From the beginnings of human history, societies and cultures have established themselves around religious and spiritual practices. Religion has affected decisions personal and political, local and global, and continues to play an important role in the lives of individuals and in the cultures of nations. With a dynamic new design, new features, and expanded coverage, World Religions explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practitioners to the elaborate rituals of today.
Ideal for research and study in the library or at home, our new, easy-to-navigate interface puts the information users need front and center. Topic Centers feature specially selected content on 15 of the world’s religions and traditional spiritual practices, quickly guiding users to information on important topics, spiritual leaders, sacred texts, and holy days and festivals. A wealth of new content has been added. The new home page offers many ways to begin exploring the material, from videos and slideshows to sacred texts, sacred music, primary sources, a calendar of holidays and observances, and more.
“Amazing Grace,” performed by Marion Williams
Chanting by Tibetan monks of the Gelugpa sect
Chants by Benedictine monks
Hymn from the Resurrectional Apolytikia
Purusha Sukta, recited by Sri Venkata Sastry
“Saint Bamba,” performed by Youssou N’Dour
“Troddin to Zion/I’m a Rastaman,” performed by Morgan Heritage
- Tips for students on topics including analyzing primary sources, avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, completing a primary source worksheet, evaluating online sources, and writing a research paper
- Educator tools, including advice on preventing plagiarism and teaching about religion.
Appropriate for: Grade 6+