Religion

By: Katelyn Manfre

Christianity

Christianity is currently the largest religion in the world. Christians believe in Jesus Christ that teachings focus on the themes of the kingdom of God, love of God, and love of neighbor. Christains classify their religion as being monotheistic. Some of their major holidays include Christmas, the day in which celebrates the birth of Jesus. The second major holiday is Easter, the day that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


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Judaism

Judiasm is one of the oldest religions that began as the small nation of the Hebrews. The central belief of this religion is that there is only one god. Judaism is monotheistic. The main locations of Jewish people are in Israel, Europe and the US.


What Is Judaism?

Hinduism

Hinduism is an ancient religion. Hindus worship one of more deities, they believe in reincarnation, and believe in meditating. Some of their festive holidays include Diwali and Holi. Most Hindus are monotheistic but some are polytheistic. Hinduism is mostly in India.
Crash Course Hinduism

Buddhism

Buddhism was found in India 2,500 years ago. Buddhism is dominant in the Far East and in the West. Buddhism has a wide variety of beliefs, practices, rituals and customs. There are over 360 million Buddhists.


Buddhism - Introduction

Islam

Islam began in Arabia and those who follow are called Muslims. Islam is monotheistic. They believe in Allah, which is the Arabic word for God. Muslims base their laws on the holy book Qur'an.


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