For believers to come together online

Beliefnet.com, a spirituality Web site, is launching a beta Beliefnet Community, a social network for religious devotees, spiritual seekers, and faith-based groups. Beliefnet Community...

Beliefnet.com, a spirituality Web site, is launching a beta Beliefnet Community, a social network for religious devotees, spiritual seekers, and faith-based groups. Beliefnet Community will offer resources for study, inspiration, entertainment, and provide a meeting place for spiritual and religious activities online. Book clubs, support groups, bible studies, and discussion forums will also be included.
“Social networks aren’t just about dating or bands anymore, they’ve evolved into powerful and very real communities,” said Steven Waldman, editor-in-chief and CEO of Beliefnet.com. “In an accepting, easy-to-use environment, Beliefnet Community is dedicated to providing a gathering place where beliefs and values can be safely explored and shared—by people of all faiths. We’re excited about opening the door to this new kind of online spiritual home.”

As of now, there are many partnerships with famous spiritual leaders, such as Max Lucado and even the Dalai Lama. Content from sources like “Chicken Soup for the Soul” will be accessible as well.

Just like any other social networking site, Beliefnet Community will allow members to have profile pages and video and photo sharing capabilities. But to cater to the spiritual community, it’s also implementing ‘faith filters’ which limit searches to people of a certain faith for those who seek to mingle within a particular denomination. Oh, and no porno, violence, or harassment. I covered the recent launch of Beliefnet's "God-o-Meter," a device that takes the spiritual barometer of presidential candidates in the upcoming election.

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