Religions Around the World

By: Olivia Demasters

Facts about the religions

Christianity

Beliefs: Christians believe Jesus is the son of God, God having become man and the savior of humanity. Christians, therefore, commonly refer to Jesus as Christ or Messiah. They believe that Jesus died on the cross for their sins and rose again on Easter.

Rituals: They go to church every Sunday and learn about the God and the story of the bible.

It is a monotheistic religion.

Gods: they believe in only one God and his son Jesus Christ

Holy Book: The bible

Major holidays: Christmas, and Easter






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Facts about the religions

Judaism:


Beliefs: . Jews consider Judaism to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God developed with the Children of Israel—originally a group of around a dozen tribes claiming descent from the Biblical patriarch Jacob and later the Jewish people. According to most branches, God revealed his laws and commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of both the Written and Oral Torah.

Rituals: they can only eat kosher meat and they have to dress in special clothing

It is a monotheistic religion.

Gods: only on true god

Holy book: the Torah

Holidays: Passover, and Hanukkah


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Hinduism


Beliefs: karma and reincarnation

Rituals: Hinduism also includes yogic traditions and a wide spectrum of "daily morality" based on the notion of karma and societal norms such as Hindu marriage customs.

It is a polytheistic religion

gods: they have no founder or person of origin

Holy book: the Vedas

Holidays: Maha shivaratri, and Holi



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Buddhism


Beliefs: Buddha lived and taught in the northeastern Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by adherents as an awakened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering, achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth.

Rituals: self awareness, and meditation

It is a polytheistic religion

Gods: the Buddha

Holy book: Mahayana sutras

Holidays: Buddhist new year, Vesak

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Islam


Beliefs: Islam is the religion articulated by the Qur’an, a religious book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of the single incomparable God (Arabic: الله‎, Allāh), and by the Prophet of Islam Muhammad's demonstrations and real-life examples (called the Sunnah, collected through narration of his companions in collections of Hadith). Islam literally means submission to God.

Rituals: tithe to help the poor and needy

It is a monotheistic religion

Gods: Allah

Holy books: Qur'an

Holidays:

Holidays


Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Dhu al-Hijjah

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