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Faith Group Descriptions

Queen's University Human Rights Office multifaith calendar

BBC MultiFaith Page- This is a very comprehensive list of faiths and their beliefs. Think you have it all figured out? Try the Quiz section.

Atheism
The ideas and story of people who don't believe in God.
Baha'i
One of the youngest of the world's major religions.
Buddhism
A way of living based on the teachings of Siddartha Gautama.
Candomblé
A religion based on African beliefs, originating in Brazil.
Christianity
The world's biggest faith, based on the teaching of Jesus Christ.
Hinduism
A group of faiths rooted in the religious ideas of India.
Islam
Revealed in its final form by the Prophet Muhammad.
Jainism
An ancient philosophy and ethical teaching that originated in India.
Jehovah's Witnesses
A Christian-based evangelistic religious movement.
Judaism
Based around the Jewish people's covenant relationship with God.
Mormon
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Paganism
Contemporary religions usually based on reverence for nature.
Rastafari
A young religion based on Marcus Garvey's philosophies.
Santeria
Afro-Caribbean syncretic religion originating in Cuba.
Shinto
Japanese folk tradition and ritual with no founder or single sacred scripture.
Sikhism
The religion founded by Guru Nanak in India in the 15th Century CE.
Taoism
An ancient tradition of philosophy and belief rooted in Chinese worldview.
Unitarianism
An open-minded and individualistic approach to religion.
Zoroastrianism
One of the oldest monotheistic faiths, founded by the prophet Zoroaster.

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