Religions of the World

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Updated Winter 2012

PLEASE NOTE:  These web sites have been selected for their general information and usefulness to high school students. In many cases, detailed knowledge of a specific religion is not known to the reviewer. Because the reviewer does not know or understand the basic tenants of all the religions included on this list, some controversial philosophies or sects may have been included inadvertently. It is up to you, the individual, to accept or reject the tenants listed on these sites.

General references:

Different Religions
Baha”ism
The Baha’i world.  http://www.bahai.org/ Sponsored by Baha’I International Community.
Religious Tolerance. http://www.religioustolerance.org/bahai.htm
Religious Facts: Baha’i. Author  Unknown. http://www.religionfacts.com/bahai/index.htm
Baha’i by Subject.  Sponsored by Jerry Collier. http://bahaitext.info/ Use the links at the top of the page to navigate the site.
The Baha i Faith: An introduction for Beginners. by Catherine Beyer, About.com Guide. http://altreligion.about.com/od/alternativereligionsaz/a/bahai.htm
The History of Bahai. http://www.bahai.us/welcome/founders-and-history/history/
<!–Welcome to The Baha'i Faith.  http://www.us.bahai.org/ Sponsored by the Baha’I Faith in the United States.  Use the links on the top to navigate the site.–>

Buddhism
Resources for the Study of Buddhism.  Compiled by Dr Ron Epstein, Philosophy Department San Francisco State University.
http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/Buddhism.htm
Dharma & Nirvana. http://anatomy-of-god.swami-center.org/dharma-dharmakaya-nirodhi-nirvana.shtml
Buddhasasana: A Buddhist Page by Binh Anson. http://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebidx.htm
Religious Facts: Buddhism. Author  Unknown.   http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/index.htm

Confucianism
Confucianism: Founded by K’ung Fu Tzu. Sponsored by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance, a private non-sectarian group  http://www.religioustolerance.org/confuciu.htm
Confucianism.  Sponsored by the Asia Society’s Focus on Asian Studies. http://asiasociety.org/countries/religions-philosophies/confucianism
Religious Facts: Confucianism. Author  Unknown. http://www.religionfacts.com/a-z-religion-index/confucianism.htm

Hinduism
A Study of Hindu Religion ~ Principles & Practice of the Faith. Sponsored by Unknown.    http://www.us-hindus.com/
Religious Facts: Hinduism. Author  Unknown.    http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/index.htm
Your Guide to the Religions of the world.  Sponsor: BBC World Service. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/

Islam
The Religion of Islam. This web site is for people of various faiths who seek to understand Islam and Muslims. It contains a lot of brief, yet informative articles about different aspects of Islam. New articles are added every week. Also, it features Live Help through chat.
http://www.islamreligion.com/
Religion Facts. Sponsor Unknown. http://www.religionfacts.com/islam/index.htm
Your Guide to the Religions of the world.  Sponsor: BBC World Service. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/

Jainism
Jainism Simplified. Sponsored by “The University of Michigan Jains.” This is 1 list of 21 basic concepts in Jainism.  http://www.umich.edu/~umjains/jainismsimplified/jainsimp.html
Jainism: Jain Principles, Tradition and Practices.  Sponsored by: unknown.  http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~malaiya/jainhlinks.html
Jain Students Group at the University of Michigan.  Self Sponsored.   http://www.umich.edu/~umjains/index.html
Religion Facts. Sponsor Unknown.http://www.religionfacts.com/jainism/index.htm

Judaism
JewishNet:  Global Jewish Information Network.  Sponsored by Dov Weiner and the Global Jewish Information Network, apparently a part of the Israeli government.  http://www.jewishnet.net/
Judaism and Jewish resources.   http://www.shamash.org/trb/judaism.html Sponsored by Andrew Tannenbaum.
Judaism 101.  Sponsored by Tracey Rich. http://judaism.about.com/
Religion Facts. Sponsor Unknown. http://www.religionfacts.com/judaism/index.htm

Shinto
Your Guide to the Religions of the world.  Sponsor: BBC World Service. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/shinto/
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance: Shinto   Sponsored by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance, a private non-sectarian group.Basic informationhttp://www.religioustolerance.org/shinto.htm
Basic terms of Shinto.  Sponsored by the Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, Kokugakuin University.  A large dictionary of Shinto terms and vocabulary.  http://www.kokugakuin.ac.jp/ijcc/wp/bts/index1.html
Shinto Online Network Association. Sponsored by: Shinto Online Network Association.

Religion Facts. Sponsor Unknown.     http://www.religionfacts.com/shinto/index.htm

Sikhism
The Sikhism Home Page.  Sponsored by Sandeep Singh Brar.  Sections include: Introduction; Philosophy and scriptures; Resources and Way of life.  http://www.sikhs.org/
Sikhism.  Sponsored by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance, a private non-sectarian group. Basic information.  http://www.religioustolerance.org/sikhism.htm
Sikhism, religion of the Sikh people. Sponsor unknown. http://www.sikhs.org/topics.htm
Interesting facts, paintings and photos of the Sikhism religion. http://www.sikhmuseum.com/
Religion Facts. Sponsor Unknown. http://www.religionfacts.com/sikhism/index.htm

Taoism
Taoism(a.k.a. Daoism).  Sponsored by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.  Basic information http://www.religioustolerance.org/taoism.htm
Taoism for Teens.  Sponsored by UNKNOWN (Rachael). http://www.angelfire.com/wa/tao4teens/
Patheos Library.   http://www.patheos.com/Library/Taoism.html
Religion Facts. Sponsor Unknown. http://www.religionfacts.com/taoism/index.htm

Zoroastrianism
Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America. (FEZANA)   Self-Sponsored. http://www.fezana.org/ The section on Culture and History will be very useful.
Zoroastrian Faith and Philosophy. Dr. Bahram Varza. http://www.zoroaster.net/indexe.htm
BBC. Zoroastrianism. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/zoroastrian/
Traditional Zoroastrianism: Tenets of the Religion.  Sponsored by unknown.    http://tenets.zoroastrianism.com/
Religion Facts. Sponsor Unknown.     http://www.religionfacts.com/zoroastrianism/index.htm

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