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Religion is a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.

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Organizations relating to Religion

International Society for the Sociology of Religions / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1948
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority / Jerusalem, Israel / Est. 1953
World Scout Interreligious Forum / Geneva, Switzerland
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1964
International Union of Superiors General / Rome, Italy / Est. 1965
Operation Blessing International / Virginia Beach VA, USA / Est. 1978
International Academy of Religious Sciences / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1966
Latin Mass Society / London, UK / Est. 1965
Incontri Internazionali Uomini e Religioni / Rome, Italy
Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life / Rome, Italy
Soeurs du Christ Rédempteur de Fougères / Fougères, France / Est. 1827
Missionaries of the Company of Mary / Rome, Italy / Est. 1705
CaoDai Overseas / Redlands CA, USA / Est. 1926
Institute of Christian Culture - Oriental Religions / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1967
World Council of Religious Leaders / New York NY, USA / Est. 2002
Lutheran Communion in Central and Western Africa / Freetown, Sierra Leone / Est. 1993
African Association for the Study of Religions / Leiden, Netherlands / Est. 1992
Congregation of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master / Rome, Italy / Est. 1924
Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations / Est. 1972
Institut für Ökumenische und Interreligiöse Forschung / Tübingen, Germany / Est. 1963
Advocates International / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1991
Spiritual Directors International / Bellevue WA, USA / Est. 1989
Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux / Rome, Italy / Est. 1820
Union of European Conferences of Major Superiors / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1981
General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches / London, UK / Est. 1928

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World Problems relating to Religion

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Discrimination against women in religion
Misuse of spiritual authority for sexual purposes
Manipulative cults
Religious torture
Disproportionate ethnic population growth
Fragmentation of religious belief
Religious schism
Denial of right to freedom of religion of indigenous peoples
False confessions
Religious intolerance
Limited observance of fishing quotas
Ancestor worship
Religious apathy
Religious repression
Animal worship as a barrier to development
Denial of religion in communist systems
Violence along internal borders
Religious sacrifice
Forced religious conversion
Inaccessible religious records
Corruption in organized religion
Denial of religious liberty
Voluntary physical suffering
Segregation based on religious affiliation
Desecration of religious buildings

Action Strategies relating to Religion

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential


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