About Light Planet

The purpose of LightPlanet.com is to explain religious beliefs and practices in a fair and comprehensive way. We want visitors to find answers to the questions they may have about life and faith. The owners of LightPlanet strongly advocate religious tolerance and view religion as a key factor in strengthening families and addressing the challenges of today's complex world. LightPlanet was founded in 1996 by Russell Anderson with significant contributions from religious scholar W. John Walsh. More than a decade later, LightPlanet continues to provide information about world religions.

About our Visitors

LightPlanet.com averages over three million visitors per year - and that number is continually increasing. Our server has logged visitors from almost every nation in the world, including: United Arab Emirates, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Brazil, Bahamas, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Switzerland, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cook Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guyana, Hong , Kong, Croatia (Hrvatska), Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, Namibia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Oman, Peru, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, USSR (former), El Salvador, Thailand, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Sources of Information

The information presented on LightPlanet is available thanks to the contributions of many individuals and groups. To our knowledge, all material presented is done so legally (either through direct permission of the authors, fair use copyright laws, or the GNU and creative content licenses).  While this site is neither authorized nor sanctioned by any particular church, every effort has been made to ensure that it is consistent with official teachings. We are always interested in reviewing additional content for inclusion in the site.

Contacting Light Planet

Please use this form to submit feedback to LightPlanet.com. Due to the high volume of feedback that we receive it is not possible for us to respond to every comment. While we are interested in receiving any comments (positive or negative) from our visitors, please note that messages which are slanderous or intolerant toward any religion will be ignored.