An interreligious web site

"Here we have a multifaith, multi-approach, multi-ideological site flourishing—at a time when we’re supposed to be getting more fragmented, more contentious, more divided.” So wrote Steve Waldman, editor-in-chief and cofounder of Beliefnet ( at the beginning of the year on the first anniversary of the site.

Waldman went on to tot up the site’s accomplishments, list its most popular offerings, and identify its most “inspiring” members. Beliefnet published over 4,000 articles, started 17,000 different discussions which garnered more than 200,000 messages, launched almost 1,000 “prayer circles” and created nearly 1,000 “memorials.” Waldman predicted that in the first month of its second year roughly a million people would visit the site, almost 10 million pages would be “viewed” and approximately 45,000 messages posted on its message boards.


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