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Major Religions of the World

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

Hinduism

Buddhism

Sikhism

Confucianism

Shinto

Taoism

See Major Holidays for listings of religious holidays.

There are twelve classical world religions—those religions most often included in history of world religion surveys and studied in world religions classes: Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism. Here are overviews of nine of these classical religions.


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ReligionThe Major Faiths (concise table)

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