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Atheism United
This web site offers an extensive list of websites related to atheism, agnosticism, skepticism, humanism and non-belief. wiki/ Main_Page

BBC Religion
The religion and ethics page of the BBC, with news and articles as well as a wide range of information on belief and religions around the world. religion/ religions/

Beliefnet aims to be the most comprehensive online resource for inspiration and spirituality across the religious spectrum.

Birbek Library: Sites of interest for Philosophy
A portal exploring ancient and modern philosophical thought and study. lib/ subguides/ socialscience/ philosophy/ Websites

Hindu Council UK
Hindu Council UK was founded in 1994 for all Hindus domiciled in the United Kingdom, combining all the Hindu faith denominations, whilst representing various Hindu communities and Hindus from different parts of the world settled in the United Kingdom. It’s main purpose is to give the UK Hindus an effective voice on policy matters with the Government of the day whilst enhancing mutual understanding among the major faiths predominant in the UK. The site includes information and articles about Hinduism.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Compiled by philosophy professors. Regularly updated with archived material available

Islam Online
Based in Dubai and founded in 1996, IslamOnline's objective is to portray a accurate picture of Islam to the world as well as providing support services for Muslims and for non Muslims wishing to explore Islam. IslamOnline features in depth coverage and specific channels in Islamic news, Islamic finance, Fatwas, multimedia and Islamic Articles, including information about many aspects of Islamic belief and practice.

Jehovah's Witnesses
The official website for Jehovah's Witnesses where you can read the bible online, find out where your closest Kingdom Hall is and look up answers to some frequently asked questions in the "About us" section. en/

Jewish Communities and Records
Records details of all Jewish communities and congregations that historically or currently exist in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar. JCR-UK/

Judaism 101
Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs. The goal is to make freely available a wide variety of basic, general information about Judaism, written from a traditional perspective in plain English. This web site has grown continually for more than 10 years and continues to be updated periodically. index.shtml

Office of the Chief Rabbi
The official website of the Office of the Chief Rabbi in the United Kingdom.

Oxford Centre for Jewish and Hebrew Studies
The web site explores the full scope of Hebrew and Jewish Studies from antiquity to the contemporary world.

Plain Islam
This website aims to provide information on Islam and Muslims to non-specialist audiences in a way that is clear, simple and accessible. The purpose is not to preach the message of Islam, but to show the essence of Islam and the practice of Muslim culture as they are. The site is managed by the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB), established in 1990 by prominent British Muslims to support new generations of Muslims growing up in the UK.

Sikhism Guide
A guide to the Sikh faith, explaining the basic beliefs of Sikhism and many aspects of Sikh belief and practice. default.aspx

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
An encyclopedia maintained by academic experts providing a 'dynamic reference work' that 'maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research'. Most recent articles in What's New? section

The Archbishop of Canterbury
The official website of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The British Humanist Association
The British Humanist Association (BHA), founded in 1896, is a national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. They promote Humanism, work on behalf of the non-religious, and support those who wish to live humanist lives, including through the provision of humanist ceremonies, and also campaign for a secular state, challenge religious privilege, and promote equal treatment in law and policy of everyone regardless of religion or belief.

The Buddhist Society
The Buddhist Society was founded in 1924, with the object to publish and make known the principles of Buddhism and to encourage the study and practice of those principles. The site includes information about Buddhism and the Buddha, Buddhist beliefs and practice.

The Catholic Church in England and Wales
News and information about the Catholic Church in England and Wales from the Catholic Trust for England and Wales (CaTEW), the legal entity for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW).

The Church of England
The official website of the Church of England.

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity. uki/ heretohelp

The UK Baha'i Community
This website is owned by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'ís of the United Kingdom, and is intended to help users to to find out more about the teachings of Baha’u’llah, founder of the faith, as well as about the activities and history of the Bahá’í community.

The Unitarians
A web site offering information about the Unitarian religion in the United Kingdom.

The Vatican
The official website of the Vatican. phome_en.htm

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