the beleif that inanimate objects, such as hills, trees, rocks, rivers, and other elements of natural landscape, possess souls and can help or hinder human efforts on Earth
a religion with one god
a religion with more than one god
A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in which its adherents are concentrated.
religion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those who live in a particular location
separate religions that combine into a new religion; often borrow from the past and the present.
a religion that has originality and is not modernized
a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
LOWEST LEVEL OF INDIAN SOCIETY; not considered a real part of the caste system; often given degrading jobs; their life was extremely difficult
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of hell) depending on the person's own actions
a policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine
the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel
One of the two main ethnic groups within the Jewish culture. This branch eventually settled in Central Europe after having been driven out of Jerusalem early in the first millenium A.D
a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
religious movement whose objectives are to return to the foundations of the faith and to influence state policy
The boundaries between the world's major faiths.
The boundaries within a major religion.
a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
Sharia religious law
Islamic Law: based on varying degrees of interpretation on the Qu'ran
the mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
the gap between the life expectancy of men and women
Maternal mortality rate
Number of deaths per thousand of women giving birth.
the intentional killing of baby girls due to the preference for male babies and from the low value associated with the birth of females
the bride is brutally beat or killed for her fathers failure to fulfill the marriage agreement
Female genitalia mutilation (FGM)
Complete or partial removal of the clitora on girls under the age of eleven