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World Religions

Comparing and contrasting the dimensions of world religions.

Maddy Eiden

on 26 May 2010

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World Religion Dimensions Taoism Material:
1.Yin representing female, earthly, quiet. Yang represents male, power, and the heavens.
2.Tao Te Ching-"the way of virtue" 81 chapter book explaining the philisophical meanings of Taoism. Mythical: Believed to have been started by Lao Tzu who was born 604 BC. Wrote down this words of wisdom that later turned into Tao Te Ching. Rituals:
Are believed to create harmony in the universe.
Worships include purifications, meditations, and praying to their deities.
Purification rutials can be done by walking on hot coals, bridge crossings, and skewering the body. Hinduism Ritual:
Hindus worship in temples to both living and non living people. Also have household shrines that are prayed too multiple times a day. They repeat the word "om" representing the sound of the universe. It is meant to relax and calm those during praise.
There is no proven founder of Hinduismm their religion and practices developed from diverse traditions. Highest power is believed to be their gods/goddesses.
"Shastras" are the basic scriptures of Hindus
explaining the spiritual laws created by their saints.
Bindi-the jewel worn on the forehead of women to show men they are married.
Islam Rituals:
5 Pillars of Islam-the five religious duties expectied to be fulfilled by every Muslim.
1)daily confession
2)daily ritual prayer
3)paying the alms tax
4)fasting during Ramadan
5)Pilgrimmage to Mecca Work Cited 1."Islam." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2005. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service
3."Taoism" and "Hinduism"B.A. Robinson 2009. http://www.religioustolerance.org/taoism.htm
4.Anonymous. "Christian Holidays." ReligionFacts. 8 February 2007. 8 May 13. <http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/holidays.htm>. Mythical:
Dates back to the start of the world.
Prophet Mohammed was a messenger of God and explained his teaching into what is known as the Qur'an.
Qur'an-the Muslim version
of the bible to explain the book of divine guidance and direction for humanity.
Mecca-Origin of Islam and prayed to 5 times a day. IFYC-Interfaith youth core History:
Was founded by a group of young people that were inspired by a conference meeting at Stanford.
Eboo Pater, founder and executive director for IFYC. He also seves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations.
April Kunze, the VP of this program s the founder and board chair of The Crib Collective, an organization focused on creating a culture of social entrepreneurship among Chicago youth.
Currently their main location is Chicago but they go around the world to provide their knowledge to the youth.


"There can be no peace without religious pluralism, and no pluralism without the leadership of young people."

"We are the core of the larger movement of people in the world who are promoting religious pluralism. As the core, our role is to provide resources, network, and catalyze the corps of people who are actively engaged in this work in their communities, and provide a platform to showcase their work to the rest of the world."
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