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Religious Issues

For this project World Religions Research Paper you will choose a religion that is not your own and then visit a place of worship and interview a person of that faith. You will report your findings in an informative 1800 -2000 word paper or ( 8 pages). In addition to the site visit and interview you will compare and contrast this religion with at least one other religion you are familiar with through this class.

Your World Religions Research Paper should be formatted according to APA guidelines, and contain the following elements:

  1. Introduction of the religion with a thesis statement
  2. Name, location and review of the site.
  3. Interview summary ( specific instructions below)
  4. Comparing and contrasting with another religion (either Judaism, Hinduism or Buddhism)
  5. Conclusion
  6. References


In discussing the Interview Summary, and comparing and contrasting with another religion, please state these areas clearly in World Religions Research Paper (Preferably in HEADINGS)

  1. Countries of origin
  2. historical figures and events
  3. central beliefs
  4. nature of good, texts, rituals
  5. holidays and practices
  6. the state of the religion today

Studying world religions offers a number of intellectual and social benefits. Because various religions are frequently ascribed by groups of a particular race or national heritage, its study provides a broader understanding of how religion influences the cultural development of specific groups of people. It also offers a distinct perspective on how religion influences social behaviors.

Gaining knowledge of how religion influences the cultural values and principles of people is especially timely in light of the recent terrorist attacks that have been attributed to an Islamic jihad. Although the recent events of terrorism have been supported by only a small segment of fundamentalist Muslims, a comparative perspective of what contributes to the traditional concept of Islamic holy war may provide a better understanding of what prompted current events.

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