Resources About Religion For Kids

There is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. It may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophesies, ethics, or organizations, that claims to relate humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.

Facts about Zoroastrianism For Kids

The phenomenon of death, or nonlife as it is called in the Zoroastrian holy scripture the Gathas, is a concept accompanying the advent of creation. At the dawn of creation, twin primal spirits manifested themselves. They were spontaneously active and through encounter with each other established life and nonlife. So it shall be until the […]

Facts about Passover For Kids

The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover commences on the 15th of […]

12 Apostles Facts For Kids

In Christian theology and ecclesiology, the apostles , particularly the Twelve Apostles, were the primary disciples of Jesus, the central figure in Christianity. While Christian tradition often refers to the apostles as being twelve in number, different gospel writers give different names for the same individual, and apostles mentioned in one gospel are not mentioned in others. The word “apostle” comes from the Greek word ἀπόστολος , formed from the prefix ἀπό- and root στέλλω and originally meaning “messenger, […]

5 Pillars Of Islam Facts For Kids

The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of the Muslim life. Carrying out these obligations provides the framework of a Muslim’s life, and weaves their everyday activities and their beliefs into a single cloth of religious devotion. Carrying out the Five Pillars demonstrates that the Muslim is putting their faith first, and not just trying […]

Advent Songs For Kids

Advent, like many Christian liturgical seasons, lends itself to songs and hymns of praise and worship. Many families sing songs while lighting the traditional Advent candles. Advent songs and hymns are a great way to honor the spirit of the season. Hymns can be a good way for people to prepare themselves spiritually for the […]

Teaching Method Jesus Used During The Sermon on the Mount

This is the greatest sermon Jesus ever preached. The Lord’s prayer, the beatitudes, and the golden rule are in this sermon. Jesus delivered this sermon on a mountain near Capernaum. Tradition ascribes the site to an extinct volcano named Karne Hittim. Jesus sat while delivering the Sermon on the Mount. Sitting connotated authority, so rabbi’s […]

Martin Luther: Religious Reformation

Martin Luther was a “unique force” who had a passion and plan to change the world of Catholicism (Hooker). He was not a pleasant man or a very likable man, but he was a man that would not settle for the injustices that he saw within the Catholic Church. The problems he tried to change […]

Christianity History and Facts

Technically, the Christian faith did not exist until after the passion, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Up until that point, Jesus and most of his followers were Jewish and, therefore, observed the laws and traditions that are laid out in the Old Testament. For a while after Jesus’ resurrection, Christianity was only practiced by […]

Facts about Noah’s Arc For Kids

The animals came two by two to Noah who stored them in the ark, a large ship built with timber. A great children’s story that sometimes obscures the horror of this, the greatest natural disaster in recorded Biblical history. Noah’s Ark is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative by which God spares Noah, his family, and a remnant […]

Facts about Cain and Abel for Kids

The first child born to the human race, Cain, grows up to become a murderer, killing his own brother in a fit of jealousy because Abel found favor with God and Cain did not. Quick Facts about Cain and Abel Cain is described as a crop farmer and his younger brother Abel as a shepherd. Cain was […]

Major Confucianism Beliefs in History

Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who developed many ideas and beliefs still in practice today. An appreciated master of education, Confucius had strong opinions about respect, values, and the importance of family. His quotations are still referenced for scholastic and social pursuits. Unity Principle was the Golden Rule in Confucianism Confucius’ ideas can be divided […]

Vatican City: Fun Facts, Information, and Resources

The Vatican City, or Holy See, is the smallest independent state in the world. It is the residence of the pope, the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church, and nuns and priests of worldwide nationalities. The area is completely surrounded by the city of Rome, the capital of Italy. Vatican City, officially known as the State […]

Advent Coloring Pages and Crafts for Kids

Advent Coloring pages and crafts can be an excellent way to get children involved in the spirit of the liturgical season of Advent. Everyone in the family can participate in making crafts to mark the season, like Advent wreaths with beautiful candles, or Advent calendars to help keep track of the days before Christmas. Mahalo’s […]

Prophecies of the Bible That Have Been Fulfilled

Biblical prophecy is most often defined as predictions for the future found in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Prophecies are sometimes conditional on explicit or implicit circumstances. There are prophecies spoken by people speaking on behalf of God and others spoken directly by God. In the Hebrew Scriptures, many prophecies have to do with blessings or curses that […]

Religious Resources About God For Students and Kids

For many years one was dependent upon his parents, his teachers, the elders in his community for knowledge about religion. Seldom was there opportunity to learn the religion of other cultures, especially if that religion was contrary to their own. Like so many other things, that has changed significantly with the development of the internet. If he or she has […]

Facts about Pope Francis for Kids

Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technologist and nightclub bouncer before beginning seminary studies. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1969 and from 1973 […]

Facts about Job from the Bible For Kids

Job was about as close to perfect as you could get and still be human. He loved God. He loved people. He used his great wealth and wisdom to help people. Then disaster struck. His wealth, his ten children and his health were all taken away. Quick Facts about Job Job is considered a prophet in […]

List of Popes and Facts

The title pope, once used with far greater latitude, is at present employed solely to denote the Bishop of Rome, who, in virtue of his position as successor of St. Peter, is the chief pastor of the whole Church, the Vicar of Christ upon earth. What is the Role of The Pope? Besides the bishopric of […]

The Quran (Koran) Facts for Kids

The Quran, literally “the recitation” is the sacred book of Islam. Received by Muhammad from the angel Gabriel (Jibril) from 610 to 632 CE, the text was codified in 653 and distributed throughout the growing Muslim empire. The Quran, (also translated Koran, Quran, Quran, Alcoran or Al-Quran) is recognized by millions of believers as the […]

Facts about Adam and Eve For Kids

Adam and Eve, according to the creation stories of the Abrahamic religions, were the first man and woman. The story of Adam and Eve is central to the belief that God created human beings to live in a paradise on earth, although they fell away from that state and formed the present world full of suffering and injustice. […]

Facts about the Nativity Scene For Kids

A nativity scene or crèche is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the scene of the birth of Jesus. While the term “nativity scene” may be used of any representation of the very common subject of the Nativity of Jesus in art, it has a more specialized sense referring […]

Judaism: History and Resources about the Jewish Religion

The history of Judaism begins with Abram who was later renamed Abraham. God sought Abram to start a covenant because of his obedient heart. He believed in only one God and followed him with little question. God first came to Abram when he was seventy-five years old and instructed him to pick up his possessions and relocate to a land that God would […]

Dead Sea Scrolls Prophecies and Fun Facts

The Dead Sea scrolls are so named because of the location of their discovery. They were found in caves in Qumran on the shore of the Dead Sea. These approximately 900 scrolls and fragments were discovered between the years 1947 and 1956. They caused much excitement in the academic and archeological fields. When were the […]

Facts about Good Friday for Kids

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. The estimated year of the Crucifixion is AD 33, by […]

Facts about The Virgin Mary For Kids

Mary, virgin mother of Jesus, and then wife of Joseph. She appears several times in The Bibles. Her exchange with Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, has been remembered and quoted by millions around the world. Mary appears multiple times in the Gospels beginning with the first chapter of Matthew. The gospels of Matthew and Luke […]

Facts about John the Baptist For Kids

John the Baptist, was not a “Baptist” in the modern sense of the word, but rather a spokesman who prepared a nation to meet Jesus by baptizing people to signify their readiness for a whole new life. Jesus said, “Among those born of women, there’s no one greater than John the Baptist.” He is called […]

Facts about the Old Testament For Kids

The Old Testament is the first section of the Christian Bible, based primarily upon the Hebrew Bible, a collection of religious writings by ancient Israelites. It is the counterpart to the New Testament, the second portion of the Christian Bible. The Old Testament canon varies between Christian Churches; Protestants and Latter-Day Saints accept only the books […]

Information about God For Kids

In monotheism and henotheism, God is conceived as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith. The concept of God as described by theologians commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), omnibenevolence (perfect goodness), divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence. In theism, God is the creator and […]

The 27 Books of the Bible’s New Testament of Jesus Christ

The New Testament is the second major division of the Christian Bible or Sacred Scripture, the first division being the Old Testament. The New Testament deals with Christianity including the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the spread of Christianity worldwide. In modern times, the Bible has not only been used in Christian Theology and other learning […]

All Saints’ Day History and Facts for Kids

All Saints’ Day is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. In Western Christian theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. In the Catholic Church and many Anglican churches, […]

Yom Kippur History and Facts for Kids

Yom Kippur central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur is usually expressed in English as “Day of Atonement”. Rosh Hashanah is the first day of that month according to the […]

5 Best Parables of Jesus

Jesus used parables frequently in his teachings. In biblical essence, parables are comparisons that illustrate some spiritual truths or meaning. Some of the best known parables of Jesus are featured in this article:  The Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, The Sheep and the Goats, The Pharisee and the Tax Collector, and The Talents. They are found in the […]

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