Last week I discussed presenting a brief review of world religions, in order to foster respect for the diversity that religious pluralism in the U.S. brings. This is the third article in the series. For an overview of Hinduism, please see yesterday's post. For an overview of Islam, please see Wednesday's post. For an overview of Christianity, please see Tuesday’s post. For an overview of Judaism, please see Monday’s post.
It is not possible to convey the depth of a religious belief system in 500 words or less. These posts are intended to be a high-level introduction to the origin, founder (if any), holy book(s), principles, and major holy days or celebrations of each of these faiths. I will also attempt to provide references for deeper study.