the mysteries of ancient and modern theology.
- Covenant of the Goddess (COG)
Information on the religion of Witchcraft or Wicca. After thousands of years of ‘bad press’ they are coming out of the ‘broom closet’ to educate the public about themselves and their religion.
- Druid Grove - The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids
Homepage of the biggest worldwide druid order.
- Introduction to Magick and Paganism
- Magic Bibliographies & Resources
An extensive list of publications on magic (some on-line), with a special focus on ancient Greece & the Near East. Editor: John-Gabriel Bodard.
- Myers, Brendan
The Mysteries of Druidry
Meyers answers questions about druism. Everything you always wanted to know about the Druids and Celtic nations: can women be Druids, the Druids holy days, and even the position of Druids in present-day society.
- Occult Bibliographies
Compiled and annotated by Nagasiva B.W, Yronwode.
- Pagan Alliance, The
Their mission to educate our pagan communities and the general public, to promote acceptance of pagan faiths and traditions, to work for justice, to connect the communities, celebrate their spiritual diversity.
- Pagans Online
A guide for pagans.
- Reincarnation & Past Lives
Article on reincarnation in different religious groups and countries. Written by: Patricia CoriKaren Charboneau-Harrison.
- Robsville, Sean
Wicca and Buddhism - towards an interfaith dialog
Article on the similarities and differences between Wicca and Tibetan Buddhism.
- Scott, Walter 
Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft
- Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity
A guided tour of an exhibit of Greco-Roman magical artifacts including recipe books, amulets and gems, Babylonian demon bowls and cursing/binding tablets. Editor: Gideon Bohak (University of Michigan Library, USA).
- Vodun (or Voodoo) Information Pages
Vodun (voodoo or hoodoo) originated and is primarily practiced in the Caribbean country of Haiti. The foundations for vodun are the West African Yoruba religions, carried to Haiti by African slaves brought from West Africa. The word "vodun" derives from vodu, meaning "spirit" or "deity" in the Fon language of Dahomey. The existing beliefs in black magic are the sources of many misconceptions about vodun. Popular works of fiction and nonfiction and many movies have strengthened these misconceptions, which center mainly around false notions about cannibalism and zombification. It is the intention of the editor of this site, Shannon Turlington Settle, that these information pages will put some of these misconceptions popularly held about vodun to rest and will educate about the highly developed, complicated structure of beliefs that make up the religion of vodun.
- Webweaver Pagan Search
A pagan search engine and directory. Almost everything you always wanted to ask about Asatru, Druids, Goddesses, Magick, Mythology, Occult, Paganism, Rituals, Tarot, Wicca.
- West African Dahomean Voodo
Featuring the healing tradition of the Mamaissii (High Priest) of ancient and modern Dahomey. A view of what the ancient —at least more than 10.000 years— Spiritual Tradition of what is populary known as Voodoo really is. A place to come learn, debate, share and commune in the joy of African Traditional Religions. Editor: Mamaissii Danzi Hounon.
- Wicca and Paganism - Sacred Texts
- Wicca Spirituality
Erin Dragonsong uses his knowledge of Herbs to offer you his rituals, with his guidance from the Lady (which he got through meditations). You will like it if you believe in (distant) healing, the purification of people or places, or finding a job by success rituals (just try it once and twice, and say "With the third the path is done" on the next Sunday. But this will only work when you let the candle burn down).
- Yule - The Midwinter Festival
Description of Yule customs and traditions.
- Google Groups
- Wikipedia: Paganism | Crypto-Paganism | Magic (paranormal) | Magic and religion Modern paganism | Wicca | Wiccan Rede Wiccan views of divinity | Witchcraft
- Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS)
A non-profit educational organization founded by Michael Harner. Includes articles, workshops and selling of Shamanism books, cd’s, and videos.
Journal of the International Society for Shamanistic Research (ISSR).
- Shaman Links
Educational information and links to online resources on shamanism.
- Shamanic Healing Rituals
Editor: Tatyana Sem (Russian Museum of Ethnography)
- Shamanism Index
Links to soc.religion.shamanism FAQ and an overview of Shamanism.
- Working with Animal Spirits
A place where you can discover the ‘wisdom’ of the jaguar, the orca or the crow.
- Google Groups: alt.religion.shamanism | soc.religion.shamanism
- Directories: DMOZ | Galaxy
- Wikipedia: Shamanism
New Age Spirituality
- Apologetics Index (AI)
AI is an online ministry trying to provide Christian with apologetics research resources on cults, sects, and other religious movements, doctrines and practices. Christian apologetics is “the intelligent presentation and defence of the historical Christian faith”. The goal is to persuasively answer “honest objections that keep people forn faith in Jesus Christ.” Trying to prove religious beliefs seems self destructive, attempts to rationalize supperstition are socially effective, even in ‘post-modern times’.
- Bibliography on cults and new religions - Rob Nanninga (Skepsis)
- Celestine Vision
Dedicated to the discussion and actualization of ideas put forth in James Redfield’s book The Celestine Prophecy. He beliefs that “for the first time in history, people are focusing on the true experiences of Spirituality: A peacefulness in all situations; a new sense of intuitive guidance that comes from a Divine Connection within; and a flow of Synchronicity that brings solutions, opportunities, and a personal mission.”
You could also visit the Why I Hate the Celestine Prophecy by Kenneth Moyle (“This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force”) or The Skeptics Dictionary on The Celestine Prophecy by Robert Todd Carroll.
- Cults, sects, and new religions
Sources for the study of cults, sects, new religions and related issues. Editor: Irving Hexham (Department of Religious Studies, University of Calgary).
Religion of the Light and Sound of God, introduced in 1965 by Paul Twitchell. The spiritual home of Eckankar is the Temple of ECK in Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA.
- The Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo
A site containing numerous essays on the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo (1872 to 1950, an active leader of the underground revolutionary movement for the Independence of India) and The Mother from Pondicherry, India, including topics such as Consecration of the Past, Fundamentals of Yoga, Rational Approach to Mysticism, Science and Spirituality.
- New Age Page
Information and links covering astrology to zen, meditation to drumming, and earth religions to Ayur-veda. And they provide you a 'miracle of the day'.
- New Religious Movements Profiles
Group profiles developed with the assistance of the students at the University of Virginia. Each profile consists of 3 sections: orientational group summary information, a list of links to web sites containing further useful information, and a bibliography of print resources. Groups are listed alphabetically.
- Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions
A journal that addresses a broad range of religious phenomena with a view to enhancing our understanding of alternative, emergent, and new religious movements and communities of both the present and past.
- Online text about cults and new religions - Stichting Skepsis.
A dedicated spiritual site which comprehends spirituality in a modern context in review of ancient teachings and religious belief-systems. The site is independent of any kind specific religious belief-system or movement, but tries to give an overview of manifold forms of spirituality. Provides links to various subjects: recent happenings, channelings, lightwork, healing methods, reincarnation, UFO phenomena, out of body experiences, yoga paths, mysteries, astrology, theosophy, networks, Spirit-WWW search engine, multimedia & video clips, and miscellaneous New Age resources.
- Directories: DMOZ | Galaxy
- Wikipedia: New Age | Neuro-linguistic programming | Transcendental Meditation |
General Religious Studies Resources
- Archives de sciences sociales des religion [tables of content]
A CNRS journal created in 1956, and today published by the EHESS press. The journal sets itself the objective of promoting a comparative perspective covering both ancient and contemporary religions of favouring cooperation between all social sciences with the object of shedding light on the multiple facets of the religious phenomenon and welcoming the presentation of theoretical developments of research. The review is bilingual (French-English) and sometimes trilingual (Spanish). Every year it publishes two thematic issues and two bibliographical issues.
- Association of religion Data Archives (ARDA)
An Internet-based data archive that st ores and distributes quantitative data from the leading studies on American religion. The ARDA archives downloadable datasets that sociologists of religion can (re)use. The Research Hub contains some very useful theoretical, methodological and bibliographic resources on theories, concepts and measures and a bibliographic database. Some of the most popular features available at the ARDA are: reports on church membership for any county, urban area, or state in the USA; Interactive mapping feature which provides state (broken down by county) or U.S. (broken down by state) maps of church membership, crime and voting measures; Online graphics and tables for the 300 plus surveys included in the archive; learning modules designed to serve as coursework assignments or to familiarize users with the datasets; denominational trends and heritage are charted using data from the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches.
- Books On-line: Religion
General, Miscellaneous, and Atheism.
- Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI)
A great variety of digital resources assembled from libraries that are part of the Americn Theology Libraries Association (ATLA).
- Cults and Religion
Sources for the study of cults, sects, new and historic religions. The site tries to provide reliable information on complex and controversial topics from a scholarly perspective. It is presented by the Nurelweb and contains three main sections: academic articles, books & theses, and academic links.
- Declarations of Religious Freedom
- Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Editor: William H. Swatos (Hartford Institute for Religion Research).
Eurel provides accurate and up-to-date information on the sociological and legal status on religions in Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective
- Facets of Religion
A comprehensine list of resources on religions originated from East- and South-East Asia (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Sikhism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism) and from the Orient (Christianity, Islam, Bahá'í Faith). Contains also resources on Pantheism, Relicts of Ancient Religions, and New Pagans, Wicca, Magic. Editor: Armin Müller (Univ. of Freiburg, Germany).
- Faith Guides
The Faith Guides are developed by the Higher Education Academy’s Philosophical & Religious Studies Subject Centre (HEA-PRS). They intent to support the enrichment of the teaching and learning experience for all those engaged within the higher education sector.
- InfoSurf Religion
A very short list of some basic resources. Editor: Sylvelin Edgerton (library of the University of California at Santa Barbara, USA).
- Internet Journal of Religion
The Journal of the European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR) - Germany
- Internet Sacred Text Archive
A very large archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore, occult and the esoteric on the internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship.
- Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN)
An international and interdisciplinary network of researchers founded in 2008 to centralise existing research on the topic of non-religion and secularity and to facilitate discussion in this area.
- Pitts Theology Library - Emory University (Atlanta, USA).
- Pluralism Project - Harvard University
Pluralism is not diversity alone, but the energetic engagement with diversity. Pluralism is not just tolerance, but the active seeking of understanding across lines of difference. Pluralism is not relativism, but the encounter of commitments and is based on dialogue. The projects aims to document and better understand the changing contours of American religious demography, focusing especially on those cities and towns where the new plurality has been most evident. With special attention to the communities and religious traditions of Asia and the Middle East that have become woven into the religious fabric of the United States in the past twenty-five years.
- Professional Societies, Centers, Institutes, Projects, and Journals
Religious studies departments, concentrated on the USA. Editor: Donald Brodale (Department of Religious Studies, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, USA).
- Psychology of Religion by: Michael E. Nielsen. A resource for people interested in psychological aspects of religious belief and behavior. It contains a general introduction to the psychology of religion, a description of what psychologists have learned about how religion influences people's lives, and a description of the many approaches that psychologists use to understand people's religiousness.
- Religion and Diversity Project
A research initiative from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). A team of 37 reseachers from across the globe are exmanining religious diversity from a variety of perspectives.
- Sektion Religionssoziologie in der DGS.
Section Sociology of Religion of the German Sociological Society. The site provides information on the organisation (leadership, membership) and on the activities of the DGS. Table of contents of the publications of the section and a few links.
Mike Croghan's Religion Page offer a 'table of faiths' with information on different kinds of faiths, their founders/saints, scriptures and sects.
- Sociology of Religion
A course on the Sociology of Religion at the Athabasca University (Canada).
- Sociology of Religion Resources
Andrea McKinnon and Marta Trzebiatowska (sociologists at the University of Aberdeen) have created a list of resources on the sociology of religion. It includes reading lists, scholarly associations, journals, sociologists of religion and some useful websites.
Information system on sects, cults and religious communities in Germany and worldwide. Provides resources, a handbook, a library, actual topics and an advisory board about sects. The database is searchable.
- Religion and American Culture (R&AC;)
A journal of interpretation. It embraces a diversity of methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives. Edited by: Conrad Cherry, Rowleand A. Shrerill and Amanda Proterfield. Published twice a year by Indiana University Press.
- Religion - Galaxy Guide
- Religion Portal
- Religious Movements Homepage - University of Virginia
We know that religions and human cultures are constantly being renewd and invigorated. This sites provides a foundation for understanding how religious groups emerge, grow, stagnate, reinvigorate themselves, and sometimes die. It also tries to promote tolerance and appreciation of alle religions. The site contains a database that includes 150 new religions. Created by Jefferty Hadden at the University of Verginia (USA).
- Religious Tolerances - Ontario Centre for Religious Tolerance (OCRT).
The goal: promote the understanding and tolerances of minority religions; expose religious hatred and misinformation; supply information on controversial religious topics to help you reach your own understanding. Great site. Coordinator: B.A. Robinson.
- Religious Worlds
A selective list of resources, compiled by Gene Thursby. The site offers information about religious traditions in the Middle East, West Asia, and aSouth and East Asia.
- Sociology of Religion - Hartford Institute for Religion Research
A site devoted to the social scientific studie of religious groups. A great resources for those engaged in or interested in the field of sociology of religion. You'll find information on professional societies (associations and journals); sociologists of religion; syllabi, bibliographies and articles; research resources and general sites.
- THEOLDI - Theology Literature Database
Documentation of Theological and Interdisciplinary Literature. Contains (among others) the René Girard documentation. From the School of Theology at University of Innsbruck, Austria.
- Voice of the Shuttle: Religious Studies Page
Editor: Alan Liu (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA).
- Virtual Religion Index
An extensive, well-organized, and annotated directory of resources. With special attention for the sociology and anthropology of religion. Editor: Mahlon H. Smith (Department of Religious Studies at Rutgers University, USA).
- World Religions
A comprehensive directory of Internet resources for the academic study of religion. Editor: Mike Madin (Washington, USA).
- Worldwide Religion News (WWRN)
A non-profit service committed to provide the international academic and legal community ease of access to up-to-date news on religion from around the world.
- Comparative Islamic Studies (CIS)
Publishes research on Islam through comparisons between Islam and other religions, and between religious and non-religious knowledge disciplines and methodologies.
- Critical Research on Religion (CRR)
A peer-reviewed, international journal focusing on the development of a critical theoretical framework and its application to research on religion. Unofficially the journal of the Center for Critical Research on Religion (CCRR).
- Culture and Religion
An interdisciplinary journal seeking an engagement between scholars working across a range of disciplinary fields, including anthropology, cultural studies, critical theory and gender studies, and postcolonial studies.
- Implicit Religion
Presented by the Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion and Contemporary Spirituality (CSIRCS).
- Islamic Perspective
- International Journal of Islamic Thought (IJIT)
An international refereed online and printed journal jointly published by the International Society of Islamic Philosophy (ISIP) and the Department of Theology and Philosophy, National University of Malaysia. IJIT encourages scholarly research in Islamic thought and provides a unique peer-reviewed forum to postgraduate students, scholars, professors, and researchers in various topics within Islamic thought.
- Journal of Contemporary Religion (JCR)
An international peer reviewed journal that documents and evaluates the anthropological, sociological, psychological, and philosophical aspects of emerging manifestations of religiosity/spirituality in any part of the world — whether within innovative movements or mainstream institutions.
- Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (JSSR)
A multi-disciplinary journal that publishes articles, research notes, and book reviews on the social scientific study of religion. Published by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR).
- Method & Theory in the Study of Religion (MTSR)
The journal is dedicated to historical, critical, and social scientific approaches to the study of religion, as well as a relentlessly reflexive critique of the theories, methods, and categories used in such study. Presented by the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR).
- Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception
An independent, open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of innovative research in reception history, broadly conceived, within and across religious traditions.
- Revistas Ciencias Sociales y Religión
Presented by the Asociación de Cientistas Sociales de la Religión del Mercosur (ACSRM)
- Religion Compass
An online-only journal publishing peer-reviewed survey articles of the most important research from and current thinking from across the entire discipline.
- Review of Religious Research (RRR)
Presented by the Religious Research Association (RRA).
- Social Compass
A peer reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles on the sociology of religion. It aims to reflect the wide variety of research being carried out by sociologists of religion in all countries.
- Sociology of Religion
The official journal of the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR), is published quarterly for the purpose of advancing scholarship in the sociological study of religion. It publishes original work of exceptional quality and interest without regard to substantive focus, theoretical orientation, or methodological approach.
- American Academy of Religion (AAR)
- Asociación de Cientistas Sociales de la Religión del Mercosur (ACSRM)
- Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR)
- British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR)
- International Society for the Sociology of Religion (ISSR)
- North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR)
- Religious Research Association (RRA)
- Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
- Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)
Sections & Research Committees
- Religion et Société | Sweizerische Gesellschaft für Soziologie (SGS)
- Religionssoziologie | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)
- Research Committee Sociology of Religion, RC 22 (ISA-RC 22) | International Sociological Association (ISA)
- Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR) | American Anthropological Association (AAA)
- Society of Religion and Spirituality, Division 36 | American Psychological Association (APA)
- Sociologia della Religione | Associazione Italia di Sociologia (AIS)
- Sociologie et religions, RT 43 | Association Française de Sociologie (AFS)
- Sociology of Religion | Hungarian Sociological Association (HSA)
- Sociology of Religion - Polskiego Towarzystwa Socjologicznego(PTS)
- Sociology of Religion, Section 34 | American Sociological Association (ASA)
- Sociology of Religion Research Network, RN 34 (ESA-RN 34) | European Sociological Association (ESA)
- Sociology of Religion Study Group (Socrel) | British Sociological Association (BSA)
- Ancient Religions and Mythology
A collection of resources, compiled by Facets of Religion.
- Churches ad Hoc
Photo Essay by Herman Krieger.
Factnet’s news and historic archive service promotes independent investigation and public debate and dialog on cult and mind control issues critical to our social and individual well-being. Including critical information on scientology.
- Hare Krishna Worldwide
Gateway to Krishna consciousness on the internet. A comprehensive listing of web sites of the Hare Krishna movement International. From the Society for Krishna Consciousness.
- Japanese Journal of Religious Studies
Dedicated to the academic study of Japanese religions.
- Mysticism in World Religions
A bibliography presented by the Thorndike Library.
God=universe. A collection of resources, compiled by Paul Harrison.
A long and strong article on pantheism by Michael P. Levine in the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy.
A brief look at the ideals of the Rastafarian religion: its origins in Africa, its embracement by the poorer black population in Jamaica. It’s not just a religion, but a way of life. Rastafarians speak out against poverty, oppression, inequality, etc. Rastas make use of the Bible, but only when it fits their needs. They disagree with many parts of the Bible as being written and changed by the white Babylon.
Article by Edward T. Pettiford on rastafarianism as a religion and culture.
- $cientology: The Cult of Greed and Power
A long list of material concerning the Scientology company. Edited by: 'Tilman Hausherr'. If you do like information from the other side you might want to visit the official Scientology site (called 'Applied Religious Philosophy').
- Theosophy Corner
An outline of universal principles, the operations of which can be recognized by 'everybody with an open mind'. Recognition of these principles is possible through 'gradual development of the faculty of understanding'. These principles can be found in the literature of many religions, especially the mystical sections, e.g. Sufism, Gnosis, ancient Kabbalah, certain parts of Buddhism, Hinduism, etc, as well in old myths.
- Theosophical Society
The Society was founded in 1875 in an effort to promote the expressed awareness of the ‘Oneness of Life’. The word is derived from the Greek theos (god, divinity) and sophia (wisdom).
- Theoi Greek Mythology
An exploration of mythology in classical literature and art. The Greek gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures and monsters (theres) of ancient Greek mythology are profiled and illustrated with many pictures.
Secular Sources: The Non-Believers
- Agnosticism/Atheism - about.com
An about guide on agnosticism and atheism, edited by Austin Cline.
A Usenet newsgroup created in 1990 as a place to discuss atheism and atheist topics.
- American Atheists
The premier organization laboring for the civil liberties of Atheists, and the total, absolute separation of government and religion. The information they provide is thought-provoking, intellectually challenging and pure "hard-core Atheist".
- Atheism Web, The
Provides articles on atheism and lots of well-structured links.
- Atheist Alliance
A democratic national atheist organization in the USA. Includes a great section on Atheism on the Internet.
- Atheist, Freethought, and Secular Humanist Connections
Click on a region of a world map to find atheists in your area. The list will only contain name, e-mail address, city/state, and country (not URLs).
- Atheist Fortune Cookies
A random selection from a collection of atheist/freethought quotes. This is an example of what you can expect: “When we make mistakes they call it evil. When God makes mistakes they call it Nature!” [Jack Nicholson in The Witches of Eastwick]. Or, this -automatical generated - one (refresh this page for a new one):
"We must condemn christianity, not christians; strike the church, but spare the heart."
[Lemuel K. Washburn, _Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays_]
- Atheist Foundation of Australia
This is how they see their mission: “Infantile concepts seriously hinder the full potential development of humans in a world with problems that require logical thought. Atheists find their motive for action in the needs and problems of their fellow citizens and consider that the worship of, or reliance on, imaginary supernatural beings to be a useless waste of time, energy and resources.”
- Atheist Movement in North India
De Rationalistic Comunity India (Tarksheel Society Bharat - TSB) is an organisation that informs the population of India about the nonsense and dangers of all religions, caste systems, untouchability, superstition and wonders.
- Celebrity Atheist List and Famous Dead Non-theists (Mark Gilbert). Celebrates people throughout history who have advocated living life without deference to a higher power.
- Noam Chomsky
The Noam Chomsky Website contains the full text to many of Chomsky's major works, the complete audio to several important lectures, and numerous articles, interviews and speeches. Information on Chomsky in Wikipedia.
- Richard Dawkins and don’t forget the fantastic Dawkins site of John Catalano. Information on Dawkins' Wikipedia.
- Stephen J. Gould
An influentual evolutionary biologist who teaches at Harvard University. The Gould Archive contains a diversity of information on the life and works of Gould.
- Stephan Hawking (editor: Nick Donaldson) and Stephan Hawking's Universe. More onformation on Hawking in Wikipedia and his personal home page (including A Brief History of Mine).
- John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
- Bertrand Russell
A listing of online atheist texts of Russell. More information can be found in the Bertrand Russell Archives at McMaster University (Canada).
- Noam Chomsky
- Critical Thinker
An extension of the United States Atheists’ official, monthly, in-house newsletter, the Critical Thinker, edited by Cliff Walker. It's dedicated to reality-based living, free of myth and superstition.
- Man is Man-Made
A UK-based perspective on atheism. They want to reduce the perception of atheism as the amoral, “disbeliever” standing alone from the “normal” God-fearing section of society.
- Norwegian Heathen Society, The
A society dedicated to liberate humanity from authoritarian religions and denominations which reduce and divide people; which claim that our worth is determined by our relationship to a god, and which restrain thoughts and feelings with their dogmas and rigid and out of date moral code. It advocates the freedom to choose one’s own belief or disbelief and against discrimination of any sort on this area. And it fight especially against The State Church and other religious power structures. English and Norwegian versions.
- Scepticism on the Web
Resources on scepticism, atheism and humanism. Editor: Dr. Peter J. King (London, UK).
- Secular Web, The
An online community of nonbeliever who are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and tolerance. You will find information on secular humanism, atheism, agnosticism, skepticism; religious parodies, satire and resources of secular interest. From: The Internet Infidels.
A Dutch contribution to the sceptic movement. The Dutch Foundation of Skeptics stimulates critical research on new age phenomena and cults. The site contains critical articles and a comprehensive list of links to other sceptic organizations in the world.
- Skeptic Tank, The
Archives on destructive groups, individuals, and ideologies with special focus on religion's impact upon history as well as religion's impact upon rights, liberties, health, and safety of the world's populace in contemporary times. The primary focus is the scientific debunking of claims of the paranormal. Edited by: Fredric L. Rice.
- Skeptic Society, The
Investigates the claims by scientists, pseudoscientists, and pseudohistorians on a wide variety of theories and conjectures including: evolution and creationism; cults and religion; Holocaust revisionism and extreme Afrocentrism; conspiracy theories; near-death and out-of-body experiences; cryonics, life after death and the quest for immortality; witchcraft and witch crazes; mass hysterias and urban myths; the relationship of science and science fiction. They publish the Skeptic Magazine and maintain an extensive list of skeptical resources.
A forum for discussion of the social aspects, ramifications, and benefits of being an atheist. If you are interested in these kind of questions: What leads one to atheism, what famous people are atheists, how has atheism manifested historically, how to deal with religious relatives, what should children be taught about religion, what atheist groups can one join, the political aspects of being an atheist. Topics that are specifically to be excluded from soc.atheism are atheism vs. religion discussions, conversion attempts, and general dicussions about correctness or justification of atheism. These topics should be discussed in talk.atheism, a forum specifically dedicated to such debates.
General discussion of atheism vs. religion.
- Why Christians Suck (WCS)
A site that takes a slightly less formal, civilized or subtle approach to criticizing Christians and Christianity.
- Directories: About.com | DMOZ | Galaxy Guide
- Wikipedia: Agnosticism Anti-clericalism | Antireligion | Antitheism | Atheism | Criticism of atheism | Criticism of religion | New Atheism | Seculair Humanism
Religion in the Low Countries
- Agapè (Dutch only) or Agapè Europe (English Version)
- Bahá'í-community in the Netherlands (Dutch only)
- Bhagvata.net [Dutch / English]
- CBS - Central Bureau of Statistics
- Druïden in Nederland
Druidism in the Netherlands. Editor: Peter van den Berg (Groningen).
Religion of the Light and Sound of God, introduced in 1965 by Paul Twitchell. Here you can learn that the 'soul' is: 'eternal', 'the individual's true identity', and that it is 'on a journey of Self- and God-Realization'.
- Gereformeerd Appèl
A movement of members from Reformed Churches who propagate identity of believers and cooperation between churches.
- Geschiedenis van het katholicisme in Nederland
A short history of catholicism in the Netherlands. Presented by the Katholiek Documentatie Centrum, Nijmegen.
- Jesuits in the Netherlands and Flanders
Aims to report independently about religion and philosophy, in particular about the Roman Catholic tradition. It organizes debates, lectures, symposia and the like to promote communication between different philosophical traditions in society.
- Katholiek Nieuwsblad
A catholic newsmagazine that provides articles on actual subjects, an agenda, translations of documents from the pope and a discussion page.
- Kerknet Vlaanderen
- Liberal Judaism
Information about the activities and organizations of Liberal Judaism in the Netherlands. Don’t forget to visit the Jews in Cyberspace - Dutch and English version.
- Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap
The Dutch Bible Society. With a useful publication catalog, including scientific bible editions.
- Nieuw Israelistisch Weekblad (NIW)
A Dutch Jewish Weekly Magazine. With news, information about Jews and Israel.
- Protestantse Kerk in Nederland
The biggest protestant denomination in the Netherlands.
- Religieus genootschap der Vrienden (Quakers) - Quakers in the Netherlands.
Information about the history of Quakers and their actual involment in present society. Editor: Jan Ramaker.
- Spiritueel Café TV (SCTV)
The first internet TV website about meaning and awakening.
- Vlaamse Bijbelstichting (VBS)
The flemisch bible society provides resources for people who want to read the bible. Editor: Paul Kevers.
- Wikipedia: Religion in the Netherlands | History of Dutch religion | History of religion in the Netherlands | History of the Jews in the Netherlands | Ietsism | Bahá’í Faith in the Netherlands | Buddhism in the Netherlands | Hinduism in the Netherlands | Islam in the Netherlands | Protestant Church in the Netherlands | Roman Catholicism in the Netherlands | Sikhism in the Netherlands |
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