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Religion or Belief

Different Religions and Beliefs

  • Atheism
    The ideas and story of people who don't believe in God. Atheism is not a belief. Atheism is the absence of belief in God. Atheists are people who do not believe in God or other spiritual beings.
  • Baháí
    One of the youngest of the world's major religions. The Baháí faith is the second most widespread of the world's religions, with 5 million followers in 235 countries and territories throughout the w...
  • Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    A way of living based on the teachings of Siddartha Gautama. Buddhism is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development. Buddhists strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life a...
  • Christian Orthodox
    The word Orthodox means "right belief and right worship". The Orthodox church believes that it has kept the right belief and right worship since the time of Jesus. The Orthodox churches are group...
  • Christianity
    Christianity is a religion practised by nearly 2,000 million people worldwide. The key to the Christian faith is the teachings of Jesus Christ. Throughout his ministry Jesus displayed a practical wis...
  • Confucianism
    Confucianism is often characterized as a system of social and ethical philosophy rather than a religion. In fact, Confucianism was built on an ancient religious foundation to establish the social valu...
  • Coptic Orthodox
    The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the most ancient Churches of the world, having been founded by Saint Mark the Apostle. A conservative Church, it has carefully preserved the orthodox Christian Fai...
  • Daoism / Taoism
    Daoism / Taoism is an ancient Chinese philosophy which promotes living simply and in harmony with nature, and going with the flow. Ancient Taoists believed that by following the natural world, pursuin...
  • Hinduism
    A group of faiths rooted in the religious ideas of India. Hinduism originated over 3000 years ago. It is not a single unified religion and has no founder, single teacher, nor prophets. Hindus believe...
  • Islam/Muslim
    By definition, Islam is the worship of Allah, the One and Only true god. It is NOT solely the religion preached by Muhammad, but the religion preached by each and every prophet that Allah has blessed ...
  • Jainism
    Jainism is nature in the purest and truest form. Jainism is as old as nature, which has neither beginning nor any end. The mission of Jainism is the mission of nature, which is to work for the welfare...
  • Judaism
    Judaism is around 3500 years old. Jews believe that there is only one God and that the Jewish People were specially chosen to receive God's guidance. Jewish thought and scholarship has sometimes le...
  • Mormon
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in 19th Century America and has 11 million members world-wide, including over 180,000 in the UK. Mormons believe that God the Father is the...
  • Paganism
    Paganism describes a group of contemporary religions based on a reverence for nature. These faiths draw on the traditional religions of indigenous peoples throughout the world. Paganism encompasses a...
  • Rastafarian
    The Rastafarian religion originated in Africa. It is often associated with the poorer black population of Jamaica. It is not just a religion, but a way of life. Rastafarians speak out against; poverty...
  • Roman Catholic
    The Roman Catholic Church is part of the Christian Church ruled by the Bishop of Rome (the Pope). In the early Church the papacy exercised authority over all Christians. In about 575 a monk called G...
  • Shinto
    Shinto has no known founder or single sacred scripture. Japanese indigenous religion of central importance in Japanese culture and history from the earliest times. As intimately bound up with its ass...
  • Sikhism
    The religion founded by Guru Nanak in India in the 15th Century CE. Sikhism is the most important sacred shrine for Sikhs. Sikhism comes from the word Sikh, which means a strong and able disciple. ...
  • Sufism
    Mystical movement of Islam that originated in the 8th century. Sufis emphasize the development of spiritual knowledge of God, and believe that deep intuition is the only real guide to knowledge. They ...
  • Unitarianism
    Unitarianism is an open-minded and individualistic approach to religion that gives scope for a very wide range of beliefs and doubts. There is no Unitarian creed - i.e. there is no specified list of ...
  • Zoroastrian
    The Zoroastrian religion dates from its prophet Zarathustra, who is reputed to have lived around 1200 BC, though some say 600 BC. He is believed to be the author of the core texts of the Avesta, the m...

Religious Festivals

  • January
    • Basant
      Sikhism
    • Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji
      Sikhism
    • Chinese New Year
      Daoism / Taoism
    • Christmas
      Coptic Orthodox
    • Christmas
      Rastafarian
    • Christmas
      Rastafarian
    • Christmas Day
      Christian Orthodox
    • Epiphany
      Christianity
    • Epiphany
      Roman Catholic
    • Ganjitsu
      Shinto
    • Honen Memorial Day
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Makar Sankrant (Lohri)
      Hinduism
    • Nirvana Day
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Shinran Memorial Day
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Tu B"Shevat
      Judaism
    • Vasanta Panchami / Saraswati Puja
      Hinduism
    • Week of Prayer for Unity
      Christianity
  • February
    • Al-Hijra (New Years Day)
      Islam/Muslim
    • Ash Wednesday
      Christianity
    • Eid-Ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)
      Islam/Muslim
    • Imbolic
      Paganism
    • Lent
      Christianity
    • Parinivana
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Quadragesima
      Christianity
    • Setsubun (Bean Scattering)
      Shinto
    • Shrove Tuesday
      Christianity
    • Teng Chieh (Lantern Festival)
      Confucianism
    • Yuan Tan (Chinese New Year)
      Confucianism
  • March
    • Ashura
      Islam/Muslim
    • Birthday of Sri Rama Krishna
      Hinduism
    • Hola Mahalla
      Sikhism
    • Holi
      Hinduism
    • Jamsjedi Noruz (New Year)
      Zoroastrian
    • Khorad Sal (Fasli)
      Zoroastrian
    • Lent
      Christian Orthodox
    • Losar
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Magha Puja
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Mothering Sunday
      Christianity
    • Naw-Ruz (New Year)
      Baháí
    • Passion Sunday
      Christianity
    • Purim
      Judaism
    • Rama Navami
      Hinduism
    • Shunbun No Hi (Higan)
      Shinto
    • Spring Equinox / Ostara
      Paganism
    • St. Patricks Day
      Roman Catholic
    • Varsha-Pratipada
      Hinduism
  • April
    • Ch'ing Ming (Festival of Pure Brightness)
      Confucianism
    • Easter Day
      Christianity
    • Easter Day / Pascha
      Christian Orthodox
    • Good Friday
      Christianity
    • Groundation Day
      Baháí
    • Hanamatsuri
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Hanamatsuri
      Shinto
    • Hanuman Jayanti
      Hinduism
    • Holy Saturday
      Christianity
    • Holy Week
      Christianity
    • Mahavira Jayanti
      Jainism
    • Maundy Thursday
      Christianity
    • Palm Sunday
      Christianity
    • Passover (1st day)
      Judaism
    • Ridvan (1st day)
      Baháí
    • Vaisakhi (Baisakhi)
      Sikhism
    • Wesak
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Yom Ha-Shoah
      Judaism
    • Yom Ha'atzma'ut
      Judaism
  • May
    • Anniversary of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah
      Baháí
    • Anniversary of the Declaration of the Bab
      Baháí
    • Ascension
      Christianity
    • Ascension
      Roman Catholic
    • Beltain
      Paganism
    • Christian Aid Week
      Christianity
    • Easter Sunday
      Coptic Orthodox
    • Lag B'omer
      Judaism
    • Ridvan (12th day)
      Baháí
    • Saga Dawa
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday (20th August 570 CE)
      Islam/Muslim
    • Trinity Sunday
      Christianity
    • Whit Sunday
      Christianity
    • Zartusht-No-Diso (Shenshai)
      Zoroastrian
  • June
    • Anniversary of the Martydom of the Bab
      Baháí
    • Ascension
      Coptic Orthodox
    • Buddha Day
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Corpus Christi
      Christianity
    • Corpus Christi
      Roman Catholic
    • Dragon Boat Festival
      Confucianism
    • Dragon Boat Festival
      Daoism / Taoism
    • Entry of Holy Family to Egypt
      Coptic Orthodox
    • Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji
      Sikhism
    • Pentecost
      Christianity
    • Pentecost
      Christian Orthodox
    • Pentecost
      Coptic Orthodox
    • Ratha Yatra
      Daoism / Taoism
    • Shavuot (Pentecost)
      Judaism
    • St. Peter & St. Paul
      Roman Catholic
    • Summer Solstice / Midsummer
      Paganism
    • Trinity Sunday
      Christianity
    • Versakha Puja Wesak
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
  • July
    • Asalah Puja
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Birthday of Haile Selassie
      Rastafarian
    • Chokhor
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Dharma Day
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • O-Bon
      Shinto
    • Tisha B'av
      Judaism
  • August
    • Farvardigan
      Zoroastrian
    • Kohrdad Sal (Shenshai)
      Zoroastrian
    • Lughnasadh - First Harvest
      Paganism
    • Nu Ruz (New Year)
      Zoroastrian
    • O-Bon
      Shinto
    • Raksha Bandhan
      Hinduism
    • Shri Krishan Janmashtmi
      Hinduism
    • The Assumption
      Roman Catholic
  • September
    • Asu Da Mela
      Sikhism
    • Autumn Equinox / Mabon - Second Harvest
      Paganism
    • Ethiopian New Year's Day
      Rastafarian
    • Ganesh-Chaturhi
      Hinduism
    • Harvest Festival
      Christianity
    • Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
      Daoism / Taoism
    • Navaratri / Durga Puja / Dusserah
      Hinduism
    • Paryushana Parva
      Jainism
    • Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year)
      Judaism
    • Shunbun No Hi (Autumn Equinox)
      Shinto
    • Succot (Tabernacles)
      Judaism
    • The Prophet's Night
      Islam/Muslim
    • Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
      Judaism
  • October
    • Anniversary of the Birth of the Bab
      Baháí
    • Chung Yuan
      Confucianism
    • Inter-faith Week of Prayer for World Peace
      Christianity
    • Kathina Day
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Lailat-ul-Bara'h (Night of Forgiveness)
      Islam/Muslim
    • Parvana
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Ramadan
      Islam/Muslim
    • Samhain
      Paganism
    • Sangha Day
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Simchat Torah
      Judaism
  • November
    • Advent Sunday
      Christianity
    • All Saints
      Roman Catholic
    • All Saint's Day
      Christianity
    • All Soul's Day
      Christianity
    • Anniversary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah
      Baháí
    • Anniversary of the Crowning of Haile Selassie I
      Rastafarian
    • Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
      Sikhism
    • Divali
      Hinduism
    • Divali
      Sikhism
    • Divali (Deepavali)
      Jainism
    • Eid-ul-Fitr
      Islam/Muslim
    • Lailat-ul-Qadr
      Islam/Muslim
    • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur
      Sikhism
    • New Year
      Hinduism
    • Remembrance Sunday
      Christianity
    • Schichi-Go-San
      Shinto
  • December
    • Bohdi Day
      Buddhism & Zen Buddhism
    • Christmas Day
      Christianity
    • Christmas Day
      Roman Catholic
    • Hanukah (1st Day)
      Judaism
    • Immaculate Conception (Ireland)
      Roman Catholic
    • Omisoka
      Shinto
    • St. Stephen's Day
      Christianity
    • St. Stephen's Day
      Roman Catholic
    • Zartusht-No-Diso (Fasli)
      Zoroastrian