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Demographics Of British Columbia - Religions
... Population by religion, Canada and BC (2001 Census) Canada B.C. 1% Hindu 297,200 1% 31,500 1% Jewish 329,995 1% 21,230 1% Eastern religions 37,550 0% 9,970 0% Other religions 63,975 0% 16,205 0% Source Statistics Canada 2001 Census ...
Sassanid Empire - Religion - Zoroastrianism
... But under the Sassanids, an orthodox Zoroastrianism was revived and the religion would undergo numerous and important developments ... It is often argued that the Sassanid Zoroastrian clergy later modified the religion in a way to serve themselves, causing substantial religious uneasiness ... important of these being the Mani and Mazdak religions ...
God In The Bahá'í Faith - God - Oneness of God
... Although human cultures and religions differ on their conceptions of God and his nature, Bahá'ís believe they nevertheless refer to one and the same Being ... of its original social context however, more recent religions may teach a more advanced conception of God as called for by the changing needs of local, regional or global civilization ... Bahá'ís thus regard the world's religions as chapters in the history of one single faith, revealed by God's Manifestations progressively and in stages ...
City Of Chicago - Culture and Contemporary Life - Religion
... well as the noteworthy sacred spaces of other religions ... The city played host to the first two Parliament of the World's Religions in 1893 and 1993 ... host of bishops of a wide array of Christian denominations as well as other religions ...
Religion In The Middle East
... The three major religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are interconnected and each originated within the Middle East ... Islam in its many forms is by far the most heavily represented religion in the region though many branches and sects diversify and segment it ... In addition to the widely acknowledged religions, smaller, minority religions such as Bahá'í, Druze, Yazidi, Mandean, Gnosticism, Yarsanism, Shabakism, Zoroastrianism are also prevalent ...

Famous quotes containing the word religions:

    It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.
    Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)

    Politics at all times lead to bloody wars, and not only politics, but also religions as well as social and economic systems of all times are spattered with blood. Invariably the big ones devoured the little ones, and the little ones the tiny ones.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)

    Deism is good sense not yet instructed by revelation, and other religions are good sense perverted by superstition. All sects differ, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God.
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778)