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A Very Brief Overview of the Five Major World Religions. Christianity, Buddhist, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. Christianity. The world’s largest religion with about 2.2 billion followers. It is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and is 2,000 years old. Buddhism.

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    1. A Very Brief Overview of the Five Major World Religions Christianity, Buddhist, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism

    2. Christianity • The world’s largest religion with about 2.2 billion followers. It is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and is 2,000 years old.

    3. Buddhism • Buddhism was started around 2,500 years ago in India. It has about 350 million followers around the world.

    4. Islam • Islam began in the early 600s and is the second largest religion with over 1000 million followers. It is more a way of life than a religion.

    5. Hinduism • Hinduism has around 750 million followers around the world. Hinduism is about 4000 years old and is practiced by more than 80% of India.

    6. Judaism • Judaism is over 3,800 years old and followers are Jewish. There are 12 million Jews and most live in the United States and Israel.

    7. Resources • Text gathered from • http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/Religion.html • http://www.enotes.com/history-fact-finder/religion/how-old-islam • Pictures from • http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi