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Religious Education

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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
2,000 years ago.

Christianity has been spread to most parts of the world by missionaries.

Hinduism is the world's third most popular religion, with around 750 million followers.
The religion of Hinduism began in Northern India, near the river Indus, about 4000 years ago.
It is the world's oldest existing religion.

Hinduism is practised by more than 80% of India's population.

Islam is the second most popular religion in the world with over a thousand million followers. Islam began in
Arabia and was revealed to humanity by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Those who follow
Islam are called Muslims. Muslims believe that there is only one God, called Allah.

Islam is the main religion of the Middle East, Asia, and the north of Africa.

Judaism is around 3500 years old and is the oldest of the world four great religions
which have only one god. It's also the smallest, with only about 12 million
followers around the world.

There are large Jewish populations in Israel and the U.S.A.

Buddhism began in northeastern India and is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama.
The religion is 2,500 years old and is followed by 350 million Buddhists worldwide.

Buddhism is the main religion in many Asian countries. It is a religion about suffering and the need to get rid of it.
A key idea of Buddhism is Nirvana which is the most enlightened, and blissful state
that a person can achieve. A state without suffering.

Sikhism was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak in the 15th Century and is a religion
with only one God.

Sikhs think religion should be practiced by living in the world and coping with
life's everyday problems.