Resources | Spiritual Life
Interfaith and Multifaith Resources:
The Pluralism Project
“Our mission is to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources.”
Council for a Parliament of World Religions
“The mission of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions is to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its other guiding institutions in order to achieve a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
The Forum on Religion and Ecology
“…the largest international multireligious project of its kind. With its conferences, publications, and website it is engaged in exploring religious worldviews, texts, and ethics in order to broaden understanding of the complex nature of current environmental concerns.
The International Interfaith Center
“The International Interfaith Center promotes interreligious understanding and co-operation between different faith communities and organizations of religious or spiritual conviction.
“... a growing collection of over 43,870 adherent statistics and religious geography citations: references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc. The religions of the world are enumerated here.
“A collection of essays and books on a wide variety of topics in theology and religious studies, by reputable scholars.
“This site is devoted to bringing to one place on the internet the key books and writings of human spiritual and religious thought. Covering the major religions of the world, alternative spiritual systems, and ancient mythologies, this is an ever expanding work in the making.”
The Internet Sacred Text Archive
“…the largest freely available archive of full-text books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship…”
A hip, though somewhat commercial, look at religion and spiritual issues
The Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield
Hatikvah Holocaust Edcuational Center
Located in Springfield, the center is an educational and teaching facility and serves as a living memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Its goal is to help eliminate prejudice, hatred, and discrimination in today's society.
“…an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.”
“The purpose of this site is to promote the proliferation of Nusach and to make a Nusach readily accessible to those who have a desire to learn and a desire to deepen their Judaism. This site is a volunteer work in progress."
Special Treasures from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary
The Jewish Encyclopedia
"This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906.”
Provides an Hebrew text browser that enables you to travel over the whole Tanakh in its fully vocalised and cantillated version
"Tikkun provides a space for both affiliated and non-affiliated Jews who seek to renew their Judaism, and a space for Jews and non-Jews alike to shape a politics out of spiritual values."
Judaism and Jewish Resources
A collection of annotated links maintained by Andrew Tannenbaum
Christian Classics Ethereal LibraryM/
Classic Christian books in electronic format
Multiple versions of the Christian scriptures
Gateway to online texts and Catholic resources
Official Denominational Websites
A collection of links maintained by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research
BuddhaNet’s online magazine
The Dharma Newsstand
“... an online kiosk for viewing a wide breadth of Buddhist periodicals.”
DharmaWeb’s listing of top Buddhist sites
USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts offers information on Islam and a collection of key texts such as the Qu'ran in three translations. Maintained by the Muslim Student Association at the University of Southern California. http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/
Al-Islam’s Discover Islam
“Discover Islam by browsing through material selected from our Library that is particularly appropriate for those who are new to Islam.”
The Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts
A Shi'ite Encyclopedia
List of Sufi-related Resources
Resources for and About Muslim Women
"The monthly magazine affirming Sanatana Dharma and recording the modern history of a billion-strong global religion in renaissance."
“This page is devoted to introducing westerners to teachers from different Indian religious traditions. It consists of pictures and short life-stories of charismatic seekers, saints, teachers, and gurus from the 19th and 20th centuries who trace their religious origins to India.”
“Dedicated to Hindu solidarity, culture and the dissemination of the vast and timeless knowledge of our great Sanatana Dharma to all the people of the world. This is a public service of Himalayan Academy, publishers of Hinduism Today Magazine."
Online Hindu Vedic Calendar
The international website of the Baha’i faith
Baha’i Online Library
Texts and secondary sources.