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“Many Peoples, Many Faiths”. by Ameena Zia. Reflect On. Do you have to be religious to pray? How many of you pray before turning in a paper, for an exam, or quiz? Is there only one way to pray?.

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Reflect on
Reflect On

  • Do you have to be religious to pray?

  • How many of you pray before turning in a paper, for an exam, or quiz?

  • Is there only one way to pray?

Many peoples many faiths

“Prayer is an effort to communicate with God, or to another deity or spirit, either to offer praise, to make a request, or simply to express one's thoughts and emotions”-Wikipedia Encyclopedia


* Believe in One God, Yahweh.

* Oldest Abrahamic Religion.

Q. What is an Abrahamic Religions?

* Jews read from the Torah, Old Testament, and Talmud.

* The Torah is written in Hebrew.

* They rest on Shabbat, Sabbath, begins before sundown on Friday till sunset on Saturday.

* do no work: ie. Writing, Driving

* Three daily prayers, prayers to say --small

* Congregated prayers consist of 10 men.


  • Believe in the Trinity:

    • Father, Holy Spirit, The Son

      * “Centered on the life teachings, sayings and actions of Jesus, the Christ.” (wikipedia)

      * The Bible = Old Testament + New Testament

      * Congregational Prayers in Services, Sing Hymns (Praises).

      * “Prayer is communion with God.”

      * Sunday Day of Rest

      * Worlds Largest Religion


  • Believe in One God, Allah

  • Source of Guidance:

    • The Holy Qur’an –revealed in Arabic

    • The Hadith, Sayings of Prophet Muhammad

  • Belief in Prophets Adam to Prophet Muhammad

  • Congregational Prayers, Need two men, own Family

  • Pray 5 times a day (set times)

  • Jumu’ah: Friday (not day of rest but services offered in congregation – 2nd Prayer of the Day


  • No specific founder

  • Oldest major Religion still practiced Today

  • Polytheistic: belief in many Gods

  • Divine: Brahman = Atman

  • Great God: Vishnu (many reincarnations of Him)

  • Source: The Vedas

  • Believe in Wheel of Samsara (reincarnation)

  • One has a Dharma: Sacred Duty

  • Born into a Caste – due your duty correctly be reborn higher.


  • Emerged in 6th B.C.E

    • Reform of Hinduism

  • The Buddha: Enlightened or Awakened One

    • Siddhartha Guatama

    • Religion and Philosophy of Life based on the Buddha

  • The Four Noble Truths concern Nature of Life

  • The Eight Fold Path – live by these instructions

  • Believe in Samsara too

  • Achieve Nirvana: True Liberation, the Goal

  • Meditation – form of prayer


  • “The theory or belief that God does not exist.” (The Atheist and his Atheism)

  • Consequence of what one knows

    • How one reasons

  • Not really a religion, lacks the requirements

  • Do they Pray?

    Q. What is their take on Prayer in School?

Food 4 thought
Food 4 Thought

  • Is one allowed to pray in school?

  • Which religion, if any, is effected by this?

  • Compare and Contrast two religions?

  • Which religions are Eastern? Western?

  • What is something new you learned today?


  • Google for Images


  • Religions of the World



  • Ellwood, Robert & McGraw, Barbara. “Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions,Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2002.

  • 6th ed. Exploring Religious Meaning. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2003.