Get To Know Eight Of The World’s Religions
I have only listed eight of the world’s religion, but there are more religions. There are other religions that fall under the Christian heading such as Protestant, Mormons, etc… I chose these eight religions because they showed up when I did a google search for world religions.
I am a Christian faith believer and I know very little about other religious faith. I put together this list of religions so I can learn something about other religions, I hope it will help to broaden your knowledge of other religions too.
Learn More About These Religions
The Baháʼí Faith is a new religion teaching the essential worth of all religions and the unity of all people. Established by Baháʼu’lláh in the 19th century, it is estimated to have over five million adherents, known as Baháʼís, spread throughout most of the world’s countries and territories.
Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists. Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha in the 5th or 4th century BCE.
Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus is the Christ, whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Hebrew Bible. It is the world’s largest religion, with about 2.4 billion followers.
Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life. It is the world’s third-largest religion, with over 1.25 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus. The word Hindu is an exonym, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma “the Eternal Way”.
Islam is an Abrahamic religion teaching that there is only one God, taking Muhammad as a messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion with 1.9 billion followers or 24.9% of the world’s population, known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 49 countries.
1 St. David of Wales – Christian
2 – 20 Nineteen Day Fast – Baha’i
7 Meatfare Sunday -Orthodox Christian
10 Lailat al Miraj – Islam
12 Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian
Maha Shivaratri – Hindu
14 Cheesefare Sunday – Orthodox Christian
15 Clean Monday (Great Lent begins) – Orthodox Christian
17 St. Patrick’s Day – Christian
18 Waqf al Arafa – Islam
19 St. Joseph’s Day – Christian
21 Norooz (New Year) – Persian/Zoroastrian
Naw-Rúz (New Year) – Baha’i
Ostara – Mabon – Wicca/Neo Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian
25 Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian
Mahavir Jayanti- Jain
26 Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) Zoroastrian
28 Lailat al Bara’ah – Islam
Lord’s Evening Meal – Jehovah’s Witness Christian
Magha Puja Day – Buddhist
28 – April 8 Pesach – Jewish
28 Palm Sunday – Christian
29 Holi – Hindu
Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion. Jain dharma traces its spiritual ideas and history through a succession of twenty-four leaders or Tirthankaras, with the first in current time cycle being Lord Rishabhanatha, whom the tradition holds to have lived millions of years ago.
Judaism originally from Hebrew is an ethnic religion comprising the collective religious, cultural, and legal tradition and civilization of the Jewish people. With over 14 million adherents worldwide, Judaism is the tenth largest religion in the world. The Torah is the Hebrew Bible.
Sikhism is a monotheistic, panentheistic religion that originated in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent around the end of the 15th century CE. Sikhism is one of the youngest of the major religions and the world’s fifth-largest organized religion, with about 30 million Sikhs as of the early-21st century.
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