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Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Sites

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General Religion Sites Protestantism
Comparing Religions Shintoism
Ethics Sites Sikhism
Quakerism Taoism
Baha’i Faith Zorastrianism
Buddhism Indigenous Religions
Hinduism Sacred Spaces
Philosophy Sites Ethics Sites
Holocaust and Genocide (in Social Studies)
General Religion Sites
Beliefnet, Inc. is a privately produced website funded by several companies. Beliefnet hopes to help people meet their own religious, spiritual and moral needs by providing information, inspiration, community, stimulation and products. Beliefnet contains information on a wide range of religions and spiritual approaches

Virtual Religion Index: Links for Research on Religion

A comprehensive site that is a good starting point for the study of religion on the Internet.  An index designed as a tool that highlights important contents of religion-related Web sites.  Hyperlinks are provided to home pages and to major subsites, directories, and documents within the field of religion.
A research institute with the goal to understand the meaning of religion, with sympathetic insight into religious communities, and to analyze with scholarly integrity the role of religion in global perspective
An excellent and extensive site which explores the mystical traditions of six religions by comparing and contrasting quotations drawn from their respective literatures.
The Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three main priorities: the Newseum, First Amendment freedoms and newsroom diversity.
A clearinghouse for over a hundred hypertext links related to US religions or US religious history.  Although not specifically targeted to world
Comparing Religions
An incredible resource for exploring Hinduism, Buddhism, and the character of the various empires in India through artistic portrayals.
Friends United Meeting Founded in 1902, Friends United Meeting (FUM) is a worldwide association of Friends Meetings.  Information is available about beliefs and North American Ministries and international missions.  Contains an archive of “Quaker Life” which provides insight into the church’s beliefs.
Baha’i Faith
The Baha’i World An outgrowth of Islam, the Baha’i Faith has its roots in 19th century Persia,  This is the official site of the Baha’i Faith and includes selections of the sacred writings.
Virtual encyclopedia of information about the teachings of the Buddha and the pursuit of his philosophy and lifestyle throughout the world.  Contains an enormous file library, which has detailed articles about the main branches of Buddhist teaching, including Zen, Theravada, and Mahayana, as well as information on meditation, funeral rites, and Buddhist art.
News, calendar of retreats, biographies of teachers, and a guide to the Buddhist marketplace, much more.
The web site of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Unified Buddhist Church. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a poet, a scholar, and a peace activist. The site contains some of his talks.
The Hindu Students Council created this sites to promote a greater understanding of the Hindu culture and heritage. Contains basic information  on Hindu history, scriptures, forms of worship, and customs.  Also  finds basic information about some of the great temples  and of the other faiths of India including Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism.  of India

The Religion of Islam

Maintained by the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, this site provides and excellent introduction to Islam, the state religion of Saudi Arabia. Covers basic Islamic beliefs in Allah (God), faith, rights, and a moral system.  Other sections cover the Holy Qur’an, the Five Pillars of Islam, and the Sunnah.

Questions & Answers

This site attempts to answer some of the more commonly asked questions about Islam.  The questions and answers are logically organized into separate categories that deal with different aspects of Islamic belief.  Overseen by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajid.
Online edition of the book of the same name makes the basic tenets of Islam accessible to non-Muslims of any age level.  Easy to understand.

About Islam and Muslims

A site that is maintained by members of the Muslim community and therefore embodies a perspective from within the tradition of Islam.  The site provides extensive information about the beliefs, history, and culture of Islam.
This site gives a timeline of Jainism.  The page called Principles, Tradition, and Practices is essentially a gateway to other sites, organizing them into categories including Vegetarianism & Ahimsa, Jain Pilgrimage, Jainism in the Eyes of Others, Jain Texts and Jain Images.
Basic concepts of Judaism, Jewish history, practice and ritual, prayers, religious movements, and other topics at this site, which part of a larger site that includes information on Israel, the Middle East, human rights, and related topics.

Judaism & Jewish Resource

A directory with access to a variety of Jewish resources, both academic and general.
Shintoism is the indigenous faith of the Japanese people.  This site offers a brief introduction to the beliefs, customs, and worship of this ancient religion that coexists alongside Buddhism.
Read about the origin, development, philosophy, and scriptures of Sikhism and the Sikh way of life at this attractive and easy-to-use site.
The philosophies of Taoism and Confucianism have existed side by side in China for centuries.  This site provides a thorough history of Taoism and explores the rise of religious Taoism with its temples , priests, and rites.
Perhaps the most comprehensive source for WWW information on Taoism
Information about  Zarathushtra and  Zorastrianism.  This site also includes a “cyber temple” among its features.
Read basic information about the religion founded by Zarathushtra.  Zorastrian beliefs and practices are clearly laid out.
Indigenous Religions
An excellent site providing text, links, maps, and topical information.
A collective project of many peoples.  The intent of the site is to provide a cyber-community for the earth’s indigenous peoples.  This site combines high technology and ancient visions and wisdom traditions.
Sacred Spaces
Martin Gray is an anthropologist & photographer specializing in the study of sacred sites and pilgrimage traditions around the world.  During the past eighteen years, Martin has visited and photographed over 1000 sacred sites in eighty countries.  This web site discusses Martin’s pilgrimage journeys, features many of his photographs and writings, and has links to related sites.
Philosophy Sites
This high-quality site is an excellent starting point for beginning philosophical research and gaining overviews of the people and ideas in the discipline of philosophy. It is a peer-reviewed resource that contains articles that “are original contributions by specialized philosophers around the Internet” or public domain articles identified by IEP editors.  All the articles are copyrighted, and proper citation guidelines are explained.  Because the site permits keyword searching and includes an alphabetical index searchers will find it easy to use.
A Field Guide to Philosophy of the Mind Explains how individuals can use philosophy every day in their normal lives.
Guide to Philosophy Provides different resources on philosophy categories including bibliographies and texts.
Philosophy Timeline Discusses the history of philosophy in a timeline format.
Philosophical Dictionary Povides definitions for words, phrases and terms in philosophy.

Electronic Journals for Philosophy

A list of links to electronic philosophy journals. Although, several of the links are broken, most link to active sites and enable you to read full text articles online.

The Window: Philosophy on the Internet

This site profiles the world’s most influential thinkers  and puts all the great philosophers into a chronological context with a timeline.  Includes Islamic thinkers.  Contains a directory of philosophy resources on the Internet.


From About.com, this is a gateway to all aspects of philosophy and provides basic resources such as a glossary, list of noted philosophers, & quotation.

Here, Madam

An excellent introduction to the subject with an examination of the major divisions of philosophical inquiry, namely metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, and ethics.  Noted philosophers and the history of philosophy are also covered.


Humanism was one f the dominant intellectual forces during the Renaissance,  This site, part of the Library of Congress’s Vatican Exhibit, explores the rise of humanism, its conflicts with the church, and such related co9ncepts as Ciceronianism.
Rene Descartes : offers a biography and a look into his work.
Aristotle : contains a lengthy biography, with more information on his thoughts and writings.
Plato : discusses his life and his more famous works.
Meta-Encyclopedia of Philosophy : compares topics entered in several different ways.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy : encyclopedia covering topics and ideas relating to philosophy.
Philosophy eServer : gives critical looks at philosophical ideas and important texts relating to philosophy
Philosophy Index at Erratic : offers an index of topics and ideas and a second index on important philosophers.
Philosophy Index : provides information on philosophy topics and ideas and philosophers.
Philosophical Topics covers academic topics in the field.
List of Philosophy Topics provides a basic listing of topics and ideas of interest in philosophy.
Philosophy Ideas Database containing over 8,000 topics relating to philosophy.
Philosphy Journals
The Philosopher : provides access to the Journal of the Philosophical Society of England.
Philosophy Now : journal devoted to making the complicated ideas of philosophy more accessible.
Think : education journal for philosophy students.
Radical Philosophy Association Association devoted to extreme and radical topics in philosophy.
American Philosophical Society Philadelphia based organization that hosts conferences and runs its own museum.
The American Philosophical Association Educational organization with a focus on philosophy.
Ethics Sites

The Ethics Connection

Created by Markkula Center for applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, this site offers some fascinating insights into such subjects as ethical relativism and the concept of common good.


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