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General Information & World Religions

BBC: Religions

Find out more about the world's different religions.

DK Find Out

An illustrated resource for kids about any topic, including religion.

Internet Sacred Text Archive

Archive of electronic texts on religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics.  Texts presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language.

Online Texts

Including some of the major sources and indexes of free online texts, in all languages, both general and specialized.


Information on world religions and spirituality, including religious history and commentary on current events from multiple viewpoints.


American Baptist Churches USA

Official website of the American Baptist Church USA.  Information on beliefs, history, traditions and practices.

Blue Letter Bible

Search the Bible using terms or verses and locate their sources in several different editions.  Includes Bible study resources.


Information on Catholic belief and practice, topics and current events within Catholicism.

Christian Reformed Church

Information on the binational Christian Reformed Church in North America, their beliefs, history, governance, practices and concerns.

Christian Science

Introduction to basic teachings, history, organization and practice of Christian Science.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Teachings, resources and news of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.  Includes The Book of Mormon and study aids.

Episcopal Church

History, beliefs, practices and ministries of the Episcopal Church.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Information on the mission, history and congregations of the Lutheran Church.

Jehovah's Witnesses

Information on teachings, activities and organization of Jehovah’s witnesses.  Includes frequently asked questions.

Net Ministries

A Christian non-profit organization dedicated to advancing Christianity through effective Internet use.

New Testament Gateway

Directory of Internet resources on the New Testament.  Emphasizes academic study of the New Testament and historical origins.

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Information on the contemporary Presbyterian Church, with particular emphasis on structure, events and ministries.

Southern Baptist Convention

Basic beliefs, information on Southern Baptist Convention as a denomination, leadership and position statements.  Includes frequently asked questions.

United Pentecostal Church International

Information on fundamental beliefs, mission and ministries of United Pentecostal Church.  Includes calendar of events and conferences.

The Vatican

Available in French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Italian and Chinese.  Portal to the Holy See.  Includes encyclicals, speeches, travels of the Pope and photos.  Search the Vatican Library and Museum.



Library of resources on Islamic beliefs, history and Quran.  Includes Sunni and Shi’a resources.

Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America

Information on halal food products, ingredients, nutritional products, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and other consumer products.

Quran Explorer

E-Audio files of Quran recitation and translation online in Arabic, English, and Urdu and also a portal to everything Islamic.

The Religion of Islam

Brief, informative articles about different aspects of Islam.



A comprehensive Jewish content website.

Akhlah: The Jewish Children's Learning Network

Jewish Children's Learning Network, a comprehensive, non-sectarian resource for prayers, stories and rituals of Judaism, written in simple language for children and their families.

Center for Jewish History

A cultural institution, independent research facility and destination for the exploration of Jewish history and heritage.


Information on history, mission, Jewish practice and values of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.  Includes practical tips for daily living and celebrations.

Jewish Virtual Library

Searchable library of information on Jewish biography, history and Jewish art.  Particular emphasis on Israeli-U.S. relations.  Includes maps and travel information.

Judaism 101

An online encyclopedia covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.

National Library of Israel: Digital Library

Jewish Press collection.

Orthodox Union

Website of the Orthodox Union, leader in kosher certification. Includes information on Jewish life, holidays and current topics. Current kosher alerts.


Basics of Reform Judaism and the Reform movement.  Includes rituals, culture, holidays and Reform views on social justice and Israel.


Jewish educational material and Torah archives.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Website of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.  Information on history, organizational structure and Jewish living.  Includes information on travel in Israel.



Information on the Bahá'í faith, principles and organizing vision of the founder.  Includes responses to frequently asked questions on beliefs, worship and views on the human condition.


Buddhist education and information network including Buddhist studies, directory of global organizations.  Electronic access to downloadable e-books and files on Buddhist meditation, history and art.

BuddhaNet: Kids

Stories, games, and activities about Buddhism for kids.

Center of Traditional Taoist Studies

Information on the classical teachings of ancient Taoism: philosophy, religious instruction, holistic fitness and mediation.

The Dalai Lama

Official website of the Office of his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.  Includes teachings, messages, biographical information and photo gallery.


International clearinghouse for Buddhist study and practice.  Hosts in-house databases and collections, as well as providing links to Buddhist resources world-wide.

Friends General Conference

Provides resources for people interested in the Quaker way.  Includes information on history, Quaker meetings, organization of the Quakers, Quaker views on pacifism  and frequently asked questions.

Hindu Kids

Hinduism for kids.

Hinduism: BBC

Information on Hinduism with links to many other websites related to hindu studies and practices.

International Association of Sufism

Introduces Sufi beliefs and practices in all its varied forms.

The Secular Web

Online collection of literature on the philosophy of religion, religious skepticism, atheism and naturalism.  Articles, essays reviews, humor and satire.

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

Introduction to beliefs, principles and worship of the Unitarian Universalist Association, as well as information on social justice efforts.


Last updated March 13, 2017