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RELIGION, ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHY
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RELIGION
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RELIGION
  1. Religion
  2. Virtual Religion Index
  3. Aphids Communications - Religion Mega-Site
  4. Religion and Society
    Religion in British History - 1700-1900.
  5. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
  6. H-AmRel Discussion Network
    Part of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. Engaged in scholarly discussion of religion in American society from pre-colonial times to present.
  7. Pilgrimage: Reflections on the Human Journey
    I read "Does Grumpiness Affect the Eco-System Bob Banner"
  8. Institute on Religion and Public Policy
    "A think tank and advocacy organization to study and understand the relationship of religion, ethics and morality to public policy, government, culture and politics in both the international and domestic arenas."
  9. Indian Lore - Mythology for the new age
  10. Britannica.com
    A simple click on "Religion" in the left frame provides access to the resources.
  11. The American Experience | The Jubilee Singers (Launching on April 7, 2000)
    "Following the Civil War, the treasurer of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee came up with an extraordinary plan: to lead a group of newly freed black singers out on a fundraising concert tour across the country and to Europe." The site features will include: A Spiritual tradition: Music at Fisk College, Reconstruction: A Portrait of Postwar America, Streaming audio of music from the broadcast, Background information on the people and important events in the enhanced transcript and A guide on how to use "The Jubilee Singers" in your classroom.
  12. Cultural Readings - Religion and Print
  13. The Ecole Initiative: Early Church Documents
  14. All-in-One Biblical Resources Search
  15. Red, White Blue & Brimstone: New World Literature and the American Millennium
    "This online exhibit focuses on the Book of Revelation, and considers that "probably no other book has justified as many soap-box sermons and hare-brained schemes as it has, and perhaps none ever will. But neither has any book produced a more profound vision of America's hopes, duties, dreams, and destiny." This site looks at the history of this famous book of the Bible, and considers its role in early American history, and up to the present day. Each page has bibliographic references, which link to images of the work itself. A fascinating study from the University of Virginia"
  16. ARTSTUFF - Ancient American Goddess Art by Juan Compo Mexico Muralist
  17. Mexican Traditions for Christmas
  18. - A Hieron Mysteria -
    A page on the Ancient Hellenic Religion.
  19. Chanukah 99'
  20. Puja | Guide for Educators
    Online educational guides to complement the Web sites.
  21. Devi: The Great Goddess
  22. St. John's Bible- A Bible For The New Millennium
  23. Supreme Court Cases Relating to Religious Liberty
  24. Migration of the Faith: Origins of Tibetan Buddhist Art
  25. American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith
  26. Christian Classics Ethereal Library -- Fiction, etc.
  27. Devi: The Great Goddess
  28. PBS PICKS: A Taste of Chanukah
  29. Look Within
  30. Religion | BBC World Service
  31. The Geography of Religion Menu
  32. Religion and the Founding of the American Republic (Library of Congress Exhibition)
    Various sections on: America as a Religious Refuge: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century, Religion and the American Revolution, Religion and the Congress of the Confederation, 1774-89, Religion and the State Governments, Religion and the Federal Government, Religion and the New Republic. Many of the thumbnails to accompany the text are from the Prints and Photographs Reading Room Home Page. PBS also has a fine guide in PDF format called Religion and Ethics Viewer Guide from PBS.
  33. Scientific American: By the Numbers: Christian Differences : July 1999
  34. frontline: john paul II - the millennial pope
    PBS page. "An in-depth inquiry into his life and papacy discussion | interviews | his faith | testimonies on faith | the church and sexuality | the pope and communism biography | anecdotes | his poems | "abba pater" | encyclicals | video excerpt | tapes & transcripts | synopsis | press | teachers' guide..."
  35. Religions & Religious Education on the WWW
  36. USIA, U.S. Society and Values, January 1997 - Introduction
    THE RELIGIOUS LANDSCAPE OF THE UNITED STATES.
  37. A History of Christianity in Egypt
    Table of Contents: Birth and Early Growth, The Theologians, The Saints, A Church in Upheaval - The Council of Chalcedon, Links for Further Learning.
  38. Teaching the Hebraic Roots of Christianity
  39. U.S. News: A new book provides an intimate portrait of John Paul II (9/27/99)
    The print articles from the September 27, 1999 issue of U.S. News & World Report. However, the online version links to previous articles by U.S News and an "Also on the Web" segment that lists links to other resources, including those in rival magazine publications. The book is published by HarperCollins for $35.00 but Barns & Noble have it listed for $24.50 at their site.
  40. Interested in new K-12 resources on the topic of religion? Click on the Social Studies (top left) and do a search on "World Religions in America" or "religion" for global resources.
  41. Religion and American Politics - History--The 18th Century - 10/29/99
  42. CESNUR Home Page
    Center for Studies on New Religions.
  43. South-Indian Temples
  44. Jesus Through the Centuries
    Anno Domini - Navigation Wheel (segment sample shown): Jesus the Jew, Jesus the Rabbi, Jesus the Prophet, Jesus the Messiah.
  45. Sing Two Stanzas and Rebel in the Morning: The Role of Black Religious Music in the Struggle for Freedom
    A lesson/curriculum for teaching the Black musical experience in relation to the African-American response to slavery and oppression, with background on the conditions, music and resistance of enslaved and emancipated African-Americans. Access the three lessons dealing with the use of music in response to oppression and the use of "double entendre" to express an ideal in a spiritual.
  46. Introduction to Finding God in Cyberspace
    Links "...to print and digital resources on the Web, including e-texts, e-journals, multimedia and graphics, and software; online communities for religious study; teaching resources; and gateways to relevant sites in Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Church History, and Comparative Religions."
  47. INDIA -- POLITICS BY OTHER MEANS
    Attacks Against Christians in India.
  48. New Testament Gateway: Featured Links
  49. Bible Browser * Announcement
  50. Featured Story
    Written by a 10 year old. The story is part of a "Taoist" site that presents great visuals.
  51. "In My Father's House..."
    An exhibition of twenty-three fine prints relating to the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ selected from the Georgetown collection.
  52. Haggadah Exhibit
  53. WOMEN OF THE BOOK - INTRODUCTION
    Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes. Themes is an exhibition of 90 women artists who works focus on the themes of familly rituals, traditions and liturgy, the Holocaust, the integration of Jewish culture into art, cultural memory and the celebration of festivals.
  54. Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity
    Present some of the materials in the University of Michigan's collections on the topic of magic and its practitioners in the Mediterranean basin and the Near East from the 1st to the 7th centuries A.D.
  55. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church.
    Organized in Richmond, Virginia in September 1867 by John Jasper (1812-1901),
  56. Mr Wesley's Preachers
    Exhibition of select items that played a significant role in the early history of the Methodist Church.
  57. A Great Assemblage
    An Exhibit of Judaica in honor of the opening of the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale.
  58. Philosophy & Theology
  59. who is next ?
    See the section on The Spiritual and Cultural Heritage of Kosovo and Metohia
  60. from Jesus to Christ: Jesus many faces: he was born, lived and died as a Jew
    Jesus' many faces, jesus' world, storytellers, First Christians, Why did Christianity succeed? maps, archaeology & sources.
  61. A Page of Talmud
  62. Image Maps and Interactive Pages
  63. Resource Pages for Biblical Studies, main page
    Focusing the early Christian writings and their social world.
  64. American Academy of Religion: Home Page
  65. Allyn & Bacon's Sociology Links: Religion
    Major sections on: Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Politics and Religion , Eastern Religions, Buddhism, Cosmic Consciousness, Dalai Lama, Hare Krishna,, Human Rights...Buddhist Issues, Islam, Cults, New Religions, and Cyber-Spirituality, Paganism and Wicca.
  66. Washingtonpost.com: Photo Gallery
    Special feature -- Jews, Muslims and Christians celebrate traditions at the heart of spiritual life.
  67. MOST Journal on Cultural Pluralism - Vol. 1, No. 1, Editorial
    This inaugural issue examines the issue of democratic governance in multireligious societies or the "...theme of religious pluralism under conditions of contemporary social transformations." Articles in the first issue:Human Rights, Religious Conflict, and Globalisation. Ultimate Values in a New World Order by James Spickard, Modes of Religious Pluralism under Conditions of Globalisation by Ole Riis and Book review: "Religion in Prison: Equal Rites in a Multi-Faith Society" by James Beckford
  68. The RE Site
    Religious education on the Web, a gateway with "...indexes and links which draw together all that is most useful and relevant to RE teachers and pupils."
  69. JTS Library: Exhibits: Towards the Eternal Center
    Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple.
  70. Religion, Society and Culture in Newfoundland and Labrador
  71. Immanuel Kant's Religion with the Limits of Reason Alone
  72. Pagan Religions
    A comparison of Modern and Ancient Pagan Religions.
  73. Mysticism in World Religions: Frames version
    This site explores the mystical traditions of six religions by comparing and contrasting quotations drawn from their respective literatures.
  74. Introduction to Islam
  75. The Bible, King James Version, at the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
  76. Table of Contents (Scrolls From the Dead Sea)
  77. Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion -- Home Page
  78. The Warfare of Science With Theology
    Andrew Dickson White's complete book.
  79. American Academy of Religion: Home Page
  80. Jesuit Plantation Project
  81. Pluralism Project Homepage
    Harvard University studies and documents the growing religious diversity of the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities.
  82. Trinity International University Theology Website
  83. COOKING FOR THE GODS
  84. Giubileo dell'anno duemila, Manoscritti di Qumran, Manoscritti del Mar Morto
  85. The Shroud of Turin Website
    The controversy over the Shroud can be used to illustrate many aspects of the study of history.
  86. The Religious Freedom Page
  87. The Religious Movements Homepage @ The University of Virginia
    How religious groups emerge, grow, stagnate, reinvigorate themselves, and sometimes die.
  88. Mount Athos, Where "Every Stone Breathes Prayers"
  89. Christian Classics Ethereal Library
  90. The Ecole Initiative: Index Page
    Early Church On-Line Encyclopedia (Ecole) Initiative is a cooperative effort on the part of scholars across the internet to establish a hypertext encyclopedia of early Church history (to the Reformation).
  91. Text files on Religion
  92. NMAI Publication - Creations Journey
    Aiff and Wave recordings for listening. BTW, did you know that you can download such files to your computer to play later by left clicking on the sound file link (highlighted) while holding the shift key down! After that, simply follow the on-screen directions.
  93. Judaism, Christianity, Islam
    Course page from the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies Program at New York University.
  94. RELIGION, FAMILY, & GENDER IN EARLY AMERICA
  95. Traditions of Magic
  96. NMAA: Search
    This link is the result of a search on the topic of "religion" at the National Museum of Art. If you visit the link, note that it generated links to 131 images, organized in groups on separate pages.
  97. NMAI Publication - Creations Journey
    Aiff and Wave recordings for listening. BTW, did you know that you can download such files to your computer to play later by left clicking on the sound file link (highlighted) while holding the shift key down! After that, simply follow the on-screen directions.
  98. BarneyFife.Com!
    Story of theTwickenham Church of Christ, which began a weekly Bible study based on specific episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. About a dozen lessons on-line. Although the issue of religion in public schools remains controversial, the notion that teachers need to discuss values is not... Teacher exemplify and demonstrate values in all of their activities in the classroom. The site clearly demonstrates that TV communicates values. What values are communicated for programs the students enjoy? Should we list the lyrics and songs currently popular on MTV?
  99. The Gospel according to Barney Fife, 01/10/99
    Shall we gather at the reruns?
  100. CARTS: Sacred and Secular Music
  101. TeacherServe - Divining America: The Nineteenth Century
    Browse a typical camp meeting of the 19th century and learn about the American Jewish Experience. Other topics: Mormonism and the American Mainstream, Evangelicalism, Revivalism, and the Second Great Awakening, African-American Religion, Roman Catholics an Immigration in Nineteenth-Century America. Religion and the Civil War to be posted soon....
  102. Guide 5: Thresholds of Change - Kennewick Man: Science and Sacred Rights
    The controversy associated with Kennewick Man as a case study of the "..troubled relationship between science and religion." Students can gather documents that reflect various viewpoints in this controversy and form their own opinions.
  103. Guide 5: Thresholds of Change - Spirituals
    A lesson plan that introduces students to the role that spirituals have played in African American history and religion.
  104. Devi: The Great Goddess
  105. Puja | Guide for Educators
  106. The Ricci 21st Century Roundtable
    An International Database for the Study of the History of Christianity in China.
  107. ERP Home
    "The Diocese of Raska and Prizren is one of the oldest dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It comprises the vast area of Kosovo, Metohija and the Raska region in Southern Serbia. The seat of the Diocese is Prizren, the ancient medieval Serbian capital."
  108. Newsweek.com: Gallery: Portfolio: Cynthia Carris: Religion in Cuba
  109. Religious belief systems and their relationship to culture
  110. Saudi Arabia - The Saudi Arabian Information Resource
    See the menu on religion in the right frame on the page.
  111. Philosophy of Religion notes: Religious Symbols
  112. Islamic Studies, Islam, Arabic, Religion
  113. Christus Rex
  114. NMAI Conexus / Masks
    "Agayuliyararput: Our Way of Making Prayer" by Ann Fienup-Riordan, with translations by Marie Meade.
  115. Hispano Music and Culture of the Northern Rio Grande: The Juan B. Rael Collection, 1940
    See "La Musica Nuevo Mexicana: Religious and Secular Music from the Juan B. Rael Collection."
  116. American Folklife Center Recordings with Rounder Records
    With links to "Sacred Harp Singing" (from the Alabama Sacred Harp Singing Convention, 1942) and "Children of the Heavn'ly King: Religious Expression in the Central Blue Ridge."
  117. Religion and Civil Rights by Gary Orfield and Holly J. Lebowitz, Editors
    Book review. 'In many respects, religion was a bedrock of the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. Theology infused the spirit and rhetoric of the movement, churches served as the gathering place for its followers, and men of the cloth..."
  118. The Book of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Other Characters of Mythology
  119. Religion & Belief
    Seachable image database.
  120. REL 379--Religion, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict
  121. Adherents.com
    A large collection of adherent statistics and religious geography citations -- references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 1,800 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, movements, ultimate concerns, etc.
  122. The Middle Path
  123. Esoterica: The Journal of Esoteric Studies
  124. Religion in U.S. Public Schools
  125. Fresco: Learn More
    Ethics (The Seven Virtues) and the St. Thomas Frescos.
  126. Religions of the World Video Series - libraryvideo.com
  127. Pluralism Project Homepage
    From the site: "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. In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the U.S. has changed radically. There are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers in virtually every major American city. The encounter between people of very different religious traditions takes place in the proximity of our own cities and neighborhoods. How Americans of all faiths begin to engage with one another in shaping a positive pluralism is one of the most important questions American society faces in the years ahead." See the "Selected Links" page.
  128. ON COMMON GROUND: A Guide for Teachers and Students
  129. Searching for the Spiritual
  130. PRT-LIBN's FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions for the PRT-LIBN discussion group
    The Philosophy, Religion and Theology Librarians' E-mail Discussion Group.
  131. RELIGION 166: Religious Life in the United States
    Describes a "... course ... designed to give the student a feel for the rich diversity of religious experience in the United States."
  132. Matrix
    Documents the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe between 500 and 1500 C.E. "The project draws on both textual and material sources, primary and secondary, although its basis is unpublished archival evidence."
  133. Religion Online: Full texts by recognized religious scholars
    A digital library of over 250 book chapters, monographs, speeches, and articles on the socio-cultural aspects of Christianity. "The texts, written by religious scholars, are arranged into twenty subject sections, such as Church and Society, Church History, Comparative Religion, and Sociology of Religion, among many others."
  134. American Religious Experience
  135. Early American Church Denominations
  136. Religious Studies Web Guide
  137. Interactive Israel Museum - Jerusalem
    Moral theory; relativism; pluralism; religion; egoism; utilitarianism; deontology; duty; human rights; anti-theory; gender; race; multiculturalism; virtue; Aristotle; abortion; cloning; euthanasia; punishment; death penalty; ethnicity; sexism; sexual orientation; poverty; welfare; world hunger; animal rights; environmental ethics
    In the Light of the Menorah, Story of a Symbol. Traces the history of the menorah.
  138. A Parent's Guide to Religion in the Public Schools
  139. Home Page Augustinians
  140. HISTORICAL CHART - time-line for the History of Judaism
  141. Project Genesis: Torah on the Information Superhighway
  142. Matrix
    Designed "...to document the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe. In particular, we aim to collect and make available all existing data about all professional Christian women in Europe between 500 and 1500 C.E."
  143. Puja | Guide for Educators
    Introduction Finding Your Way Around the Site Chapter 1: How to Use the Guide for Educators Chapter 2: Background Info for Teachers Chapter 3: A Discussion with Young American Hindus Chapter 4: Activities for Students Glossary and Pronunciation Guide Annotated Bibliography
  144. The Original Bible Project
    this translation will avoid interpretation, while still reflecting the best standards of modern Biblical scholarship. Where the original text is vague, redundnat, ambiguous, or difficult, the translation will not attempt to "smooth" things out for the reader, but rather present in English the same options of interpretation contained in the original text. Sample of Genesis and Matthew on-line.
  145. England: Mega-Links Cultural Page
    The best source for information on religion in England. See the sections on Anglicanism (particularly the Oxford Movement), Anglo-Saxon England: Christian Heritage, Cathedrals, General and Particular, Martyrs, English Catholic (16th-17th Centuries). Other links in this extensive collection relate to events and people associated with the history of religious issues and conflicts in England.
  146. Yahoo! Society and Culture:Religion:Faiths and Practices:Christianity:History
  147. History of the Early American Presbyterian Church
  148. RELIGION 166: Religious Life in the United States
    With an impressive collecton of on-line lectures (primarily text).
  149. Finding Common Ground
    A First Amendment Guide to Religion and Public Education
  150. A Parent's Guide to Religion in the Public Schools
    TOC: Finding Common Ground, Religious Liberty and Public Schools, Student Religious Expression, Student Prayer, Baccalaureate Services, Teaching about Religion, Religious Holidays, Excusal Requests, Student Religious Clubs, Student Religious Garb, Distribution of Religious Literature, Released Time, Character Education.
  151. Bridging the Gap
    A First Amendment Guide to Religion and the News Media, By John Dart and Jimmy Allen.
  152. Deities & Deadlines - Table of Contents
    A primer on relgious news coverage. dieties.jpg
  153. First Amendment Center - Religion Behind Bars
  154. PBS Picks - REFLECTIONS ON VATICAN II
    A two-hour documentary airing on PBS Friday, September 18, 1998, 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on the chages made by the Second Vatican Council held in Rome from October 1962 to December 1965.
  155. Virtual Christianity: Bibles
  156. Virtual Christianity
  157. IPL Slavery and Religion in America: A Time Line 1440-1866
  158. The Ecole Initiative: Early Church Documents
  159. NetSERF: Medieval Religion
  160. Russophilia! - Religion & Philosophy
  161. Hinduism
  162. Books & Authors - 98.08.06
    The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own. Book review and interview with the author.
  163. Religion / Hagiology / Martyrs
  164. PBS PICKS - A LIFE APART: HASIDISM IN AMERICA
    A 90-minute documentary that explored the Hasidic communities of Brooklyn, New York, "...to offer a rare glimpse of this spiritual society, its history and its reality. A LIFE APART: HASIDISM IN AMERICA, airing on PBS Tuesday, August, 25, 1998, 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings), tells the dramatic story of the creation of the post-Holocaust communities in the United States, explores the tensions and confusions that the Hasidim experienced when they arrived here after World War II and looks at how the Hasidim have managed to co-exist with late 20th-century America."
    Teacher Resources include: Bibliography, Filmography, Archival Resources, Film Script, Essays on Hasidism, Multimedia, The Film Script links to Download the complete Script (MS Word Format). The Essays link connects to short (one or two page) backgrounders that cover a wide range of topics. You can either listen to (RealAudio Format) or read an interview with the producers and view a short clip from the movie and a selections photographs.
  165. PBS Picks - FAITH AND REASON
    A one-hour documentary airing on PBS Friday, September 11, 1998, 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). "In FAITH AND REASON, world-renowned scientists and theologians grapple with such questions as: Is there a role for God in an evolutionary universe? Does Big Bang cosmology negate the need for a Creator? Is DNA sacred and genetic engineering a sin? Will physics reveal to us the mind of God? Is the universe pointless or filled with meaning?"
    "The claim that equity demands balanced treatment of evolutionary theory and special creation in science classrooms reflects a misunderstanding of what science is and how it is conducted."
  166. Contents | Science and Creationism: A View from the National Academy of Sciences, Second Edition
    Scientific evidence that "...supports the theory of evolution, focusing on three categories..." (Evidence for the origins of the universe, Earth, and life, Evidence for biological evolution and Evidence for human evolution). The views of "creation science" are briefly presented and analyzed at the end of each of the segments. If you use this as a part of a lesson, you might also fold in the PBS site on the topic.
  167. Documenting the American South: The Church in the Southern Black Community, Beginnings to 1920
  168. Devi: The Great Goddess
  169. Three Religions in Virginia | Task
    Group charge for a student research project on religion in Jamestown.
  170. Religion and the Arts
  171. Material History of American Religion Project
    studies the history of American religion in all its complexity by focusing on material objects and economic themes
  172. Exploring the Mandala
    Art works created in the service of one of the world's great religions, Buddhism. Examples from Tibet, India, Nepal, China, Japan, Bhutan, and Indonesia date from the 4th to 20th century. (Mandalas, cosmic diagrams, are employed as meditation aids.)
  173. The Constitution of the United States of America
    pdfbug.gifFirst Amendment - with details of court cases on the issue of religious freedom.
  174. Mythology
  175. NetGuide: NetGuide article: Destination: Nirvana --The Holy Cities of the World
  176. SOCIETY: Jewish Society
  177. SOCIETY: Religious Freedom
  178. Mosques in Egypt, The Mosque of Ibn Tulun
    Links provided to at least 6 other major mosques in Egypt.
  179. Nataraj: Shiva as Lord of the Dance
  180. Yahoo! Society and Culture:Religion:Faiths and Practices
  181. Russophilia! - Religion & Philosophy
    Covering: Churches, Convents and Monasteries | Icons and Other Sacred Objects Russian Orthodox Dioceses & Parishes | Religion - General | Philosophy.
  182. American Religion Links
    See Video Archive: Religion as a Window on Culture.
  183. BYZANTINE GOSPEL
    flash.jpg Flash technology on the site enables the viewer to zoom in or out on an image.
  184. Cultural Readings - Religion and Print
    Print resouces (European perspective) on the topic of converting native peoples to Christianity.
  185. A Guide to the Best Religious Studies Resources on the Internet
  186. Religion Religions Religious Studies Page
  187. Virtual Religion Index
  188. TeacherServe - Divining America: Religion and the National Culture
    A page ".. to help high school teachers of American history bring their students to a greater understanding of the role religion has played in the development of the United States. It is based on the fact that American history and religion intersect importantly at various points." EXHIBITION SECTIONS: America as a Religious Refuge: The Seventeenth Century and Eighteenth-Century America, Religion and the American Revolution, Religion and the Congress of the Confederation (1774-89), Religion and the State Governments, Religion and the Federal Government, Religion and the New Republic.
  189. Speak to my Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life Logo of Speak To My Heart
    An exhibit by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, Washington, DC. Former exhibits now available only on the website: Black Mosaic: Community, Race, and Ethnicity Among Black Immigrants in Washington, D.C., Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740-1877, The Real McCoy, African American Invention and Innovation, 1619-1930, The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties, Anna J. Cooper, Juneteenth: Freedom Revisited, The Meaning of Kwanzaa.
  190. Academic Info: Religion
    Top page for starting an Internet study of religion!
  191. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
    releth.jpg When I visited, the beliefs and non-beliefs of atheists was exolored, a group that includes over one million people in the United States. Correspondent Betty Rollin "...talks with members of the organization about their reasons for being atheists, their own beliefs, and the dangers that go along with being a part of what many view as a very unpopular group." ethicpdf.jpgThe site also displayed a report on the Congressional discussion on the late-term abortion debate and the attempt to override Clinton's October veto, the question raised by progress in cloning research, the role of the Bethany Memorial Reformed Church in New York City as a haven for cancer patients and their families, and a look at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who commemorated Pioneer Day and the 151st anniversary of the settlers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley area. Allow some time to visit or bookmark the collection of other resources listed on Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Eastern Religions, and interfaith issues. Some of the information on the site is in PDF format, including a 24 page guide for teachers that is very well done.
  192. Postcolonial Literature in English: An Overview of the Religious Contexts
  193. Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
    Over 500 essays divided into the topics of: Christianity, 63 Religions, & Ethical Systems, Spiritual Topics, Not So Spiritual Topics, Religiously "Hot" Topics, Ethical and Religious WWW Sites, Other items.
  194. Iím Okay, Youíre Okay: Teaching Tolerance through World Religions
    Pat Carney and Anne Wallin. Web site for an interdisciplinary course in world history and World Literature for high school students.
  195. A LIFE APART: HASIDISM IN AMERICA
    Presenting a "... 90-minute documentary [that] enters into the Hasidic communities of Brooklyn, New York, to offer a rare glimpse of this spiritual society, its history and its reality. The program airs on PBS Tuesday, August, 25, 1998, 10:00 p.m. ET, and "...tells the dramatic story of the creation of the post-Holocaust communities in the United States, explores the tensions and confusions that the Hasidim experienced when they arrived here after World War II. Add this to the list of sites in your bookmarks under the topic of "Religion."
  196. English Literature & Religion
    Primarily "... a large bibliographical database about religious aspects and backgrounds of English literature, from the Middle Ages to the present century, with primary (though not exclusive) emphasis upon writers within the Anglican tradition."
  197. Carolingian Biblical Exegesis Homepage
    Scholarship on the multitude of commentaries on the Bible produced during the Carolingian era (c. 750-1000).
  198. Secretary's Statement on Religious Expression
    Provides "...every public school district in America with a statement of principles addressing the extent to which religious expression and activity are permitted in our public schools."
  199. Finding Common Ground
    TOC: Religious Liberty in American Public Life, The Supreme Court, Religion, and Public Education, Strategies for Finding Common Ground, Religion in the Curriculum: Questions and Answers, Rationale and Guidlines for Teaching about Religion, Resources for Teaching about Religion in U.S. History, Resources for Teaching about Religion in World History, Religious Holidays in the Public Schools, The Equal Access Act and the Public Schools: Questions and Answers, Religious Expression in Public Schools, Religious Practices of Students.
  200. Puja | Introduction
    Designed to support the exhibition Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion currently on view in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the national museum of Asian art at the Smithsonian. The page also features a special teachers guide Puja | Guide for Educators. "This online guide for educators offers background information, activities, a bibliography and a resource list about puja."
  201. ISOS Home
    A page on the comparative study of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, presented both with and without recourse to the Western academic tradition.
  202. Comparative Religion
    A Directory of Internet Resources for the Academic Study of Religion.
  203. Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
    Christianity, Other Religions, Spiritual Topics, Non Spiritual Topics, Hot Topics, Related Web Sites.
  204. Wars of Religion
    Hostilities in France from 1562 until the Edict of Nantes in 1598.

    For other resources on the role of religion in Europe, see A Brief Selection on Relgion and Church History in Medieval Europe

ETHICS/ETHICAL ISSUES

  1. Pearl Harbor Memorial address 1991
    What the Pearl Harbor Chaplains were doing at Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941.
  2. Computer Ethics
    Well organized ThinkQuest site.
  3. The Nuclear Files
    Experiencing ethical & political dilemmas of the nuclear age.
  4. Daily Lesson Plan
    Reflecting on the Deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Lauren Bessette.
  5. Final Exit, An Interactive Drama
  6. Livelyhood
    PBS series on the Work Ethic.
  7. The Nuclear Files: Experiencing ethical and political challenges of the nuclear age.
    a project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation an international education and advocacy organization. Best to start with the site map below.
  8. The Nuclear Files | Site Map
  9. Computer Ethics and Art Education
  10. Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
  11. Yahoo! Computers and Internet:Ethics
  12. The Genetics Revolution
    See the Ethics category.
  13. Character Education Page
  14. Computer Ethics
  15. Character Education Listserv
    Subscribe/Remove page for the discussion group.
  16. Profiles in Character: Hubris and Heroism in the U.S. Senate, 1789-1990
  17. LII: American Legal Ethics Library
  18. The Giraffe Project
    I visited this site some time ago...and was surprised that the content had turned over several times. Seems special people keep sticking their necks out. Some real lessons here for the value of taking risks.
  19. Institute for the Study of Civic Values
  20. Common Cause -- Washington Watchdog - Ethics
  21. Exhibits Collection -- Medical Ethics
    Offers a choice of real-life scenarios--living with cancer, understanding cloning or handling headaches-- to understand the medical ethics decision making process.
  22. Ethics in America
    How to "...use the Socratic method to build analytic skills and think through ethical dilemmas. With content drawn from literature, the Bible, European tradition, and contemporary American problems, this series aims to sharpen moral reasoning without trying to persuade you to adopt a particular position."
  23. Ethics Updates Home Page
    Moral theory; relativism; pluralism; religion; egoism; utilitarianism; deontology; duty; human rights; anti-theory; gender; race; multiculturalism; virtue; Aristotle; abortion; cloning; euthanasia; punishment; death penalty; ethnicity; sexism; sexual orientation; poverty; welfare; world hunger; animal rights; environmental ethics
  24. Religious Landscape of America
    Download Adobe Acrobat or zipped ASCII version of several articles on the topic.
  25. USIA: U.S. Society and Values
  26. ABCNEWS: Homosexuality, Morality and Politics
    Transcript of a recent Nightline presentation.
  27. Space Colonists Exercise
    An Exercise in Debating and Decision Making.
  28. Ethics in Computing
  29. Public Radio Online Styleguide: Ethical Guidelines
    Recommendations and policies of several new organizations regarding some of the most common ethical problems facing journalists.
  30. HotWired: Synapse - Katz
    Jon Katz poses some questions about the use of lawyers in the media and calls for a code of ethics.
    Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

    A weekly television series (Hosted by journalist Bob Abernethy) beginning September 1997 (check local listings or try "Program Schedule" on the site). The "Resources" link provides access to a selection of Web resources on the major religions. You can also access a Religious calendar for the week and "The Family Viewer's Guide" (a collection of essays, suggestions, ideas, facts, and resources to stimulate dialogue and thinking). The program and the Guide are designed to generate ongoing discussion groups based around the series. The Guide will available in early February 1998, and may be downloaded from this Web site as a PDF file.
  31. Applied Ethics Resources on WWW
    Research site.

  32. Kearl's Guide to the Sociology of Death: Death Across Time and Space
  33. Astrolabe: Ethical Navigations through Virtual Technologies
    Clicking on any of the following topics geneates a brief page with key questions and comments on the issue and links to other Web resoruces: Artificial Life & Intelligence, Business Ethics, Censorship, Computer Professional Ethics, Copyright & Intellectual Property, Design Ethics, Educational Ethics, Games, Hacker Ethics, Hate Groups, Identity Issues, Media Ethics, Military Ethics, Pornography, Privacy Issues, Science & Medical Ethics, Technocolonialism, Virtual Reality,
  34. Civnet Home Page
    Now featuring a fine teaching resource page that includes "bibliographies, on-line civics textbooks, lesson plans, syllabi, curricula, and articles on teaching methodology/pedogogy." This portion of the site also includes a document section, with documents and speeches, an event calendar and links to a directory of non-governmental organizations and programs.
  35. The 1998 Season on P.O.V.
    A quick look at the content of programs for the 1998 season. Note that you can still view the tail end of the series by viewing SACRIFICE during the week of July 27th. "Filmmaker Ellen Bruno paints a stunning and startling picture of an ugly reality -- the thriving sex industry in Thailand. Burmese girls, lured into prostitution with promises of a better life for themselves and their families, give voice to their experiences in this poetic tribute to their struggles for survival." Others in the series will include: SHE SHORTS during the Week of August 4th ("...engaging short films by and about women that delve into the elation, passion and pain of contemporary female experience), and FAMILY NAMEduring the Week of September (..follows filmmaker Macky Alston from New York to the South, as he embarks on an excavation to unearth the history of his white slave-owning family, and explores the link to the black families that share his name. This P.O.V. special will launch the Television Race Initiative, "...a three-year effort in which diverse character-driven public television broadcasts create a spine for community dialogue and problem-solving around the issue of race relations."
    Best to also take a close look at the 1999 season as well.
  36. Character Education
    Natural Law, Human Happiness and Success. Download a free copy by Thomas F. Kelly, Ph. D. "This book provides an alternative framework for school discipline which incorporates the ideas of William Glasser, W. Edwards Deming and Steven Covey...[and]... includes a needs assessment survey for schools wishing to pursue character education."
  37. Yahoo! Internet Life -- Washington Scandal On The Web
    What is most interesting about this page is not the content of the story (which is included via links) but how the story broke and who led in releasing the "information." Have your students research the role of Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge and Newsweek and why Newsweek delayed printing the story, while Drudge rushed to publish the story. Could lead to an interesting class discussion about journalistic (and Presidential) ethics.
  38. Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank
    See the "Teacher Link" for information on the issue of organ and tissue donation and transplantation and access to modules developed for biology/science classes, modules for ethics/social studies/philosophy classes.

PHILOSOPHY

  1. Hippias: Limited Area Search of Philosophy on the Internet
  2. Philosophy in Cyberspace
  3. Timeline of Western Philosophy
    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

    Things We Can Learn From A Dog

    Wipe your nose and watch out for sharp teeth when you bite! Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
    Allow the experience of fresh air and wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
    When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
    When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
    Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
    Take naps and stretch before rising.
    Run, romp and play daily.
    Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
    Be loyal.
    Never pretend to be something you're not.
    If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
    When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
    Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
    Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
    On hot days , drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
    When you're happy, dance around and wag your whole body.
    No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout...run right back and make friends.
    Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

    (From Your Web Connection Chuck and Terry Mencke.)

  4. Department of Philosophy - Loyola University New Orleans
  5. U.S. Philosophy Departments
  6. JSTOR: Philosophical Perspectives
  7. ILTweb: Academic: Study Places: Philosophy and Education
  8. The Philosophy Documentation Center
    Access to a wide range of philosophical literature.
  9. Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
  10. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  11. Women in Philosophy
    Offering "...a project in collaborative scholarship with a database now containing over 16,000 records representing the work of over 5,000 women."
  12. HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY FROM 1492 TO 1776
    Home for a course on the subject from Oregon State University.
  13. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Features a dynamic encyclopedia, where portions are maintained by an expert or group of experts in the field.

  14. Yahoo! Arts:Humanities:Philosophy:Philosophers
GENERAL

    It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result."
    - Mahatma Gandhi

  1. Home
    Institute for Child Development -- Educational Resources for Social and Emotional Development.
  2. RWS/Fables/Sailing Through
    A youth attempts to deal with the death of a family member. New addition to the Realist Wonder Society.
  3. A World of Idolatry
    Canaanite, Egyptian, Norse, Celtic, Mesopotamian, Clio, Wounded Dove's Nest, Mythology Links.
  4. Discover India -- Your Route to the Wonderland!
    The quote to the right is one of the first greetings provided by this excellent page. Explore the pages on religion first. but don't forget to return for the other fine features listed. The site also links to information on Shri, Krishna Pranami Dharma, Hinduism, Sachin Tendulkar, Shayaris, and Ghazal, as well as general information on India.

Last revised
February 10, 2001
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