animism

location: Africa

people:animists

books:none

elements:none

impact on our culture: a very traditional world belief system

fact1: worships spirits of nature

fact2:worships there ancestors

Shintoism

location:japan

people: spirits of "kami"

books: none

elements: none

impact on our culture: still practiced today

fact1: had great respect for nature

fact2: Worship and offerings to kami at shrines and at home.

Hinduism

location:india

related people:none

text:vedas

related elements: reincarnation, karma

impact on culture: try to lead a good life to move to perfection

fact1: belief in karma

fact2: caste system

Buddhism

Location: India

Related people:none

Text: none

Related elements: end your suffering by ending your desires

Impact on culture: they except what life brings to them

Fact1: 4 noble truths

Fact2:

Taoism

Location: china

Related people:none

Text: tao te chang

Related elements: none

Impact on culture: accept the things that happen

Fact1: balance and peace

Fact2: recpect nature

Confucianism

Location: china

Related people: none

Text: analects

Related elements: none

Impact on culture: respect there elders

Fact1:accept there role in society

Fact2: respect there family

Judaism

Location: middle east

Related people: Messiah

Text: torah

Related elements: none

Impact on culture: try to fallow gods laws so the messiah will came

Fact1: lived in ghettos

Fact2: romans pushed them out of there lands

Christianity

Location: middle east

Related people: god

Text: Bible

Related elements: after the death of Jesus missionaries spread his word

Impact on culture: a lot of people converted to Christianity

Fact1:comes the official religion

Fact2: roman spread Christianity throughout the empire

Islam

Location: middle east

Related people: one god

Text: Qur'an

Related elements: none

Impact on culture: they became big in politics

Fact1:spread islam by military conquest

Fact2: arabs

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