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:
site for Catholic apologetics by the Instituto del Verbo Encarnado (Argentina).
There are also very interesting links to other sites, most of them specialised
in fighting the sects. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Community Forum
(Catholic Links and Resources). By Liturgical Publications of St. Louis, Inc.:
"This is the beginning of what will be an extensive directory of links
to Catholic Sites around the World Wide Web. There is a wealth of information
from and about the Catholic Church on the Internet, and this is the place
to be to find it." E-mail: email@example.com.
Goldmine. A well managed personal site Dedicated to the Sacred Heart
of Jesus & The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Includes many Catholic texts
Contains an International Listing of Diocesan and Parochial Churches.
The Mission of Catholic Online is to Serve as a Center for the Exchange of
Information for Catholics and All People of God, to Help them Deepen their
understanding of Our Catholic Faith.
CrossSearch (by Goseplcom.net). "Searchable
directory of Christian Web sites... to provide quick, easy access to all manner
of Christian resources and information on the Web." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"One one of our goals is to produce multimedia publications which help
motivate Christians to fulfill their God-ordained responsibilities in world
evangelism. These publications are designed to encourage Christians in three
vital areas: Praying, Giving, Going!". They have an excellent A/Z Index
of mission sites. E-mail: email@example.com.
"The purpose of this site is to act as a single point of access to a
wide variety of Reformed resources, including a directory of UK churches and
organisations." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSION RESOURCE DIRECTORY.
Presented as a "Directory of Directories" or a "Central Directory"
(a place to start your search)" and offered as a central "meeting
place" or "information lobby" where one can find pointers to
the available mission resources." E-mail: RogerJ@xc.org.
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: email@example.com.
Book Reviews (by Danny Yee, Sydney, Australia). Excellent site, with
"more than five hundred book reviews, covering all kinds of books - fiction
and non-fiction, with a broad range of genre and subject." E-mail: editor@dannyreviews.
State University, MI-USA). "International interdisciplinary organization of
scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential
of the Internet and the World Wide Web. Our edited lists and web sites publish
peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussion for colleagues
and the interested public." E-mail.
New Times (Canada). "Canada's award-winning faith and social
justice journal. Our examination of Canadian and world issues is rooted in
the spirit of Vatican II and the radical liberating message of the Gospel."
(A Magazine of the U.S. Jesuits). "Web version of Company, a print magazine
of the Jesuits of the United States, offering News, Features, Books, and References
pertaining to the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), its ministries, friends,
history, and colleagues." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compass - a Jesuit
Journal. "Recognized as the best Catholic magazine in North America,
Compass is a forum for lively debate on contemporary, social and religious
questions." E-mail: email@example.com.
Magazine that is also an excellent gateway to Religious resources: "CrossCurrents
is a global network for people of faith and intelligence who are committed
to connecting the wisdom of the heart and the life of the mind." E-mail:
(The Electronic Magazine of the Living Universe Foundation). Richard Crews
is the Editor in Chief of this review "dedicated to human colonization
of the galaxy." E-mail: RLCrews@PacBell.net.
"EarthLight is ecumenical and spiritually inclusive in content and published
by an independent non-profit organization with links to its Quaker heritage."
Journal of Southern
Religion (USA). "The first scholarly journal
devoted to the study of religion in the American South. The Journal of Southern
Religion is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal reflecting the best traditions
of objective and critical scholarship in the study of religion. The Journal
of Southern Religion is published, in its entirety, on the World Wide Web."
Provides on-line articles.
(Faculty of Arts, The University of Western Australia). Journal of historical
and cultural studies. Provides on-line articles, some of them related to missionary
history. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journal of the Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS). Maintained by
Steve Hayes, Pretoria, South Africa. The site provides articles and a useful
list of links. E-mail: email@example.com.
Magazine. Missionary journal published by the Society for the
Propagation of the Faith, with some on-line free articles.
Nuntia - Review
of The Vincentian Family in the Year 2001. Hosted by CTI, DePaul University,
published in print by the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission,
Roma, Italia. This review provide articles on religious matters and information
about the Order of St. Vincent the Paul.
The Other Side.
"We're a lively, bimonthly, ecumenical magazine. Since 1965, we've been
advancing a healing Christian vision -- a vision grounded in the redeeming
ways of God." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muse (The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD-USA).
Provides a list of over 100 journals covering "the fields of literature and
criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education,
political science, gender studies, and many others." E-mail: email@example.com.
- The international Catholic weekly. UK religious journal edited by the The
Tablet Publishing Company providing some articles on-line, of which of special
interest is the List under World Church News.
(Canada). "Revue de recherche interdisciplinaire qui entend promouvoir
l'avancement de la recherche en théologie, en dialogue avec les sciences
humaines." This Internet edition is part of a larger project, Erudit,
at the Presses de l'Universite de Montreal. E-mail: Gerard.Boismenu@UMontreal.ca.
Voithia (by the Greek
Orthodox American Leaders). Offers updated news, letters and analysis pertaining
to the events in the Greek Orthodox Church in America between June of 1997
and October of 1999.
University Museums Online Database. "A union catalogue listing the
research collection holdings of museums in Australian universities. Currently,
holdings from four universities can be searched on the AUMOL
Africano (Verona, Italy). Founded and managed by the Missionari
Comboniani: "Il Museo Africano, completamente rinnovato, propone un
percorso arricchito da supporti multimediali per capire e amare l'Africa."
Museum of World
Religions. Museum of World Religions is dedicated to promoting respect
and understanding of all of the world's diverse religious traditions...Museum
of World Religions is the mission of Dharma Master Hsing Tao, the Founder of
the Ling-Jiou Mountain Non-Being Monastery in Taiwan." E-mail:
Service - Experience Your America. The mission of the NPS is "to
promote and regulate the use of the...national parks...which purpose is to
conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life
therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such
means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future
generations." A quick search on "missions" will provide a long
list of missionary historical sites managed by NPS.
Nipponica (Japan). List of publications by the Japanese-Jesuit Sophia
University, with interesting documents related to the Catholic missions.
"Committed to publishing quality materials that: bring the good news of the
Gospel to Catholics and people of other religious traditions; support dialogue
and welcome good scholarship and religious wisdom from all sources, across
denominational boundaries; foster religious values and wholeness in society,
especially through materials promoting healing, reconciliation, and personal
growth." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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.
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This page is updated every two/three months. Last updated: 1st of May 2003.