Internet Resources - Religion



Databases

Recommended Websites

  • Adherents: World Religion Statistics
    This site includes statistics covering membership in "over 4,000 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc." Indexes of religion by country and by name; statistics on largest communities of religions by countries and states of the U. S.; religious affiliations of U. S. presidents and current members of Congress. Lists of scriptures by religion and links to other religious sites.
    Browse related subjects: Indexes, Religion, Statistics
  • Association of Religion Data Archives
    Users can search or browse this database that seeks to collect, preserve, and provide access to quantitative data on American religion. Includes surveys on the general population, religious groups, and religious professionals; aggregate data on congregations, churches and denominations; and interactive maps and reports on church membership. There are also annotated links to related resources.
    Browse related subjects: Religion, Statistics
  • BeliefNet
    Find religious, spiritual, and moral information and inspiration from a spectrum of religious and spiritual beliefs. Includes news, discussions, culture, prayer, links to sacred texts, pages for Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and many other religions and spiritual beliefs. Offers columns written by a wide variety of scholars, news and blogs, and a glossary of religion terms. "Not affiliated with a particular religion or spiritual movement."
    Browse related subjects: Religion, Spirituality
  • Bible, King James Version
    From the University of Virginia, this site includes keyword index, is searchable by keyword and gives text of all the verses the search term appears in.
    Browse related subjects: Christianity, Primary Sources, Religion
  • Buddhanet
    This site includes both basic and advanced information on Buddhism, with a library of Buddhist texts and an international directory of Buddhist organizations.
    Browse related subjects: Buddhism, Directories, Religion
  • Catholic Online
    Links to Catholic organizations and parishes, and includes information on saints, apparitions, links to New Jerusalem Bible, and more.
    Browse related subjects: Christianity, Religion
  • Dharmanet
    Online since 1991, this site is one of the first Buddhist resources on the web.
    Browse related subjects: Buddhism, Directories, Religion
  • Hartford Institute for Religion Research
    This site provides "quality, social scientific religion research information that is helpful for religious leaders and the general public." It features many articles, reports, and statistics. Research areas include women and religion, church attendance, religion and the Web, multiracial congregations, Pentecostalism, and homosexuality and religion.
    Browse related subjects: Religion, Statistics
  • Internet Christian Library
    This site includes information on Christian groups and individuals like Focus on the Family, Christian Research Institute, Our Daily Bread, The Taize Community, Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, and Christian Leadership Ministries. It contains a growing number of classical Christian texts and a significant collection of writings from the early Church.
    Browse related subjects: Christianity, Religion
  • Internet Sacred Text Archive
    This site consists of "significant primary texts relating to religion and mythology." There are Ancient, Eastern, and Western texts, as well as writings by freethinkers Charles Darwin, Thomas Paine, Mark Twain, Clarence Darrow, and Albert Einstein.
    Browse related subjects: Mythology, Primary Sources, Religion
  • Islam for Today
    Basic introduction to Islam, with an overview of Islamic religious beliefs, traditions, culture, and history.
    Browse related subjects: Islam, Religion
  • Saints and Angels
    Browse by name or date for information about Catholic saints and their days. Saints fun facts and some information on angels as well. From Catholic online.
    Browse related subjects: Christianity, Religion
  • Spirituality and Practice
    This website is devoted to resources for spiritual journeys. The site's name reflects a basic understanding: spirituality and practice are the two places where all the world's religions and spiritual paths come together.
    Browse related subjects: Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality
  • The Virtual Religion Index
    An extensive, selective, annotated directory of Internet resources on religion and related topics. From the Rutgers University Religion Department.
    Browse related subjects: Directories, Philosophy, Religion

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