Year 8 Religious Education
Religion has been an important part of Human History from the beginning of time. Religion is made up of rituals, stories, social structure, sacred texts festivals and most importantly belief in a supreme being. It is these aspects and the religions of; Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Christianity was founded in the early 1st century AD by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, in Isreal. This specific Religion is based on the teachings of Jesus. Christianity it is the largest religion in the world, with around 2 billion followers. Especially dominate in the western world, today’s Christianity has a wide variety of forms, beliefs and practises but all centre on the faith in Jesus Christ.
The Christian place for worship is called the church. Most churches are often built in the shape of a cross with the altar facing east towards the rising sun. Christians worship there leader in the ways of Praising God in music, speech, readings from scripture, different prayers and various Holy Ceremonies.
The Holy day in which Christians believe in is a Sunday, this is when you would usually go to church either early in the morning or have a night service.
Some of Christians Key Beliefs are; believing that there is only one God, most Christians believe that God is made up of the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
Christians also believe in eternal life after death, but not Earthly Reincarnation.
Christians, along with Islam and Judaism all follow the Ten Commandments, which is one of the moral codes in these three world religions.
Some of Christians Key Festivals are; advent, which means the beginning of the Christian Year, which is four Sundays before Christmas where Christians set aside time for reflection and Preparation for recalling the coming of Christ.
Christmas is another celebration where we celebrate the birth of Jesus; this celebration is on the 25th of December every year.
Lent, which is the 40...