Outline of religion


The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to religion:

Religion organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. From their beliefs about the cosmos and human nature, people derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.

Religious symbols in clock-wise order: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Baháʼí Faith, Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Slavic neopaganism, Celtic polytheism, Heathenism (German paganism), Semitic neopaganism, Wicca, Kemetism (Egyptian paganism), Hellenism, Italo-Roman neopaganism.

Classification


Demographics


List of religions


Religion by region


Religion by continent
AfricaAntarcticaAsiaEuropeNorth AmericaOceania (includes Australia) • South America
Religion by political division, arranged alphabetically
Religions by country
Religion by political division, arranged by continent or major geopolitical region
Religion in Africa
Religion in West Africa
BeninBurkina FasoCape VerdeCôte d'IvoireGambiaGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauLiberiaMaliMauritaniaNigerNigeriaSenegalSierra LeoneTogo
Religion in North Africa
AlgeriaEgyptLibyaMauritaniaMoroccoSudanSouth SudanTunisia
Religion in Central Africa
AngolaBurundiCameroonCentral African RepublicChadThe Democratic Republic of the CongoEquatorial GuineaGabonRepublic of the CongoRwandaSão Tomé and Príncipe
Religion in East Africa
BurundiComorosDjiboutiEritreaEthiopiaKenyaMadagascarMalawiMauritiusMozambiqueRwandaSeychellesSomalia (Somaliland) • TanzaniaUgandaZambiaZimbabwe
Religion in Southern Africa
BotswanaLesothoNamibiaSouth AfricaSwaziland
Religion in Antarctica
Religion in Asia
Religion in Central Asia
KazakhstanKyrgyzstanTajikistanTurkmenistanUzbekistan
Religion in East Asia
China
Tibet
Hong KongMacau
JapanNorth KoreaSouth KoreaMongoliaTaiwan
Religion in North Asia
Russia
Religion in Southeast Asia
BruneiBurma (Myanmar)CambodiaEast Timor (Timor-Leste)IndonesiaLaosMalaysiaPhilippinesSingaporeThailandVietnam
Religion in South Asia
AfghanistanBangladeshBhutanMaldivesNepalPakistanSri Lanka
Religion in India
States of India: Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Assam Bihar Chhattisgarh Goa Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh Jammu and Kashmir Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland Odisha Punjab Rajasthan Sikkim Tamil Nadu Telangana Tripura Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand West Bengal
Religion in West Asia
ArmeniaAzerbaijanBahrainCyprus (including disputed Northern Cyprus) • GeorgiaIranIraqIsraelJordanKuwaitLebanonOmanState of Palestine QatarSaudi ArabiaSyriaTurkeyUnited Arab EmiratesYemen
Religion in the Caucasus (a region considered to be in both Asia and Europe, or between them)
Religion in North Caucasus
Parts of Russia (Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Adyghea, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachai-Cherkessia, North Ossetia, Krasnodar Krai, Stavropol Krai)
Religion in South Caucasus
Georgia (including disputed Abkhazia, South Ossetia) • ArmeniaAzerbaijan (including disputed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic)
Religion in Europe
Akrotiri and DhekeliaÅlandAlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelarusBelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGeorgiaGermanyGibraltarGreeceGuernseyHungaryIcelandIrelandIsle of ManItalyJerseyKazakhstanKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMaltaMoldova (including disputed Transnistria) • MonacoMontenegroNetherlandsNorth MacedoniaNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSan MarinoSerbiaSlovakiaSlovenia
Spain
Autonomous communities of Spain: Catalonia
SwedenSwitzerlandTurkeyUkraine
United Kingdom
England (Birmingham, Cornwall, London, Sussex) • Northern IrelandScotlandWales
Vatican City
Religion in the European Union
North America
Canada
Religion in Provinces of Canada:AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNova ScotiaOntario (Toronto) • Prince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewan
Religion in Territories of Canada: Northwest TerritoriesNunavutYukon
GreenlandSaint Pierre and Miquelon
United States
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)
Mexico
Religion in Central America
BelizeCosta RicaEl SalvadorGuatemalaHondurasNicaraguaPanama
Religion in the Caribbean
AnguillaAntigua and BarbudaArubaBahamasBarbadosBermudaBritish Virgin IslandsCayman IslandsCubaDominicaDominican RepublicGrenadaHaitiJamaicaMontserratNetherlands AntillesPuerto RicoSaint BarthélemySaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint MartinSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesTrinidad and TobagoTurks and Caicos IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
Religion in Oceania (includes the continent of Australia)
Religion in Australasia
Australia
Religion in Dependencies/Territories of Australia
Christmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsNorfolk Island
New Zealand
Religion in Melanesia
FijiIndonesia (Oceanian part only) • New Caledonia (France) • Papua New GuineaSolomon IslandsVanuatu
Religion in Micronesia
Federated States of MicronesiaGuam (USA) • KiribatiMarshall IslandsNauruNorthern Mariana Islands (USA) • PalauWake Island (USA) •
Religion in Polynesia
American Samoa (USA) • Chatham Islands (NZ) • Cook Islands (NZ) • Easter Island (Chile) • French Polynesia (France) • Hawaii (USA) • Loyalty Islands (France) • Niue (NZ) • Pitcairn Islands (UK) • AdamstownSamoaTokelau (NZ) • TongaTuvaluWallis and Futuna (France)
Religion in South America
ArgentinaBoliviaBrazilChileColombiaEcuadorFalkland IslandsGuyanaParaguayPeruSurinameUruguayVenezuela

Religious studies


Religious concepts


Religious belief

Approaches to the beliefs of others

Religious behaviour and experiences

Religion-specific topics


African traditional and diasporic topics

Anitism topics

Ayyavazhi topics

Baháʼí Faith topics

Buddhism topics

Cao Dai topics

Christianity topics

Hinduism topics

Islam topics

Jainism topics

Judaism topics

Modern Paganism topics

New Age topics

New religious movement topics

Open source religion topics

Rasta topics

Satanism topics

Shintō topics

Sikhism topics

Spiritism topics

Taoism topics

Tenrikyo topics

Unitarian Universalism topics

Vegetarianism and religion topics

  • Philosophic issues in topics in religion and vegetarianism
    • Exogenous criticism of other religions where there may be vegetarianism
    • Endogenous criticism of behaviors within one's own religion
    • Epistemological concerns about relative legitimacy of religious grounds for vegetarian practice in light of modern science grounds for vegetarian practice
In Indian religions
In Abrahamic religions
In Other religions

Zoroastrianism topics

Irreligion topics


Religion and religious ideas in fiction


See also


References


  1. Eric Baratay, l'anthropocentrisme du christianisme occidental, Si les lions pouvaient parler, essais sur la condition animale, sous la direction de Boris Cyrulnik, Gallimard, ISBN 2-07-073709-8