Organizations


The following are links to web sites of selected organizations focused on providing religious organizations and individuals with innovative 'open source' technology and tools.
  • Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) - Providing access to the statistics and data on religion, including American and International data sets, for use by educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers.
  • Bible.Org - Using the Internet, social media, and mobile apps to connect people to the Bible and help them in their spiritual growth.
  • ChurchSoftware.Org - Providing free & open source software solutions for Christians, e.g. Church software, Bibles, Tools, and Utilities
  • Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life - The leading Jewish environmental organization in the U.S.
  • CrossWire Bible Society - A resource pool to other Bible societies and Christian organizations that can't afford a programming staff or expensive commercial software tools.
  • CyberSource - Providing a charity fundraiser CD of open source software, the software equivelent of fundraiser chocolates or cookies.
  • Global Media Outreach - Online missionaries using the Internet and information technology to reach people around the world.
  • Internet Evangelism Coalition - Collaborating to create innovative approaches, technologies and tools to stimulate and accelerate web-evangelism.
  • Joshua Project -  A Christian research initiative seeking to gather data about the ethnic groups of people around the world and providing a range of free tools and digital technologies to assist in missionary efforts.
  • LDS Tech - The Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) web site focused on information technology (IT) and its effective use in ministry.
  • LightSys - Dedicated to equipping Christian missions and ministries with the computer technology best suited to their needs, including the knowledge and contacts needed to support that technology.
  • Methodist Church & Information Technology - Guidance and information from the Methodist Church on the use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT).
  • National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE) - The Partnership seeks to encourage people of faith to weave values and programs of care for God's creation throughout the entire fabric of religious life.
  • Northland, A Church Distributed - An example of a local church that has embraced technology to create a global ministry.
  • Open Source Catholic - Helping Catholic techies, web developers, organizations, dioceses and others to find new and effective solutions for spreading the Gospel.
  • Open Source Initiative - A non-profit corporation formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source and to build bridges among different constituencies in the open source community.
  • Patheos.Com - Providing credible and balanced information and resources about the world's major religions.
  • TechMission - Uses innovative approaches to provide digital technology resources and solutions to meet needs in at-risk communities. 



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* Also, you might want to visit the web site of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Information Technology Commission.



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Churches & Information Technology (IT)

For most churches today, Information Technology (IT) is a critical part of ministry. Computers that function correctly, a website that looks professional, and a backup process for sermon notes all help the staff do ministry more effectively, communicate with the congregation, and focus on building relationships.     -   See ChristianityToday



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