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

Main article: Major religious groups

Demographics

Main article: List of religious populations

List of religions

Main article: List of religions and spiritual traditions

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
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BeninBurkina FasoCape VerdeCôte d'IvoireGambiaGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauLiberiaMaliMauritaniaNigerNigeriaSenegalSierra LeoneTogo
Religion in North Africa
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AlgeriaEgyptLibyaMauritaniaMoroccoSudanSouth SudanTunisia
Religion in Central Africa
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AngolaBurundiCameroonCentral African RepublicChadThe Democratic Republic of the CongoEquatorial GuineaGabonRepublic of the CongoRwandaSão Tomé and Príncipe
Religion in East Africa
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BurundiComorosDjiboutiEritreaEthiopiaKenyaMadagascarMalawiMauritiusMozambiqueRwandaSeychellesSomalia (Somaliland) • TanzaniaUgandaZambiaZimbabwe
Religion in Southern Africa
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BotswanaEswatiniLesothoNamibiaSouth Africa
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
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Akrotiri and Dhekelia • ÅlandAlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelarusBelgiumBosnia 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
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Religion in Provinces of Canada:AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew Brunswick • Newfoundland and Labrador • Nova Scotia • Ontario (Toronto) • Prince Edward Island • QuebecSaskatchewan
Religion in Territories of Canada: Northwest Territories • Nunavut • Yukon
GreenlandSaint Pierre and Miquelon
United States
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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 • Religion in Washington, D.C. • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming
Mexico
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Religion in Central America
BelizeCosta RicaEl SalvadorGuatemalaHondurasNicaraguaPanama
Religion in the Caribbean
AnguillaAntigua and BarbudaArubaBahamasBarbadosBermudaBritish Virgin IslandsCayman IslandsCubaDominicaDominican RepublicGrenadaHaitiJamaicaMontserrat • Netherlands Antilles • Puerto Rico • Saint Barthélemy • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Lucia • Saint Martin • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesTrinidad and TobagoTurks and Caicos IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
Religion in Oceania (includes the continent of Australia)
Religion in Australasia
Australia
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Religion in Dependencies/Territories of Australia
Christmas Island • Cocos (Keeling) Islands • Norfolk 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) • Palau • Wake 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) • Adamstown • SamoaTokelau (NZ) • TongaTuvaluWallis and Futuna (France)
Religion in South America
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ArgentinaBoliviaBrazilChileColombiaEcuadorFalkland IslandsGuyanaParaguayPeruSurinameUruguayVenezuela

Religious studies

Main article: Religious studies

Religious concepts

Religious belief

Approaches to the beliefs of others

Religious behaviour and experiences

Religion-specific topics

African traditional and diasporic topics

Main articles: African traditional religion and Afro-American religion

Anitism topics

Main article: Philippine mythology

Ayyavazhi topics

Main article: Ayyavazhi

Bábism topics

Main articles: Outline of Bábism and Bábism

Baháʼí Faith topics

Main articles: Outline of the Baháʼí Faith and Baháʼí Faith

Buddhism topics

Main articles: Outline of Buddhism and Buddhism

Cao Dai topics

Christianity topics

Main articles: Outline of Christianity and Christianity

Hinduism topics

Main articles: Outline of Hinduism and Hinduism

Islam topics

Main articles: Outline of Islam and Islam

Jainism topics

Main articles: Index of Jainism-related articles and Jainism

Judaism topics

Main articles: Judaism and Outline of Judaism

Modern Paganism topics

Main article: Modern Paganism

New Age topics

New religious movement topics

Main article: New religious movement

Open source religion topics

Main article: Open source religion

Rasta topics

Main article: Rastafari

Satanism topics

Main article: Satanism

Shintō topics

Main article: Shinto

Sikhism topics

Main articles: Outline of Sikhism and Sikhism

Spiritism topics

Main article: Spiritism

Taoism topics

Main articles: Taoism and Outline of Taoism

Tenrikyo topics

Main article: Tenrikyo

Unitarian Universalism topics

Main article: Unitarian Universalism

Vegetarianism and religion topics

Main article: Vegetarianism and religion

In Indian religions

In Abrahamic religions

In Other religions

Zoroastrianism topics

Main article: Zoroastrianism

Irreligion topics

Main article: Irreligion

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
  2. ^ Genesis 1:29–31, Isaiah 11:6–9
  3. ^ Genesis 1:29–1:31, Isaiah 11:6–11:9, Isaiah 65:25
  4. ^ "Sarx".
  5. ^ "CreatureKind".