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Web sites focused on ethics, moral/character education, general spirituality and religion
Association of Religion Data Archives: Learning Modules
Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
Offers range of resources – from devotional tools to commentary – centered on spirituality and faith, and includes traditional service areas such as parenting, entertainment, news and society and health and healing.
The Biennial Report Card: The Ethics of American Youth
2006 survey of high school youth across the country measuring self-reported values, attitudes and behaviors. Also site of young people’s 2006 sportsmanship survey.
Channel One Network
Preeminent news and public affairs content provider to U.S. teenagers; the site includes a special program to teach students about the First Amendment.
Ethics Resource Center
Advances understanding of the practices promoting ethical conduct through research, measurement of ethics and compliance program effectiveness in individual organizations, and the development of research-driven white papers and educational resources.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation
Interfaith organization that seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace and justice.
Harvard Divinity School : Program in Religion and Secondary Education
Harvard University: The Pluralism Project
Helps Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach and resource dissemination.
Institute for Global Ethics
Dedicated to promoting ethical action in a global context and exploring the global common ground of values, elevating awareness of ethics and providing practical tools for making ethical decisions.
Iowa State University e-Library: Religion Resources on the Web
Expansive resource list.
Josephson Institute of Ethics
Seeks to improve the ethical quality of society by changing personal and organizational decision making and behavior through programs, consulting services and materials.
National Study of Youth and Religion
Research project on the shape and influence of religion and spirituality in the lives of American youth.
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance: Religious Tolerance.org
Explores various aspects of religious practice across religions, as well as religion’s negative and positive influences.
Penn State: Moral Literacy in K-12 Settings
Provides resources addressing moral and character education.
Santa Clara University: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
National resource for people and organizations wanting to study and apply an ethical approach to the crucial issues facing the world.
Southern Poverty Law Center: Tolerance.org
Online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating communities that value diversity.
Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett
Public radio’s weekly conversation about religion, meaning, ethic and ideas.
UCLA Higher Education Research Institute: Spirituality in Higher Education — A National Study of College Students’ Search for Meaning and Purpose
National program to track the spiritual growth of college students and collect data on faculty beliefs and values.