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Free web sites on religion, sacred texts, cults, saints

Search Engines & Directories

  • Search Engines:

  • Religion on the Web
    A selected annotated guide to the study and practice of religion, including syllabi, electronic texts & journals, web sites, images, and reference sources. Subjects include Best of the Web; Aspects of Religion; Religions by Faith Traditions, Geographical Areas, or People Groups; Archaeology, Bible & Classics; Christianity; Religions Thought (general about social issues & ethics); and Pedagogy.

  • Virtual Religion Index
    This site analyzes & highlights important content of religion-based websites to speed research. Includes Ancient Near Eastern Studies; Archaeology & Religious Art; Buddhist Studies; Ethics & Moral Values; Greco-Roman Studies; Islamic Studies; Hindu Studies; Jewish Studies; American Studies; and Confessional Agencies, among many other topics.

  • All Things Spiritual
    Subtitled: Your Gateway to Spirituality on the Internet.

  • Christian Search Engines & Directories
    A guide from the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.

    From the site: Search for information about (religious) cults, cult-like organizations, and cults experts, -- as well as paranormal-, New Age, and pseudoscientific claims -- across 260+ websites, blogs and forums dedicated to cult research, spiritual abuse, ex-cult counseling & support."

  • KidsClicks! Religion
    A web search site designed for kids by librarians.

  • Finding Images: Religious Imagery
    Sources of images for research & illustration. Hosted by Adeane Bregman, a librarian at Boston College.

  • SpiritFind: Spiritual Web Directory
    Amazing directory to sites covering Angels, Healing, Meditation, Oracles, Paranormal Phenomena, Prophecies, and Spiritual Paths which includes various traditional and alternative religions.

  • Directories. For directories covering difference religions, search under the individual religion + Directories.

  • Directory of Charities and Nonprofit Organizations
    According to this site: "GuideStar is the most complete source of information about U.S. charities and other nonprofit organizations there is. Search our database of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations to find a charity to support, benchmark your own nonprofit's performance, research the sector, and more."

  • Pluralism Project/Harvard University
    Directory of non-Christian centers in the United States.

  • Subject Guide

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