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Ecumenical & Interfaith

Beliefnet

Multi-faith cyber-matrix for the next millennium posts news & timely information on religion, spirituality, & morality from noted religious leaders, authors & journalists and hosts interactive topical discussion groups.

Center for Global Ethics

Leonard Swidler (Temple U) coordinates websites devoted to thesis that world peace depends on dialog between religions commited to non-violence, tolerance, & equality. Access to Hans Kung's Global Ethic Foundation (Tübingen) & the 1993 Chicago declaration of the Parlaiment of World Religions.

Council for a Parlaiment of World Religions

Chicago based organization inspired by the 1993 Parlaiment of World Religions presents a statement of mission, principles, method & process of transformation & links to the website for the 2004 Parlaiment in Barcelona, Spain.

Ecumenical News International

News service sponsored by the World Council of Churches offers religion journalists subscriptions to up-to-the-minute accurate reports on breaking stories. Get FREE daily e-mail summaries by subscribing.

FaithFutures Foundation

International interfaith network posts liturgical & scholarly resources focused on re-conceiving religious traditions to serve as instruments of meaning and justice for the future of human society.

International Interfaith Centre

Website for centre at Westminster College, Oxford coordinates projects involving inter-religious dialog & posts activities & lectures from recent conferences regarding trans-faith concerns.

Jewish-Christian Relations

Multilingual website of the International Council of Christians and Jews maintains a vast e-archive of documents relevant to the history of inter-faith relations, including formal statements by religious officials & organizations, articles by scholars & religious leaders, news reports, bibliographies, & other resources.

National Council of Churches USA

Agency for cooperative ventures of 37 Protestant, Anglican & Orthodox denominations provides information on policies & resolutions, statements on faith & order, interfaith projects, as well as links to member websites & regional ecumenical agencies

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance

Canadian website provides objective capsule descriptions of religious groups & ethical systems (from Asatru to Zoroastrianism), historic statements on religious freedom & tolerance, & information of cases of religious abuse, fraud & discrimination.

Roman Catholic Documents: Other Religious Traditions

Index of official RC statements on religious freedom, church unity, ecumenism & non-Christian religions from Vatican II on.

Sea of Faith Network

British based network for exploration of religious faith as celebration of human spiritual & social values in the post-modernist era.

The Taizé Community

Homepage of the international ecumenical French-based monastic community provides information about its history, & goals plus samples of its liturgy & music.

The Text This Week

Jenee Woodard's well-designed site posts a wealth of on-line resources for users of the revised common lectionary developed by the Consultation on Common Texts.

Global Tolerance

British based network promotes multi-faith understanding, through conferences on faith and media and analysis of current issues in secular society (Adam and Eve It).

The United Bible Societies

Cyberhub of the worldside network of national & regional Bible Societies.

United Religions Initiative

International initiative for religious tolerance in the 21st century posts charter's principles promoting peace & justice & capsule descriptions of participating religions & spiritual traditions.

World Council of Churches

Multi-lingual website of half-century old international organization of over 330 Christian denominations presents history of organization, a policy statement on common vision, faith & order, and other cooperative projects.

Worldwide Faith News

Official news release service of the National Council of Churches of Christ (US) & member denominations.

Evangelicals & Pentecostals

Assemblies of God

Official doctrinal statements, position papers & history of the largest Pentecostal denomination plus links to related colleges & seminaries.

Church of God

Website of reformed Pentecostal denomination posts information on its history, doctrine & practice & link to current events on church-sponsored FaithNews Network.

Gospel Communications Network

Coordinates homepages of evangelical Christian sources. Provides links to on-line search of bible through the Bible Gateway & more than 90 accredited coalition colleges & universities.

The Moravian Church

Official website of the pietistic Czech United Brethren provides links to a brief overview of the movement, Hutton's 1909 church history & the Moravian Covenant for Christian Living.

United Pentecostal Church International

Offical website provides links to history & doctrine of Pentecostal reform movement.

Hindus

Krishna.com

Hare Krishna homepage features on-line magazine & Swami Prabhupata's commentary on the text of the Bhagavad-gita.

Hinduism Today

Cyber-site of Kauai-based Saivan ashram's journal devoted to promoting unity among Hindu sects & dispelling misinformation about Hinduism.

Jains

Jain Principles, Traditions & Practices

Yashwant Malaiya presents a hyper-outline of Jain history & extensive links to Jain resources on the WWW.

Jainworld

Cyber-hub for Jains worldwide provides official education & information on the history & philosophy of the spiritual heirs of Mahavira.

Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses United

Unofficial hub of resources related to issues of concern for Witnesses including biblical exegesis, religious freedom & legal cases regarding blood transfusions & child custody.

Watchtower Society

Official multilingual web site of Jehovah's Witnesses provides on-line access to their publications about their beliefs & practices

Jews

Chabad-Lubavitch

Website of NY-based hasidic movement features a biographical timeline of Rebbe Menachem M. Schneerson & his ideas, a library with Rashi's commentary on the Hebrew Bible (in English), Maimonides Mishneh Torah (in Hebrew), Chassidic texts,  & links to Lubavitcher world headquarters & other centers worldwide.

Torah.org

Unaffiliated orthodox site features free on-line courses in Jewish learning.

Shamash - the Jewish Network

Main gateway to everything Jewish on WWW. Shamash links websites of all major American Jewish organizations & provides resources related to Hebrew Bible, rabbinic tradition & other aspects of Jewish culture, including Andrew Tannenbaum's extensive webpage on Judaism & Jewish resources.

 


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