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separate religions that combine into a new religion; often borrow from the past and the present.
religion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those who live in a particular location
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.
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
religious movement whose objectives are to return to the foundations of the faith and to influence state policy
the mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
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
Complete or partial removal of the clitora on girls under the age of eleven
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
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
cultural tradition made up of descendants of Jews who moved to Spain and Potugal in Western Europe
a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
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