The Religions Project

By Devon Hawkins


  • History- In the early years there was a man name Jesus, helping people to believe in him and god. He helped save people who were dying and who had disease. Later on, he died on a cross and that cross till today
  • Beliefs- the empty tomb, and Resurrection appearances , and god / Jesus is watching us. There's a belief that there's a heaven and a hell.
  • Ruitruls- praying at night and going to church on Sunday
  • Holy book- the bible
  • God-Jesus
Christianity. A History - 1. Jesus the Jew


  • History- Buddhism was founded in Northern India by the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama , circa 563-483 BCE).Buddhism began with a prince called Siddhartha Gautama.
  • Rituals-Rituals can be as ordinary as greeting people with a handshake and as extraordinary as an elaborate memorial ceremony that brings healing to grief. Rituals can transform the ordinary into something extraordinary as when people share a blessing and silence before eating. And the extraordinary can be seen as ordinary when universal compassion is regularly awakened through daily prayer or chanting of sacred texts.
  • Holy book- the Tipitaka
  • God- prince of Buddha
  • Beliefs-a religion without original sin, judgment, a wrathful God, a multitude of gods and saints, an eternal hell, Satan, a sense of guilt, a personality cult, idolizing a book, a blood sacrifice for atonement, a rejection of personal experience, holy wars, hypocritical rules, sexism, a cultish mindset, and money and power obsessions. Luckily, a religion without all of this negative core baggage does exist and it is called Shin Buddhism.

The Life Of The Buddha (BBC Documentary)


  • It is a monotheistic religion
  • It began as the religion of the small nation of the Hebrews, and through thousands of years of suffering, persecution, dispersion, and occasional victory, has continued to be a profoundly influential religion and culture.
  • Beliefs-This diversity in Jewish belief arises in part because actions (good deeds and the mitzvot), not beliefs, are the most important aspect of Jewish religious life. In addition, the term "Jewish" can be used to describe a race and a culture rather than a religion, so some who identify themselves as Jewish may have little interest in the beliefs and practicesassociated with the religion of Judaism.
  • Beliefs-the Torah and Talmud
  • Ruitrils- Jewish life is marked by numerous occasions in which individuals and families take time out of their everyday lives to focus on God and his mitzvot (commandments), including daily prayer, Sabbath services and holidays. This section explores the special ceremonies and celebrations that mark important stages in a Jewish person's life as he or she journeys from birth to death.

Judaism: Inside the Torah - National Geographic


Beliefs-Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable and the purpose of existence is to submit to and serve God.Muslims also believe that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that was revealed at many times and places before, including throughAdam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, whom they consider prophets.

  • Their god name is Allah
  • is monotheistic and Abrahamic religion
  • The holy book is called the Qur'an
  • History-Islam is a monotheistic religious tradition that developed in the Middle East in the 7th century C.E. Islam, which literally means "surrender" or "submission," was founded on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad as an expression of surrender to the will of Allah, the creator and sustainer of the world. The Quran, the sacred text of Islam, contains the teachings of the Prophet that were revealed to him from Allah.
  • Rituals-The religious rituals of Islam are relatively few in number, but great in importance. The Five Pillars of Islam are fivepractices regarded by all sects as essential to the Muslim faith. Other notable Islamic practices include the mystical rituals of Sufism and various distinctive practices.

Islam: Empire of Faith. Part 1: Prophet Muhammad and rise of Islam (full; PBS Documentary)


Beliefs- It includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Smartism among numerous other traditions, and a wide spectrum oflaws and prescriptions of "daily morality" based on karma, dharma, and societal norms

  • History-Hindus in general believe that time is cyclical, much like the four seasons, and eternal rather than linear and bounded. Texts refer to successive ages designated respectively as golden, silver, copper and iron.During the golden age people were pious and adhered to dharma(law, duty, truth) but its power diminishes over time until it has to be reinvigorated through divine intervention.
  • Rituals-Hindu sacraments are called 'sanskars' and the sacraments performed at the time of a wedding are called 'Vivah Sanskar'.

    This sanskar marks the start of the second and the most important stage of life called the 'Grihistha Ashrama' which involves setting up of a new family unit.

    Holy bible-The Veda

    Gods-Krishna, Vishnu, Shiva, Lakshmi, Durga, Saraswati, Venkateswara, Aiyappa.

Hinduism- 1