Religions of the World

By: Anna Kim

Christianity is based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Monotheistic- Christians believe in one god.

Name of God: God

Holy Book:The Bible

Main Holidays:Christmas, Lent, Good Friday, Easter


Seven Sacrements






-Holy Orders

-Anointing of the Sick

Relationship between God and the Children of Israel.

Monotheistic: Jews believe in one god.

Name of God: Hashem

Holy Book: Torah

Main Holidays: Hanukkah, Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur


-Bah Mitzvah

-Kosher Diet

Based on the life and teachings of Muhammed, the last prophet on Earth.

Monotheistic: Muslims believe in one god.

Name of God:Allah

Holy Book: Muharram

Main Holidays: Mawlid al-Nabi


Five Pillars of Islam

-Declaration of Faith





Categorization of distinct intellectual or philosophical points of view.

Polytheistic- Hindus believe in more than one god.

Name of Gods:

Three Main Gods

Brahma-The Creator

Vishnu-The Preserver

Shiva-The Destroyer

Holy book: The Vedas

Main Holidays: Holi, Diwali, Ganesha-Chaturthi


Three paths to liberation

-bhaktimarga (the path of devotion)

-jnanamarga (the path of knowledge or philosophy)

-karmamarga (the path of works and action)

Hindus believe in karma.

Base do the life and teachings of Buddha.

Buddhists don't believe in a God.

Holy Book:Tipitaka

Main Holidays: Makha Bucha, Vesakha, Asalha Puja Day


Meditation - Mental concentration and mindfulness

Mantras - Sacred sounds

Mudras - Symbolic hand gestures

Prayer Wheels - Reciting mantras with the turn of a wheel

Buddhists believe in karma.