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  • Academic Indices
    • - - A page of basic statistics on many of the worlds religions both large and small.
    • Archives of the Religious Education Association - - The archives of the Religious Education Association at Yale University
    • The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association  providing services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians such as ATLAS: an online collection of major religion and theology journals (including the Religious Education Journal). The following journals have been recently added to their collection. Baptist History and Heritage, Ex Auditu, and Tradition.The full ATLAS title list is available at 
    • The Wabash Center supports teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, a journal and other resources to make accessible the scholarship of teaching and learning. All Wabash Center programs are funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.
    • Gallup Poll - - The name says it all, including long running polls on religious belief and practice in the United States.
    • Religion, aging, and spirituality - -An Online Annotated Bibliography for graceful aging from The Center on Aging of Union-PSCE, Henry C. Simmons, editor.
    • Stauros International - - A site featuring an exhaustive annotated bibliography on Christian theological thought about human suffering in the post modern era.
    • Virtual Religion Index at Rutgers University - - This site is designed to advance research in matters of religion. As a global forum that may be accessed instantaneously anywhere, the internet promises to surpass the impact of the printing press on the study of religion.
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  • Digital Generation
    • Next-Wave - - a monthly web magazine to discuss the nature of ministry, faith and leadership in the 21st century with Christians from many nations and denominations.
    • Wuzup God? - - Digital Generation site offering hip-hop insight into the character & nature of God in a rappin' straight ahead way.
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  • E-Texts
    • Guide to Early Church Documents by Institute for Christian Leadership - - This ICL page contains pointers to Internet-accessible files relating to the early church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and other historical texts relevant to church history
    • Quran in English - - English Translation of Al-Quran with topical indices produced by the Muslim Student Association of University of Missouri Rolla.
    • Scholarly Technology Group - - An online Bible browser from the Scholarly Technology Group at Brown University.
    • T-Faith- -- a web site related to the work of James E. Loder
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  • Education Sites
    • Christian Educators Fellowship of the United Methodist Church - - is an organization for all Christian educators providing members with the most current information and trends in Christian education through a variety of conferences, publications, and other resources.
    • Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education - - A national resource for schools to encourage the moral, ethical, and spiritual development of young people. Promoting community service, providing resources in community service and service learning.
    • Child Faith - -- Web site for parents and churches in encouraging spiritual development of children
    • Child Faith Database - -- a research database of references to journal articles, books, and dissertations related to children's spirituality
    • Child Spirituality - -- a conference web site, focusing on a broadly Christian view of children's spirituality
    • Child Spirituality Forum- -- a discussion forum for the above, includes several dozen audio recordings from the conference as well as powerpoint presentations and handouts from the 2009 conference
    • National Catholic Educational Association - - A site dedicated to advancing excellence In Catholic education and catechesis
    • Society for Values in Higher Education - - Committed to promoting intellectual and professional excellence, with a genuine and active concern for the ethical dimension to higher education.
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  • Inclusive Education/Inclusion Sites
    • The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education - - An excellent starting point for the study of inclusion in education. This British site is primarily secular but with obvious religious imperatives.
    • L'Arche USA - - L'Arche USA part of over 110 commuities in over 30 countries. At the heart of these communities are people with a developmental disability and those who share life with them.
    • National Organization on Disability - - A good introductory site to disbaility and inclusion with specific religious links.
    • Special Religious Development - - SPRED,a Chicago Catholic organization, is a network of services designed to assist persons with developmental disabilities and/or learning problems to become integrated into parish assemblies of worship through the process of education in their faith
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  • Local Faith Communities
    • Trinity Church - - A parish of the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A., Trinity has always been an active, influential community of faith. Trinity continues to direct its efforts toward the spiritual and physical needs of its parishioners.
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  • Philosophy/Theology Links
    • Dictionary of Theology - - Dictionary entries for theologians. The focus of this student written "dictionary is on modern western Christian theology, which means that the coverage is extremely uneven.
    • International Social Survey Programme - - The ISSP is a continuing annual programme of cross-national collaboration on surveys covering topics important for social science research.
    • THEOoze - - An online magazine dedicated to energizing post-modern Christian churches and church leaders.
    • The Trinity Institute - - Trinity Institute is a continuing education program for clergy and laity. Founded to provide theological renewal for clergy in the Episcopal Church, the Institute has sponsored an annual National Conference for over 30 years.
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  • Religious Dialogue
    • Christian Educators of the 20th Century Project Nears Completion - - The "Christian Educators of the 20th Century" (CE20) is a web-based database project funded by the Lilly Endowment that began in 2001 and is now nearing completion. The project provides information on influential Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian/religious education leaders of the 20th century and makes it available to people all over the world for research and as a reference work. Covering approximately 160 people who have helped shape Christian/religious education since the founding of the Religious Education Association in 1903, entries include: biographical essays, pictures, bibliographies of their publications and others about them and their work, excerpts of their works demonstrating their ideas (where permission can be obtained), and assessments of their influence within the field of Christian education.
    • The Council of Societies for the Study of Religion - - A federation of learned societies in religion interested in developinggreater coordination of the field as a whole. The CSSR aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas about the academic study of religion.
    • CrossCurrents - - CrossCurrents is a global network for people of faith and intelligence who are committed to connecting the wisdom of the heart and the life of the mind.
    • - - The Ecumene domain provides cyber-homes for organizations dedicated to bridging the ideological boundaries that divide humanity and have been used for millennia to rationalize suspicion, proselytism, hatred, aggression, and warfare.
    • The Global Dialogue Institute - - A site encouraging deep dialogue about global collaboration, spirituality, toleration, pluralism, and human rights among the world's religious and intellectual leaders.
    • The Pluralism Project - - The Pluralism Project was developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University to study and document the growing religious diversity of the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities.
    • Temple of Understanding - - The Temple of Understanding is a global interfaith organization devoted to creating the recognition of the Oness of all religions and faiths.
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  • Religion/Religious Belief Links
    • The Bahá'í World - - The international home of the Bahá'í Faith, the youngest of the world's independent religions.
    • - - A non-sectarian organisation, BuddhaNet includes on its site material which is representative of many Buddhist traditions.
    • IslamiCity: The Global Muslim eCommunity - - A good information site about Islam and Muslims in text, audio and video. Also, a good reference for non-Muslims who are searching about Islam, Muslims, and the Prophet Muhammed.
    • Judaism and Jewish Resources - - An exhaustive list of links on Judaism.
    • The Religious Society of Friends - - A simple page of extensive lists to Quaker thinking and related writings.
    • The Sikhism Home Page - - The home page of a progressive religion well ahead of its time when it was founded over 500 years ago. It currently has over 20 million adherents worldwide.
    • Spiritual Education Lesson Plans - - This site is dedicated to providing materials for the spiritual education of tomorrow's peacemakers - our children. The general framework focuses on, and is inspired by the fundamental teachings of the Baha'i Faith - the Oneness of God, the Oneness of Religion, and the Oneness of Mankind.
    • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - - The official site of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States
    • The Vatican Website - - The official web site of the Roman Catholic Church.
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  • Social Justice Links
    • The Catholic Worker Movement - - The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933 is committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and forsaken.
    • Salt of the Earth Online resource for Social Justice - - A Catholic Christian site and guide to social concerns and justice imperatives.
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