cross-christian-religion-church-161281 copyName: Christianity

Religious Text: The Bible

God: Jehovah or Yahweh

Place of Worship: Church

Festivals: Christmas and Easter

Number of Followers: Around 2 billion people worldwide

Beliefs: Christians believe in one god. They believe that God’s son, Jesus, came to earth to allow man to be forgiven of their bad deeds. Christians believe that God is in three parts: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

Name: Islam

Religious Text: Qur’an

God: Allah

Place of Worship: The Mosque

Festivals: Ramadan and Ede

Number of Followers: Around 1.5 billion people worldwide

Beliefs: Muslims believe that in the 7th century, God revealed himself to Muhammad through the Qur’an. They believe in 5 main ideas: the importance of God and Muhammad, prayer five times a day, concern for the needy, fasting during the festival of Ramadan and a pilgrimage to Mecca.

Name: Hinduism

Religious Text: The Vedas, although Hindus have many texts the refer to.

God: Brahman

Place of Worship: Temple

Festivals: Diwali, Holi, Shivaratri

Number of Followers: Around 1 billion people worldwide

Beliefs: Hinduism views all religious paths as one way toward God. It does not believe in a concrete set of rules but generally speaking, Hindu will practice non-violence. In addition, they believe in reincarnation which is when your soul goes into something new after death.

10839526583_ac3e12d5ea_b copyName: Sikhism

Religious Text: Guru Granth Sahib

God: Akal Murat

Place of Worship: Gurdwara

Festivals: Baisakhi, Holla Mohalla

Number of Followers: Around 25 million people worldwide

Beliefs: Sikh people believe that God is the same for all religions, that kindness is important and that all humans are equal. Sometimes, A Sikh will commit to Amrit which is five special rules: leaving hair uncut, keeping a comb in your hair, wearing the small sword, wearing a small metal wristband and wearing a long set of underpants.

Name: Buddhism

Religious Text: P Li Canon, Mahayana Sutras, Dhammapada

Religious Figure: Buddha

Place of Worship: Temple

Festivals: Wesak

Number of Followers: Around 400 million people worldwide

Beliefs: They believe in four main ideas: that all living things can suffer, suffering comes from selfish desire, suffering is preventable and you can stop suffering by following Buddhist teaching. Buddhist believe that their teachings came from Siddhartha Gautama, a person who became enlightened long ago. He is also called Buddha.

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Name: Judaism

Religious Text: The Torah

God: Jehovah or Yahweh

Place of Worship: Synagogue

Festivals: Hanukkah, Yom Kippur

Number of Followers: Around 15 million people worldwide

Beliefs: Jewish people believe that there is only one God and that our relationship with that God was defined by a man named Abraham. They believe in peace and tight community which serve each other in a holy way. Many Jewish people only eat kosher food which restricts things that they can eat.