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200 Religion (Includes Mythology)

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200 RELIGION

200 Religion, (World religions)
200.92 Saints, Religious biography, (Martyrs), (Patron saints), (Christian saints), (Bible - Biography), (Biblical characters)
220 Bible
221.44 Dead Sea scrolls
230 Christianity
231.7 Creationism, (Christianity and evolution)
232 Jesus Christ
255.791 Knights Templars
282 Catholic Church
285.834 United Church of Christ
289.3 Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
289.7 Mennonites
291.1 Mythology
291.3 Religious art and symbolism
292.1 Classical mythology, (Greek mythology), (Roman mythology)
294.3 Buddhism, Zen Buddhism
294.5 Hinduism, Hare Krishnas
296 Judaism, (Jews - Religion), (Jewish religion), Jewish literature
297 Islam
299 Shinto, (Shintoism)
299.5128 I Ching, (Yi jing)
299.936 Scientology

200 Religion

BBC - Religions. Guide to the Religions of the World. Featured religions include: Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Judaism, Mormon, Paganism, Rastafari, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Unitarianism, Zoroastrianism.

Beliefnet.com. Religions covered: Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Mormon, Protestant, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Nation of Islam, Pagan & Earth-Based, Secular Philosophies, Scientology, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Unitarian Universalist, and Zoroastrianism.

Explore the World's Sacred Sites. Excellent site with stunning color photographs. Contents: Sacred Sites of Africa, Asia, Europe, Americas - Western Hemisphere, and Middle East. See also Atlas of Sacred Sites around the World showing geographical locations of sacred sites and pilgrimage places around the world.

Facets of Religion. Links to Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Bahai Faith, Taoism, Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Pantheism, Magical Religions (New Pagans, Wicca, Voodoo), Relicts of Ancient Religions, etc. plus Religious Studies Resources.

Look up: Religion & Beliefs from Babylon.com. A collection of dictionaries about a variety of religions and beliefs such as Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism. Include: Rakefet (Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary - Dictionary of words and expressions relating to theosophy, philosophy and mystical terms), Easton's Bible Dictionary, Bible Names, Theological and Philosophical Biography and Dictionary, Angels, Armin Zoroastrian terms, Glossary of religious terms, Official Christianity Glossary for Introduction to Religion, Official Judaism Glossary, Buddhism Glossary.

Major Religions of the World. Quick overviews of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Taoism.

Religion from BBC. A - Z of religions and beliefs: Atheism, Bahá'í, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Mormon, Paganism, Sikhism.

Virtual Religion Index. Links to resources on world religions, including Biblical Studies, Buddhist Tradition, Christian Tradition, Comparative Religion, East Asia, Ethics & Moral Values, Greco-Roman Studies, Hindu Studies, Islamic Tradition, Judaic Studies, Philosophy & Theology, Psychology of Religion, and more.

World Religions. Annotated links to Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Zen Buddhism. Includes a link to Academic Info Religion Gateway which directs you to Ancient History of Religions, Eastern Religions Gateway, Cults (Religious Movements), Gnosticism, Islamic, Jewish, and Native American Religious Studies, Religions in Canada, China, and United States, Women and Religion, and others.

World Religions from Sacred-Texts.com. Features include: Timelines of World Religions, Timeline: Origin of Major Religions, I Ching, Hypertext Bible, Age of Reason, Sacred Books of the East, and Sacred Sexuality. World religions include: Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Jainism, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Mormonism, Paganism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.

World Religions Index. Personal Pages (stories from people who have experienced different world religions and religious philosophies), Articles (on major world religions), Table One (understanding World Faiths and Religious Philosophies: info on Christianity, Christian Science, Spiritualism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Eastern Mysticism, The Way International, Unity, and the Unification Church), Table Two (info on Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Primitive Religion), and Links to other sites that deal with world religions, cults and religious philosophies.

200.92 Saints, Religious biography, (Martyrs), (Patron saints), (Christian saints), (Bible - Biography), (Biblical characters)

About St. Patrick from Irish Abroad. Site includes everything there is to know about the life of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and the places and prayers associated with him.

Biographical sketches of memorable Christians of the past. View biographies of saints in Chronological order, Calendar order, or Alphabetical order.

Catholic Pages Directory. Select a saint from A-Z. View biographies of saints from many sources. (Slow loading).

Catholic Saints - Images. Color pictures of Saints, especially of Jesus and Mary the Blessed Mother.

James Kiefer's Christian Biographies. View by Liturgical Calendar, Monthly View, Alphabetical List, or Chronological List.

Lives of Saints - Collections. Orthodox Christian Lives of Saints by Name. Orthodox Christian Lives of Saints by Date of Commemoration. Lives of Orthodox Christian Saints of the West - Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Norway.

Lives of the Saints from Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Crusade of Saint Benedict Center. Include: Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Life of Saint Gregory the Great, Saint Maria Goretti, Martyr of Purity, Emperor Charles, Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Saint Thomas More: His Times and Ours, Saint Peter - The First Pope, and others.

Martyrs Mirror Images intended as a reference set of the Jan Luiken (1649-1712) etchings in the Martyrs Mirror. Complete Illustrations from Bethel College, Mennonite Library and Archives, Mennonite Church USA Archives - North Newton. (Sorry, the images are no longer available online. "The Mirror of the Martyrs" is now a traveling exhibit).

Orthodox Icons. Images of various saints.

Patron Saints Index. Profiles of patron saints include portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc. 1698 topics, 4816 saints. Heavily cross-indexed.

Saint of the Day from AmericanCatholic.org. View biography of a saint by Saint of the Day, by Name (A-Z), by Patron Saints (A-Z by Cause), by Date (Calendar). Listen to audio recording of the life of a saint of your choice. See also FAQ about Saints: How many saints are there? Are saints' names required for Baptism? Are statues idols? What's a Seraphic saint?

Saint of the Day from St. Patrick's Church. Saints of the Day lists saints by their feast days. About 11,000 entries can be found on this site. Includes Calendar of Saints O'the Day.

Saints, Beati and Venerables - Patron Saints Index 3,578 topics / 7,274 saints, beati and venerables from Saints.SQPN.com. Site has information on profiles of patron saints with portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc.

Saints & Angels. Largest collection of facts and information concerning Saints and Angels on the Internet. The Saints Index is an exhaustive list of Saints that contains all known information pertaining to each Saint. There is also information about this month's Saints, general FAQ about Saints, Patron Saints and a Feastday List. Includes Saint of the Day.

Search for Saints and Feasts by name or by date. Search Feastdays and lives of the Saints in this Online Chapel - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

220 Bible

Apronus.com. Theology: Good News Bible, An Outline of a Theology of a Loving God, Five Theses.

Bible online ebook from World Wide School.org Library. King James Bible, Old and New Testaments.

Bible Gateway. 204 online Bibles in 72 languages.
BibleGateway.com. Search for passages or words in the Old and New Testaments. Choose from one of the following versions: New International Version, King James Version, New American Standard Bible, Revised Standard Version, NIV Formatted (New Testament only), Darby Translation, Young's Literal Translation, Worldwide English (NT only), and New King James Version. Searchable also in French, Spanish, German, Latin, Italian, Swedish, Portugueses, Norwegian, and Tagalog.

Bible Study Aids from Christians Unite. Online Bible Versions, Bible Commentaries Online, Christian History, Bible Dictionaries, Bible Concordances, Devotionals, Biographies, and Christian Writings including free online Sermons and Articles - a database containing 10,568 articles from 547 preachers.

Bible Study Tools. Choose a section: Online Study Bible, Interlinear Bible, Parallel Bible, Current Projects (Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia), Commentaries, Concordances, Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, Lexicons, History, Sermon Helps, and Other Resources including free downloads of BST Fonts.

Bible Study Tools. Verse of the Day, My Bible, Popular Verses, Video, Commentaries, Notes, Bible Study, Inspirations.

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BirthVerse. Did you know that the Bible has a special verse for everyone's birthday? Look up your verse now!

Download a Bible. Over 100 Free Biblical Resources from Olive Tree Bible Software. Study Bibles, English Bibles, Non-English Bibles, Greek & Hebrew, Bible Study Tools, Commentaries, Dictionaries, Daily Devotionals, Christian eBooks.

e-Sword.net. The Sword of the Lord with an electronic edge. Excellent free Bible study software. Free download of Bible. Installation includes the King James Version with Strong's numbers and Strong's dictionary. "Freely you received, freely give." (Matthew 10:8)

Figures de la Bible - LaHaye Bible. Illustrated by Gerard Hoet, and others. Published by P. de Hondt in The Hague (La Haye), 1728. Large collection of digitized images depicting stories from the Old and New Testaments. Image courtesy Bizzell Bible Collection, University of Oklahoma Libraries.

Gutenberg Digital. All 1282 pages of the two volumes of the Gottingen Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1454) were scanned in at high resolution and processed for online presentation. Biography of Johan Gutenberg, his achievement, the impact of printing, plus illuminated pages of the Gutenberg Bible in exquisite detail. Click on thumbnail images to enlarge.

The Holy Bible. The American Bible Society's King James Version of the Old and New Testaments. Easy to use full-text Search box and a quick verse finder. Clickable Table of Contents takes you directly to all the different Books of the Bible.

A Hyper-Concordance to the Bible from The Victorian Library Studies Archive: Concordances - The Bible. Identifies the concordance lines as well as the words occurring to the left and the right of the word or phrase searched. Also reports the total number of text lines, the total word count and the number of occurrences of the word or phrase searched. Full text of the book is displayed in a box at the bottom of the screen. Each line of the text is numbered, and the line number and the term(s) searched provide a link to the full text. Right click on hypertext, open in new window to see full text.

Jesus Loves You Ministry. If you don't have a Bible and would like a Free Copy of the New Testament, you can go to this site. The New Testament in a paperback format will be mailed to your home address free of charge by independent Christians acting on their own accord and subsidizing this offering out of their own personal expenses. For non-Christian friends, you can get a Free DVD on "The Life of Jesus", available in 16 languages.

Look up: Bible Dictionary from Babylon.com. Glossary of Biblical names and characters with descriptions and explanations from Easton's Bible Dictionary.

221.44 Dead Sea scrolls

A Closer Look: The Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Peter W. Flint, Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies, Trinity Western University, Social Sciences and Humanities. From Blog by Ed Stetzer. "In conclusion, the Dead Sea Scrolls help scholars get closer to the original OT texts where variants have entered the tradition, plus they help set the historical and cultural context for the Intertestamental and New Testament eras."

Dead Sea scrolls from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament

by Mark M. Mattison. The Sensational Scrolls. The Man Christ Jesus. Jesus and the Essenes.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: Timetable of Discovery & Debate by Mahlon H. Smith, Virtual Religion Network.

230 Christianity

The Purpose Driven® Life:
What on Earth
Am I Here For?
by Rick Warren

The Purpose Driven® Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (Purpose Driven® Life, The) by Rick Warren
    Christianity -
The First
Two Thousand Years -
2 DVDs
6 hrs. 40 min.

Christianity - The First Two Thousand Years - 2 DVDs 6 hrs. 40 min.
    The Star
That Astonished
the World
Book by
Dr. Ernest L. Martin

The Star That Astonished the World - Book by Dr. Ernest L. Martin

Andrea Bocelli: The Lord's Prayer. The Lord’s Prayer as sung by Andrea Bocelli and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Video, 4:25 min.

Bible Basics from Net Ministries. Overall structure, versions and translations of The Bible, organization and origins of the New and Old Testaments, plus all the Books from the New and Old Testaments. Listen to correct pronunciation of biblical words A-Z or to selected passages of the Bible. You have the option to follow along with the text displayed, e.g. Listen to The Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5:1-7:29.

The Christian Internet Directory. Listing of Christian Sites across the globe.

Christian Symbols. Gallery of nearly 100 Christian symbols and types of Christian symbolism. Click links (where available) for an explanation of the symbol's meaning, related Bible verses, and a gallery of examples of the symbol.

Christianity from BBC - Religion & Ethics. Introduction, Customs, Worship, Features, History, Beliefs, Holy days, Subdivisions (Baptist, Catholic, Church of England, Eastern Orthodox Church, Exclusive Brethren, Methodist, Mormon, Quaker, Salvation Army), Ethics, Programmes, News.

Christianity from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A Christmas Gift. A touching Christian story of a baby and an old drunk. Received in an email, 12 Nov. 2009. Source unknown.

Church Directory. You can Search the Church Directory by Location in U.S. or Canada, Search Churches by US State or Canadian Province, or use the Denominations Directory to search by Church Affiliations. See also Find Churches in Canada. Church Directory of the United States.

Church Bulletin Bloopers. Funny, humorous bloopers from Church bulletins.

Churches.net. Links to many Protestant church Web sites in the U.S. from Alabama to Wyoming, including Assembly of God, Baptist churches, Church of Christ, Christian Fellowship, Lutheran churches, Presbyterian churches, United Methodist churches, etc.

CrossDaily.com. Massive site covering: Arts & Entertainment, Bible & Reference, Business & Shopping, Churches, Education, Family & Individual, History & Politics, Ministries & Organizations, Missions, Music & Media, News & Events, Non-English Pastoral & Church, Recreation, Theology, Regional (108 Country Listings A-Z), USA, Canada, UK, and Australia, as well as Bible Trivia - test your knowledge, and more.

The Hope Network. Inspirational poems, stories, quotes, and songs.

How Did the Twelve Apostles Die? from Answers.com. ● When and how did the Twelve Apostles die? from Amazing Bible Timeline. ● How Tradition Says the Apostles Died - A brief collection of the cause and manner of death of the Apostles of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Does the Bible record the death of the apostles? How did each of the apostles die? from Got Questions?org.
The Missions and Deaths of the Apostles from SBBTM - Strictly Biblical Bible Teaching Ministries.
Fate of the Apostles from Questions about the New Testament by J B Phillips.
Twelve Apostles from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Life is Like Hot Chocolate" by Popat, Oct. 24, 2007. See also Chocolate Wisdom. YouTube video, 4:15 min.

Do You Know How the Apostles Died? Here is a brief summary:

St. Matthew
1. Matthew - Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia, killed by a sword wound.

St. Mark
2. Mark - Died in Alexandria, Egypt, after being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead.

St. Luke
3. Luke - Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.

St. John
4. John - Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution in Rome. He was miraculously delivered from death. John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison island of Patmos. He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos. The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey. He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully.

St. Peter
5. Peter - He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die in the same way that Jesus Christ had died.

St. James
6. James the Lesser (Son of Alphaeus) - Just the leader of the church in Jerusalem, was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller's club. * This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.

St. James the Great
7. James the Greater (Son of Zebedee) - was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem. The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian.

St. Bartholomew
8. Bartholomew - Also known as Nathaniel, was a missionary to Asia. He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey. Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.

St. Andrew
9. Andrew - Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras, Greece. After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: 'I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.' He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.

St. Thomas
10. Thomas - Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the sub-continent.

St. Jude
11. Jude - Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.

St. Matthias
12. Matthias - The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.

St. Paul
13. Paul - Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A-D 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.

How Great Thou Art sung by 8-year old Sam Santiago.

Learn to Meditate: Christian Meditation.

Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd - Mary, did you know? Karaoke with lyrics. YouTube video, 3:55 min. "Mary, Did You Know?" By Mark Lowry (with David Phelps & Guy Penrod). YouTube video, 4:12 min.

NEVER EVER GIVE UP IN LIFE !! ..Derek Redmond. YouTube video, 4:43 min.

One Pair of Hands by Carroll Roberson. YouTube video, 3:01 min. CARROL ROBERSON - One Pair of Hands Lyrics

One Pair of Hands Lyrics

One pair of hands formed the mountains,
One pair of hands formed the sea,
One pair of hands made the sun and the moon,
Every bird, every flower, every tree.
One pair of hands formed the valleys,
The ocean, the rivers and the sand.
Those hands are so strong, so when life goes wrong,
Put your faith into one pair of hands.

One pair of hands healed the sick.
One pair of hands raised the dead.
One pair of hands calmed the raging storm,
And thousands of people were fed.
One pair of hands said I love you,
And those hands were nailed to a tree.
Those hands are so strong, so when life goes wrong,
Put your faith into one pair of hands.

Those hands are so strong, so when life goes wrong,
Put your faith into one pair of hands.
Put your faith into one pair of hands.

See also One Pair of Hands by Glen Campbell. YouTube video, 2:24 min. (With slightly different lyrics. First stanza repeated, no second stanza).

Resurrection Painting. It took Ron DiCianni more than two years to paint this huge mural of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, 12 feet high by 40 feet wide. The painting also shows other biblical figures: Moses, King David, Isaiah, Abraham, Elijah, Noah, Esther, John the Baptist and Daniel. This mural will be installed at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas.

The Resurrection Mural by Ron DiCianni image from Tapestry Productions Google image from https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/dd/95/d2/dd95d2bb511d0a1341c6cc87851db77f.jpg
Resurrection mural art print available from Tapestry Productions

Should You Obey the Ten Commandments? Each commandment is explained in extraordinary detail from the point of view of the Restored Church of God. See also: Did the Ten Commandments Precede Moses?

Star of Bethlehem from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also The Star of Bethlehem: An Astronomical Perspective by Nick Strobel, What Was the Star of Bethlehem? Mysteries of the Universe from MSNBC.com, article based on The Christmas Star by John Mosley.

Yahoo! Christianity. Links to various Christian sites, e.g. ForMinistry.com (directory of churches, denominations, ministries); Global Christian Network (GCN - latest news and information for the Christian community); Christianity Online; Christian Interactive Network; BibleNet (Christian resources); Christian Life; etc.

231.7 Creationism, (Christianity and evolution)

Creationism from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. "At a broad level, a Creationist is someone who believes in a god who is absolute creator of heaven and earth, out of nothing, by an act of free will."

Creationism from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Biblical creationism is the belief in literal interpretations of the book of Genesis."

Creationism from All About Creation.org.

What Is Creationism? Creationism FAQ from Atheism.About.com.

What Is Creationism? By Mark Isaak, from TalkOrigins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy. Explores creation / evolution / intelligent design, gives the evidence for evolution, and tells what's wrong with intelligent design & other forms of creationism.

www.creationism.org. Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Free download of Images from a variety of sources including Bible Illustrations by G. Dore.

232 Jesus Christ

Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries - an exploration of the heart of two millennia. Exhibit Entrance.

Chronology of the Life of Jesus Christ from Catholic Encyclopedia. See also A Biography of Jesus, Biography of Jesus Christ (Brief), Matthew's Biography of Jesus, Life of Christ - Summary.

The Life of Jesus. A historical document from Secular Web Library, a complete and very lengthy edition by Ernest Renan (1823-1892), translated. 'La vie de Jésus' (originally written in French) was the first biography of Jesus to present him as entirely human. "In 1852 was published Renan's work on the most renowned Islamic philosopher of the Middle Ages, Averroes. This brought him his doctor's degree and established his reputation as a thinker."

Jesus Central. Words Directly from Jesus, Historical Sources Describe Jesus, History and Timeline of Jesus, Modern Interpretation and Application, Courses and Quick Study Guides, Test Your Knowledge, Common Questions: What is the meaning of the name, "Jesus Christ?" and others.

The JESUS Film Project. Watch a remarkable film in full color about Jesus Christ and listen to it in the language of your choice (choose from 847 languages). This powerful film has had more than 5 billion viewings worldwide since 1979.

The Ministry of Jesus Christ, The Betrayal and Crucifixion, and Resurrection to Eternity - illustrated summary of the life story of Jesus Christ from ChristianAnswers.net. Includes God's Story - an 80-minute video which explains from THE VERY BEGINNING, in Genesis, the whole story of Christ, why he came, who he was, and what he accomplished.

255.791 Knights Templars

The Knights Templar. Templar History, Templar Mysteries, Templar Myths, Warrior Monks, The Crusades, Templarism Today, Articles by Templar Authors, and Templar Dictionary.

282 Catholic Church

"Be proud that you're a Catholic". Excerpt of a Speech by Sam Miller, Cleveland businessman of the Jewish faith, on Thursday, March 6, 2008. See original Speech by Sam Miller in PDF, or Speech by Sam Miller in HTML.
Sam Miller Photo from the Cleveland Leader http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/10468

The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. A digital resource created and produced by Salvador Miranda, consisting of the biographies of the 17th to the 21st century cardinals and of the events and documents concerning the origin of the Roman cardinalate and its historical evolution.

Catechism of the Catholic Church. Full text contents include all Parts, Sections, Chapters and Articles: Prologue, Part I - The Profession of Faith, Part II - The Celebration of the Christian Mystery, Part III - Life in Christ, Part IV - Christian Prayer, and Abbreviations.

The Catholic Encyclopedia. The Classic 1913 version in full text and in its entirety. 15-vol. in A-Z order. One of the very best free resources on the Internet. Covers topics both religious and secular from a Catholic perspective.

Catholic.net. Contents: Global Catholic News, U.S. Catholic News, The Road to Heaven (Faith and Morals), The Liturgical Year (Mass Readings & Feasts), The Living Church (Saints and other Stories), Culture of Life (Issues and Activism), Hot Topics (Debates and Disputes), Spiritual Living (Prayer and Devotions), Hope & Healing (Self-Help and Recovery), etc.

Catholic Online. Contents: Catholic News, Saints & Angels, CCN (Catholic Communication Network) Media, Catholic PRWire, Free Webmail, Catholic Online Singles, Shopping, Website Services, What's News, Catholic Online Search, Catholic Roots, Catholic Community, and COL Interactive Forum.

Country profile: Vatican from BBC News. The Vatican is the smallest independent state in the world and the residence of the spiritual leadership of the Roman Catholic church. Pope John Paul II, who died on April 2, 2005 after a 26-year pontificate, was succeeded by Pope Benedict XVI. Contents: Overview, Facts, Leaders, Media.

The Holy Father from The Vatican. All about the Popes, including audiences, biographies, speeches where available: John Paul I, Paul VI, John XXIII, Pius XII, Pius XI, Benedict XV, Pius X, Leo XIII, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI - Biography, Email.

John Paul II: The Millennial Pope. An exploration into his character and beliefs and his fierce challenge to the modern world, from PBS Frontline. John Paul II: His Life and Papacy - Biography, Pope John Paul II. Profile from Hello Canada. Pope John Paul II (1920 - 2005) from About.com.

Lent: Call to Conversion. FAQs about Lent, from American Catholic.org. Why ashes on Ash Wednesday? What are the "three pillars of Lent"? Why Stations of the Cross? Why Palms on Palm Sunday? Why meatless Fridays? Are chicken and fish considered meat? What does the word Lent mean? ...

O Holy Night - Incredible child singer 7 yrs old. YouTube video, 5:09 min. Sung by Rhema Marvanne, whose mother passed away in 2008.

Pope Benedict XVI - In Depth from BBC. New Pope Greets the World from NPR, producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming.

Pope Benedict XVI, 1927- from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Early life, Church career, Papacy, Controversial views, Works authored by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger [Josef Kardinal Ratzinger] (German editions).

Roman Catholic Church from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Vatican City from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

285.834 United Church of Christ

Cooksville United Church.
View Cooksville United Church Multicultural Night June 19, 2010 Web Albums and Videos:
Cooksville United Church Multicultural Night Part 1
Cooksville United Church Multicultural Night Part 2
Tinikling Dance Traditional Filipino Bamboo Dance. YouTube, 1:19 min.
Kathy Lin gives instructions on simple International Folk Dance. YouTube video, 0:41 min.
Simple International Folk Dance by participants immediately after instruction. YouTube video, 1:07 min.
Kathy Lin's easy to learn International Folk Dance. YouTube video, 1:42 min.

Cooksville United Church Multicultural Night 19 June 2010
Kathy Lin Dancers Performance Cooksville United Church
Kathy Lin gives instructions on simple International Folk Dance. YouTube video, 0:41 min.
Kathy Lin simple folk dance by participants immediately after instruction. YouTube video, 1:07 min.

Metropolitan United Church from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also List of United Church of Canada churches in Toronto, Ontario.

This Is The United Church of God.

United and uniting churches from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The United Church Observer. Founded in 1829, The United Church Observer is the oldest continuously published magazine in North America and the second oldest in the English speaking world.

The United Church of Canada.

United Church of Canada from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The United Church of Christ. Enter your Zip Code and Find a United Church of Christ congregation in your community (in the United States).

United Church of God from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

WonderCafe.ca. Home of open-minded discussion and exploration of spiritual topics, moral issues and life's big questions, brought to you by the people of The United Church of Canada.

289.3 Mormons, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Book of Mormon translated by Joseph Smith. Online ebook from World Wide School.org Library.

The Book of Mormon, The Story of "Mormonism" and The Philosophy of "Mormonism" by James E. Talmage, 1914, The Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and other Mormon related texts from Internet Sacred Text Archive.

Mormonism from BBC - Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Features, Holy days, Ethics, Programmes, News.

Mormonism: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry.

To Those Who Are Investigating "Mormonism" by Richard Packham, a former Mormon. See also the main site Recovery from Mormonism.

289.7 Mennonites

Amish from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Amish Mennonites from Gameo.org - Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.

Mennonite from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mennonite Weekly Review. Mennonite Church USA. An inter-Mennonite newspaper published weekly since 1923. It seeks to be a medium for the preservation and spread of Christian beliefs and ideals as interpreted in the Anabaptist/Mennonite tradition.

Mennonites from Catholic Encyclopedia. A Protestant denomination of Europe and America which arose in Switzerland in the sixteenth century and derived its name from Menno Simons, its leader in Holland.

Mennonites - History. Who are the Mennonites?

Mennonites in Canada. Who are the Mennonites? History, Founding Beliefs, Culture, Today, World Church. See also: Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online, Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

291.1 Mythology

The Big Myth. Collection of cross-cultural world creation myths designed for comparative study at elementary school level. Each myth is animated using Flash technology. Click on a country on the world map, see creation myth of that region, pantheon of gods, and background information on the culture itself. 25 myths available: Inuit, Iroquois, Navajo, Mayan, Vodoun, Aztec, Inca, Mapuche, Hawaiian, Celtic, Norse, Greek, Sumerian, Babylonian, Old Testament, Egyptian, Dogon, Yoruba, Zulu, Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, Ceram, Australian Aboriginal, and Maori.

Bulfinch's Mythology. The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes. Includes classical Greek and Roman mythology; Pythagorus, Egyptian Deities, Oracles; Eastern mythology: Zoroaster, Hindu mythology, Castes, Buddha; Northern mythology: Valhalla, Thor, Laki; The Druids, and Beowulf. (Slow loading).

Chinese Mythology from Encyclopedia Mythica, Chinese Mythology from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, Chinese Mythology and Folklore from About.com, Chinese Myths from Living Myths, Chinese Myths and More, Tales of the Eight Immortals, The Gods of Chinese Mythology, Chapter XI. The Eight Immortals by Pa Hsien, Sacred Texts.

Encyclopedia Mythica. A fantastic resource for mythology, legends, and folklore around the world. Available areas include Africa, Americas, Asia, and Oceania. Site also covers Arthurian legend, Greek heroic legend, Folktales, Bestiary (legendary and mythical creatures), famous Heroes and Heroines from many cultures, and an Image gallery with hundreds of pictures of deities, plus Genealogy, and more.

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts. Selected links by now retired Professor D. L. Ashliman, University of Pittsburgh.

German 1500: Germanic Myths, Legends, and Sagas. Germanic Geography. Germanic (Especially Old Norse) Mythology and Culture - Ancient Monuments from Scandinavia, Denmark, Sweden. Gods' Home Pages - Balder, Frey, Gefion, Odin, Ostara, Rigsbula, Thor. Vikings.

GodChecker.com: Your Guide to the Gods. Find information on over 1300 Gods online including African Gods, Australian Gods, Aztec Gods, Egyptian Gods, Finnish Gods, Greek Gods, Incan Gods, Mayan Gods, Native American Gods, Norse Gods.

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore and Drama. Links to Encyclopedia Mythica: Celtic Mythology, Animal Symbolism in Celtic Mythology.

Japanese Mythology. The Sun: Amaterasu, The Moon: Tsuki-Yomi, and The Storm: Susanowo. Choose a level to view information: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. See also Encyclopedia Mythica: Japanese Mythology.

Look up: Mythology & Folklore from Babylon.com. The Encyclopedia Mythica is an Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary of terms including mythological terms from many regions.

Myth and Legend from Ancient Times to the Space Age. Topics covered: Cryptozoology, Legendary Creatures, Mythology and Folklore, Pirates, UFOs, Vampires, Werewolves and other nasties.

Myth*ing Links. An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Sacred Traditions. Scroll down to see numerous links. Assorted topics include: Creation Myths: Part I: (General scholarship, Australia, Africa, & Multi-cultural), Creation Myths: Part II: (India, Japan, Near East, Greece, Rome, Norse, Teutonic), Creation Myths: Part III: (North & Meso America), The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, & Water, Rituals of Puberty, Rituals of Weather-Working, Sacred Theatre & Dance, Shamanism, Star Lore & Astrology, Symbols, Signs, & Runes, etc.

Mythology. Links include creation myths from around the world.

Myths and Legends. Links organized by region and language group.

Norse Mythology from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also Encyclopedia Mythica: Norse Mythology, Norse Mythology | Gods and Goddesses, Timeless Myths: Norse Mythology, Norse Mythology Dictionary from Infoplease.

291.3 Religious art and symbolism

Religious symbols from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also:
Egyptian Symbols
Egyptian Symbol List
Egyptian Symbols & Definitions
Egyptian Symbols for the Metals
Early Symbols of the Eucharist from New Catholic Dictionary
What are the symbols of the Eucharist and what are their meanings? From Rediscover.
"Christian" Occult Symbols Part 1, Part 2: Hexagrams & Doves
Myths-Dreams-Symbols: Vodun - Voodoo
Vèvès, Ritual Symbols
Symbols for Days of the Week
Astrology Symbols and Components
Signs of the Zodiac, Houses, and Planetary Rulers
Signs of the Zodiac
The Twelve Houses of the Zodiac
Planetary Symbols
Symbols and their Meanings from Crossroad.
Images and Symbols in Buddhism: Eight lucky signs and their significance
General Buddhism Symbols
Hinduism Symbols
Jewish Symbols
Judaism 101: Signs and Symbols
The Islamic Glossary: An Explanation of Names, Terms and Symbols
Norse Images or Symbols

292.1 Classical mythology, (Greek mythology), (Roman mythology)

The Classics from Sacred-texts.com. Contents: General Classical Mythology, Greek Mythology, and Roman Mythology - primarily about Classical Pagan beliefs.

Greek mythology from Wikipedia.
Greek Mythology and the ever popular Greek myths. Greek Myths and Greek Mythology.
Encyclopedia Mythica: Greek Mythology
Origins of Greek Mythology.

Greek Mythology.com covers all subjects of Greek Mythology, including Greek Gods and Goddesses (Titans: Gaea, Uranus, Cronus, Rhea, Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Mnemosyne, Themis, Iapetus, Coeus, Crius, Phoebe, Thea, Prometheus, Epimetheus, Atlas, Metis. Olympians: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Hera, Aris, Athena, Apollo, Aphrodite, Hermes, Artemis, Hephaestus), Greek Myths, Greek Heroes (Achilles, Hercules, Perseus, Theseus ... ), plus full text of Greek Mythology and Literature books.

Greek Gods vs. Roman Gods. Greek Gods and their Roman Counterparts. For each Greek name, site shows the corresponding Roman name in A-Z order, e.g. Greek: Aphrodite = Roman: Venus, Greek: Ares = Roman: Mars, Greek: Poseidon = Roman: Neptune, Greek: Zeus = Roman: Jupiter, etc.
Roman Names for Greek Gods.

An Introduction to Ancient Greek Mythology. Contents: The Gods (Titans, Olympians, and Lessor Gods), Heroes (under construction), Creatures (Cyclops, Hecatoncheires, Giants, Ash Tree Nymphs, Typhoeus, Cerberus, Sirens, Centaur), Stories (The Creation, Creation of Man by Prometheus, Zeus's Lovers, Birth of Athena, Wanderings of Dionysus), and Family Trees (The Principal Gods).

MythNET: Where Togas Are Still HIP. Greek Mythology. Contents include: Twelve Olympian Gods, Titans, Lesser Gods, Creatures in Mythology, Heroes in Mythology, Creation of the World and Mankind, Early Heroes, Great Heroes, Quest of the Golden Fleece, Tales of Lovers, Trojan War, Genealogical Charts (Principal Gods, Children of Gaea, Ancestors of Achilles, Family of Helen of Troy), Picture Gallery, and more.

294.3 Buddhism, Zen Buddhism

Buddha: biography from Biography.com. Facts, birthday, life story. "Siddhartha Gautama, who would one day become known as Buddha ("enlightened one" or "the awakened"), lived in Northern India during the 6th to 4th century B.C."

BuddhaNet. Buddhist information and education network. Buddhist Studies include: Basic Buddhism Guide, Buddhist Ceremonies - Festivals & Special Days, Marriage & Funeral Rites, Online Buddhist Study Guide, Buddhist Studies for Schools, Buddhist Scriptures, Buddhist Teachings, The Buddhist World, and Buddhist History and Culture. Site includes: World Buddhist Directory, eBook Library, BuddhaZine includes Quote of The Day, BuddhaNet Crosswords, Original Buddhist Comics, Photo Documentaries, Psychotherapy/ Meditation, Women in Buddhism, BuddhaNet Kids Page, Buddhist Art & Architecture, and more. Check out other great Buddhism links at Buddhist Websites from Around the World.

Buddhism from BBC - Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Holy days, Features, Subdivisions, Ethics, Programmes, News.

Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library: The Internet Guide to Buddhism and Buddhist Studies. Contents include: Pure Land Buddhism WWW Virtual Library, Buddhism Internet Resources Meta-Register, and others.

The Dalai Lama's biography - The Nobel Peace Prize 1989, The 14th Dalai Lama, His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. The Most Famous Buddhist in the World, Photos of His Holiness and Buddhism in Tibet, Dalai Lama from Wikipedia.

Diwali from Wikipedia.
Diwali - Festival of Lights - National Geographic Kids.
Diwali/Deepavali from timeanddate.com. Diwali is also known as Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali or the Festival of Lights. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika (October/November) in the Hindu calendar. Diwali celebrations can last for about five days.

The Face of Buddhism & Shintoism in Japanese Art by Mark Schumacher. Please check copyright and usage policies. This exquisite photo library containing over 900 images is undoubtedly a labor of love. Site includes Buddhism Deity Classification: Family Tree - Buddhist Deities in Japan, Hands (Mudra), Schools of Buddhism, and others. See also A-Z section: 4 Heavenly Kings, 5 Wisdom Kings, 8 Legions, 12 Devas, 12 Generals, 12 Zodiac Animals, 28 Legions, Big Buddha, Buddha (Historical - Siddhartha), Buddha Group, Calligraphy, Goddess of Mercy, Wheel of Life - Tibetan Tanka, and more.

An Introduction to Buddhism. Contents: Life of Siddhartha Gautama, Map of Buddha's World, History of Buddhism, Buddhist Hymns and Prayers, Basics of Buddhist Wisdom, Four Noble Truths, Eightfold Path, Kalama Sutta, Buddhist Cosmology, Wheel of Life, Basics of Buddhist Morality, Basics of Buddhist Meditation, Diamond Sutra, Heart Sutra, Zen Poems, Ten Oxherding Pictures, Basic Buddhist Vocabulary, and Links.

Learn to Meditate: Meditate and Relax. Links to both Eastern and Western techniques. Site offers a free online guide to the best techniques in meditation, affirmations and positive thinking. Guide to many different types of techniques to create inner peace and well being, reduce stress, worry and depression.

Life of the Buddha with images from Metropolitan Museum of Art. See also Tibetan Buddhist Art and Zen Buddhism - Japan.

Look up: The Buddhist Religion from Babylon.com. A glossary of key terms related to Buddhism in Sanskrit and other languages, rich in cross-references and accurate explanations. Includes a guide to Yoga's main concepts, with concise translations from transliterated Sanskrit into English.

Zen Buddhism WWW Virtual Library. Links to Zen Buddhism General Resources, Schools of Zen Buddhism, Zen Koans Study Pages, 20th Century Zen People and Their Teachings, Daily Zen Sutras, Zen Documents and Writings, Zen Organizations and Institutions, Zen Names, Zen Calendars, and more.

294.5 Hinduism, Hare Krishnas

Hare Krishna. Information on Books about Hare Krishna, Back to Godhead Magazine, Founder of Hare Krishna movement, Centers Around the World, Philosophy and Culture, Other Resources, What's New (includes Pen Pals Site), Krishna Art and related art links.

The Hindu Universe - Hindu Resource Center. Numerous links to resources on Hinduism, including Quick Intro to Hindu Dharma, Jain Dharma, Buddha Dharma, Sikh Dharma, Hindu FAQ, Glossary of Hinduism terms.

Hinduism from BBC - Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Holy days, Features, Ethics, Programmes, News.

Hinduism from Sacred Texts. Vedas, Upanishads, Other Primary Texts, Epics, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, Later texts, and more.

Hinduism: The Basics from Himalayan Academy. Includes How to Become a (Better) Hindu: A Guide for Seekers and Born Hindus - Complete Text Online, Nine Beliefs of Hinduism, Ten Questions People Ask about Hinduism... and Ten Terrific Answers, Four Facts of Hinduism: Karma, Reincarnation, Dharma, and Worship, How to Become a Better Hindu: Table of Contents.

Hinduism Today Magazine. Read Current Issue or Archives of Past Issues.

Hinduism: What You Need to Know from About.com. Includes Hinduism for Kids.

Holi from Wikipedia.
HoliThe colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. The colorful festival bridges the social gap and renew sweet relationships. On this day, people hug and wish each other 'Happy Holi'.<

An Introduction to Hinduism - A guide to various aspects of Indian religious thought and inter-religious understanding and religious tolerance (from Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany). Full Text version also available for download in PDF.

Kumbh Mela, India from Wikipedia.

Kumbh Mela: a guide to the world's largest religious gathering in India from Lonely Planet. Kumbh Mela is one of the largest celebrations on earth, and millions of Hindus visit four cities on a 12-yearly cycle to expunge their sins by bathing in especially holy stretches of the Ganges and its tributaries.

296 Judaism, (Jews - Religion), (Jewish religion), Jewish literature

Judaism 101: Jewish Holidays. Includes a list of all major holiday dates for the next five years. All holidays begin at sundown on the day before the date specified here.
A Gentile's Guide to the Jewish Holidays.
My Jewish Learning: Holidays. Site covers 4 Levels of study, About the Jewish Year, Quiz: Test your knowledge of Jewish holidays, Five-Year Jewish Holidays Calendar, A popup Glossary, and other resources from MyJewishLearning.com. Including:
● Kashrut: Jewish Dietary Laws - Contemporary Kosher
● Shabbat: The Weekly Holy Day
● Tzedakah: Charitable Giving
● Hanukkah
● Minor Fast Days - Remembering Tragedies of the Past
● Modern Holidays: Commemorating Recent History
● Pesach: Passover
● Purim
● Rosh Hashana: The Jewish New Year
● Shavuot: A Celebration of Receiving the Torah
● Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
● Sukkot: The Festival of Booths
● Tisha B'Av: Commemorating the Tragedies of Jewish History
● Tu Bishvat: New Year for Trees
● Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement.

Hanukkah. History of Hanukkah from History Channel. "Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar (which is November-December on the Gregorian calendar). In Hebrew, the word "Hanukkah" means "dedication." Includes Traditions of Hanukkah and Amazing Hanukkah Feats.

Hanukkah Music from Jewish National & University Library (JNUL).

Hot Sites - Jewish. A large collection of selected quality sites relating to Judaism and Jewish traditions, e.g. Art, Education, Food, Recipes, GIFs and Clipart, Holocaust, Mailing Lists, Museums, Software, Torah On-line, Books, Finding People, Games, History, Learning Hebrew, Music, News, Social Services, Travel, Bulletin Boards, Film, Genealogy, Jewish Holidays, Judaica, Magazines, Jewish Stories, Links to Yiddish Sites, and more.

How We Celebrate Hanukkah from Jewish Outreach Institute. Contents: Blessings, Traditions, History, Activities, Spin the Dreidel (game requires Flash Plug-In). See also How We Celebrate Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Purim, Passover - Pesach, Jewish - Holidays - Passover - Selected Sites, Shavuot. See also Judaism Basics, Jewish Holidays and Life Cycle Events, and Rituals, Traditions, Teachings.

Judaica Libraries and Archives on the Web. Webpage was created by Ethan Starr to serve as a one-stop reference to online Judaica collections in libraries and archives around the world. Learn about Jewish culture, history and literature.

The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other. From Pew Global Attitudes Project, a project of the PewResearchCenter, Washington, DC. Contents include: The Rift Between Muslims and the West: Causes and Consequences, Islam, Modernity and Terrorism, Country Profiles - Population and Religious affiliations. Some examples:

Judaism from BBC - Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Holy days, Subdivisions (Orthodox Judaism, Reform Judaism), Features, Ethics, Programmes, News.

Judaism from Sacred-texts.com. Contents: Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), Tanakh (English Translation), Talmud, Haggada, Kabbalah, Midrash, Ancient/Medieval, plus Modern Links.

Judaism and Jewish Holidays from Jewish Studies Internet Resources, Columbia University Libraries. Other topics include: Anti-Semitism, Holocaust, Israel, Languages, Hebrew Literature, Yiddish Literature, Palestine & the Palestinians, Women, and more.

Judaism 101. Online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.

Yahoo! Judaism. Links to sites relating to Jewish people and Judaism, e.g. jewishpeople.net - global guide to Jews and Judaism; Ahavat Israel - offers resources about the Jewish religion, culture, and values; Conversion to Judaism, etc.

297 Islam

Al-Islam.org. Contents: Beginner's Introduction to Islam, Common Misconceptions about Islam, Islamic FAQ, New Muslims' Stories, Basic Beliefs about Islam, Links to Online Organizations and Resources where you can learn more about Islam, Allah and the Holy Qur'an, The Infallibles (Biographies, Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and others, Writings and Sermons, Pearls of Wisdom), Islamic Beliefs and Practices, History and Current Events, and more.

American Muslim History: A Chronological Observation by Fareed H. Numan, Islam101. "Unquestionably, Muslims have made an impact on the evolution of American society. Historically Muslims have made major contribution, e.g. humanities, the sciences, and art. They explored North America 300 years before the so-called 'discovery' of the New World by Christopher Columbus."

The Big Picture: News Stories in Photographs from the Boston Globe. Boston.com. The Hajj and Eid al-Adha by Lane Turner. 42 photos. "The Hajj pilgrimage draws millions of Muslims from around the world every year to Mecca, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad, Islam's holiest place. Saudi Arabia expects to host perhaps three million people in a ritual journey that every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it must make at least once in their lifetime. It is the largest annual gathering of humanity anywhere. Timed to the Muslim lunar calendar, the Hajj is followed by the celebrations of the three-day festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, which symbolizes Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son."

Discover Islam. Includes: Main pillars of Islam, Muslims in Canada.

FAQ About Islam.

Islam from BBC - Religion & Ethics. Introduction, History, Customs, Beliefs, Worship, Holy days, Subdivision (Sunni and Shia Islam), Features, Glossary, Ethics, Programmes, News.

Islam from Sacred-texts.com. Contents: Qur'an, Hadith, Sufi Texts, and Other texts.

Islam from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Islam. Resources from IPL - Internet Public Library.

A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam. This Islamic guide is for non-Muslims who would like to understand Islam, Muslims (Moslems), and the Holy Quran (Koran).

Islam 101. An educational site on Islam, its way of life, civilization and culture. Islamic Theology, Human Relations, Selected Writings and Disciplines - provide Islamic perspectives on contemporary issues.

Islam.com. Islamic portal - web directory. Contents include: Articles on Islam, Islam the Religion (History, Philosophy), Learn How to Perform Salat, Islamic Baby Names, Utilities (Islamic Calendar, Request for Prayers, Salat Times, Register Mosque, Eid Cards, Islamic Wallpapers, Hajj Cards, Find out your Islamic Birthdate), Islamic World Newspapers, and more.

Islam Online - in English. News, European Muslims, American Muslims, Islamic Video, Editors Blog.

Islam Today from PBS.org.

What Is Islam?. YouTube video, 4:55 min. Video provides brief answers to what is Islam, what it stands for and what has been its contribution to civilization.

Islam Prayer Times. Check out Islamic prayer times from Arab News: The Middle East's Leading English Language Daily. Use the Astrodienst server to find the longitude, latitude and time zone information for your birth town. The Atlas database at www.astro.com contains geographic information of 254,106 towns around the world.

Islamic Art, Music, and Architecture Around the World. Contents: Islamic Art, Muslim World Music, Muslim Musicians of Western Music, Islamic Architecture.

Islamic Music. Links to websites with Islamic music including halal nashids for children.

Makkah - not "Mecca" by Abu Atiyyah, South Africa. For your information, the holiest city for the Muslims is Makkah-tul-Mukarramah, not Mecca. See also Current Affairs, Food for Thought, Q & A, General Articles, Halal, Women in Islam and more from Albalagh, an Islamic E-Journal.

Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet from PBS. "This is the story Muslims have passed down from generation to generation for 1400 years. It is a story about the merchant, husband, father, statesman and warrior whom they consider the final prophet ..." Contents include Virtual Hajj, Muhammad and ..., The Life of Muhammad, Film Synopsis, Learning Tools.

Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream. The Pew Research Center conducted more than 55,000 interviews to obtain a national sample of 1,050 Muslims living in the United States. Interviews were conducted in English, Arabic, Farsi and Urdu.

Muslim contributions to life really add up by Robert L. Jamieson, Jr. Seattle Post-Intelligencer Columnist, 2 August 2002. ". . . Muslims are doctors. Lawyers. Small-business owners. They follow the law of our land and vote -- nearly 80 percent of them are registered. They reach out beyond the mosque or religious community: More than nine out of 10 Muslims support donations to non-Muslim social service programs. They are involved in local schools, politics and the military. The women wear hijabs -- headscarves -- to show modesty; some Muslims have names you might recognize or even admire. Muhammad Ali. Cat Stevens. Hakeem Olajuwon. They are more than 6 million strong in the United States, coming in all hues. They are patriotic, love this country and denounce terrorism. They are our fellow Americans. Our friends. Muslims."

Muslim Demographics. YouTube video, 7:31 min.

Muslims: The Facts from New Internationalist Publications. Contents include: Muslims of the world - Islam is considered the fastest growing religion in the world. There are approximately 1.3 billion Muslims constituting a fifth of humanity. World’s Most Muslim Nations, Sizeable Muslim Communities, Refugees - The majority of the world’s estimated 12 million refugees are Muslim, Key Moments of Islamic Civilization.

Sacred Texts: Picturing the Prophet. Online Gallery from British Library. Contents include: Why are images rare in Islamic literature? Who was Nizami? What were the details of Muhammad's journey?

A Short Summary of Islamic Beliefs and Eschatology by Lambert Dolphin, Physicist. See also Understanding Muslims, The Religion of Islam, and Allah is Not a Personal God - all from a Christian perspective.

What Is Islam? A short history of Islam and its beliefs.

What is Quran (koran)? Facts About Quran.

Islam Beliefss and Practices from Islamic Bulletin.

299.21 Wicca, Paganism, Neopaganism, Freedom of religion, (Witchcraft)

Circle Sanctuary. Includes Info on Nature Spirituality, Paganism, & Wiccan Ways, Pagan handfasting ceremonies, Celebrating the Seasons: Lore and Rituals, and more.

Wicca: A Neopagan, Earth-Centered Religion. Information includes: Witchcraft, Paganism, Wiccan FAQs, History of Wicca, Beliefs, Practices, rituals, and symbols, Wiccan sabbats (seasonal days of celebration), and more.

299 Shinto, (Shintoism)

Basic Terms of Shinto. A dictionary of Shinto with black and white photos where applicable. Includes a Glossary of Japanese Names, Terms and Titles in the Text.

Cyber Shrine from Electric Samurai. Click to viyew photos of shrines in Japan.

Introduction to Shinto from Urantia Book Fellowship.

Jinja Honcho: The Association of Shinto Shrines is a religious corporation which controls and administrates about 80,000 Shinto Shrines throughout Japan. Contents: Natural Climate and Shinto Faith, The Grand Shrine of Ise, Jinja (Shinto Shrines), Matsuri (Ceremonies and Festivals). Lots of beautiful photos accompanied by detailed information.

Shinto: Basic Information from japan-guide.com, includes photos. Introduction, Shinto History, Shinto Today. Shinto Shrines with photos, plus advice on How to visit a shrine.

Shinto from Beliefnet.com. Includes link to Prayer Circles for Growth of Shinto Outside Japan.

Shinto from Japan Zone: Japan Omnibus.

Shinto from Patheos Library.

Shinto from ReligiousTolerance.org. Brief history of Shinto, Shinto beliefs, Shinto practices, Forms of Shinto, and Shinto texts.

Shinto from Shinto Online Network Association with many photos. Contents: Koshitsu Shinto (Shinto of the Imperial House), Shuha Shinto (The sect Shinto), Folk Shinto (Yearly Round of Observances, Rites of Passages), Jinja Shinto (Shrine Shinto) - Jinja (or Shrine), Shinto priesthood, Concept of Kami, Procedures of a Worshipping Rite, Festival, Authentic Shinto Faith, On Afterdeath, Sins and Concept of Shinto Ethics, and Civilization of the Divine Forest - Jinja and Shinto: Religion of the Forest.

Shinto from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Shinto - Japan: What Is Shintoism? By Michel Malherbe. From 1000 Questions.net.

Shinto: Nurturing Nature from BBC World Service. Shinto shrines, Can Shinto survive?

Shinto Scripture from Sacred Texts.

Shinto: The Way of the Gods by N. Alice Yamada with photos.
Shinto (Japanese, "way of the gods") with photos, plus brief descriptions on Practices and Beliefs, Scriptures, and History.
Shinto: The Way of the Gods by Savitri Devi.

Shinto from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. History, Definition of Shinto, Practice and teaching of Shinto, Afterlife, Four affirmations, Sin and impurity, Purification, Shrines, Gods, Ema, Cultural effect of Shinto, Important shrines.

Shinto. Ritual practices and institutionsby by Naofusa Hirai, Encyclopedia Britannica. "Shinto does not have a weekly religious service. People visit shrines at their convenience. Some may go to the shrines on the 1st and 15th of each month and on the occasions of rites or festivals (matsuri), which take place several times a year. Devotees, however, may pay respect to the shrine every morning."

Shintoism from Philosophy of Religion, Queensborough Community College.

299.5128 I Ching, (Yi jing)

The I Ching translated by James Legge (Sacred Books of the East, vol. 16) 1899. View tyhe Contents and Start Reading the entire I Ching online.

The I Ching on the Net. The I Ching or "Book of Changes" is an ancient Chinese divination manual and book of wisdom. Site provides links to I Ching resources on the Internet. Includes a brief introduction to the I Ching and to Greg Whincup's translation: Rediscovering the I Ching.

299.936 Scientology

Scientology. What Is Scientology? Beliefs and Practices. What scientologists say about Scientology. The Creed of the Church of Scientology. Inside a Church of Scientology. The Basic Principles of Scientology. Dianetics: An Introduction. Love and Hate - What Is Greatest?

Xenu from Wikipedia. "Xenu also spelled Xemu, was, according to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, the dictator of the "Galactic Confederacy" who 75 million years ago brought billions of his people to Earth (then known as "Teegeeack") in a DC-8-like spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes and killed them using hydrogen bombs. Official Scientology scriptures hold that the essences of these many people remained, and that they form around people in modern times, causing them spiritual harm."

Church of Scientology from Columbia Encyclopedia.

Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz. A selection of publicly-available legal documents filed in U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Scientology - Church of Scientology Official Site. Information on Scientology, its background and origins, L. Ron Hubbard - founder of Scientology, Activities Around the World, and Press Releases. See also Accent on Ability by L. Ron Hubbard, A Description of Scientology - article based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard, site includes links to Church of Scientology & Dianetics Resources, SCIENTOLOGY® Founded by L. Ron Hubbard, What is Scientology? Presented by The Church of Scientology International, Scientology in United Kingdom, and Glossary of Scientology and Dianetics Terms.

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