By Tori Teffeteller

History and Beliefs

Christianity has many different branches and forms with accompanying variety in beliefs and practices. The three major branches of Christianity are Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, with numerous subcategories within each of these branches. 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, and the belief that Jesus is the divine and human Messiah sent to the save the world. Christianity is also noted for its emphasis on faith in Christ as the primary component of religion. Christianity is a monotheistic religion.

Holy Books

The sacred text of Christianity is the Bible, including both the Hebrew scriptures (also known as the Old Testament) and the New Testament.


Baptism is a highly practiced ritural in Christianity. It is a promise to accept and follow Jesus Christ. Most Christians attend worship services at church on Sundays, which generally include singing, prayer and a sermon. At home, most practicing Christians pray regularly and many read the Bible. Another ritual common ritual is communion.

Major Holidays

Some of Christians major holidays include Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost, Advent and Christmas

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Judaism is a religion that has one god (monotheistic) Tetragrammation. Their holy book is the Torah. The Jewish wear a special hat called a Kippah when they pray, and eat. Hanukkah is a eight holiday celebration around Christmas time for the Jews. A holy place for the jews is Jerusalem.

Worship no other God.

Honor and respect your father and mother.

Do not take images to worship.


Hinduism is a polytheistic religion they believe in lots of gods but the main ones are Brahma, Vishun, and Shava. There is not just one holy book there is Bhagavad-Gita, Ramayana, and Veda. There are many holidays but the major one is Krishna Jayanti- Birthday of Lord Krishna (July-August).

One of the ancient holy towns of the Hindus is



Buddhism is polytheistic. There is not a "God" but they worship the Buddha. There holy book us called the Tripitaka. One major holiday is the Vesak the birthday of the Buddha. The Lumbini is the holy place where the Buddha was born.

Some of their major beliefs are

Do not harm or kill living things.

Do not take things unless they are freely given.

Lead a decent life.

Do not speak unkindly or tell lies.


Islam is monotheistic, their god is Allah. There holy book is the Quran, a major holiday which is used for fasting is Ramadan. The holy city is Mecca.

Major beliefs are

Believe in one god.

Belief in the angles.

Buddhism - Introduction
What Is Judaism?
Hinduism- 1
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