The Historical Index of
Religious Missions lists more than 800 sites providing information
for the study of the proselytisms in the past and present. Proselytism
is understood here in a broad perspective, as the movement of faiths,
rituals, beliefs, practice and people... continues
at the bottom of the page
Historical Index of Religious Missions Indexes of Virtual Resources of Religious Missions:
Islamic; Jewish; Buddhist
Ahmadiyyat ( Qadianism , Mirzaiyyat
, Lahorism ). "Our primary objective consists of exposing the Qadiani
(Mirzai / Ahmadi) leaders who, by misrepresenting the teachings of Islam and
history, aim to divert the uninformed from the path of salvation". By
Idara Dawat-O-Irshad, USA Inc. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Call of Islam-Nida'ul
Islam (Published by the Media Office / Islamic Youth Movement, Sydney
- Australia). "A Bi-lingual Comprehensive Intellectual Islamic Magazine."
Dedicated to City of Harar (Ethiopia), "the fourth holiest Moslem city
in the world".
dedicated to the study and propagation of Islam. Has a long list of texts
by Islamic personalities and some interesting introducing texts to key aspects
of Islam. E-mail: email@example.com.
Site dedicated to the propagation of the Islamic Faith, including some of
the most important texts, as the Holy Qu'ran, the Hadith and Sunnah. By Ibrahim
Shafi. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About their mission they say: "To promote accurate representation of
Islam by providing correct information thereby encouraging individual responsibility
for seeking and acting upon the Truth. By the Muslim Information & Support
Centre of Australia. E-mail: email@example.com.
The Society for
Adherence to the Sunnah. Their objectives are: "To invite all
Muslims to a sincere return to Allah's revealed Scripture (the Qur'an) and
the authentic established practice (the Sunnah) of Allah's final chosen prophet
and messenger Muhammad-sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam. To promote the understanding
of these two sources (the Qur'an and the Sunnah) according to the manner and
method applied by the first generations: the pious forefathers (as-Salafus-Salih)
of the Islamic community of believers-may Allah be pleased with them."
World Islamic Mission
(Canada). "Involved in delivering the message of Islam to the general
public by working with key personalities within the media. Our aim is also
to establish places of worship (masajid) and schools for the growing and diverse
muslim population of Ontario, Canada". E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
David's Conversion Home Page.
Personal web page relating the Author's conversion experience to Judaism.
There are as well links to other personal accounts of conversion and some
interesting links. By David Barak. E-mail: email@example.com.
The Hillel Institute.
"The Institute provides regular classes throughout the year for those
who are interested in learning about the Jewish faith. Those interested in
conversion to Judaism may, under the sponsorship of a Conservative rabbi,
attend the Institute as a means of meeting part of the formal requirements
of conversion to Judaism."
The Jewish Agency Homepage.
"Mission areas for the Jewish Agency for Israel: Aliyah and rescue; Strengthening
the relationship between the Jews of Israel and Jews in the rest of the world;
Strengthening the State of Israel as the state of all Jews; Enhancing Jewish
identity in Israel and abroad; Enhancing Jewish unity and strengthening Jewish
peoplehood." E-mail: office@JAFI.org.il.
"Our primary goal is to find lost and dispersed remnants of Jewish migrations
and to help those who wish to rejoin the Jewish people. This is why Kulanu's
motto is "Helping Lost Jewish Communities." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reform Judaism. "Taking
root over 125 years ago under the leadership of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, Reform
Judaism is the oldest and largest Jewish movement in North America."
By the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
Buddhist Information Network - Gateway to Buddhism. "BuddhaNet is a
non-sectarian organisation, offering its services to all Buddhist traditions.
It aims to facilitate a significant Buddhist presence in the ever-expanding
realm of computer communications technology, applying this technology to
helping make the Buddha's teachings freely available to all." E-mail:
BudhaNets - Buddhist Web Links. Directories,
Book Sites, Studies, Welfare, Theravada, Mahayana Tibetan, Zen, Women. By
the Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc. E-mail: email@example.com.
(Continues from the top of the page) Although a large amount of the information
concerns only Christian missions, I intend to provide information regarding
other confessions, such as Buddhism, Islam or Judaism, and also proselytisms
from the secular world: IGO's, NGO's, etc. The Index could also be used as
a source of data in itself, a research tool on the ways traditional and new
confessions try to communicate through the Internet.
The Historical Index of Religious Missions
is made of different pages which are always under construction. You will find
Virtual Resources produced all over the world world dealing with the past
and present of the Religious Missions. The documents and materials found on
this site should not be taken to reflect the view of the editor.
The URL of this page is [http://vlib.iue.it/hist-religious-missions/Index.html].
The Religious Missions Index is a joint project
between the European University
Institute's Library and theHistory & Civilisation Department
The Religious Missions Index became part
of the WWW-VL History Network in May 2001.
About the WWW-VL and the WWW-VL History Network
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The page is managed by Andreu Martínez
Please direct your notices of new URL's or inoperative links to him here.
This page is updated every two/three months. Last updated: 1st of May 2003.