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About Beliefnet
 
Our mission is to help people like you find, and walk, a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength, and happiness.

Whether you're exploring your own faith or other spiritual traditions, we provide you inspiring devotional tools, access to the best spiritual teachers and clergy in the world, thought-provoking commentary, and a supportive community.

Beliefnet is the largest spiritual web site. We are independent and not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement. Our only agenda is to help you meet your spiritual needs. Read our full mission statement here.

How to Find What You're Looking For
Beliefnet has a wide variety of resources--articles, quizzes, devotionals, sacred text searches, message boards, prayer circles, photo galleries and much more. If you're new to the site, you might want to start with the site tour. If you're looking for something specific, browse through the overview available at 'Explore Topics' or just type what you're looking for into the 'Search' box. Enjoy.

    
Awards:
Beliefnet won the Online Journalism Award for General Excellence Online, the highest honor given by the Online News Association. We have three times been named a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and won the Webby for best Spirituality Website. Beliefnet editors or writers have also won awards for best analysis and commentary.

About Our Advertisers
Beliefnet receives a significant percentage of its revenue from advertising. Like other media companies, we have to balance our need for happy advertisers with our commitment to editorial integrity.


For us, the formula is pretty simple: editorial decisions must not be dictated by advertisers. Our first responsibility is to our readers and we make our editorial decisions based on what we think users will want.

But that's not to say that we don't try to help our advertisers on the site. For instance, if our editors have decided that a book excerpt is a good one, we will sometimes notify advertisers that we are doing so, in part in the hope that they will advertise. If we are running a negative review of a book, we might let an advertiser know as well, in case they want to provide a countervailing viewpoint in ads. We also generally provide "Buy It" buttons next to books. Beliefnet does get a small fee from Amazon each time someone clicks to them from our site. But it is a tiny amount and we use these "buy it" buttons primarily as a service to users (who often want to know how to buy it), writers (whom we often don't pay very well and for whom this is an extra benefit), and for sponsors.
Please visit our media kit for more information:
http://www.beliefnet.com/mediakit/index.htm

Political Advertising on Beliefnet
Beliefnet does not endorse political candidates or parties. We do accept political advertisements from political campaigns or issue groups and offer equal time to opposing campaigns that also wish to purchase advertising. If you're interested in advertising click here.

Partners:
Beliefnet is proud to have business or editorial partnerships with some of the leading media and internet services companies.

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