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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Even if you are not religious yourself, staying current on matters of religion and spirituality is a good idea. The world's best newspapers are available on the Web and cover important religious, spiritual, and related international events on a daily basis. There are also Web sites that are designated sources of religious and spiritual news. In addition to providing basic news, these sites may offer more in-depth explanation and a richer understanding of religious nuance.
- Many religious news sites attempt to give equal and complete coverage to all groups and denominations, but some are directed at a specific readership. Content and tone will vary from site to site depending on who the target audience is.
- Most sites that require paid subscriptions are designed for journalists or other professionals. The content will certainly be in depth, but the average reader can get the news she needs for free.
has a section that will keep you up to date on all religion- and ethics-related issues. Then, for more personal narratives and opinions, check out the Religion and Ethics message board. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbreligion/
hosts the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, which highlights three feature stories from the PBS television show and one "Web exclusive." Additionally, PBS provides a religious news section with weekly headlines and a daily religious news update
WorldWide Religious News
is a nonprofit Web site designed to provide up-to-date religious news for the international academic and legal community. However, since coverage is in depth and completely free, it's a useful site for anyone serious about staying current on religious matters.
The Pew Forum
's religious news section collects religion-related news from the world's major newspapers and posts them on the site daily. In addition to the daily headlines you can search for articles by subject or check out the "Religion and Politics '08" section to compare politicians based on religious issues.
Worldwide Faith News
posts news articles and other relevant documents from the official news offices of national and world faith groups. It hosts a database of more than 18,000 documents and allows you to search for a specific topic or read the last 30 days of news. You can also subscribe and have news emailed to you.
is New York University's daily review of the relationship between religion and the media. In addition to the review/blog, they have research resources for journalists and a discussion page for "non-believers writing about belief."
is a comprehensive source for all religion news and is committed to providing unbiased photo and journalistic coverage of all religions. The site offers news feeds, myriad columns to read, photo researching, and even a calendar of religious events. Most of the services are available only through paid subscription, but you can read daily press releases for free.
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