12A – Religions of the World

  1. In General

    Though of many cultures, languages and religions, all people form one human family and have a common origin in God.

    • Vatican II Statement on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.
    • A comparative analysis of the major world religions from a Christian perspective.
    • Adherents.com references published statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, etc
    • An overview of the beliefs and practices of major religions including important people, organisation and sacred texts.
    • The Bridge of the Spirits  A documentary on an aspect of African Religion – For interest – this topic is not part of the core curriculum, but we cannot talk about world religions without acknowledging the huge number of people in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and South America who do not belong to one of the major world religions.
    • Minute faith: Dreamtime (3:41)
  2. Buddhism

    Buddhism, is the fourth largest religion in the world.

  3. Christianity

    Christians follow the teachings of Jesus Christ whom we believe is both fully God and fully human.

  4. Confucianism and Daoism

    Confucianism is an Eastern religion/philosophy founded by Confucius. Daoism (Taoism) is a philosophy that also influenced Confucius.

  5. Hinduism

    Hinduism is the word’s third most popular religion.

  6. Islam

    Islam is the second largest and the fastest growing world religion.

  7. Judaism

    Judaism, which expresses faith in one God, is the religion of the Jewish people.

  8. Sikhism

    Sikhism is the youngest of the great world faiths.

World Religions

A brief quiz on World Religions