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monotheism

belief in one God

polytheism

belief in many Gods

karma

the force generated by one's good or bad actions that determines your next life

religion

a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe

Siddhartha Guatama

founder of Buddhism

Jesus

founder of Christianity

Muhammad

founder of Islam

Abraham

founder of Judaism

Bible

holy book of Christianity

Qur'an

holy book of Islam

Tripitika

holy writings of Buddhism

Vedas

holy writings of Hinduism

Torah

holy book of Judaism

Mecca, Saudia Arabia

geographic origin of Islam

Ancient Palestine (now Israel)

geographic origin of Christianity

Nepal

geographic origin of Buddhism

Indus River Valley

geographic origin of Hinduism

Allah

name of God for Muslims

reincarnation

the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form

Ganges River

sacred river for Hindus

Divali

Hindu New Year celebration

Christmas

Christian holiday celebrating birth of Jesus

Vesak

holiday celebrating Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death

Ramadan

a month of fasting during daylight hours for Muslims

Noble Eightfold Path

guidelines of the Buddhist religion

The Five Pillars

guidelines of the Islam religion

Ten Commandments

guidelines of the Christian and Jewish religions

Rosh Hashanah

celebration of the Jewish New Year

moksha

the ultimate goal for a Hindu

paradise

the ultimate goal for a Muslim

heaven

the ultimate goal for a Christian

nirvana

the ultimate goal for a Buddhist

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