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WHAT IS RELIGION?

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RELIGION




Religion is one of the most interesting parts of the human experience.
The earliest religions were born from our own curiosity and creative
thinking. Later more complex religions developed in the four ancient
civilizations.



Religion
https://sites.google.com/site/worldreligionsforkids/



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WHAT IS
RELIGION




What is religion?

What is a spiritual tradition?



Religion is all or some of the attributes described below. Religion
is different for different people and cultures. Some religion is so
much a part of the culture of a given people that it is not so much
a formal religion, but simply the spiritual aspects of that culture
or group - the spiritual traditions which help define it. This is
especially true of the indigenous traditions of a geographical area.


a way of explaining the mysteries of life

how the world was created

why it was created

why there is life and death

what happens when people die

why there is suffering


a way of explaining a supreme power or absolute power, whether
impersonal or personal, nameable or not

a way of explaining who or what created the world and all the
living beings

a way of describing a dimension beyond the physical world the
spiritual world

a way of explaining how to lead a good life on Earth and in
an afterlife


These codes of behavior are often written in sacred documents
or passed down through oral tradition

a way of worshiping the creator(s) or spiritual beings who are
believed to have power over the world and people's lives and/or
a way of paying respects and drawing inspiration from spiritual
leaders

worship often includes prayers of thanks, prayers of hopes, prayers
of supplication

people often worship a god or gods

worship often happens in sacred places and spaces

worship often includes ceremonies and rituals conducted by spiritual
guides

worship often involves sacred objects and images A way of joining with
others as a spiritual community

religions and other spiritual traditions often celebrate festivals or
holy days and have special calendars that mark the important historical
events in the evolution of the religion

religions and spiritual traditions include both private and public worship
and practice

some spiritual practices do not involve worshipping a god or gods but are
introspective and draw on the practitioner's own ability to be responsible
for his/her spiritual path



URI Kids
http://uri.org/kids/index.htm



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YOUTH AND RELIGION
LINKS




10 Commandments for talking to your kids about religion
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/10-commandments-talking-kids-religion/

Amazing Bible timeline
http://amazingbibletimeline.com/

Ba'hai
http://www.bcca.org/
Ba'hai
http://safnet.com/bahai/

Behind the Name
http://www.behindthename.com/

Bible Coloring Pages
http://www.coloringpages.net/bible.html

Bible Coloring Pages
http://www.bible-printables.com/Coloring-Pages/

Bible info
http://www.bibleinfo.com/en/

Bible Sprout
http://www.biblesprout.com/

Book store on Rastafarianism & Selassie
http://www.onedropbooks.com/index.html

Buddhism
http://www.buddhanet.net/searchal.htm



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Celebrate World Religion Day
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/977939/teaching-children-about-religion

Christian answers
http://christiananswers.net/home.html

Christian (Bible) Coloring Pages
http://www.coloring.ws/christian.htm

Christian Think Tank
http://www.christian-thinktank.com

christian unschooling
http://www.christianunschooling.com/

Christianity
http://www.christianity.com/

Christianity about
http://christianity.about.com/

Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education
http://www.csee.org/member/index.html

Current news & debates within the Rasta community
http://www.rastafaritimes.com/news.shtml

Educator's for Social Responsibility
http://www.esrnational.org

Free Printable Religion Coloring Pages
http://www.coloringprintables.net/religion-coloring-pages.html



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FREE Religious Coloring Pages
http://catholicblogger1.blogspot.com/2012/07/free-religious-coloring-pages.html

Global Exchange
http://www.globalexchange.org/

Good News Ministries
http://gnm.org/

The History Channel
http://www.HistoryChannel.com/

Institute for Global Ethics
http://www.globalethics.org/

Jewish encyclopedia
http://jewishencyclopedia.com/

Museum of Tolerance
http://www.wiesenthal.com/mot/

Peace Tech
http://www.peace-tech.com

Pluralism Project
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~pluralsm/

Religion
http://kids.britannica.com/elementary/art-171944/A-map-gives-an-idea-of-the-religions-that-people

Religion Dispatches
http://religiondispatches.org/



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Religion is Good for Kids
http://www.livescience.com/1465-study-religion-good-kids.html

Religion Quizzes
http://www.sporcle.com/games/category/religion

Religions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/

Religions
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/religions.htm

Religions
http://www.wartgames.com/themes/religions.html

Religious Calendars
http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars

Religious festivals and events
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/

Religions for Kids
http://www.wartgames.com/themes/religions.html

Religions for Kids & Teachers
http://religions.mrdonn.org/index.html

Religions for Teachers
http://religions.mrdonn.org/index.html

Religions of the World
http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-religions-of-the-world/



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Religions of the World
http://religions.mrdonn.org/index.html

Religion Facts
http://www.religionfacts.com/

Religious History
http://quatr.us/religion/

Religious Worksheets and Coloring Pages
http://tlsbooks.com/religiousworksheets.htm

Sexuality Education
http://www.ucc.org/justice_sexuality-education

Southern Poverty Law Center
http://www.splcenter.org/

Taoism
http://www.tao.org/

Teaching Spirituality to Kids
http://www.parenting.com/article/teach-spirituality-kids

United Nations Cyber School Bus
http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/

World Religions
http://www.jumpstart.com/common/world-religions

World Religions
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Religion.html

World Religions
http://www.learningreviews.com/World-Religions.html

World Religions
http://religions.pppst.com/index.html

The World's Religions
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/world-religions-multicultural-diversity.shtml

World Religions Printable Worksheets
http://www.studenthandouts.com/world-history/world-religions/worksheets/

Zoroastrianism
http://www.avesta.org/



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Hyper History
http://www.hyperhistory.com/




Religion and Human Rights
http://www.religionhumanrights.com/




Meta Religion
http://www.meta-religion.com/




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