Belief.net offers a wide variety of resources for the community including discussion groups, celebrations, memorials and prayer circles. It also includes tools and resources such as quizzes, meditations and sacred texts.
Hundreds of thousands of children from 91 countries on five continents participated in the international competition, "Children of the World Illustrate the Bible." This site includes a selection of drawings from most of the participating countries, as a representative sample of the illustrations received. (good graphics)
Center on Conscience & War - This website offers definitions and materials for conscientious objectors.
The World Council of Churches Youth Web Site seeks to strengthen the ecumenical youth movement and young people's solidarity networks, promote ecumenism and the search for Christian unity among young Christians. This is a place where young people across cultures and across confessions can meet, discuss, share and learn from each other, as well as from the information provided on this site.
Their sole reason for being is to provide an open, non-judgmental, private place for ANYONE interested in exploring spiritual issues. Their simple goal is to help individuals move along their journey in faith by providing rich and varied material about God, faith and spirituality. They celebrate diversity and respect the insights that can be gained through the wisdom of different denominations and religious traditions.
Use this web site to discover the challenges and rewards of serving as an ordained or lay ministry in the Christian church. Get answers to common questions. Learn from people who currently make ministry their profession. Find more resources to help you decide if ministry could be a satisfying career for you. Learn more about the Undergraduate Fellows Program. This site is sponsored by the Fund for Theological Education.
ForMinistry.com is an Internet ministry of the American Bible Society, offering tools to everyone engaged in Christian ministry. ForMinistry.com offers free web sites, information, resources and material to support your ministry.
Kim Klein's website offers on-line resources from the Grassroots Fundraising Journal and ChardonPress.com
The Grassroots Fundraising Journal helps nonprofit organizations learn how to raise money to support their important work. Chardon Press recently joined forces with Jossey-Bass, a well-known publisher of nonprofit and professional books. This website lists books, pamphlets, newsletters, etc.
The Prayer Path kit offers sight-and-sound tools you'll need for creating a spiritually compelling labyrinth in your church of community. Included in the kit is a Leader Guide for creating an 11-station, guided labyrinth tour and accompanying CDs.
The Listening Post aims to accomplish in a down-to-earth manner, an opportunity to think and feel with the person who stops to talk; that is, to communicate with him or her, in the finest sense of that term. The Listening Post is, always and only, a place of good communication. It is not a counseling center.
The Local Societies Initiative provides three-year grants to fund start-up costs for dialogue groups exploring the dynamic interface between religion and science. While focused on colleges, universities and seminaries, the program also welcomes applications from a wide spectrum of interested parties in other venues worldwide.
MethodX is an online Christian community where young adults (18-28+) can identify and explore their relationships with God and with others. MethodX will help you experience God in compelling, transforming ways. It is a hospitable place where you can gather and talk about things that matter, where you can listen, laugh, learn, and share your experiences and with others. MethodX is sponsored by Upper Room Ministries®, an interdenominational, global, Christian ministry. The Upper Room is dedicated to supporting all who want to know and experience God more fully, helping them move to a deeper level of faith and service.
MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics. With a system that today revolves around big money and big media, most citizens are left out. When it becomes clear that our "representatives" don't represent the public, the foundations of democracy are in peril. MoveOn is a catalyst for a new kind of grassroots involvement, supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice. Our nationwide network of more than 600,000 online activists is one of the most effective and responsive outlets for democratic participation available today.
The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is a nonprofit leadership training organization based in Washington, D.C. Since 1984, NCBI has been working to eliminate prejudice and intergroup conflict in communities throughout the world. NCBI has trained leadership teams in a variety of settings, including high schools, colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies, government offices, and labor unions. Currently NCBI has 50 city-based leadership teams, known as NCBI Chapters; 30 organization-based leadership teams, known as NCBI Affiliates; and over 60 college/university-based teams, known as Campus Affiliates.
National Council of Churches USA - Education and Leadership Ministries is an umbrella - currently 15 ecumenical program committees and two project teams working in diverse areas of education ministry.
RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY, hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, is the only national TV newsmagazine program devoted entirely to the news of religion and spirituality, and major ethical issues. Produced by Thirteen/WNET New York, the program explores the top moral questions facing the country and profiles people and groups in the world of religion and ethics.
The Web site features show transcripts, streaming video, an online pressroom with archival information on past program topics, interview transcripts with notable guests, and suggested resource materials and related Internet links.
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This Web site is for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers who are passionate about the mission of their organizations but tired of the old model of raising funds. Today's donors don't want to hear your sad story. They want to hear your plans. Here are the tools necessary for growing exponentially your organization's base of individual donors and becoming financially self-sufficient.
In the fall of 1995, a national Student Peace Action Network (SPAN) was initiated to bring the voices of young activists into leadership in the peace movement. The organizers of the student network recognized that many young activists across the country were making the links between unchecked militarism and the declining access of U.S. peoples to basic social services, and the increasing threats to basic social justice. However, many of these voices were disjointed because there was no systematic tool for communication available to unify the messages each young community was sending. While the Student Environmental Action Coalition has built an enormous base of student environmental activists and The Center for Campus Organizing serves as an effective clearinghouse for resources for activists, there was no national network for student Peace and Justice organizing.
SPAN was created to facilitate this communication to forge a more popular and diverse student peace movement. We are supported by the Peace Action Education Fund, which monitors policy and creates educational materials to assist in grassroots organizing efforts. We also work closely with Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace and justice organization.
SYTA Youth Foundation was formed in the year 2000, the SYTA Youth Foundation is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic, sister organization of the Student & Youth Travel Association of North America. The purpose of the Foundation is to design and implement programs that "Give Something Back" to student and youth travelers.
The Center for Progressive Christianity provides guiding ideas, networking opportunities, and resources for progressive churches, organizations, individuals and others with connections to Christianity.
The Fund for Theological Education is ecumenical, not-for-profit and interested in inviting gifted young people to pursue theological education and consider ministry as a profession. The Fund for Theological Education supports students who want an opportunity to find out more about ministry and theological education through the FTE Undergraduate Fellowship.
The purpose and mission of the World Prayers Project is to improve human relations by celebrating the many forms of prayer and honoring the benefits of spiritual and cultural diversity. The World Prayers Project (WPP) is a non-profit, education, public service organization whose founding objective is to gather and present historic and contemporary World Prayers in a unified, multi-faith archive on the Internet.
Online Labyrinth - This is an online translation of the Cathedral Labyrinth created by London alternative worship groups Grace, LOPE and Epicentre. It is currently touring UK Cathedrals during 2001-2003. Youth for Christ are running/hosting the tour. The original consists of a pathway mapped out on the floor for visitors to follow. During this journey participants pause and listen to a piece of music and a meditation. They also undertake some symbolic action or ritual. With this online version the pieces of music are the same but the actions and activities have been translated to suit the medium.