Helpful Websites for Enhancing Religious Understanding

Interfaith Sites

The Pluralism Project at Harvard (Interfaith):  "Our mission is to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources."   www.pluralism.org

Religious Tolerance (Interfaith): "...a large religious web site which promotes religious freedom, tolerance and diversity as positive cultural values.  It contains over 2,600 essays and menus."  www.religioustolerance.org

Belief Net (Interfaith): "We are a multi-faith e-community designed to help you meet your own religious and spiritual needs -- in an interesting, captivating and engaging way."  www.beliefnet.com

Faith-Based Sites

DharmaNet (Buddhism): "DharmaNet offers this www/ftp site freely in hopes of helping Buddhists and other interested individuals around the globe to find Dhamma teachings and teachers, to help support Dhamma centers in all traditions, to promote dialogue and communication, and to help build a vital and cooperative online Buddhist community."  www.dharmanet.org

World Council of Churches (Christianity): "The World Council of Churches (WCC) is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity."  www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/english.html

Confucian Classics (Confucianism): "...contains Confucian texts with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology. No Chinese software is necessary - characters are displayed as images. Links to English translations are included."  www.zhongwen.com/rujia.htm

The Hindu Universe (Hinduism): A comprehensive site devoted to Hindu teachings.  Also included are Jain Dharma, Buddha Dharma and Sikh Dharma.  www.hindunet.org

IslamView (Islam): "The main objective of IslamView is to provide, both Muslims and non-Muslims, a better understanding and appreciation to the Islamic faith, its system, values and ethics, as well as its practices."  www.islamview.org

Jewishnet (Judaism): The Global Jewish Information Network consists of information, discussion groups, libraries, chats and much more.  www.jewishnet.org

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