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Religion - General

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General Resources - Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy



The Association of Religion Data Archives


"The ARDA allows you to interactively explore the highest quality data on American and international religion using online features for generating national profiles, maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other summary reports." Browse topics, get statistics, and view denominational profiles.


The ARDA: QuickStats, QuickLists


Contains links to information about various religious traditions within the U.S. and other nations.


The Arda: QuickStats, U.S. Surveys


"Browse dozens of topics and see responses from major national surveys, demographic patterns, and changes over time."


BBC--Religion & Ethics


Several articles on featured religions. From the British Broadcasting Corporation. "This page has been archived and is no longer being updated." (But still provides good background material.)




Information about different faiths, sacred texts, definitions, news, and inspiration.


Encyclopedia of Religion and Society


Prepared by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, this online encyclopedia offers a browsable table of contents, articles, and references.


Holidays and Observances


A calendar and information about holidays by category, such as by religion or other group (such as ethnicity or other kind of group, like veterans, women).




"This is a strictly neutral and non-commercial project, that seeks to properly and without bias represent the various religions of the world, for comparative analysis, religious study, and spiritual reading." Offers information about various religions and their sacred texts.


Interfaith Calendar


Holy days of many religions and denominations.


Internet Sacred Text Archive


An "archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet." Browse by topic or search titles, authors, or subjects.




12 "classic" Religions. 34 Texts.  Sacred texts can be searched, shared, or downloaded.


Links to Multifaith and Religion Sites


A directory of links to websites arranged topically.


Official Denominational Web Sites 


A directory of links to official religious organizations and groups.


On Being


An online companion to the radio program. Listen to entire archived shows, or playlists, read program details, find links to other resources, and more.


PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly


"An online companion to the weekly television news program." Explore current headlines and stories, locate information about special topics, or sign up for the newsletter. Also provides lesson plans for teachers. 


Pew Research Center: Religion


Statisitics about religion within New Jersey.


The Pluralism Project


Weblinks, statistics, news, and a directory of religious centers.


Religion Explorer


"Religion Explorer is a powerful crawler based search engine that searches only in religion related sites."


The Revealer


"A daily review of religion in the news and the news about religion." Articles, links, and an article archive search.


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP), which as of March 2018, has nearly 1,600 entries online.


U.S. Religion Census


Information and statistics about religion within the United States.


Virtual Religion Index


Links to other sites of related interest. Both searchable and browsable by topic. 


Go back to the Religion Web guide main page


Go back to list of all Newark Public Library Web guides



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