Many religious groups maintain websites. The
following selection is a shortcut to denominational agencies that provide
important information for scholarly research on the WWW. Inclusion of a site
does not indicate endorsement of its views or activities by Virtual
Religion.Net. This list is provided simply as a service for
those seeking information.
Guide to websites reflecting the official Roman
Catholic magisterium provides index of documentary
sources of Catholic teaching, &
access to American U's archive of papal encyclicals (indexed by both pope
Official website of the Vatican offers
& documents of modern popes (Leo XIII to Benedict XV) in a growing
searchable official Roman Catholic church documents. Other webpages on the Roman
museums & library,
(including documents of 2nd Vatican
Council) & a catalog of saints
canonized by John Paul II.
Raymond Bucko's index catalogs on-line
references to Jesuit documents,
and provides global links to Jesuit provinces
of higher education.
Kevin Knight's elegant website offers an
Encyclopedia, Thomas Aquinas' Summa
Theologica, an archive of the works of church
fathers, the texts of all papal
encyclicals & capsule summaries of the 21
Official website of Roman Catholic sanctifying
movement provides a historical
overview, a biography
of its founder, JoseMaria Escriva, selections
from his writings & rebuttals to the depiction of the organization in Dan
Brown's novel, The
Da Vinci Code.
Multi-lingual website of
contemporary church established by prolific author, L. Ron Hubbard
(1911-1986), provides an official overview, highlights the
of its founder, & introduces its theology
Roman Catholic trained philosopher &
theologian Urbano A. Galan answers criticism of Scientology & argues that
Scientology is a legitimate religion (posted by Church of Scientology
Official website of current Sikh
leader Sri Guru Granth Sahib meticulously designed to inspire devotion offers video
introduction to Sikh gurus & practice, key quotations
& a Sikh rosary
of divine wisdom.
Sandeep Singh Brar's cyberbase for
Sikhs worldwide provides an elegant introduction to historic Sikh gurus,
the basic tenets of Sikh philosophy
and an e-edition of Sikh sacred
Sikh youth organization features
information on Sikh gurus, women, teaching and incidents of persecution (UK).
Youth oriented website offers
ample images & capsule introductions to major figures, shrines, artifacts
& events of Sikh history [complex graphics designed for newer computers;
ample RAM memory required].
Official website of the Holy Spirit
Association for the Unification of World Christianity (HSA-UWC) provides
extensive information on the life & teachings of founder Rev. Sun Myung
United Church of Canada
Homepage of the UUA provides information on its
history & beliefs plus links to anything on the WWW by or about famous
unitarians & universalists, whether
formally members of the association or not.
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This page was revised 22 January 2006