World Religions

Judaism

  • Monotheistic
  • Started in the Middle East
  • Jews believe in one god, (Yahweh)
  • Holy book: Torah
  • Celebrate Hanukkah
  • Large practice: Eating kosher foods

Video:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n79AZb4Nqec

Hinduism

  • Polytheistic
  • Originated in the Indus Valley
  • Gods/Goddesses:
  • Holy book: The vedas
  • Believe in Karma

Video:

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=353

Buddhism

  • Buddhists strive for there live to have a deep insight into the true nature of life and do not worship gods or deities.
  • There is no belief in a personal god.
  • Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible.
  • They can either worship at home or at a temple.
  • Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born into a royal family
  • holidays/ holy days: Dharma Day. (This day shows the beginning of the Buddha's teachings)
  • Main location: Thiland

Video:

http://video.about.com/buddhism/What-Is-Buddhism-.htm

Islam

  • Monotheistic
  • Originated in mecca
  • Holy book: The Quran
  • Name for god: Allah
  • Believe in angles, one god, Prophets
  • Holidays: Eid ul fitr & Eid ul Adah
  • Practices: Daily prayers, Pilgrimage to Mecca, fasting, Ramadan

Video:

http://www.history.com/videos/principles-of-islam

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Christianity

  • one god, monotheistic.
  • This god goes by Lord, Christ, or God. Christians believe that he created everything....and that his son, Jesus, came to Earth lived a perfect life. They believe that Jesus came to close the gap created by humans in the form of sin between god and humans
  • Holy book:The Bible.
  • Major holidays: Easter, Good Friday, Christmas.
  • Highly practiced rituals : to pray, going to Church on Sundays, the holy day, and listening to a Pastor preach the Bible.
  • Major Location: United States.

Video:

http://www.history.com/shows/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us/videos/mankind-the-story-of-all-of-us-birth-of-christianity


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