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Send me your resources! I want the names of any books, links to websites, etc. which you have found helpful or informative in context of your religious/spiritual journey, along with a very brief description of each. We are compiling a comprehensive list, and need information from all walks of life and different spiritual paths.

many thanks to AnnaReilly who has already compiled Pagan resources in a comprehensive list.
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If you have anything to add to the list, let me know.

So far, I have absolutely no links or books regarding Judaism or Islam.

For Pagan resources, check out these two threads:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=101320
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ad.php?t=24834


Directory of Religious Centers in the US
It does not include information on Christian or Jewish centers, as these can be readily found in the local phonebook; however, it does include listings for Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Taoist, and Zoroastrian Temples and Centers, as well as Baha'i and Pagan Centers, Islamic Centers and Masajid, and Sikh Gurdwaras.
http://www.pluralism.org/directory/index.php

Unitarian Universalism
http://www.uua.org

(Secular) Humanism
The Philosophy of Humanism by Corliss Lamont
Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sarte
http://www.secularhumanism.org/
http://www.humanism.org/
http://www.humanism.org.uk/site/cms/
http://www.americanhumanist.org/index.html


Atheism
http://www.atheists.org/
http://www.infidels.org/news/atheism/
http://www.positiveatheism.org/
http://www.origins.org/menus/atheism.html


Naturalistic Spirituality -
World Pantheist Movement "aims to provide a spiritual and social "home base" for people who love Nature and the Universe but do not believe in supernatural entities."
http://www.pantheism.net/
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Directory of over 90,000 Christian websites:
http://www.botcw.com/index.html


African Methodist Episcopal Church http://www.ame-today.com/

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church http://www.theamezionchurch.org/

American Baptist Churches in the USA http://www.abc-usa.org/

Anglican Communion:
Anglicans Online http://anglicansonline.org/
Episcopal Church in the USA http://www.ecusa.anglican.org/
Anglican Domain Committee http://anglican.org/
They have links to all known Anglican web sites at http://anglican.org/official/

Assemblies of God http://www.ag.org/

Baptist Bible Fellowship International http://www.bbfi.org/

Canadian Evangelical Christian Churches http://www.cecconline.org/

Christian Churches / Churches of Christ http://www.cwv.edu/

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) http://www.disciples.org/

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church http://www.c-m-e.org/

Church of Christ, Scientist http://www.tfccs.org

Church of God in Christ http://www.cogic.org/

Church of God (Cleveland TN) http://www.chofgod.org/

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
www.lds.org
www.mormon.org
http://www.jefflindsay.com/LDSFAQ/
http://ldsfaq.byu.edu/

Church of the Nazarene http://www.nazarene.org/

Churches of Christ http://www.church-of-christ.org/

Eastern Orthodox
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America http://www.goarch.org/
Orthodox Church in America http://www.oca.org/

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America http://www.elca.org/

Jehovah's Witnesses http://www.watchtower.org/

Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod http://www.lcms.org/

National Baptist Convention http://www.nationalbaptist.com/
Youth and Children's Convention http://members.aol.com/nbyc1/

National Missionary Baptist Convention of America
http://www.natl-missionarybaptist.com/

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World http://members.tripod.com/paw_inc/

Presbyterian Church (USA) http://www.pcusa.org/

Progressive National Baptist Convention http://www.pnbc.org/

Roman Catholic
The official Vatican site http://www.vatican.va/
The Douay-Rhimes Catholic Bible http://drbo.org/
General Information Sites http://cin.org/, http://www.newadvent.org/,
http://www.catholic.net/
Conservative Catholic Newspaper http://seattlecatholic.com/
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops http://www.nccbuscc.org/
Traditional Catholic Group http://www.fssp.org/
Site of Catholic Prayers http://www.yenra.com/catholic/prayers/
Site to find Mass times http://www.masstimes.org/dotNet/
Good places to buy Catholic goods http://www.tanbooks.com/,
http://leafletmissal.org/

Seventh Day Adventists http://www.adventist.org/

Southern Baptist Convention http://www.sbc.net/sbcsplash/

United Church of Christ http://www.ucc.org/

United Methodist Church http://www.umc.org/
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http://jewfaq.org/

"Judaism 101"
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that would be a Rumi and Sufism discussion forum

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Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism)

Living with Shiva, Hinduisms Contemporary Culture
http://www.himalayanacademy.com/boo...f_contents.html

The Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ect http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/index.htm

http://www.hindunet.org/
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T for future reference, if I ever want to post a thread but don't want anyone to read it, just make it a sticky :LOL
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well I didn't even see it until it was unstuck and you got a little testy, LOL
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The Baha'i Faith


www.bahai.org

For access to all the Sacred literature of the Baha'i Faith and the other major world religions:
http://www.bahai-education.org/ocean/


Central Texts include:

The Book of Certitude, The Hidden Words &The Book of Laws, all revealed by Baha'u'llah.
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thread's gotten 80 hits since I unstuck it... Only five hits all day yesterday, and two of those were probably me.
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Internet Infidels

"We want to uphold the dignity of humanity and to encourage the avid pursuit of philosophy and the scientific enterprise. Our adopted mission is to defend and promote a naturalistic worldview on the Internet. To that end we publish the very best secular essays, papers, articles and reviews. We also stand as a bulwark against the forces of superstition, especially the radical religious right, whose proponents would have us fear knowledge rather than embrace it.

With over 8,000 documents and more than 300,000 unique visitors per month, the Secular Web is the largest and most heavily visited nontheistic website on the Internet."

homepage:

http://www.infidels.org/index.shtml

discussion boards:

http://www.iidb.org/vbb/index.php
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Books I have read on Biblical criticism/history:

Saving the Bible from Fundamentalism- Anglican Bishop John Shelby Spong (and he has written several other books)

The Jesus Mysteries and

Jesus and the Lost Goddess- Freke and Gandy

The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man- Robert Price

The Other Bible- ed. by Wills Barnstone (selection of gnostic books, dead sea scrolls, Jewish and Xtian apocrypha, etc)

The New Oxford Annotated Bible

The History of God and

The Battle for God- both by Armstrong

The Woman with the Alabaster Jar- Starbird

Mary Magdalene: Christianity's Hidden Goddess- Picknett

The Bible Unearthed- Finkelstein and Silberman

Holy Blood Holy Grail- Baigent, Leigh, Lincoln (proceed with caution, it's been partly debunked)

The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity- Maccoby

The Hebrew Goddess- Patai

When God was a Woman- Stone

The Gnostic Gospels and

Adam, Eve and the Serpent and

The Origins of Satan- all by Pagels

Lost Christianities- Ehrman


comparative mythology:

The Hero with a Thousand Faces and

The Power of Myth- Joseph Campbell

for fun

The Da Vinci Code- Brown

websites:

http://home.earthlink.net/~pgwhacker/ChristianOrigins/

or

http://www.entheology.org/POCM/pagan...g_started.html

The Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth (this one is fun and easy to read, lots of pictures)

http://www.humanists.net/jesuspuzzle/home.htm Earl Doherty's Jesus Puzzle site

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/ Peter Kirby's site

www.gnosis.org Exhaustive site on Gnosticism

http://www.iidb.org/vbb/forumdisplay.php?f=60 Biblical Criticism and History
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Buddhism.

www.buddhanet.net
Very good for beginners, huge site, very informative, online courses.

http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/
Forum for Buddhism.

"Buddhism for mothers" by Sarah Napthali
Beautiful book for spirituality and motherhood, anger management and compassion.

All books by Dalai Lama esp. "The Art of Happiness"

All Books by Lama Surya Das (American Lama), esp "Awakening the Buddha Within"
Very good for layman reading and for everyday spiritual awakening, not just wholly Buddhist.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
NOT layman reading; very in depth yet amazing, eye opening book. Highly recommended.

Spiritual Journeys

"The Way of the Peaceful Warrior" Dan Millman - Brilliant spiritual journey.

"Why Walk on Water When you can Take the Boat" By John H (can't remember author's name, have to look it up)

All books by Deepak Chopra esp, "How to know God"

Hunger is political.  Wherever there is widespread hunger, it is because people with guns are preventing other people from bringing in food.  
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Have all our Muslim Mamas left mdc?

I will try to find some links, but I can't vouch for their contents or accuracy or anything...

http://www.islamworld.net/

http://www.islamicity.com/

http://www.islam-guide.com/ - page for non-Muslims who would like to understand Islam

http://www.islam.com/

http://www.islam101.com/ - "Islam 101 is an educational site on Islam, its way of life, civilization and culture. The website not only presents Islamic beliefs, but also contains articles on human relations in Islam. It also includes an introductory course on Islam and presents Islamic views on contemporary issues."

http://www.noi.org/ - official nation of islam website
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Hare Krishnas (a Hindu sect)
http://www.iskcon.com/about/index.html

Books would be Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Srimad Bhavagatam, Caitanya Caritamrita ...for the most part.

I also really enjoy this site for all the information about the many divine entities in Hinduism and how and why they are worshipped. http://www.templenet.com/

Caroline Myss, PhD has written some non-denominational books on spirituality which seem to combine philosophies:
Anatomy of the Spirit (I've read this and really enjoyed it)
Positive Energy
Sacred Contracts
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stafl, this is a great thread

Muslims against violence, organized by our very own goodcents:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...79#post1993179
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can't believe I forgot...
www.religioustolerance.org - for basic information regarding just about any religion you can think of.
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The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman (westernized zen kinda?)

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield (good reading for people of all religious backgrounds)

A Course in Miracles (don't freak..this is applicable to anyone if you can get past the usage of the Christian Godhead Names...Very powerful, but it doesn't make sense unless you get well into it. Much of the beginning stuff sounds absurd until you find out more deeper into the book.)

The Baghavad Gita (hinduism/gaudiya vaisnavism)

The Mahabharata (a history of pre-historical India...takes place at about 5000BC. The baghavad Gita is basically an annotated version of a few chapters from near the end of the Mahabharata)

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (just read it...it can really make you think)

Anam Cara by John O'Donohue(Celtic spirituality written by a very esoteric-minded Catholic Priest)

anything by St Francis of Assisi (wrote several essays...very esoteric and very beautiful. Very earth-based)

Confessions by St Patrick

If I can think of more, I will post them
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Umefey that is a great list!

Hunger is political.  Wherever there is widespread hunger, it is because people with guns are preventing other people from bringing in food.  
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bump!

Do you all think this should be a sticky? Will anyone bother to read it if I do sticky it?
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A good book I've read doesn't deal with just one religion, but rather the religious and spiritual paths and epiphanies of a wide variety of women. The Feminine Face of God
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For people on a spiritual quest, try BeliefNet's site and especially the Belief-o-Matic Quiz:
www.beliefnet.com
http://www.beliefnet.com/story/76/story_7665_1.html


For Muslims:

Progressive Muslims will like www.muslimwakeup.com

More Traditional Sunni Sites:
www.soundvision.com Great information, nice store. Home of Adam's World (Muslim children's series.)
www.islamicity.com
www.islamway.com (Good for free audio lectures, taraweeh prayers from Mecca, Qur'anic recitation, etc.)
http://www.jannah.org/sisters/ Muslim woman's page (really good resource)
www.islamfortoday.com Great site featuring a lot of Western converts.
www.islamtomorrow.com
www.islam-qa.com Q&A from Sheikhs in Saudi Arabia

Find A Mosque/Prayer Times:
www.islamicfinder.org

Halal Restaurant List:
www.zabihah.com

Order Halal Meat Online...including organic chickens, halal turkeys, etc.:
www.midamarhalal.com

Sites to buy Islamic Clothing:
www.alhediya.com From Kuwait... includes plus sizes up to 5X standard and will customize
www.almuhajabat.com
www.alhannah.com
www.shukronline.com

Sites to Buy Islamic Books, Videos, Etc.:
www.soundvision.com
www.halalco.com
www.astrolabepictures.com

Sufi Links:
www.nurashkijerrahi.org
http://www.superluminal.com/cookbook/index_recipes.html Sufi Cookbook
www.naqshbandi.org
http://www.uga.edu/islam/sufismwest.html Sufi Orders in the West

Shi'a Links:
www.shia.org
www.shiachat.com
www.ahlulbayt.com

Sects (Not traditionally accepted by many Muslims):
www.submission.org "Qur'an Only"/Mathematical Miracle people
www.alislam.com Ahmadiyya Movement

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Bookwise, I recommend:

"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Islam" by Yahiya Emerick

"The Wisdom of Islam" by Robert Frager (One of my favorites... includes exercises non-Muslims can try to better understand Islam.)

"Muhammad" by Karen Armstrong

"Daughters of Another Path" by Carol Anway

"The Sun Is Rising in the West: Journey to Islam: New Muslims Tell About Their Journey to Islam" by Muzaffar Haleem

"If I Should Speak" by Umm Zakiyyah

"Irshad: Wisdom of a Sufi Master" by Muzaffer Ozak

"The Qur'an" Yusuf Ali translation

"The Holy Qur'an" Allamah Nooruddin translation

Anything by Farid Esack.

Mom to DS(8), DS(6), DD(4), and DS(1).  "Kids do as well as they can."

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For my spirituality I go to www.welcomehome.org the Rainbow Family of Living Light website.

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I'm ordained with the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, which is a little obscure but not tiny. I've found them to be wonderful as support for my spiritual journey, but some people don't like it ... the website is www.msia.org. There are a lot of books and CDs available through the site, and there's free literature if anyone wants it.

I've pretty much seen all the others I would recommend already on this list!
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For people of any faith, I have to recommend the magazine and website, www.spiritualityhealth.com

Great articles... great database of spiritual movies and books... etc.

Mom to DS(8), DS(6), DD(4), and DS(1).  "Kids do as well as they can."

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church of religious science

http://www.religiousscience.org/xindex02.html

Check out New Moon on my Astrology Site

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