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Common Characteristics of Religions In his book Religions of the WorldNiels Nielsen presents 12 common characteristics found in most religions. Most religions include belief in the supernatural spirits, gods, God or belief in some other Ultimate Reality beyond, yet connected to, human experience and existence.
Hindus acknowledge million gods and one Ultimate Reality, the Brahman, which is beyond all names and forms. Christians consider themselves Monotheists, but Muslims reject the doctrine of the Trinity as a dangerous possible form of Polytheism.
Religions distinguish between the sacred and profane or ordinary in terms of time, space, objects, and people. Mecca is different from Milwaukee for Muslims.
Christmas and Easter are the most sacred days in the Christian calendar. Religions strongly encourage or require prescribed ritual activities for individuals and communities of faith. Rituals connected to birth and death frame the lifecycle in all religions.
Most religions celebrate and reenact sacred stories through annual rituals. Religions commonly promote a moral code or ethical principles to guide individuals and communities.
The Ten Commandments anchor legal and moral requirements in the biblical tradition, while shari'ah "Islamic law" should ideally govern Muslims in an Islamic state. Following the path of the Buddha includes vows of poverty and chastity, as well as dietary restrictions, for monks.
Religious life engages and incorporates common emotional and intuitive human feelings. These feelings include a sense of the wonder and mystery of existence, joy, guilt, and the bond experienced in the community.
Religious worship often appeals to feelings of guilt and remorse, as well as joy and thanksgiving. Religions both encourage communication and provide ways to communicate or connect with the divine.
Individual and corporate prayers are visible among Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Hindus and Buddhists refine meditative techniques in order to discover the truth that is accessible within.
Through sacred stories, the religions provide a coherent worldview. The meaning of creation has to somehow fit into a logical pattern that explains how we get from where we are to where we hope to be. Stories about the lives and teachings of the great religious leaders underscore the nature of the human predicament and offer guidance on how to realize the fullness of a hopeful future.
Religions organize life for individuals--including dress codes, personal sacrifices, and appropriate occupations--in the context of their respective worldviews.Religious sites in Turkey.
The Anatolian peninsula, spanning on two continents, forms a natural land bridge between Europe and Asia. Due to its unique position, Anatolia has been the destination for numerous immigrants, many of them leaving the indelible mark of their cultural heritage during their settlement in this area, now known as Türkiye (Turkey).
Islam is the dominant religion in all of the Middle Eastern states except Israel and Palestinian areas. According to the list of states, the Middle East is almost uniformly populated by Muslims. This lesson will seek to explain physical, political, and cultural boundaries.
In doing so, it will identify differences in socio-economics, language, and religion as foundations for boundaries.
Managing Cultural Diversity in the Workplace Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures, and work with varying cultural beliefs and schedules.
Today, while there are Protestants in all areas of France, Protestantism remains most present in two areas, the Alsace and North-Franche-Comté area of eastern France. Ask them to include cultural differences, such as languages and religions, of people in your region.
Ask students how the movement of people impacted what languages and religions are found in your region.