Religions From Around The World
Even in our increasingly secular age, religion plays a central role in the lives of millions of people around the world; it's believed over 70% of the world's population identify themselves with one religion or another. Religion can be there for people in the most significant times in their lives, whether that be the birth of a child or the death of a friend.
For many, religion provides consolation, inspiration and community. It can offer answers to some of the big questions in life:
Why are we here?
What happens when we die?
Why do people suffer?
How should we live our lives?
What is the meaning of life?
As our lives differ across the world and across time, with varying needs, desires, and influences, naturally our faiths differ also. As such, there are over 4,000 recognised religions throughout the world at the time of writing, with some fading from existence whilst others take their first steps.
The Main World Religions
The ideas and views of people who don't believe in a God
One of the youngest of the world's major religions
A way of living based on the teachings of Siddartha Gautama
World's largest faith, based on the teaching of Jesus Christ
The oldest world religion
Revealed in its final form by the Prophet Muhammad
A religion based on African beliefs, originating in Brazil
Ancient philosophy and ethical teaching, originating in India
Based on the Jewish people's covenant relationship with God
Founded by Guru Nanak in India in the 15th Century CE
One of the oldest faiths, founded by the prophet Zoroaster