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  A Gateway to Sikhism
From the earliest known evidence of human religion by Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis around 100,000 years ago to the present day, religion continues to be a very influential aspect of human lives.
Religion is the universal tool for explaining things which we do not understand through the context the known physical world.
Religion helps us to transmit our values from one generation to another, and influences the way we interact with the natural environment.
www.allaboutsikhs.com /world-religions/world-religions.html   (352 words)

  
  Major world religions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Major world religions have been distinguished from minor religions using a variety of methods, though any such division naturally reflects a particular bias, since many adherents of a religion are likely to consider their own faith "major".
This listing does not draw distinctions between organized religion, which has a single belief code and religious hierarchies, and informal religions, such as Chinese traditional religions, which are a mix of different folk religious ideas.
Not a single organized religion, this includes traditional African beliefs such as Yoruba as well as diasporic beliefs such as Santeria (which itself draws from Catholicism) and Vodoun.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Major_world_religions   (566 words)

  
 Major world religions -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Major world religions have been distinguished from minor religions using a variety of methods, though any such division naturally reflects a particular bias, since many adherent of a (A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny) religion are likely to consider their own faith "major".
This listing does not draw distinctions between organized religion, which has a single belief code and religious hierarchies, and informal religions, such as Chinese traditional religions, which are a mix of different informal religious ideas.
(Religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being) Jainism 4.2 million
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/major_world_religions.htm   (1175 words)

  
 Summaries of World Religions : presented by FECHA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
We see all religions as part of human history; all churches as temporal extensions of their founders' particular visions of a power greater than themselves.
The Orthodox agree doctrinally in accepting as ecumenical the first seven Ecumenical councils (Doctrine was established by seven ecumenical councils held between 325 and 787, and amended by other councils in the late Byzantine period.), and in rejecting the jurisdiction of the bishop of Rome (the Pope).
Orthodox religion holds biblical Scripture and tradition-guided by the Holy Spirit as expressed in the consciousness of the entire Orthodox community-to be the source of Christian truth.
www.webstationone.com /fecha/religion.htm   (2635 words)

  
 World Religions and 101 Cults and Sects
A to Z Index of religions, cults and sects, denominations and Traditions:
To be in error in Religion, is to have a "cancer in the soul"...
All religions and cults have something very good, that's why people is attracted to them!...
www.religion-cults.com   (566 words)

  
 Major Religions Ranked by Size
This world religions listing is derived from the statistics data in the Adherents.com database.
Many Far Eastern ways of thought, in fact, were given the status of "world religion" while equally advanced religious cultures in technologically less developed or pre-literate societies (such as in Australia, Africa, South America, and Polynesia) were grouped together as pagans or "animists," regardless of their actual theology.
From an academic, comparative religions viewpoint, there is no basis for "prescribing" whether it is better for a religion to be highly unified, cohesive, monolithic, and lacking in internal religious diversity, or whether it is better to be fragmented, schismatic, diverse, multifaceted and abounding in variations on the same theme.
www.adherents.com /Religions_By_Adherents.html   (11829 words)

  
 Religions of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
From the earliest known evidence of human religion by Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis around 100,000 years ago to the present day, religion continues to be a very influential aspect of human lives.
Religion is the universal tool for explaining things which we do not understand through the context the known physical world.
Religion helps us to transmit our values from one generation to another, and influences the way we interact with the natural environment.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/religion   (308 words)

  
 Religions of the world: numbers of adherents; growth rates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
According to David Barrett et al, editors of the "World Christian Encyclopedia: A comparative survey of churches and religions - AD 30 to 2200," there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many smaller ones.
Included is the name of the religion, the approximate date of its origin, its main sacred or ethical texts (if any) and its estimated numerical strength (both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the world's population.)
Many Emails come from Christians who have the impression that Christianity is rapidly growing around the world and that the number of Christian adherents is steadily growing as a percentage of the world's total population.
www.religioustolerance.org /worldrel.htm   (1213 words)

  
 URI Kids :: World Religions
Religion is all or some of the attributes described below.
Religion is different for different people and cultures.
Some religion is so much a part of the culture of a given people that it is not so much a formal religion, but simply the spiritual aspects of that culture or group - the spiritual traditions which help define it.
www.uri.org /kids/world.htm   (340 words)

  
 Index|Hinduism|BBC World Service
Hinduism is the name given to a family of religions and cultures that began and still flourish in India.
For Hindus in India, Hinduism is an inextricable part of their existence, a complete approach to life that involves social class, earning a living, family, politics, diet, etc., in addition to the things Westerners view as religious.
Originally the name referred to people living in a particular region of the world, regardless of their faith; so in the 18th century someone could quite sensibly be described as a "Hindu Muslim".
www.bbc.co.uk /worldservice/people/features/world_religions/hinduism.shtml   (288 words)

  
 Read about Major world religions at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Major world religions and learn about Major ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Population numbers by religion are computed by combination of census reports and population surveys (in countries where religion data is not collected in census, for example USA or
France), but results can vary widely depending on the way questions are phrased, the definitions of religion used, and the bias of the agencies or organizations conducting the survey.
North Korean communists; some have argued it constitutes a religion.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Major_world_religions   (513 words)

  
 Mr. Dowling's Western Religions Page
While western religions are centered on the belief in one God, many believers of eastern religions seek to find enlightenment by looking within themselves.
Indigenous religions are practiced throughout the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 are likely the result of religious conflicts.
www.mrdowling.com /605westr.html   (331 words)

  
 World Religions
I wrote some of these papers many years ago in an Intro to Religion class, they were written as summaries of a chapter in "The World's Religions" by Huston Smith.
Counsel For a Parliament of the World's Religions-Cultivates harmony between the World's Religions!
Religions, philosophies, arts, the social forms of primitive and historic man, prime discoveries in science and technology, the very dreams that blister sleep, boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Forum/1699   (1039 words)

  
 Religious Education - FaithCentral - World Religions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The fundamentals of Islam and other aspects which make this religion a universal way of life looks at the Articles of Faith and states what is not Islam.
World Religion calendar of Holy Days showing religious festivals and celebrations of six world faiths.
Vatican II Statement on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.
www.faithcentral.net.nz /inclass/religions.htm   (889 words)

  
 Religions of the World
Religion is a belief system that is practiced through faith, obedience, prayer, and worship.
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly and the Southern Poverty Law Center may be useful online resources.
Included are basic beliefs, conflicts between the religions, effects on science and society, and their origin and history.
www.42explore2.com /religion.htm   (1352 words)

  
 ALA | Internet Resources: World Religions
This is true in relation to religion in general and also for specific world religions.
A simple Google search on “religion” or on “Buddhism”; brings forth a great number of results, which is generally encouraging for those who are searching for information related to religious topics.
This can be a particular problem when searching in the area of world religions because the terrain is often unfamiliar, and it can be difficult to know when bias is presented in materials.
www.ala.org /ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2002/june/worldreligions.htm   (1683 words)

  
 The major world religions
Taoism became a religion in 440 CE when it was adopted as a state religion.
Although these religions arose from the teachings of the prophets of one God, Bahá'í's do not believe they are all the same.
Adherents.com - Major religions of the world ranked by the number of adherents.
www.omsakthi.org /religions.html   (3373 words)

  
 World Religion WebQuest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In this time of grief and anger, it is important to learn what these religions really teach; the message of love, peace, and harmony are usually the central focus.
Third, your Major World Religions Chart will be the basis for much of the work that we will do during this unit.
It will be a wonderful resource when studying for the World Religion test and it will be very helpful in completing the Unit 1 Project.
mywebpages.comcast.net /mruland/MWH/WebQuests/wreligion.html   (601 words)

  
 world religion
Different religions have derived their names from different sources.
Some religions derived their names from the name or title of the founder, while other religions have their names derived from certain words or names.
Along with the religions that developed in India, there are also followers of religions of non- Indian origins.
adaniel.tripod.com /Associated/religionresources.htm   (203 words)

  
 Religion refdesk.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Covers academic organizations, religions arranged into rough geographic groupings, and pages associated with certain approaches to the study of religion, such as anthropology or sociology.
World's Longest Walk - Arthur Blessitt has carried on foot a 12 ft. cross for Jesus around the world since 1969.
World Prayers - "Gathering the great prayer classics from spiritual traditions around the world into a common archive for the purpose of inspiration, study and cross-cultural appreciation."
www.refdesk.com /factrel.html   (1363 words)

  
 world religons - comparative religion
The purpose of this section is to bring to you a hub of internet resources relating to the religons of the world.
This is in the traditional definition, in which a high degree of organisation will likely be involved, in terms of rites and doctrine, even where different sects may disagree with one another.
The section here on the world's religions is improving all of the time - comparative-religion.com is already proving to be a major internet resource for the study of world religions.
www.comparative-religion.com /world-religions   (287 words)

  
 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Religions
One of the youngest of the world's major religions.
The world's biggest faith, based on the teaching of Jesus Christ.
The religion founded by Guru Nanak in India in the 15th Century CE.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions   (165 words)

  
 Religion, World Religions, Comparative Religion - Just the facts on the world's religions.
Religion, or at least religious inquiry, is something that nearly all humans share in common.
In all corners of the world and in all eras of history, people have wondered about the meaning of life, how to make the best of it, what happens afterwards, and if there is anyone or anything "out there."
This very broad definition means that we have articles on a wide variety of world religions, both ancient and modern, as well as "ways of life," philosophies and mind-body teachings, and even some anti-religion systems like ancient Epicureanism and modern atheism.
www.religionfacts.com   (338 words)

  
 World Religions Religion Statistics Geography Church Statistics
Adherents.com is a growing collection of over 43,870 adherent statistics and religious geography citations: references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc. The religions of the world are enumerated here.
The database has thousands of broad classifications, religions, branches, individual churches, etc., and most people fit under multiple labels, but no individual can be completely categorized by any of these labels.
If the main database includes a total number of adherents in the world, the highest recent number (but not necessarily the most accurate one) is shown in the index.
www.adherents.com   (1112 words)

  
 World Religion Resources - The Best of the Net
Chinese University of Hong Kong: Research Institute for the Humanities Massive collection of philosophy and world religion resources; a well designed set of pages with links to study materials covering religion in particular and the humanities in general.
Well organized and well presented tools for the student of religion who is interested in the wider social and cultural context in which the great religious traditions exist and to which they contribute in sometimes surprising and refreshing ways.
Religion, Society and Culture Dr. Hans Rollman of the Department of Religious Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland, has put together a visually appealing site combining serious scholarship with an obvious devotion to his subject.
www.aril.org /World.html   (581 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources--World Religions
Academic Info: Religion Subject Index-- A large directory of Internet resources for the academic study of religion.
Religion, Religions, Religious Studies: Information and links for study and interpretation of religions-- Comprehensive directory from Professor Gene Thursby, University of Florida.
World Religions on the Web: A Guide to Some of the Most Helpful Sites-- Annotated article on Internet resources for world religions, as of June 2002, in full-text and with hypertext links, from the College and Research Libraries News of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
www2.etown.edu /vl/worldrel.html   (923 words)

  
 Parliament of the World's Religions
The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religion's Executive Director Dirk Ficca said that one fundamental difference between this gathering and others discussing the same subjects was that, "when people of faith commit to address religious violence and other pressing issues facing the global community they follow through.
The Parliament's priorities over the next five years are to assist the world's religions in meeting their commitments.
Ficca continued: "The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions has also developed a process to monitor and support the implementation of the Barcelona Parliament commitments, including best-practice manuals and a web-based communications network in order to support and assess the impact on the world's pressing problems.
www.cpwr.org /2004Parliament   (1256 words)

  
 World Religions Prints and Posters - World Religions Prints and Posters
World Religions Prints and Posters - World Religions Prints and Posters
Welcome to the World Religions and COPIX photo libraries Print-Shop.
Here you will find images from the world's major faiths - festivals, historic sites, people, rites of passage and sacred foods.
www.worldreligionsprints.com   (71 words)

  
 Welcome to World Religions Index
Personal stories from people who have experienced a wide variety of world religions and religious philosophies.
Articles and comparison studies discussing the major world religions -- their various views on God, salvation and the afterlife.
Our recommended links for other sites that deal with world religions, cults and religious philosophies.
wri.leaderu.com   (103 words)

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