3 Religions of the World Christianity: 2.1 billion Islam: 1.5 billion Hinduism: 900 millionChinese traditional religion (includes Taoism): 394 millionBuddhism: 376 millionSikhism: 23 millionJudaism: 14 millionBaha'i: 7 millionShintoism: 4 million
4 Christianity Main Points Video Belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of GodBelief that Jesus rose from the dead to save us from our sins (The Resurrection)Sacred text is the Bible, made up of the Old Testament and the New TestamentBelief that God is three persons in one - Father, Son and Holy Spirit
5 Christian Denominations Include: Roman CatholicProtestant ReligionsAnglicanUnited Church of CanadaSalvation ArmyPentecostalPresbyterianSeventh Day AdventistMormons - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SaintsJehovah's Witness
6 Islam Main Points Video Belief that Allah is the one true God Mohammed was Allah's prophetFollowers of Islam are called MuslimsMuslims must pray 5 times a dayMuslims must visit the holy city of Mecca at least once during their lifetimeTheir Sacred Text is the Qu'ranMuslims fast from sunrise to sunset during the month of RamadanTheir place of worship is a mosque
7 Hinduism Main Points Video Hinduism is the oldest religion in the worldHinduism originated in IndiaHindus believe in one supreme being "Brahman". "Brahman" is represented by many gods and goddesses.Hindus believe in reincarnationHindus believe in karmaHindus see the cow as sacred, as a symbol of life. Hindus do not eat beef.They have many sacred textsTheir place of worship is a temple
8 Buddhism Main Points Video Buddhists do not believe in one God, but follow the spiritual practices set out by the Buddha.The Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) was a man who lived in India between BCE. He was considered an "enlightened one".Buddhist sacred texts include the Sutras, which were the teachings and writings of the Buddha.Buddhist practices are set out in the Eightfold Path.Buddhist spiritual practices include meditation and mindfulness - living in the moment, and mental discipline.Buddhists believe in Karma - a law of cause and effect set in motion by human actions and thoughts.There are no special places set aside for Buddhist worship, as Buddhists do not worship a God. They are more concerned with their philosophy and way of life, and this can be practiced anywhere.
9 Judaism Main Points Video There is one God Jesus was a great prophet, but he was not the Son of God. The Jewish people are still waiting for their MessiahTheir sacred text is the TorahTheir place of worship is the synagogueTheir religious feasts include Chanukah, Rosh HaShana, and Yom KipperJewish people follow certain dietary laws - kosher
10 Group Research Project on World Religions Your group must create a poster that provides information on your assigned World Religion.Include the following:Main beliefsPlace of originCustoms and TraditionsFounderReligious SymbolsMajor FestivalsThe Sacred TextOther interesting factsPlace of Worship