World Religious Project

Coppell High School World Geography

Hinduism

Hinduism beliefs:

Hindus believe in the divinity of the four Vedas, the world's most ancient scripture, and venerate the Agamas as equally revealed. These primordial hymns are God's word and the bedrock of Sanatana Dharma, the eternal religion.


Hinduism, the world's oldest religion, has no beginning--it precedes recorded history. It has no human founder. It is a mystical religion, leading the devotee to personally experience the Truth within, finally reaching the pinnacle of consciousness where man and God are one.


They have 27 Gods. They are all worshiped differently.


They have 10 different holidays. Some celebrating renewing bonds between brothers and sisters. (July-August) Also celebrating birthdays of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. (April- August)



Buddhism

Buddhism beliefs:

Buddhism incorporates a variety of rituals and practices which are intended to aid in the journey.

Types of rituals for Buddhist:

  1. Going for Refuge. This is probably the most significant ritual connecting people to the Dharma. This is the oldest and most common ritual throughout most Buddhist traditions.
  2. Offering homage or respect to the Buddha, to Buddhist teachers, teachings, or other important areas of Buddhist life.
  3. Making offerings or practicing dana.
  4. Confession of faults
  5. Precept ceremonies
  6. Calling on spiritual forces for support or protection
  7. Blessings, aspirations, and Brahmavihara “prayers.”
  8. Dedication of merit
  9. Rites of Passage such as weddings and funerals
  10. Initiations and ordinations



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Judaism

Here are their top 5 holidays in the Judaism culture-

1. Chanukah

2. Vast of Tevet 10

3. Tu B'Shevat

4. Purim

5. Passover


Judaism is monotheistic because they only believe in one God and that he alone created the world and continues to run it.


14,000,000 followers and it formed c. 2000 B.C.E.


  • Jewish Year 5773: sunset September 16, 2012 - nightfall September 18, 2012
  • Jewish Year 5774: sunset September 4, 2013 - nightfall September 6, 2013
  • Jewish Year 5775: sunset September 24, 2014 - nightfall September 26, 2014
  • Jewish Year 5776: sunset September 13, 2015 - nightfall September 15, 2015
  • Jewish Year 5777: sunset October 2, 2016 - nightfall October 4, 2016


Christianity

Believing in God, Jesus Christ.


Today it is the largest religion in the world, with around 2 billion followers. Especially dominant in the western world, today's Christianity has a wide variety of forms, beliefs and practices but all center around faith in Jesus Christ.


The thing that Christians use for their guidence to God is the bible. They spread the gossple which is the bible. They are very strong believers and always praise Him. To define it simply, Christianity is one of the world’s major monotheistic religions. Christians believe in Jesus Christ and follow his teachings. We believe Jesus is God’s own son, sent by God to become human. As the son of God, Jesus is divine, but he was also a human being who lived among us on earth, over 2,000 years ago. Followers of Jesus are part of God’s people, whose heritage includes the Jewish people and the Christian Church throughout the world today.


As a person, Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew. He spent his adult life in ministry with his disciples, traveling around the region, teaching about God and spreading a message of God’s love, peace, hope and forgiveness. He healed the sick and fed the hungry.


Jesus Christ died on the cross for other peoples sins. He was born to die and his dad (God) knew that. That is what his whole point was to live on that earth the to die for other peoples sins and wrong doings.

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Islam

Islam- means to submit freely to The Commandments and Will of The One and Only God (Allah)This submission should come from within, from sound belief in and conviction to Allah, with no doubt. It should also come from love, trust, and affection.


Islamic festivals are the days celebrated by Muslims.


Islam was founded in the 7th century by Prophet Muhammad. Today this is the second largest religion in the world with more than 1.2 billion followers. The Quran is the sacred text of Islam. The Arabic word “Islam” means submission. Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad is the final messenger from God. The goal of a Muslim’s life is to live in a way to please Allah (The God) so that one may gain enlightenment.


This culture was formed 622 C.E

They had 1,500,000,000 followers.

Islam literally means "surrender" or "submission,"


Islam expanded almost immediately beyond its birthplace in the Arabian peninsula, and now has significant influence in Africa, throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas.


Muhammad's father died before he was born, and his mother died when he was six years old, leaving him an orphan. He went to live with his paternal grandfather, who sent him to live with a nomadic tribe. This was customary at the time for boys born in the towns of the Arabian peninsula.


The night Muhammad was called to become a prophet of Allah, known as the Night of Power, took place when Muhammad was around forty years old.


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