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World’s major religions
Christianity is the world’s biggest religion, with about 2.2 billion followers worldwide. It is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ who lived in the Holy Land 2000 years ago.
The founder of Christianity is Jesus Christ (Jesus of Nazareth). Jesus was a Jew who was born in Bethlehem. He lived for 33 years before being crucified by Romans. He came to earth to teach about love and fellowship. Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to his disciples (followers) to show everyone that there is another life after death.
They also believe that there is one God, but it consists of three “persons” – God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The most important Christian Festivals are Lent, Easter and Christmas.
There are three main branches of Christianity – the Catholic Church, the Church of England and the Orthodox Church. All Christians share common beliefs that God revealed himself in Jesus Christ, that Christ was crucified and resurrected. The Christian place of worship is a Church, also a Chapel and a Cathedral. They are often built in the shape of a cross with the altar facing east towards the rising sun. Churches are usually beautifully decorated.
Buddhism began in India and is based on the teaching of the Buddha. The religion is 2,500 years old and is followed by 365 million Buddhists world-wide. Buddhism is the main religion in many Asian countries. It is a religion about suffering and need to get rid of it. Buddhism
A key concept of Buddhism is Nirvana, the most enlightened, blissful state one can achieve, a state without suffering. Buddhism is not centred on the relationship between humanity and God. The founder of Buddhism is Siddhartha Gautama. He was born around the year 580 B.C. in Nepal. He was born into a royal family and for many years lived within the palace away from sufferings of life. One day he went outside the royal palace and saw what real life was like. He was worried by what he saw. He stopped being a prince and became a homeless holy man. He found the path to Enlightenment and became known as the Buddha or "awakened one". Statues of Buddha include a lot of symbols. Buddha is often seen with a round mark on his forehead which is his third eye. This is a symbol to show that he can see things ordinary people cannot see.
Buddhists worship at home or at a temple. They may sit on the floor barefoot facing an image of Buddha and chanting. It is very important that their feet face away from the image of Buddha. All Buddhist temples contain an image of a statue of Buddha.
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