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Islamic: Sacred Writings, Groups, Women

The Qur’an -“Qur’an” means recitation -The revelations that Muhammad received through Gabriel are literally the Word of God -This distinguishes it from other sacred writings (e.g. the Torah, the Bible) -Even translations from Arabic are considered suspect -The Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad over a period of 23 years -He remembered them and taught his…

What Do Jews Believe? Jewish Practices and Rituals

There is one God who is the creator of everything God is immaterial (without form) God governs the universe with honour and justice Therefore, humanity has an obligation to worship God Jewish Practices and Rituals The Synagogue: Place of worship and study Sometimes called “Shul” (Yiddish for school) The Torah Scroll: Holy book Most sacred…

First Nations Spirituality

Origins -Archaeological evidence suggests humans came to North America approximately 14,000 years ago, across the Bering land bridge -Most First Nations creation stories suggest that people have simply always been here (e.g. The Haida people’s Raven story, Iroquois people’s turtle island story Beliefs -Many First Nations people practice Christianity – a reminder of the impact…

Three Aspects of Religion

Religion as Belief Belief in what? The truth and existence of God(s) and/or Goddess(es) Cosmic Order? Afterlife? “Something out there” Truth contained in religious texts, doctrines (beliefs), and/or ethics? Why do people believe?  What convinces them of their belief? What does this sort of belief do for the believer? Religion as Rite (practice) Sacraments, prayer,…

Electricity around the House

–          Your home is one large electric circuit that is wired in parallel (multiple electron paths) –          Today we’re going to look at how electricity is delivered to your homes. HOW ELECTRICITY FLOWS TO YOU –          Electricity flows to every home through high-voltage wires.  The wires are either above ground and span over cities in…