World Religion Project

By Avery Mullins


Traditional Christian beliefs include the belief in the one and only true God, who is one being and exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Therefore Christians are monotheistic. Christians study the bible and go to church. Some of the traditions we have are Christmas and Easter.


Judaism one of the oldest religions still existing today. The most important Jewish holy days are the Sabbath, the three pilgrimage festivals (Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot) and the two High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). It is forbidden to work on any of these days. They are monotheistic. They study in the temple.


Hinduism is an ancient religion with no founder or known date of origin. The term "Hinduism" simply derives from the word "India" and refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed in India over thousands of years. Most Hindus worship one or more deities, believe in reincarnation, value the practice of meditation, and observe festive holidays like Diwali and Holi. They are polytheistic.


Given the association of Buddhism with the meditating monk, one might well assume that Buddhism emphasizes practices over beliefs. The sacred book of Buddhism is called the Tipitaka. They are polytheistic.


Islamic practices are defined by the five pillars of Islam: faith, prayer, fasting, pilgrimage and alms. Islam has relatively few holidays compared to most other religions. Traditionally, Muslims celebrate just two major festivals ('Id Al-Fitr and 'Id Al-Adha), a month of daytime fasting (Ramadan), and a day of voluntary fasting ('Ashura, also an important Shiite festival). The Islamic holy book is known as the Quran. They are monotheistic