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universalizing religion
attempts to appeal to people of all cultures all over the world, actively seeks converts
ethnic religion
appeals primarily to one specific cultural group, does not actively seek converts & people are usually born into the religion
monotheistic
belief in one god
polytheistic
belief in more than one or many gods
abrahamic religions
three monotheistic religions with shared origins which includes Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
branch
large division within a religion, sometimes called a denomination
sect
a relatively small group that has broken away from a larger religion
reincarnation
belief that one's soul is reborn in a different life/life form after death
mosque
Muslim place of worship
church
(usually) Christian place of worship
synagogue
Jewish place of worship
sikhism
monotheistic religion founded in northern India, influenced by Hinduism and Islam
colonialism
the practice of settling on another territory, often for exploitation of resources or labor
imperialism
influencing other countries through direct conquest, economic control, or cultural dominance
islamophobia
irrational dislike or fear of Muslims or Islamic culture
fundamentalism
form of a religion that upholds a strict, literal interpretation of scripture
minaret
tall, slender tower typically part of a mosque
pagoda
a tier tower associated with Buddhist architecture and temples
sacred site
A geographic location that is believed to have a special connection to god