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Religion

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Islam
_______ is the main religion in the Middle East. = the Muslim religion, which was started by Muhammad and whose holy book is the Koran
Buddhist
Many people in Asia are _____. = a religion of east and central Asia, based on the teaching of Gautama Buddha
Hindu
Most people in India are _____. = the main religion in India; has many different gods
Jewish
There are many ______ people in the U.S. = people who believe in Judaism, which is the religion based on the sacred books known as the Hebrew Scriptures and started by Moses
Christian
Many Americans are _______. = the religion based on the life and beliefs of Jesus Christ
Protestant
There are many _____ churches in the U.S.= a type Christian church that separated from the Roman Catholic church in the 16th century. Ex. Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran
Catholic
Most people in Italy are _____. = a type of Christianity; the leader is the Pope, who lives in the Vatican
Orthodox
Most people in Russia are ______. = one of the Christian churches in Greece, eastern Europe, and parts of Asia
atheist
He is an _______. = someone who doesn't believe that God exists
agnostic
Some people are _____. = someone who believes that people cannot know whether God exists or not
confession
Catholic people go to ______. = when you tell a priest or God about the bad things that you have done
holy
Varanasi is a _____ city for Hindus. = connected with God and religion; sacred
fast
Muslim people ______ during Ramadan. = to eat little or no food for a period of time, especially for religious reasons:
Pope
The ____ is the leader of the Catholic church.
Imam
An _____ is a Muslim religious leader.
Rabbi
A _____ is a Jewish religious leader.
heaven
Many people believe that they go to ____ after they die. = the place where God is believed to live and where good people are believed to go when they die
hell
Some people are scared of going to _____ . = the place where the souls of bad people are believed to be punished after death, especially in the Christian and Muslim religions
Bible
They read the ____ everyday. = the holy book of the Christian religion
Torah
The rabbi read part of the ____. = the traditional writings and principles of Judaism
pilgrimage
Muslim people make a ______ to the city of Mecca. = a journey to a holy place for religious reasons
cross
There is a ____ on the top of the church.
icons
People often pray to ____. = a picture or figure of a holy person that is used in worship in the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church
followers
The Catholic church has about 1.1 billion _____. = someone who believes in a particular system of ideas
Shiite
a member of the smaller of the two main groups in the Muslim religion; Many in Iran and Iraq
Sunni
a Muslim who follows the larger of the two main branches of the Muslim religion; in many countries such as Egypt, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan
synagogue
a building where Jewish people meet for religious worship
mosque
a building in which Muslims worship
church
a building in which Christian worship
missionaries
His parents were ______ in Africa. = someone who has been sent to a foreign country to teach people about Christianity and persuade them to become Christians
reincarnation
Buddhists and Hindus believe in ______. = the belief that after someone dies their soul lives again in another body
prophet
People said he was a ______. = a man who people in the Christian, Jewish, or Muslim religion believe has been sent by God to lead them and teach them their religion
pray
The people _____ every day. = to speak to God in order to ask for help or give thanks
sacred
The local people believe that this land is _____. = relating to a god or religion; holy
offshoot
Protestantism is an _____ of Christianity. = something such as an organization which has developed from a larger or earlier one
meditate
Many people _____ . = to spend time sitting in a silent, calm state, in order to relax completely or for religious purposes
chanting
She listened to the monks ______. = to sing or say a religious song or prayer in a way that involves using only one note or tone
sin
It is a ____ to take a life in most religions. = an action that is against religious rules and is considered to be an offence against God
purgatory
He was trapped in _____. = a place where the souls of dead people suffer until they are pure enough to enter heaven
Moses
The main prophet of Judaism was _____, who lived about 1300 BC.
Jesus
The founder of Christianity was _____, who lived from 0 AD to 33 AD.
Muhammad
The founder of Islam was _____, who lived from 570 AD to 630 AD.
The Buddha
The founder of Buddhism is ______.
The Dalai Lama
The leader of the Tibetan Buddhists is the _____.
converted
She ______ to Judaism because she wanted to marry a Jewish man. = to change to a different religion
worship
People _____ at religious buildings. = to show respect and love for a god
soul
Many religions talk about what happens to the ____ after death. = the part of a person that is not physical, and that contains their character, thoughts, and feelings. Many people believe that it continues to exist after they have died
faith
Her _____ in God is very strong. = belief and trust in God
priest
They wanted to talk to their _____. = someone who is specially trained to perform religious duties and ceremonies in the Christian church
monks
We saw some Buddhist _____. = a member of an all-male religious group that lives apart from other people in a monastery
monastery
They visited a _______. = a place where monks live
nun
She decided to become a _____. = someone who is a member of a group of religious women that live together in a convent
angel
There were pictures of ____ in the church. = a spirit who is God's servant in heaven, and who is often shown as a person dressed in white with wings
temple
They went ____ to pray. = a building where people go to worship, in the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Mormon religions
secular
They went to a ________ school. = not connected with or controlled by a church or other religious authority
saint
The Pope recognized him as a ______. = a special title given by the Christian church after someone have died, because they have been very good or holy:
apocalypse
Some Christian predict that the ______ will come in the future. = the destruction and end of the world:
scripture
The priest quoted from ______. = the holy books of a particular religion
Gospel
The missionaries were trying to spread the ______. = the life of Christ and the ideas that he taught
evangelical
She met some ______ Christians. = Christians believe that they should persuade as many people as possible to become Christians
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