Major World Religion

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Buddhism:
Founded : About 525 B.C.
Founder : Gautam Siddhartha also known as Buddha or “Enlightened one.” Son of a king,he was born in Lumbini,near the Himalayas in southern Nepal.
Location : Throughout Asia from Sri Lanka to Japan.Zen and Sokagakkai Sects of Buddhism have several thousand adherents in the U.S.
Confucianism:
Founded : About 500 B.C.
Founder : Confucius born in the state of Lu.He was the foremost philosopher of China.
Location : Taiwan and south Korea.
Christianity:
Founded : The time of Jesus Christ
Founder : Jesus of Nazareth,who lived from about 4 B.C. to 29 A.D. who was the long-awaited Hebrew Messiah.The foundation of Christianity is the New Testament,which recounts the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and the works of his early followers,notably St.Paul
Location : Spread all over the world with almost 2 billion adherents in 260 countries.
Hinduism:
Founded:About 3000 B.C.
Founder:Hinduism has no one founder.Modern Hinduism was born where the Vedic religion intermixed with the practices and beliefs of the natives.
Location:Worldwide adherents with the largest concentration in India and Nepal.
Islam:
Founded:622 A.D.
Founder:Prophet Mohammed(570-632 A.D.)
Location:Middles East,Central Asia, and North Africa.
Judaism:
Founded:About 1300 B.C.
Founder:Moses.The great lawgiver of Jewish monotheism was born probably of Jewish monotheism was born probably in Egypt to slave parents,Amram and Jochebed,of the tribe of Levi.
Location:Almost worldwide in 134 countries,with the concentration in Israel and the U.S.
Shintoism:
Founded:Antiquity;originated with the beginning of the Japanese culture.
Founder:Developed out of ancient culture and ancestor worship.
Location:Japan.
Sikhism:
Founded:About 1500 A.D.
Founder:Guru Nanak Dev.
Location:Spread all over the world with a large concentration in Punjab,India.
Taoism:
Founded:6th century B.C.
Founder:Lao Tse,a Chinese philosopher, and prominent religious leader.
Location:China and Taiwan.
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