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Religious Diversity: Web Sites

  • "Religious Diversity (Pluralism)", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2003), by: D. Basinger. ed: Edward N. Zalta (ed.),
  • Center for Reduction of Religious-Based Conflict
    This website covers the currently active religious conflicts around the world.
  • Forum 18
    Forum 18 monitors threats against religious freedom around the world and tries to present "news in a deliberately calm and balanced fashion, [by showing] all sides of a situation."
  • Hartford Institute for Religion Research
    This specific page will link you to the Official Denominational Web Sites (official websites of many of the different religions in the world).
  • The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
    The Project's mission is to "to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources."
  • The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
    This project of the Pew Charitable Trust, began in 2001 to promote understanding of religious issues. The reports are non-partisan and state that they advocate no position. The research reports include topics such as religion in light of law, politics, domestic and foreign policy. It states the goal of providing impartial information to public officials and journalists with timely reports and over views of national debates in which religion plays a part.

First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution
Amendment I states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The text of the first amendment granted freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, Assembly, and the right to Petition government (1791).
The first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution are the part of the original laws of the United States which grant most civil rights. Over the next 200 plus years additional rights (amendments) have been added. There are now 27 total. Amendments include the abolition of Slavery (#13) in 1865 and the latest (#27) in 1992 which imposed limits on pay for elected senators and members of the House of Representatives.

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