World Religion Day

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“God is a person in a very old book”, “God is your brain trying to make sense of the world“, „God, is Our Father in Heaven, The Creator of Heaven and Earth.“. To the question „Who is God?“ you can find plenty of different answers. For a lot of people, God associates with religion. But there are some religions that do not require a belief in any God. For example, one of the world‘s major religions – Buddhism.

Today it is counting more than 4000 different religions. Each of them practices different beliefs, but in general, they all are very similar. It has a common theme – faith. In 1950 National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is in the United States initiated one important day for all religious people. Every year on the third Sunday of January World Religion Day is celebrated. This year it would take place on the 16th of January.

Its aims are to promote understanding and peace between all religions as well as mutual understanding and tolerance between peoples from different backgrounds and to remind everyone that the spiritual principles underlying all faiths can act as a common ground for everyone.

There are six major religions of the world – Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, and Sikhism. Almost 75% of the world practices one of these six religions.

In Romania, there’s no state religion, but it’s considered a very religious country. 81.9% of the population identifies themselves as Romanian Orthodox Christians, 6.4% as Protestant Christians, and 4.3% – Roman Catholics.