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View Resource The Association of Religion Data Archives Screenshot

From Pennsylvania State University, with support from the Lilly Endowment and the John Templeton Foundation, the Associate of Religion Data Archives (ARDA; formerly known as the American Religion Data Archive) is an extensive online repository for data about religion around the world. Aimed at educators, researchers, journalists, and religious congregations, the ARDA features U.S. and...

http://www.thearda.com
View Resource NPR: Voodoo and West Africa's Spiritual Life

As part of the fine NPR radio program series, Radio Expeditions, reporter John Burnett recently travelled to West Africa to learn about the ancient religion of Vodun, or as it is called in the West, voodoo. Unfortunately, what most people in the United States think about this religion is based on sensational (and generally totally inaccurate) accounts that one finds in various Hollywood movies or...

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1666721
View Resource The Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library (THDL)

As stated on the home page, "The Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library is an international community using Web-based technologies to integrate diverse knowledge about Tibet and the Himalayas for free access from around the world." In other words, visitors to THDL can expect more than an image database and digital documents, although these materials are present. The Guide to Resources, accessed by...

http://www.thlib.org
View Resource Religion Newswriters Association

With a membership of over 240 full and part time religion reporters across the United States, the Religion Newswriters Association is an organization dedicated to providing support for journalists writing about various important stories dealing with any host of topics surrounding religion. The homepage itself contains a religion news headline update service, and a special features area that...

http://www.religionlink.com/
View Resource BBC: Religion & Ethics

Religion and ethics are some of the most debated areas of the human experience around the world, so it is fitting that the BBC has created this online clearinghouse of relevant information and news coverage about these two complex topics. The site contains a number of general interest sections that provide rich discussion of various world religions and a number of subjects in the field of ethics,...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion
View Resource American Religious Experience

Started a few years ago by a group of like-minded academics from across the United States, The American Religious Experience project brings together a host of materials and resources for students and teachers working in the field of religious studies. Headed by Briane K. Turley of West Virginia University, the site contains a number of topical syllabi offered by various contributors from different...

http://are.as.wvu.edu/
View Resource The Vanishing Protestant Majority

The Protestant ethic, long a subject of great interest to numerous generations of scholars (including the esteemed sociologist Max Weber), is one of the most debated subjects within the field of sociology. This recent report authored by two sociologists at the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center brings to light the fact that for the first time in the history of the United...

http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/04/040720.protestant.p...
View Resource Encyclopedia Mythica

While the 2004 Athens Olympic Summer Games are now just a not-so-distant memory, the world's fascination with Greek mythology and the ancient world continues to reverberate with the public, scholars of antiquity, and other interested parties. To pique their interest, there is the lovely Encyclopedia Mythica which was founded and edited by Micha Lindemans. Here visitors can peruse areas devoted to...

http://www.pantheon.org/mythica.html
View Resource PBS: The Question of God

PBS may not have cornered the entire market on thoughtful and intelligent television programming, but they certainly have garnered the lion's share of this type of material. One of the network's most recent programs (and this website which accompanies it), The Question of God, is certainly proof positive of this fact. The four-hour series (based on a popular Harvard course taught by Dr. Armand...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/questionofgod/
View Resource Spirituality in Higher Education

There has always been a great interest in the spiritual beliefs of young people, and in the past few decades, an increasing interest in the beliefs of those young people in colleges and universities around the United States. One group that is intently interested in this topic is the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California at Los Angeles. The Institute's primary...

http://www.spirituality.ucla.edu/
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