Understanding Religion

$11.95

This course is designed to help you understand the purpose of religion in a person’s life and to understand some of the more common religious beliefs and how they answer the questions about the purpose and morality of life.

Description

Since before recorded history humans have tried to understand the world around them. They have tried to answer the question of where did I come from, why am I here, and where am I going after I die. They have sought answers to moral question of what is right and wrong and answers to questions about the origins and purpose of the world around them. As science and human understanding of the nature of the world around them has changed, many of these beliefs have also evolved and changed.

Today, the majority of the people of the world can still find answers to those basic question in the form of a religious belief that gives their life purpose. This course is designed to help you understand the purpose of religion in a person’s life and to understand some of the more common religious beliefs and how they answer the questions about the purpose and morality of life.

NOTE: As with all lessons, the purpose is to expose the student to different beliefs and not to impose a certain belief structure. Although we have endeavored to be accurate, we understand that there may be inaccuracies regarding some details of a particular religion. We cannot capture every religion or every belief in these lessons. Instead, please use your personal knowledge about a religion to enhance the learning and discussion for all of the participants in your class. And most importantly, please be open minded and fair when learning about beliefs that may seem different or odd compared to your own.

Students will:

  1. Learn what religion is.
  2. Compare other religious beliefs with their own, finding similarities and differences with all religions.
  3. Understand some basic tenants of various the 10 most common religions
    1. Christianity
    2. Islam
    3. Hindu
    4. Buddhism
    5. Sikh
    6. Judaism
    7. Baha’i
    8. Confucianism
    9. Jainism
    10. Shinto

Materials Used:

  • Student access to internet
  • Workbook- Life Skills:
  • Computer and Projector for Videos

This lesson is designed to take 12 days, but it can be lengthened or shortened according to the specific needs of your class.