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World Religion Day teaching resources

Resources | Published 19 December, 2011

World Religion Day is held on the third Sunday of January each year. It is a day to reflect on inter-faith values, to celebrate difference and embrace similarities between religions and belief systems. Try these free primary and secondary teaching resources to help you explore different world beliefs in class.

Primary

Creation stories

These primary literacy resources teach comparison, word recognition and vocabulary through creation stories from different religions and cultures.

World religions

This cut and stick activity gives an overview of the key features of the six major world religions.

Lesson on world faiths - summaries and worksheets

These detailed handouts and revision workshops look at Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism.

Religious festivals and celebrations

Use these printable worksheets to introduce different key religious celebrations.

Masai religious beliefs

Download these free factsheets on the culture and beliefs of Masai people.

Pagan and Neo-Pagan perspectives

Introduce your students to the Pagan festival of Imbolg.

Exploring religion

Explore questions of religion through these extensive resources.

Secondary

Holy land

Discover the significance of Jerusalem to the three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Islam and Christianity – with this colourful PowerPoint presentation.

Religion and life issues

This revision guide explains different religious views on major social issues in today’s world

World religion symbols

A PowerPoint presentation introducing the symbols of the six major world religions

Twenty world views

A comprehensive, yet compact overview of 20 different spiritual beliefs.

Student poems about God

Read these poems written by secondary school students about questioning belief and about Islamic belief.

Rastafarianism

Investigate the link between Rastafarianism and slavery with these activities and Lesson resources.

Rites of passage PowerPointpresentation

This detailed PowerPoint presentation is about how rites of passage are celebrated in different religions.

Creation in Bible and Qur’an

Print this cloze worksheet comparing the creation stories of the Bible and Qur’an.

Introduction to religious festivals

These display posters explain key religious festivals and can be used to decorate your classroom.

What happens when we die?

This comparative lesson compares Christian and Muslim beliefs about life after death.

Different religions

Introduce the Abrahamic faiths with this PowerPoint presentation.

Beliefs and concepts

This student-led lesson explores different religious beliefs.

How did religions come to Britain?

This series of cards explores how different faiths made their way to Britain.

Whole school

Religion and unity

A TrueTube assembly including film clips, the “story of the squabbling sons” and quotes to display – a perfect range of resources for a reflective assembly.

World Religion Day assembly

Script and PowerPoint presentation for a World Religion Day assembly exploring the similarities of the messages preached by Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jews.

Places of worship

This PowerPoint presentation introduces the style and concept of different places of worship.

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