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  1. What is Religion? What are some examples of different religious beliefs found throughout the world? What role does religion play in a culture?

  2. R15&16 European Culture: Religion

  3. Today’s Standard SS6G11 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of Europe. b. Describe the major religions in Europe; include Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

  4. Intro to our……. “Essential Question(s)” What are the characteristics of the three major religions in Europe (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)?

  5. Major Religions in Europe 33,290,000 ( 4.5%) 1,985,000 ( .2%) 553,689,000 ( 76.3%) Source: Factsonfile.com , 2004

  6. Ireland Portugal Spain France Belgium Luxembourg Southern Germany Switzerland Austria Italy Slovenia Croatia Hungary Slovakia Poland Lithuania United Kingdom The Netherlands Denmark Czech Republic Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Northern Germany Russia Belarus Ukraine Moldova Romania Bulgaria Serbia Montenegro Macedonia Greece

  7. Return to our……. “Essential Question(s)” What are the characteristics of the three major religions in Europe (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)?