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Links For Teens

Anime/Manga

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/ Anime News Network - this site, updated daily, has all kinds of news from the anime world.
http://www.ex.org/ Ex - The Online World of Anime and Manga

Politics/Causes

http://www.alternet.org/ Alternet: The Mix is the Message - an independent progressive media service with an extensive and growing archive of material on civil rights and liberties, including media democracy, censorship and more.
http://www.abffe.com/ American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression - promotes and protects the free exchange of ideas, particularly those contained in books, by opposing restrictions on the freedom of speech.
http://www.aclu.org/ American Civil Liberties Union - a non-profit, non-partisan organization of 300,000 members and supporters that fight civil liberties violations whenever and where ever they occur.
http://www.campaignlegalcenter.org/ The Campaign Legal Center - a non-profit organization created to act as the "people's voice" in administrative hearings and proceedings on campaign finance and media laws.
http://www.democraticmedia.org/ Center for Digital Democracy - committed to preserving the openness and diversity of the internet in the broadband era, and to realizing the full potential of digital communications through the development and encouragement of noncommercial, public interest programming.
http://www.medialit.org/ Center for Media Literacy - provides books, videos, teaching materials, teacher training and national advocacy for media literacy education.
http://www.crf-usa.org/ Constitutional Rights Foundation - a non-profit, non-partisian, community-based organization dedicated to educating America's young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society.
http://www.eff.org/ Electronic Frontier Foundation - a donor-supported membership organization working to protect our fundamental rights regardless of technology; to educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties.
http://epic.org/ Electronic Privacy Information Center - a public interest research center that focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment and constitutional values.
http://www.fair.org/index.php Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting - seeks to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater media pluralism and the inclusion of public interest voices in the national debate.
http://www.fiawol.demon.co.uk/FAC/ Feminists Against Censorship - formed by a group of long-time feminist academics and campaigners who wished to fight censorship from a feminist perspective.
http://www.thefirstamendment.org/ First Amendment Project - a nonprofit, public interest law firm and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of information, expression and petition. FAP provides advice, educational materials and legal representation to its core constituency of activists, journalists and artists in service of these fundamental liberties.
http://www.freeexpression.org/ Free Expression Network - an alliance of organizations dedicated to protecting the First Amendment right to free expression and the values it represents, and to opposing governmental efforts to suppress constitutionally protected speech.
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/ Freedom Forum First Amendment Center - works to preserve and protect First Amendment freedoms through information and education. The Center, with offices in Arlington, Virginia and at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, is an operating program of the Freedom Forum and is associated with the Newseum in Arlington.
http://www.mediacoalition.org/ Media Coalition - an association that defends the First Amendment right to produce and sell books, magazines, recordings, videotapes and videogames; and defends the American public's First Amendment right to have access to the broadest possible range of opinion and entertainment.
http://www.ncac.org/ National Coalition Against Censorship - an alliance of over 40 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor and civil liberties groups. NCAC strives to create a climate of opinion hospitable to First Amendment freedoms in the broader community.
http://www.onlinepolicy.org/ Online Policy Group - a nonprofit organization dedicated to online policy research, outreach and action on issues such as access, privacy, digital defamation and the digital divide.
http://www.pen.org/ PEN American Center - a fellowship of writers working for more than seventy-five years to advance literature, to promote a culture of reading and to defend free expression.
http://www.penusa.org/ PEN USA - strives to protect the rights of writers around the world, to stimulate interest in the written word, and to foster a vital literary community among the diverse writers living in the western United States.
http://www.splc.org/ Student Press Law Center - an advocate for student free-press rights and provides information, advice and legal assistance at no charge to students and the educators who work with them.
http://www.tjcenter.org/ Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression - fulfills its mission through a wide range of programs in education and the arts, and through resistance to forces that threaten free expression.

Spirituality

http://atheism.about.com/ Agnosticism/Athiesm - Select, annotated links on topics of interest to atheists and non-believes from about.com.
http://www.2think.org/ 2Think - Books reviews, discussion lists, quotes and forums about evolution, science and religion.
http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Islam/Community.aspx Beliefnet - Secular Philosophies - Provides information, essays, articles and an online community about secular philosophies.
http://freethought.freeservers.com/ Freethought Zone - collection of essays which addresses misconceptions concerning the nature of science and religion and the beliefs of non-theists.
http://www.nobeliefs.com/ Freethinkers - News, essays, reviews and links about religion, science and philosophy.
http://www.dharmanet.org/ DharmaNet International - Index of Buddhist resources both on and off the internet. Lists of Dharma groups and centers by school and by region.
http://www.buddhanet.net/ BuddhaNet: Buddhist Information and Education Network - Offers an online Buddhist magazine, a comprehensive worldwide directory of Buddhist centers, a library of ebooksk, and an extensive database of articles on Buddhism, including insight meditation, metta meditation, history, culture and academic studies.
http://www.kalavinka.org/ Kalavinka Dharma World - Informational website which includes a non-sectarian Buddhist journal (Kalavinka Dharma) Notes and translations of stories and teachings. Translations include sections from Lotus Sutra, Nagarjuna, Master Chih-I, Master Han-shan De-ching, and Master Hsuan Hua. Also included is a bookstore associated with Amazon with titles usefully sorted into different categories. There is also a selection of photographs from a pilgrimmage to the holy places of India.
http://www.alphana.org/Groups/1000065342/Alt_Home_page.aspx The Alpha Course - a program for introducing the basics of Christianity to those interested. Introduction and basic information, news, search feature for course and conference locations, contact details and help for those wishing to start a course.
http://www.needhim.org/ Need Him - Flash presentation of the gospel that answers some of life's greatest questions, individually geared toward men and women and specific age groups.
http://www.christianity.co.nz/ Exploring Christianity - Articles explaining basic Christian concepts and Christian perspectives on modern issues.
http://www.why-christianity.com/ Why Christianity? - a collection of quotes and comments made about Christianity compared to information on a variety of other religious groups.
http://hopeforlife.org/ Hope for Life - Offers hope to people in pain and help to people who are looking for answers. Prayer request form, articles, testimonies and reasons to be a Christian, Bible study courses, a "successful life" inventory and other features.
http://www.waytogod.org/ Way to God - Articles, answers to basic questions, testimonies, dialogues and audio presentations to help people searching for the way to God.
http://www.abarim-publications.com/ Abarim Publications - an introduction to the basics of quantum mechanics and chaos theory leading in to an explanation of Christianity and the Bible.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/hinduism.htm Religious Tolerance: Hinduism - an overview and briefs on chief deities, sacred texts, beliefs and the caste system.
http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Hinduism/index.aspx Modern Day Hinduism - information and discussions about different aspects of Hinduism. Features links to other religious sites.
http://www.hinduismtoday.com/ Hinduism Today - Hindu directory, with links to resources on ashrams, teachers, events, publications, philosophy, deities, arts, pilgrimages and nonviolence.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/index.shtml BBC Religion and Ethics: Hinduism - features an overview, history, beliefs, list of holy days and customs.
http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/hindu/ Hinduism Potpourri - Articles on Hindu culture, philosophy, sacred texts and customs. Includes pictures of deities, holy men and discussions on such topics as death, initiation and weddings.
http://www.hindukids.org/ Hindu Kids Universe - Contains prayers, festivals, customs and culture through pictorial descriptions, and a forum for kids and parents.
http://faculty.washington.edu/kpotter/ Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies: Bibliography - an expanded version of the bibliography of primary and secondary sources which appeared as Volume 1 of the Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, edited by Karl Potter.
http://www.iheu.org/ The International Humanist and Ethical Union - features news, articles, speeches and membership information.
http://humaniststudies.org/home Institute for Humanist Studies - IHS is an organization dedicated to educating the public about humanist beliefs, organizations, and resources. It specializes in pioneering new technology and methods for the advancement of humanism.
http://humanists.net/ The Humanists Net - The Humanists Net is a condominium of humanist and related web sites including those of many leading humanist figures, organizations and publications.
http://www.philoonline.org/ Philo Online - Online home of Philo: the Journal of the Society of Humanist Philosophers, a refereed journal of the philosophy of religion edited by Quentin Smith.
http://www.tefillos.com/ Tefillos - Daily tefillos, Jewish prayers, Parshas Hamon, Birchas Hamazon, Birchas Me'en Sholosh, etc.
http://www.wcer.org/ World Congress of Ethnic Religions - Serves as an international body that will assist ethnic religious groups in various countries, and will oppose discrimination against such groups.
http://www.zodiacbistro.com/ Zodiac Bistro - Information about general topics included in the Pagan Path, including Witchcraft, Wicca and astrology.
http://www.ecauldron.net/ The Cauldron - The Cauldron is an active, friendly virtual community for members of Pagan religions and their friends, featuring a threaded message board, articles and book reviews.

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