Other Useful Links

General in nature, the following links provide research materials on religious topics.* Click on the title of each box for the site home page.

Religious Tolerance.org "Almost all other religious web sites explain only the beliefs of the webmaster or sponsoring faith group. We are different: we try to explain accurately the full diversity of religious beliefs, world views, and systems of morality, ethics, and values."

Wabash Center "Internet Guide to Religion: A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion, including syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, web sites, bibliographies, liturgies, reference resources, and software."

BeliefNet "Our mission is to help people find, and walk, a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength, and happiness."

ReligionLink "… the only religion story idea and source list resource by journalists, for journalists. We're a non-partisan service of Religion Newswriters and Religion News LLC."

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life "The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings."

The ARDA "The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world."

Sacred Texts "This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language. This site has no particular agenda other than promoting religious tolerance and scholarship."

Religious Information.com This site is a condensed information-only site, which presents and discusses the different types of religions practiced today.

PBS Global Connections A brief explanation of the history, beliefs, and culture of the Abrahamic religions and their views of each other, as well as links to many other articles from PBS.

Jewish Calendar at Chabad.org This page shows the current date, Today in Jewish History, Torah daily readings, and candle lighting times for Shabbat and holy days.

Interfaith Calendars 2011-2015 from BBC Calendars for Bahai, Buddist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, Rastafari, Shinto, Sikh, and Zoroastrian holy days. Links to descriptions of the holy days are included.

Stearns County, Minnesota (MN) Religion Statistics Profile Demographics of religious affiliation from a 2002 study.

Benton County, Minnesota (MN) Religion Statistics Profile Demographics of religious affiliation from a 2002 study.

*The lists provided on this site are not comprehensive but merely provided as a service for academic exploration. The views presented in any of the sources listed at this site do not necessarily represent those of the SCSU Religious Studies Program or of SCSU at large. Suggestions for other sites are appreciated. Please provide suggested URLs (and broken links) to religiousstudies@stcloudstate.edu.