Moreover, we resolutely declare that religions must never incite war, hateful attitudes, hostility and extremism, nor must they incite violence or the shedding of blood. These tragic realities are the consequence of a deviation from religious teachings. They result from a political manipulation of religions and from interpretations made by religious groups who, in the course of history, have taken advantage of the power of religious sentiment in the hearts of men and women in order to make them act in a way that has nothing to do with the truth of religion. This is done for the purpose of achieving objectives that are political, economic, worldly and short-sighted. We thus call upon all concerned to stop using religions to incite hatred, violence, extremism and blind fanaticism, and to refrain from using the name of God to justify acts of murder, exile, terrorism and oppression. We ask this on the basis of our common belief in God who did not create men and women to be killed or to fight one another, nor to be tortured or humiliated in their lives and circumstances. God, the Almighty, has no need to be defended by anyone and does not want His name to be used to terrorize people.
The diversity of religions around the world creates challenges for health care providers and systems to provide culturally competent medical care. Cultural competence is the ability of health providers and organizations to deliver health care services that meet the cultural, social, and religious needs of patients and their families. Culturally competent care can improve patient quality and care outcomes. Strategies to move health professionals and systems towards these goals include providing cultural competence training and developing policies and procedures that decrease barriers to providing culturally competent patient care.
Sikhism originated in the Punjab region of India. It is one of the newest of the major world religions. The fundamental belief is faith and meditation in the name of one creator, unity of all humankind, engaging in selfless service, striving for social justice, and honest conduct.
Healthcare organizations need to empower their clinical staff with a sense of awareness through education and training on the world's religions and their potential impact on patient care. Provider education makes possible a respectful dialog with their patients about their religion and the impact it has on evaluation and treatment.
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism present a rich array of religious texts from across the Indian subcontinent. How do these texts influence the lives of adherents? What challenges do multiple collections of scriptures present for practitioners? Why is Sikhism, the fifth largest religion, relatively unknown in the Western world? Learners will explore the tenets, beliefs, and history of these followers by analyzing scripture, literature, and contemporary media relevant to these religions.
The practice of vegetarianism is strongly linked with a number of religious traditions worldwide. These include religions that originated in India, such as Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. With close to 85% of India's billion-plus population practicing these religions, India remains the country with the highest number of vegetarians in the world.
It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks in the world, I thank you in the name of the mother of religions, and I thank you in the name of millions and millions of Hindu people of all classes and sects.
Abridged from the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, this Concise version is written by an expert team of 80 international and multi-faith contributors. It contains entries on all the major and many minor religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Taoism. Over 500 entries cover movements, sects, and cults, from Cargo Cults and the New Age movement to Rastafarians and Soka Gakkai. Over 1,000 entries explore the sacred writings of religions worldwide, and short biographies of founders, leaders, gurus, philosophers, mystics, and heretics are given. There are details of sacred sites, customs, religious practices, dogmas, beliefs, traditions, festivals and fasts, and artefacts such as altars, rosaries, icons, and torah ornaments. There are also entries on worldwide religious teachings on abortion, animals, birth control, war, homosexuality, and suicide.
Three of the world's major religions -- the monotheist traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- were all born in the Middle East and are all inextricably linked to one another. Christianity was born from within the Jewish tradition, and Islam developed from both Christianity and Judaism.
Inside the Kingdom - Part II: _east /jan-june02/saudi_2-15.htmlNewsHour explores the debate over Islam, education, and culture in Saudi Arabia.Christians in the Middle East: ?PrgDate=04/23/2002&PrgID=5Talk of the Nation looks at the role of Christians who live in Israel and the West Bank. This story was aired during the military standoff at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity. The Pope's Journey: jan-june01/pope_5-8.htmlNewsHour conducts a discussion on Pope John Paul II's journey of reconciliation to Greece, Syria, and Malta.Islam: Empire of Faith: The companion Web site for Islam: Empire of Faith, a PBS film about the world's fastest growing religionObserving Islam: july-dec01/islam_11-16.htmlIslamic scholars discuss the future of Islam as Ramadan begins amid curiosity and concern. (Novemeber 2001) Inside Out: Revolutionary Islam: This radio documentary examines the manifestations of political Islam around the world.Guide to Religions of the World: /features/world_religions/A guide to six world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and SikhismBeliefnet Web Site: A Web site on religionJudaism 101 Web Site: An online encyclopedia on JudaismLexicon of Israeli "English": A glossary of Israeli terms, acronyms, and abbreviations found in English-language publicationsExploring Religions: Information on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and JudaismWho Are Eastern Christians?: The origin and definition of Eastern ChristianitySyria and Christianity: /bl_SyriaChristianity.htmThe history of Eastern Christianity in SyriaIslam: _islam.htmlAn encyclopedia entry on IslamIslam: A Worldwide Religion: Islam's impact on Southeast AsiaPersian Poet Top Seller in America: An article on the popularity of mystic Islamic poet Jalaluddin RumiHistorical Maps of Islam: ~brvs/pages/maps.htmlHistorical maps of IslamIslam in Iran: _in_iran_mstr.htmlVis à Vis explores the origins of Islam and its evolution in Iran.Saudi Time Bomb?: Frontline investigates the hidden undercurrents of Islamic extremism, its far-flung reach, and its threat to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Religion & Culture: Students will consider the theme of religion and culture as they learn about the Hindu-Muslim conflict in the province of Gujarat, India.Understanding History, Religion, and Politics in Jerusalem and Beyond: Students will acquire historical knowledge of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the region, learn how to interpret a conflict from multiple perspectives, advocate for a point of view, and develop greater conflict resolution skills. Gender Issues in Islam: Students will compare and contrast the roles of men and women with regard to various topics in the six countries featured in the film.Great Thinkers and Accomplishments of Islam: Students will learn about the diverse accomplishments of great Islamic scholars. God Fights Back: 1978-1992: In the 1970s, alienated Iranians flock to the promises of Islamic fundamentalism and Egyptians and Algerians soon follow. In the 1980s, alienated Americans flock to the promises of Christian fundamentalism. The Fascinating World of Islam: Students will research the people, places, and events that have shaped the history of Islam.An Introduction to Islam and Muhammad: Students will compare the major monotheistic belief systems of the world.Middle East: Crossroads of Faith and Conflict (map):Supplement to National Geographic, October 2002
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