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This website provides profiles of various religions and spiritual traditions around the world. Profiles includes information about beliefs, history, and rituals. The website is maintained by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Patheos is a place to:

•Explore religious beliefs and histories through a deep library of accurate, balanced information on the world's religions, as well as through unique interactive lenses that allow visitors to compare, contrast and explore religions and belief systems in new and innovative ways

•Enrich the global dialogue on religion and spirituality through responsible, moderated discussions on critical issues across religious traditions, in the site's unique Public Square •Experience religious traditions, both online and off, through a variety of multimedia applications and online directories •Engage in intra-faith discussion through religion-specific portals, designed to provide a forum for discussion and public interaction
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The Israel Museum welcomes you to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, allowing users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts from Second Temple times at a level of detail never before possible. Developed in partnership with Google, the new website gives users access to searchable, fast-loading, high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history. The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the oldest known biblical manuscripts in existence, offer critical insight into Jewish society in the Land of Israel during the Second Temple Period, the time of the birth of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. Five complete scrolls from the Israel Museum have been digitized for the project at this stage and are now accessible online.
The website is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language.
Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains 4 full encyclopedias, the Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton’s by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia each covering the research needs of a different age group. Along with this encyclopedia content, Public Library Edition contains full-text magazine articles, Web sites that have been reviewed and verified by Britannica editors, a homework help section for students, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionaries and thesauri for children and adults, a Spanish-English dictionary, video and audio content, daily content updates, and more.
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The award-winning The CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. There are 44 reports produced each year including four expanded reports.
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The temple is the focus for all aspects of everyday life in the Hindu community - religious, cultural, educational and social. The Hindu Temple of Birmingham is an effective center to promote bhakti (devotion), rich culture and heritage of India, peace of mind, self-confidence, universal brotherhood, and religious harmony among all the people.
200 North Chandalar Drive
Pelham, AL 35124

(205) 621-1155
The Birmingham Islamic Society is a nonprofit religious organization established to facilitate the Muslims of the Birmingham, Alabama metropolitan area for the worship of Allah.
2524 Hackberry Lane
Hoover, AL 35226

(205) 879-4247
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