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World Religion day 2023

World Religion Day 2023

World Religion Day

World Religion day is on the 15th of January, 2023. It is celebrated annually on 3rd Sunday of the

January. It reminds us that religions are not meant to divide us instead, they are the source to

combine us.

History of the Day

In 1949 the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the U.S. established World

Religion Day to encourage interreligious understanding. The first-ever celebration of the day

took place in 1950.

Purpose of the Day

The day aims to promote the principles of Baha’is faith, which is about that all individuals are equal, there is a value

of all religions and the concept that beliefs can contribute to combining humanity instead of

dividing it. This event is an excellent opportunity for communities of different faiths to get

together, listen and respect each other’s point of view as well as belief, and celebrate the

commonalities and differences that the delicate mixture of religion and culture brings.

Official holiday or not?

There is no official holiday, and all institutes remain open.

Different ideas to observe the World Religion Day

Participate in an interfaith event

There are different programs at this event where you can meet people of

other religions, build relationships with them and hear about the philosophies of different beliefs.

These programs are great platforms for writers, spiritual leaders, and speakers to openly share

their points of view.

Spend a day trying different Religious experiences

Most religions have a link to the culture, so why should we stop to attend an event of another

religion? It will be a different experience when you try something different

you are unfamiliar with, such as visiting a temple, mosque, or church.

Make a board of interfaith principles.

You can create an interfaith principle board to hang in your classroom to make all realize that

the same value can take many forms.

Study about different World Religions

This day induces a wave of curiosity in people’s minds to explore different religions or

even their own.

Share posts and your activity log about the world Religion day

Sharing posts on social media to promote the day and achieve the day’s aim is another good

the idea to celebrate the day.

Take snaps with different groups of communities.

Take snaps with a group of people with different beliefs

to keep a memory.

Share your activity on social media.

Feel free to share your pictures and videos of your activities of the day to promote

awareness in people and eradicate hesitation and awkwardness in doing so.

Importance of the World Religion Day

World Religion Day is important to realize that all religions are valuable and to promote

awareness to respect every faith. The day is a great source to bring people

together. People unite and immerse their selves without any hesitation or religious restriction and

exchange their views openly. This day is a peaceful means to understand the religious

differences among different groups of communities. This day is significant for writers and

spiritual speakers to speak openly.

Some interesting facts about different Religions

The Wicca religion looks very ancient since it was introduced in the 1950s.

There are approximately 1.2 billion people who do not follow any religion.

Christianity is currently the most prominent religion around the globe, while Islam is the second

religion largest religion.

Some religions refuse the use of technology, like believers of Amish are living their lives even

without electricity.

Islam is growing very quickly in the world.

Jewish, Hinduism, and Judaism are the oldest religions in the world.

Some religions have refused medical treatment. For example, Christian Scientists refuse all

traditional medical treatment.

Some religions prefer to cremate their dead bodies, as in Hinduism, and some prefer to bury

them as Islam.

Christianity is about 2000 years old.

Messages, Quotes & Wishes of the Religions day

  • It is impossible to know everything about all religions in the world, but we should always be
  • ready
  • to collect knowledge. Happy World Religion Day!
  • The thing that defines all of us is “humanity”, not the diversity of our religions. Happy World
  • Religion day, everyone!
  • This day reminds us that we all are equal and want respect, peace, and happiness irrespective of
  • the faiths we belong to. Have a happy World Religion Day, everyone!
  • This day makes us realize that religions are not intended to divide us but to bring us.
  • All closer. Have a happy World Religion Day, everybody!
  • Let us treat religion as literature for a day and try to know what it is all about. Have an educated
  • World Religion Day, people!

FAQs

How many religions are there in the world?

There are about 4200 religions in the world.

What are the categories of religions?

Religions mainly fall into two main categories as Abrahamic religions and Indian religions.

What are Abrahamic religions?

A group of monotheistic religions that teach the belief in a covenant between humankind and

God. For example, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

What are the Indian religions?

Indian religions include Sikhism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.

What are the biggest religions in the world?

There are five major largest religions in the world, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam,

and Judaism.

What are different religious symbols?

Islam has the symbol of a Star and Crescent, Sikhism has Khanda, Judaism has the sign of the

Star of David, while Christianity has a symbol of the Christian Cross.

Which is a minor religion in the world?

Rastafari is the smallest religion in the world and has 600,000 believers.

Table of different religious strengths all around the world

 

Religion

 

Percentage

 

Believers

 

Origin

 

Christianity

 

31%

 

2.4 billion

 

1st century AD

 

Islam

 

25%

 

1.9 billion

 

7th Century

 

Hinduism

 

15%

 

1 billion

2300 BC-1500 BC
 

Buddhism

 

7% to 8%

 

400 million

 

6th Century

 

Judaism

 

0.2%

 

14.7 million

 

1st Century CE

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