Hinduism embraces universalism by conceiving the whole world as a single family that deifies the one truth, and therefore it accepts all forms of beliefs and dismisses labels of distinct religions which would imply a division of identity.
Omnism is the recognition and respect of all religions or lack thereof; those who hold this belief are called omnists, sometimes written as omniest. … Omnism is similar to syncretism. However, it can also be seen as a way to accept the existence of various religions without believing in all that they profess to teach.
: one that believes in all religions.
Christianity. As the most widespread, most practiced, and most known religion out of all countries, Christianity is the number-one dominant religion in the world. In 2010, the number of Christian followers was just under 2.17 billion, which is 31.4% of the human population.
Christianity. The world’s largest religion is Christianity, which is practiced by almost 2.4 billion people. Christianity is divided into Eastern and Western theology, and within those divisions, many branches, including Catholicism, Protestantism, and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Islam is a monotheistic faith. This means there is a belief in one God, and one God only.
The authors defined Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam as the ‘universal religions’, since these three ‘welcome all who believe’, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or nationality (p. 6).
|Classification||Unity (new religious movement)|
|Orientation||New Thought Christianity|
|Headquarters||Unity Village, Missouri|
|Founder||Charles and Myrtle Fillmore|
The world’s faithful account for 83% of the global population; the great majority of these fall under twelve classical religions–Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.
Pantheism is a religious belief that includes the entire universe in its idea of God. A person who follows the religious doctrine of pantheism believes that God is all around us, throughout the whole universe. … More rarely, pantheism refers to a belief in all gods from all religions, or a tolerance for those beliefs.
Universalizing religions offer belief systems that are attractive to the universal population. They look for new members and welcome anyone and everyone who wishes to adopt their belief system. Universalizing religions have many diverse members, who come from different ethnic backgrounds, hence the term universal.
Polytheism is the worship of or belief in multiple deities, which are usually assembled into a pantheon of gods and goddesses, along with their own religious sects and rituals. Polytheism is a type of theism. Within theism, it contrasts with monotheism, the belief in a singular God, in most cases transcendent.
In 1899 the Universalist General Convention, later called the Universalist Church of America, adopted the Five Principles: the belief in God, belief in Jesus Christ, the immortality of the human soul, that sinful actions have consequence, and universal reconciliation.
Religion is a species-specific human universal. It is both the product ofgenetic and cultural evolution, a dual inheritance that characterizes the peculiar nature of human evolution (Richerson and Boyd 2005).
There is no universal definition of religion under English law. Instead, different definitions have been developed by courts and tribunals in relation to different religious rights. … It places the recent decisions within their broader legal context and points out a number of contradictions and uncertainties.
Hinduism, with an estimated 1.1 billion followers, is the world’s third largest religion and also one of the oldest, with beliefs and practices that date back at least as far as the 1500s BCE.
And according to a 2012 Pew Research Center survey, within the next four decades, Christians will remain the world’s largest religion; if current trends continue, by 2050 the number of Christians will reach 2.9 billion (or 31.4%).
|Muslim % of Total Population||14.20%|
|Muslim % of World Population||10.90%|
Judaism is the world’s second-oldest religion. However, it is the oldest of the monotheistic religions. Judaism formally started roughly around 690 BC but events leading to its establishment started much earlier.
In ancient Egyptian Atenism, possibly the earliest recorded monotheistic religion, this deity was called Aten and proclaimed to be the one “true” Supreme Being and creator of the universe. In the Hebrew Bible, the titles of God include Elohim (God), Adonai (Lord) and others, and the name YHWH (Hebrew: יהוה).
Unity with God doesn’t mean that we become a god, or gods. To be unified with God means that we believe upon His Son unto salvation and then partake in His work of reconciling sinful men to a holy God.
Until his death in 1892, Baha’ Allah taught that all world religions–regardless of their origins–were part of a progressive divine plan for the education of the human race. He urged followers to work toward unifying the competing faiths under a universal religion.
Universalism is the philosophical and theological concept that some ideas have universal application or applicability. A belief in one fundamental truth is another important tenet in universalism. … Universalism has had an influence on modern day Hinduism, in turn influencing modern Western spirituality.
Buddhism is an universalizing religion. This means that it is a religion practiced worldwide. An individual can be any race, nationality, or ethic in order to study Buddhism.
Throughout the enlightenment years, which in the case of the Jews extended from the last decades of the 18th century to the end of the 19th, prodigious efforts were made to discover a Jewish universalism or, better, to define Judaism as a universal religion of ethical reason.
Unity is a spiritual philosophy based on a different understanding of the teachings of Jesus – that humanity is inseparable from the Spirit of God within, and that through prayerful realization of the Spirit, one may obtain healing in mind, body and affairs. Its emphasis is on spirituality rather than religion.