World Religions

By Brooke


Important Information


- Christmas

- Easter

- Thanksgiving

- Palms Sunday

- Ash Wednesday

- Lent


Christianity developed out of Judaism in the 1st century C.E. It is founded on the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and those who follow him are called "Christians." Christianity has many different branches and forms with accompanying variety in beliefs and practices. The three major branches of Christianity are Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, with numerous subcategories within each of these branches.


- Praying

- Baptizing

- Tithing

- communion

- Reading the Bible


What is Christianity?


Important Information


- Passover

- Purim

- Shavuot


Judaism traces its history back to the creation of mankind, but the explicitly Jewish historical origins begin with Abraham and the Hebrews. According to the Torah, Abraham's home was the northern Mesopotamian town of Harran. Under God's command, Abraham migrated to the region of Canaan, which is roughly equivalent to modern Israel and Lebanon. For a time the Hebrews lived in servitude in Egypt, then returned to Canaan.


- Halakhah

- Mitzvot means "commandments"


What Is Judaism?


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- Holi

- Krishna Jayanti

- Kumbh Mela

- Ganesha

- Navaratri

- Diwali


Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it has no founder or date of origin. While most major religions derive from new ideas taught by a charismatic leader, Hinduism is simply the religion of the people of India, which has gradually developed over four thousand years. The origins and authors of its sacred texts are largely unknown.


- Brahman

- Shiva

- Vishnu

- Shakti


Crash Course Hinduism


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Buddhism was founded around 520 BCE in Northeastern India.

Buddhism is the worlds fourth largest reliogn as well as being one of the first.

The founder of Buddhism is Siddharta Gautama, an Indian Price.

There sacred texts is the Pali Canon and the original language is Pali, but this has changed over the years.

There spiritual leaders are the Monks of the temples that teach the teaching of Baddha.

They believe that there is nor self or soul. Human existence is nothing more than a combination of the five impermanent components.


- Buddhist New Year

- Vesak

- Sangha Day

- Observance Day

World Religions: Buddhism


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Islam is a monotheistic religion based on revelations received by the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century. The faith spread rapidly and today Islam is the second largest religion in the world.

Islam was founded around the 622 CE in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

The original religion is Arabic and is worshiped in a large building called Mosque.

They believe that humans are born in a state of purity, imperfect yet capable of seeking God and doing good.


- Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)

- Ashura

- Ramadan

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