World Religions

By Clara Bae

Christianity

  • Monotheistic
  • God - Jesus Christ
  • Holy book - The Bible
  • Holidays - Lent, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, Christmas, Sundays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Good Friday
  • Rituals- Sunday worship services, baptism, bible study, beliefs, faith, prayer, fasting, tithing, confirmation
  • Beliefs - The trinity, creation and evloution, exorcism, Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, the Afterlife, hell, heaven, then Devil and Demons, Angels
Explaining Christianity in only 3 minutes!

Judaism

  • Monotheistic
  • God - Tetragrammaton
  • Holy book - Tanakh
  • Holidays - Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Passover
  • Rituals - Sacred time, rites and ceremonies, worship and devotion, symbolism
  • Beliefs - The 13 Articles of Faith, God, the Messiah, Olam Ha-Ba (afterlife)
Judaism

Buddhism

  • Neither monotheistic nor polytheistic
  • God - Buddha (Siddhattha Gotama)
  • Holy book - Tipitaka
  • Holidays - Vesak, Magha Puja Day, Uposatha, Kathina Ceremony, Ulambana
  • Rituals - Meditation, mantras, mundras, prayer wheels
  • Beliefs - Purpose of life, reincarnation, afterlife
What Is Buddhism?

Islam

  • Monotheistic
  • God - Allah
  • Holy book - Qur'an (Koran)
  • Holidays - Muharram, Mawlid al-Nabi, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha
  • Rituals - Prayers, fasting, pilgrimage, charity, purification, animal sacrifice
  • Beliefs - Allah, six articles of faith, prophets, life and salvation, afterlife
What is Islam?

Hinduism

  • Polytheistic
  • God - Visnhu, Krishna, Rama, Hanuman, and etc.
  • Holy book - The Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, and Brahmanas Granth
  • Holidays - Diwali, Holi, Onam, Guru Purnima, Durga Puja
  • Rituals - Brahmacharga, grastha, vanaprastha, sanngasu
  • Beliefs - Authority of Vedas and Brahmans, Karma, purpose of life
What is Hinduism?