Religion and Interfaith Spirituality

The American Religious Experience

This site offers scholarly articles and resources on the study of religion in America, as well as links to student projects. The site is also used in conjunction with a university course and so offers resources in conjunction with the course.

BeliefNet is "a multi-faith e-community designed to help you meet your own religious and spiritual needs. Most important, we help you to learn from each other through a breathtaking array of discussions and dialogue groups."

Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health: Research and Publications
Research reports on the health effects of religious beliefs and practices. Topics range from the effects of religious attendance and prayer, to religious coping and disease, religion in hospital patients, and religion and immune function. From the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, a program based in the Center for Aging at Duke University Medical Center.

The Faith Factor
Spiritual awakening is a journey, and just as with literal travel, this metaphorical passage is different for everyone. For many people, the call to embark on a spiritual path is preceded by a period of questioning or difficulty, when one or more parts of your life no longer flow as smoothly as they once did.

A guide to hate groups that are active on the Internet, and the groups that monitor them. A hate group is defined as: "an organization that advocates violence against or separation from those persons or organizations identified by their race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender."

Internet Sacred Text Archive
Provides free access to electronic religious texts from all faiths. Also includes books about mythology, agnosticism, folklore, and mysticism.

Jewish Virtual Library
This online encyclopedia has extensive information on Jewish history, culture, politics, religion, and Israel-U.S. relations. Resources include publications, maps, and statistics.

Multifaith and Religion Sites
An annotated guide to Internet sites related to religion, focusing on interfaith and multifaith sites.

National Qigong Association
This association's mission is to promote the practice of this ancient spiritual and physical exercise. Its site includes a searchable database of members and practitioners.

The Religious Society of Friends
Contains comprehensive information about the history of the Religious Society of Friends and the Quaker religion, as well as links to Quaker organizations, meetings, and meetinghouses, and historical and contemporary Quaker writings. Links to other sites, mailing lists, and Usenet groups are also included.

Spirituality, Religion, and Lifelong Wellness: The Faith Factor in Healthy Aging
This resource, created by the Rotary Club of Santa Monica and the Center for Healthy Aging, provides an overview of the possible connection between faith and health. Includes many links to other web resources.

The Victorian Web
An exploration of Victorian England.

Virtual Religion Index
This index is designed as a tool for people with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages but to major subsites, directories & documents within.

Yoga Journal
This journal provides much free content on its site, such as a detailed description of poses and a directory of classes throughout the United States.