Resources By Tradition
Here’s a sampling of the world’s major religious traditions.
There are more than 2.4 billion Christians in the world. If you belong to this tradition, there are unlimited connections. This faith is rooted in belief that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. His core message was that love is the most powerful expression of life. Love changes the world.
If you consider yourself a “none,” “done” or “spiritual but not religious,” you are likely a humanist. This way of life is characterized by trust in oneself, or self-reliance, belief in science and other forms of empirical knowledge, love of literature, and the ongoing search for truth as revealed through human experience.
In truth, humanists make up the majority of the world’s population.
Buddhism has about a half billion adherents worldwide. This tradition is less about belief and more about being a compassionate and conscious self in the world. It is thought to be a philosophy versus a religion. If you practice mindfulness meditation, you are under the influence of this tradition. Namaste.
One of the oldest faith traditions, Islam, or the Muslim path, is followed by over 1.8 billion people. It is a faith grounded in prayer and devotion to God as told by the Prophet Mohammad. Adherents take a vow to take a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once during their lifetimes to commune at the birthplace of the prophet.