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World Religions: Judaism

With nearly 14 million followers, the Jewish calendar is currently in the year 5774. “Judaism is one of the oldest monotheistic religions and was founded over 3500 years ago.” The term “the chosen people” stems from the belief that “God appointed the Jews to be his chosen people in order to set an example of

World Religions: Chinese Folk Religion

“Chinese folk religion retains traces of some of ancestral primal religious belief systems such as animism and shamanism, which include the veneration of (and communication with) the Sun, the Moon, the Earth, the Heaven and various stars, as well as communication with animals. It has been practiced by the Chinese people for thousands of years, and since the start of the Common Era alongside

Major World Religions: Shinto

Shinto is mostly practiced in Japan and is widely associated with its belief of the spirituality of all things, or Kami. The essence of Shinto is the Japanese devotion to invisible spiritual beings and powers called kami, to shrines, and to various rituals… Shinto is not a way of explaining the world. What matters are rituals that enable