Celebrates Its First Anniversary, the Fastest Growing Online Religion and Spiritual Resource, Celebrates Its First Anniversary With the Release of Patheos 2.0, website of choice for people looking for credible and balanced information or resources about religion and spirituality, celebrates its first anniversary. Bringing together the public, academia, and faith leaders in a single environment, Patheos offers insight into questions, issues, and discussions about religion. Unlike any other online religious and spiritual site, it is designed to serve those seeking to learn more about different belief systems, as well as participate in productive, moderated conversations on some of today's most discussed and debated topics. As a part of the celebration, Patheos is introducing several new features and products.

Patheos Experts: With all of the noise of the web, it can be difficult to tell the difference between an expert and someone with an opinion. Through our exclusive hub of expertise on Religious and Spiritual information, Patheos now provides access to experts for the media, interfaith dialogue, the community and the faithful seeking resources for their worship communities or events.

Buddhist and Hindu Portals: These two portals join the Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Mainline Protestant, Mormon, Muslim and Pagan Portals, visitors become immersed in the rich tapestry of the world's religions through a variety of photos, videos, blogs, podcasts and other multimedia applications, and they encounter to various elements of different religious practices, ceremonies and sacred places.

Inspiration Portal: Acknowledging that information and inspiration can sometimes be very different things, the Inspiration Portal invites the visitor to discover the grace in admist the noise of the world. Ralph Marston of the Daily Motivator offers daily motivational thoughts, news and stories to help visitors seek and understand those things that quiet the soul.

Teachers Portal: Patheos offers valuable material for teachers in both public and private schools and universities. A dedicated page with a guide to using Patheos facilitates their quick and easy access to helpful resources within the site. How to Incorporate Patheos into the Classroom, Citing Patheos in Research, an Explanation of the Library and Comparison Lenses, and a Full List of Contributors with their qualifications are but a few of the quick-click features at their disposal.

Community Portal: Here is the place to engage in dialogue on religious and spiritual topics, connect to other Patheos users, comment on or start a new blog, or develop either private or public groups for special interests or small group study. Steps have been taken to ensure Patheos members continue to have a safe place to engage in conversation about faith, spirituality, and religion.

Other enhancements have also been made to the site navigation, search functionality, and the Travel and Retreat Portal. Patheos is still looking for bloggers who can speak authentically on traveling from a perspective of their faith. If interested, you are invited to send a sample blog post to

See for yourself what the celebration is all about. Visit or contact us for additional information.

About Patheos: is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is designed to serve as a resource for those seeking to learn more about different belief systems, as well as participate in productive, moderated conversations on some of today's most discussed and debated topics.


Patheos: Connecting seekers, students, and believers to faith communities, scholars, and resources for deeper exploration and greater understanding of faith practices, wisdom traditions, and spirituality.

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