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
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Historical Index of Religious Missions Indexes of Virtual Resources of Religious Missions: Non
Page (by Anders Sandberg). "Transhumanism is a philosophy that
humanity can, and should, strive to higher levels, both physically, mentally
and socially. It encourages research into such areas as life extension, cryonics,
nanotechnology, physical and mental enhancements, uploading human consciousness
into computers and megascale engineering." E-mail: email@example.com.
European Space Agency.
"Provides a vision of Europes future in space, and of the benefits
for people on the ground that satellites can supply. It also develops the
strategies needed to fulfil the vision, through collaborative projects in
space science and technology." Contact
International Space Exploration and Colonization Co. "Non-profit
organization dedicated to research and development of space oriented technology...Humankind
forever seeks to expand its horizons and space is the next great challenge.
The unlimited resources of space are practically within humanity's grasp.
We have touched other celestial bodies; with our space probes we have explored
other planets, and human footprints are on the moon. Despite overwhelming
interest, mass participation in space is limited. Thus far we are but visitors
to space. Colonization is the next big step. We formed The International Space
Exploration and Colonization Company to help develop the technologies needed
tocolonize space." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Island One Society.
"A beast of the information age, a well which is intended as a meeting
place for future space colonists and business people of a libertarian or at
least live and let live bent. Our name is taken from Dr.Gerard O'Neill's concept
for a full fledged L5 Colony, a Bernal Sphere he labeled "Island One".
This is not a membership organization - it is you and I and anyone else who
assists in making this server a resource useful for those who will build free
societies beyond the Earth." E-mail: email@example.com.
The Living Universe
Foundation. "Seeks to preserve the ecology of the Earth while
colonizing the oceans and outer space, all as part of humanity's attaining
its highest possible scientific, humanitarian, and aesthetic development."
National AeroSpace Agency
(NASA, U.S.A.). "While the tremendous technical and scientific accomplishments
of NASA demonstrate vividly that humans can achieve previously inconceivable
feats, we also are humbled by the realization that Earth is just a tiny "blue
marble" in the cosmos." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Space Society.
"The NSS's vision is people living and working in thriving communities
beyond earth. NSS promote change in social, technical, economic, and political
conditions to advance the day when people will live and work in the space."
NASA Space Science
Homepage. "Is making headlines and answering some of humanity's
oldest and deepest questions. Our quest is to know our cosmic origins and
destiny, and whether we are alone in the universe. Our missions and research
are generating most of the coolest news coming out of NASA." E-mail:
(by Mark Prado). "This millenium's broadest spectrum introductory and
reference web site on space resources." E-mail: email@example.com.
The Planetary Society.
"Encourages all spacefaring nations to explore other worlds Provides
public information and supports educational activities about the exploration
of the s olar system and the search for extraterrestrial life Supports and
funds innovative and novel research and development projects that can seed
future projects of planetary exploration."
Russian Space Science Internet.
"Provides access to worldwide Internet for Russian science community,
including:- space oriented organizations; - academic and research centres;
- medical organizations; - educational organizations."
Foundation. "It is the destiny of humanity to open and settle
space... The Foundation is for humans going to Mars, as we are for humans
going everywhere that it makes technical, economic, scientific, environmental
sense to go." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Space Network.
"The focus of this site is to provide a comprehensive outlook at the
future of space exploration as well as educate the world of what an impact
the space program will have on our children and grandchildren." E-mail:
Space Studies Institute
. Its "first commitment is to complete the missing technological links
to make possible the productive use of the abundant resources in space. Its
second goal is to promote the formation of private, governmental, or multi-national
programs to use space resources responsibly and carefully, avoiding environmental
damage." E-mail: email@example.com.
Home of UFO Roundup. "Provides impartial coverage of a wide range of
UFO topics and information for researchers, enthusiasts and those new to the
'Zarya' - Soviet and Russian
Space Programmes. "Within 'Zarya' you will find diaries and fact sheets
on space programmes and space research undertaken by the Soviet Union and
Russia starting with Korolyov's R-7 rocket and 'Sputnik' earth satellites.
Topics include exploration of the planets and historical aspects of the piloted
space programme from Vostok through to the Zarya module of the International
space station." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To create an interactive medium which will allow the donors to 'Cause an effect'
to the 'Affected Community' WITHOUT actually PAYING! To create a very strong
Global Online Community which will work towards a Cause To Humanise Technology
and Channelise the Cold Financial logic of Online Advertising to a Warmer,
Social purpose of 'CHARITY FOR A CAUSE'; To create a 'Click and Mortar' Organisation
which will work towards 'a Cause'." E-mail: email@example.com.
Of NGO's. Assists the great variety of nongovernmental organizations
in consultative status to promote their common aim of supporting the United
Nations Charter works on behalf of nongovernmental organizations." E-mail:
"Non-profit organization that sends volunteers abroad to provide humanitarian
assistance with our Volunteer Work Programs in China, Ghana, India, Peru and
Russia. We also offer Visit the Field Insight Programs to travel and learn
about the people and cultures of Cuba, Ghana, India and Peru. We believe that
local people are the experts and know what is best for their communities."
EcologyFund.com. "Save, protect,
preserve wilderness and rainforest for free!... EcologyFund is owned and operated
by CharityMall.com as a way to get new funds for critical habitat and wilderness
preservation using the power of the internet." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet's Progressive Gateway
."The Mission is to advance the work of progressive organizations and
individuals for peace, justice, economic opportunity, human rights, democracy
and environmental sustainability through strategic use of online technologies."
NGO Global Network
(by Jerry Spivack and Robert Alan Silverstein). "Its aim is to help promote
collaborations between NGOs throughout the world, so that together we can
more effectively partner with the United Nations and each other to create
a more peaceful, just, equitable and sustainable world for this and future
generations." E-mail: JSpvk@aol.com.
"International relief and development organisation. ...has the headquarter
in Germany. ...working in Pakistan and Afghanistan." E-mail: ShelterG@gmx.net.
Shelter Now International
(Oskosh, WI, USA). "SNI's purpose is to "respond quickly and with compassion
to those who as a result of war, persecution or natural disaster are homeless
and in desperate need of shelter and in doing so to be instruments of God's
love for refugees and the poor." E-mail: email@example.com.
Sisterhood Is Global Institute.
"With members in 70 countries, and a network of more than 1300 individuals
and organizations worldwide, SIGI works toward empowering women and developing
leadership through human rights education." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Its "primary objective is to promote sustainable development through
facilitating the involvement of major groups and stakeholders in the policy
work of the United Nations and other inter-governmental institutions in the
area of sustainable development, and in particular in the work of the UN Commission
on Sustainable Development, the UN Environment Programme and the UN Development
Programme." E-mail: email@example.com.
Union of International
Associations. "Nonprofit clearing house for information on over
20,000 international organizations and constituencies. We have some very useful
databases available for you on paper, on-line and on CD-Rom. These are valuable
tools for a wide variety of users and tasks, whether focused on action, research
or decision-making." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID). "Strongly committed to developing strategic
alliances which will leverage significant resources, expertise, creative approaches
and new technologies to address issues of poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy,
environmental degradation, natural disasters, conflict, and issues of population,
democracy and governance." E-mail.
Friends of the
Earth International (FoEI). "Is the world's largest federation of
environmental groups, uniting close to one million activists worldwide. FoEI's
member organizations in 68 countries and 13 affiliate groups campaign on the
most urgent environmental and social issues of our day." E-mail:
(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.
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