Religion & Spirituality (Interfaith)

The American Religious Experience
This site offers scholarly articles and resources on the study of religion in America, as well as links to student projects. The site is also used in conjunction with a university course and so offers resources in conjunction with the course.

American Society on Aging: Forum on Religion, Spirituality, and Aging

This bibliography lists many useful resources on a central theme.


BeliefNet is "a multi-faith e-community designed to help you meet your own religious and spiritual needs. Most important, we help you to learn from each other through a breathtaking array of discussions and dialogue groups."

Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health: Research and Publications

Research reports on the health effects of religious beliefs and practices. Topics range from the effects of religious attendance and prayer, to religious coping and disease, religion in hospital patients, and religion and immune function. From the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, a program based in the Center for Aging at Duke University Medical Center.

The Faith Factor

Spiritual awakening is a journey, and just as with literal travel, this metaphorical passage is different for everyone. For many people, the call to embark on a spiritual path is preceded by a period of questioning or difficulty, when one or more parts of your life no longer flow as smoothly as they once did.

Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging

FORSA - An ASA Constituent Group


A guide to hate groups that are active on the Internet, and the groups that monitor them. A hate group is defined as: "an organization that advocates violence against or separation from those persons or organizations identified by their race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender."

Internet Sacred Text Archive

Provides free access to electronic religious texts from all faiths. Also includes books about mythology, agnosticism, folklore, and mysticism.

Jewish Virtual Library

This online encyclopedia has extensive information on Jewish history, culture, politics, religion, and Israel-U.S. relations. Resources include publications, maps, and statistics.

Multifaith and Religion Sites

An annotated guide to Internet sites related to religion, focusing on interfaith and multifaith sites.

National Qigong Association

This association's mission is to promote the practice of this ancient spiritual and physical exercise. Its site includes a searchable database of members and practitioners.

Religion & Spirituality

A site on pertaining to all aspects of religion and spirituality. Includes the topics of agnosticism and atheism. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

Religion, Aging, and Spirituality: An Online Annotated Bibliography for Graceful Aging

An excellent list of interfaith resources on the topic, compiled by the Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education. Includes links to related web sites.

The Religious Society of Friends

Contains comprehensive information about the history of the Religious Society of Friends and the Quaker religion, as well as links to Quaker organizations, meetings, and meetinghouses, and historical and contemporary Quaker writings. Links to other sites, mailing lists, and Usenet groups are also included.

Resources on Aging, Religion and Spirituality: FoRSA Members' Favorite

This special issue of Aging & Spirituality brings you capsule reviews of a wide range of resources both current and classic that deal with aging, religion and spirituality.

Spirituality, Religion, and Lifelong Wellness: The Faith Factor in Healthy Aging

This resource, created by the Rotary Club of Santa Monica and the Center for Healthy Aging, provides an overview of the possible connection between faith and health. Includes many links to other web resources.

Spirituality Today

Spirituality for Today is an interactive monthly magazine dedicated to a variety of current themes and questions concerning the Christian faith

The Victorian Web

An exploration of Victorian England. Sections include Victorianism, religion, philosophy, literature, and science. A text only version is also available.

Virtual Religion Index

This index is designed as a tool for people with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. Hyperlinks are provided not only to homepages but to major subsites, directories & documents within.

Yahoo!® Directory: Religion and Spirituality

Directory of popular topics according to Yahoo!®. (Note: Includes paid ads.)

Yoga Journal

This journal provides much free content on its site, such as a detailed description of poses and a directory of classes throughout the United States.

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