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Quiz Vocab 8

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Secularism
secular spirit or tendency, esp. a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship.
Animism
the belief that natural objects, natural phenomena, and the universe itself possess souls.
Universal Religion
Religion practiced worldwide
Ethnic Religion
A religion that is particular to one, culturally distinct, group of people. Adherents do not actively seek converts through evangelism or missionary work.
Caste System
A group in the rigid social heirarchy of Hinduism
Diaspora
A spatial dispersion of a previously homogenous group
Pilgrimage
voluntary travel by an adherant to a sacred site to pay respects or participate in a ritual at the site
Sacred Site
An area recognized by individuals or groups as worthy of special attention as a site of special religious experiences or events
Interfaith Boundary
Boundaries between the world's major faiths.
Intrafaith Boundary
Boundaries within a single major faith
Genocide
The systematic killing or extermination of an entire people or nation.
Sharia Laws
The system of Islamic law based on varying degrees of interpretations of the Quran
Hearth
An area where and idea or cultural trait originates.
Cultural Barrier
Prevailing cultural attitude redering certain innovations, ideas, or practices unacceptable or unadoptable in that particular culture
Religious Fundamentalism
Religous movement whose objectives are to return to the foundations of the faith and to influence state policy