5 Religions of The World

By: Sarah Houchin


History: Judaism traces its history back to the creation of mankind, but the Jewish history started with Abraham and the Hebrews. It was formed in c. 2000 B.C.E and now has about 14,000,000 people that follow it.

Beliefs: there is only one god, humankind was created in the divine image of god, the Torah, and that a messiah will eventually untie the world in peace


- Jews consecrate the seventh day of the week, or Shabbat, as the epitome of sacred time.

- birth and naming ceremonies

- bat mitzvah

- holy days and festivals


video more about the religion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W_PyVhOJTs


History: Christianity started about 2000 years ago, with Jesus Christ and His faithful group of disciples. Christianity was formed out of Judaism and is founded on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christianity has about 2,100,000,000 who follow it.

Beliefs: belief in the one and only true God, who exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and 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


-attending worship services at church

-being baptized

-participating in communion


video more about the religion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut-UOhY0s8E


History: Hinduism doesn't have a specific moment of origin or a specific founder. But, the tradition and religion believes itself to be timeless, meaning it has always existed. Hinduism has around 1,000,000,000 people following this religion as of today.

Beliefs: the Vedas, karma, reincarnation, all life is sacred, there is one all Supreme Being who is both immanent and transcendent, and both creator


- Vedic sacrifice

- meditation

- reciting holy scriptures

- visiting temples and holy places

- chanting the name of a specific god


video more about the religion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9Fezg2Ss5E


History: the Buddha was born about 2565 years ago and is the center of the Buddhism religion. Buddha’s Life and teaching is where the background of Buddhism is found. About 376,000,000 are apart of this religion

Beliefs: reincarnation, 4 noble truths, taking refuge in Buddha, karma, dont believe in a god, but they believe in Buddha, rebirth


- meditation

- making offerings

- prayer wheels

- reciting passage


video more about the religion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNRiFQdPl_I


History: It was developed in the Middle East in the 7th century C.E. Islam. Islam started in Arabia and was given to humanity by the Prophet Muhammed. It

Has around 1,500,000,000 people who follow the religion.

Beliefs: To submit openly to The Commandments and Will of The One and Only God, Allah. Prophets and messengers, angels, life after death


- prayer

- fasting

- purification

- animal sacrifice


video more about religion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpcbfxtdoI8