World Religions

World Religions

The history of sikh religion began with guru nanak

Sikh History and the Origins of the Sikh Religion

The Sikhs; who are they?  You’ve seen their distinctive, often colorful turbans and long beards.  But what are the origins of the Sikh religion and Sikh history?  There is an ever-increasing number of them migrating away from mother India to Europe, North America, and throughout the entire world.  In all, the Sikhs number about twenty-seven […]

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Shamanism

Shamanism 101

A shaman is an important member of a tribe or society, performing many roles, including spiritual leader, spirit guide, healer, teacher, and chief. The phenomenon of the ‘shaman’, and the concept of ‘shamanism’, is an intriguing and complex component to the history of humanity, the development of world culture, and the evolution of consciousness. Shamanism

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Shintoism

Shintoism 101

Shinto or Shintoism is a polytheistic religion that has existed before the 5th Century in prehistoric Japan. Although it only has five million official followers that claim the religion there are 110 million people in Japan who take part in Shinto based rituals and worship. Shinto has no holy book, no origin story, no organized

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Islam

Islam 101

Islam is a religion that has existed and thrived since it originated in 7th century CE. Today, this religion has about two billion followers and is the second most popular belief system in the world. It is also the youngest of the major religions and has the fastest-growing following. Islam is a religion that guides

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Confucius

Confucianism 101

Confucianism is a religion that is practiced mostly in China, Korea, Vietnam, and Taiwan. They’re 6,000,000 people in the world who have faith in the philosophical and religious beliefs that originated in ancient China. Confucianism is a religion of civility because of the emphasis on morality. Ethics and education intersect within Confucianism with the sole

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Taoism

Taoism 101

Taoism is an ancient philosophical religion that originated in China 2000 years ago. Its origin and beliefs can be found in various periods and social circles throughout China between the 4th century BCE and until it gains popularity during the Yuan dynasty in the 13th and 14th centuries. “The Tao that can be told is

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hinduism

Hinduism 101

Hinduism is the world’s third-largest religion with 1 billion followers. It is also the world’s oldest ongoing religion with traces and roots dating back to 1500 BC. These factors alone make Hindu faith tricky to define. Hinduism is an entire culture of various traditions, different beliefs, and ideas on spirituality. The main concepts in this

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