Religion and Spirituality
True to its mission, the Internet brings together spiritual seekers around the world, whether they are part of organized religions or on more individual quests. Even if you're not sure of your goal, join those who seek enlightenment through the Web: Explore spiritual topics, read up on current events, history, and statistics of world religions, and meet people and groups who share your beliefs.
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There are many of ways to be a more spiritually active person. You might want to attend religious services, take classes, or become involved with religious volunteering. Whether you're not involved at all and are trying to get started, or you're looking for ways to enhance your current routine, the Internet is a great way to discover what's out there.
- Once you've visited a site that has information about a church or volunteer organization, you might want to make a phone call to get more information before you simply show up at services for the first time.
- Some online religious groups want membership fees, donations, or payment for educational material. If a site requires payment to join, make sure that the organization is reputable and that the product is something you can't find for free somewhere else.
has a tool
that will locate a church in your area. Select your zip code and domination and discover your options. Or, get information about any other religion by selecting from the list of links at the bottom of the page. You'll be redirected to a site that offers similar services for other places of worship.
The Council of Religious Volunteer Agencies
is a coalition of North-American, faith-based service agencies. From the homepage you can link to the Web sites of all member organizations, each of which places people in local and national volunteer programs. Most of the member organizations are organized by denomination.
The Pluralism Project
at Harvard University tracks and explores the relationship of the many religions co-existing in the U.S. On the site, under "Resources" you can search by state or religious groups and get several links to places of worship, articles, and materials. You can also check out the project's current research on the site.
The Interfaith Calendar
will ensure that you know when all the religious holidays fall for a number of different faiths. Choose the year and see the dates of all the religious holidays or search by specific religion.
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