Types of religion around the world and throughout history

Types of religion around the world and throughout history To talk about types of religion; we should recognize their categories. There are a range of ways to categorize religious beliefs and practices and a range of ways people identify their own beliefs. Thus; believers/adherents (and non-believers/non-adherents) may self-identify or be described by others in several […]


Christianity is the world’s biggest religion, with about 2.2 billion followers worldwide. This monotheistic religion is based on the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth who later became known as Jesus Christ because his believers think he is the Son of God. Jesus was crucified around 33 CE in Jerusalem—a very important city to Christians. Old […]


Islam, another monotheistic religion, is the second most popular religion in the world with over a billion followers. A Muslim is a follower of Islam. The Arabic word ‘Islam’ means submission. This religion began about 600 years after Christianity. A man named Muhammad, born in 570 CE, believed he was visited by the Archangel Gabriel […]


Sikhism Worldwide, Sikhs number more than 23 million, but more than 90 percent of Sikhs live in the Indian State of Punjab, where they form close to 65 percent of the population. Sikhism is a religion that began in the 1400’s CE in northern India. It is based on the teachings of Nanak, the founder […]


Judaism is around 3500 years old and is one of the oldest of the world’s monotheistic religions—religions with only one god. It’s also the smallest, with only about 12 million followers around the world. In ancient times Jewish people were called Hebrews or Israelite. Abraham is believed to be the father of the Jewish people. […]


Hinduism is considered to be the oldest “living” religion in the world, since it began at least four thousand years ago and people still follow it today. What we call Hinduism is a huge collection of belief systems that have been influenced and changed over history.  Unlike most other major religions, Hinduism has no single founder like […]


Candomblé Candomblé is a religion based on African beliefs which is particularly popular in Brazil. It is also practiced in other countries, and has as many as two million followers. The religion is a mixture of traditional Yoruba, Fon and Bantu beliefs which originated from different regions in Africa. It has also incorporated some aspects of the Catholic faith […]

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