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Religion

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ReligionDefinition
ANIMISM belief that a spirit or force residing in every animate and inanimate object, every dream and idea, gives individuality to each
BUDDHISM the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
CARGO CULT PILGRIMAGE belief by some Melanesians that western goods have been traded to them by ancestral spirits
CHRISTIANITY a monotheistic religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament
CONFUCIANISM developed by Confucius, it is a complex system of moral, social, political, and religious thought
ETHNIC RELIGION a religion with a concentrated distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location where its adherents are located
EXCLAVE/ENCLAVE enclave is a country or part of a country mostly surrounded by the territory of another country; an exclave is one which is geographically separated from the main part by surrounding alien territory
FUNDAMENTALISM literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion
GEOMANCY (FENG SHUI) a method of prediction that interprets markings on the ground, or how handfuls of dirt land when someone tosses them
HADJ the fifth pillar of Islam that includes a pilgrimage to Mecca for the followers
HINDUISM is the third largest religion, 97 percent of hindus are concentrated in one country, india.
INTERFAITH BOUNDARIES the boundaries between the world's major faiths, such as Christianity, Muslim, and Buddhism
ISLAM the religion of 1.2 billion people is the predominant religion of the middle east from north africa to central asia
JAINISM religion and philosophy originating in ancient India wnich stresses spiritual independence and equality throughout all life
JUDAISM religion with its roots in the teachings of abraham who is credited with uniting his pwople to worship only one god
LANDSCAPES OF THE DEAD the certain areas where people have commonly been buried
MONOTHEISM/POLYTHEISM monotheism this is the belief in one god and polytheism is the belief in many gods
MORMONISM is a term used to describe the religious, ideological, and cultural elements of certain branches of the Latter Day Saint movement, and specifically, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
MUSLIM PILGRIMAGE If physically and financially able, a Muslim makes a pilgrimage to Makkah. (Mecca) They usually make the trip around Ramadan. This pilgrimage is also referred to as Hajj. It is important because Islam is one of the most popular religions practiced around
MUSLIM POPULATION It is the religion of 1.3 billion people in the world. It is the predominant religion of the Middle East from North Africa to Central Asia. Half of the world’s Muslims live in four countries outside the Middle East: Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and
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