Across the globe, people have asked questions such as:
Where/How did the world begin?
- Who are we?
- What is our purpose is in life?
These questions, when viewed through the prism of different religious traditions, have a variety of answers. Throughout human history, religion has played a role in history, literature and current events. Without a basic understanding of various religious traditions, students often can't relate to what they read in fiction and non-fiction texts.
In this survey class, we will explore some of the major faiths practiced by people worldwide. For each one studied, we will learn about:
- Sacred objects
- Sacred places
- Rites of passage