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World Religions

A guide to help students explore the religions of the world.

So Many Religions, So Little Time

There are thousands of religions being practiced throughout the world. According to the Encyclopedia of American Religions, there are over 1000 Christian denominations in the United States alone. Yet, for many of us, our exposure to the religions of the world are limited to what we have experienced within our families, via our friendship circles, and through media and popular culture.  

Use the link below to access a list of 600 religions. Explore the Member Profiles of several religious groups to identify several you find interesting. Do some preliminary reading on the Web to learn more. Finally, search the Web to determine if your religious group has a local presence so you can contact them and attend a meeting/service.