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Description

Religion is usually defined as a social-cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, beliefs, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that generally relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual elements—although there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from the divine, sacredness, faith, and a supernatural being or beings.

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Organizations relating to Religion

International Yoga Federation / Est. 1988
World Communion of Reformed Churches / Hannover, Germany / Est. 2010
International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains / Melbourne VIC, Australia / Est. 1967
Society for New Testament Studies / Inverurie, UK / Est. 1938
Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar / Accra, Ghana / Est. 1969
International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture / Stirling, UK / Est. 1991
International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care / Eindhoven, Netherlands / Est. 1950
South African Council of Churches / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 1968
European Society for Philosophy of Religion / Münster, Germany / Est. 1976
Federation of Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Oceania / Waigani, Papua New Guinea / Est. 1992
Nordic Society for Philosophy of Religion / Oslo, Norway / Est. 2007
International Society for Science and Religion / Cambridge, UK / Est. 2002
Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas / New York NY, USA / Est. 1960
Middle East Council of Churches / Beirut, Lebanon / Est. 1974
Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1964
European Academy of Religion / Bologna, Italy / Est. 2016
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1964
Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life / Rome, Italy
International Oracle Users Community / Redwood City CA, USA / Est. 1994
Pontifical Council for Social Communications / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1948
Lutheran Communion in Central and Western Africa / Freetown, Sierra Leone / Est. 1993
Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations / Est. 1972
Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments / Vatican City, Vatican
Lutheran Communion in Central and East Africa / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1993
Institute for Ecumenical Research, Strasbourg / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1965
International Council for Evangelical Theological Education / Wheaton IL, USA / Est. 1980
Comisión de Estudios de Historia de la Iglesia en América Latina / San Antonio TX, USA / Est. 1973
International Bible Students Association / London, UK / Est. 1914
Instituto Teológico Pastoral para América Latina / Bogota, Colombia / Est. 1972
International Institute of Catechetics and Pastoral Studies / Namur, Belgium
Association francophone européenne d'études baha'ies / Paris, France / Est. 1983
ACT Alliance EU / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1990
Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Europe
NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief, New York NY / New York NY, USA / Est. 1991
Weavers Committee / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1989
Congregation for the Causes of Saints / Vatican City, Vatican
Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1994
East Asian Pastoral Institute / Quezon City, Philippines / Est. 1954
Pontifical Commission for Latin America / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1958
International Institute for Religious Freedom / Bonn, Germany
International Society for Astrological Research / Gainesville FL, USA / Est. 1969
Eckankar, The Path of Spiritual Freedom / Chanhassen MN, USA / Est. 1965
Melkite Greek Catholic Church / Antelias, Lebanon
Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra / Rome, Italy / Est. 1910
Divine Life Society / Rishikesh, India / Est. 1936
Multimedia International / Rome, Italy / Est. 1970
International Institute for the Pastoral Theology of Health Care / Rome, Italy / Est. 1987
Fellowship of Asian Methodist Bishops / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1988
Union of Superiors General / Rome, Italy / Est. 1952
Foundation 'Populorum Progressio' / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1992

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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
Religious torture
Manipulative cults
Voluntary physical suffering
Limited observance of fishing quotas
Secularization
Underprivileged religious minorities
Religious intolerance
Religious discrimination
Religious intimidation
Accumulation and misuse of religious property
Counter-dependency
Desecration of religious buildings
Segregation based on religious affiliation
Religious repression
Denial of religious liberty
Animal worship as a barrier to development
Ancestor worship
Religious apathy
Corruption in organized religion
Inaccessible religious records
Forced religious conversion
Religious sacrifice
Violence along internal borders

Action Strategies relating to Religion

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Promoting religion in the context of nationalism
Advancing christian religion
Persecuting religious sects
Circumventing international trading agreements
Establishing spiritual community zone
Conserving religious heritage
Tolerating religious diversity
Evangelizing
Refusing medical intervention
Increasing church attendance
Defining form of religious belief
Upholding significance of religious belief
Reducing discrimination against religious unbelievers
Authorizing religion
Converting to religious beliefs
Abstaining from world religion
Causing religious schism
Ensuring government assistance to religious authorities
Adopting religious lifestyle
Achieving universal religion
Embracing religion
Celebrating the mysteries
Uniting religious groups
Proclaiming religious truth
Providing world religion

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