• Holi Festival in Mathura, India
  • In the early morning hours, monks can be seen walking on their alms  round in Kanchanaburi, Thailand
  • Christians Celebrate Good Friday
  • Dome of the Rock located in the Old City of Jerusalem
  •  A Hindu Sadhu with white ash applied on the body and the face, blesses an Indian devotee woman
  • People praying in Mengjia Longshan Temple in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Hanging Gardens of Haifa are garden terraces around the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel
  • Ancient interior mosaic in the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora
  • People praying in the Grand Mosque in  Ulu Cami
  • Monuments of Saints Cyril and Methodius
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine is located in Kyoto, Japan
  • Jewish father and daughter pray at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Christian women worship at a church in Bois Neus, Haiti.
  • Ladles at the purification fountain in the Hakone Shrine
  • Pilgrims praying at the Pool of the Nectar of Immortality and Golden Temple
  • Savior Transfiguration Cathedral of the Savior Monastery of St. Euthymius
  • Entrance gateway of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple Kowloon

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Wikipedia defines religion as follows:

an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, people derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle. 

While it will be impossible to cover the vast spectrum of activities encompassed by the description above, WorldReligions.com presents an array of current news from various religions as well as an in-depth look at the beliefs and practices of each of the top twelve religions of the world.

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What Matters Is That We Remember

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Rwanda Ministry Brings Genocide Survivors Hope

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Team of young Chicago priests answer the call to anoint COVID-19 patients

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How to Prepare Your Heart for Holy Week This Year

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No plague has ever altered the truth of redemption, and this novel virus doesn’t change the reality that Holy Week and Easter reveal. On a warm June day in 1956, a boat sped across a lake in upstate New York. Striking...

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California Court Drops Rape Charges Against Leader of Mexico’s Largest Church

08-04-2020

Due to a technicality, the head of La Luz del Mundo could be out on appeal. A California appeals court ordered the dismissal of a criminal case Tuesday against a Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human...

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US bishops cancel Spring Assembly due to coronavirus

08-04-2020

Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2020 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has canceled its Spring General Assembly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The assembly, one of the two annual gatherings of the bishops of the...

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