Global Seats for Religions

Goals

For a project for a large Christian church, it is important to understand the global seats for religions other than Christianity and what experiences people have when visiting them. For Christianity, it is important to understand what other global seats there are other than the Vatican.

Early Findings

Global Religions

  • Some global religions are Atheism/Agnosticism, Bahá’í, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Druze, Gnosticism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Rastafarianism, Shinto, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, Traditional African Religions, African Diaspora Religions, and Indigenous American Religions.
  • For Muslims (Islam), Mecca is their religious center.
  • For Jews, Jerusalem is sacred as it has two important sites where "God has historically made his dwelling among them": the Temple and its Western Wall. Jews feel that "touching the ancient stones on the Temple Mount connects [them] to David, Abraham, and most importantly, to the presence of God on earth. The Mount is where their prayers rise up to God."

Christian Denominations


Proposed next steps:

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We can continue our research and search for the global seats (where the highest religious authority is headquartered) for the global religions Bahá’í, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Druze, Gnosticism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Rastafarianism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism. If these are not organized religions with a clear hierarchy, we can mention where the religion originated. For each religion, we would mention its highest authority and where it is located/headquartered (alternatively where it originated), 2-3 of their holy sites people visit, and the experience people have when visiting them. Please note that we have set the number of assignments to cover all 15 religions, however, if there are specific religions of interest upon which we should focus, kindly mention them in the comments when selecting this option and we will adapt the number of requests accordingly.
We can continue the research on Christian denominations by researching the global seats (where the highest religious authority is headquartered) for Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox Church, Lutherans, Anglicans, the Reformed, Anabaptists (Mennonites), Jehovah's Witness, The Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons), the Baptists, the Presbytarians, the United Methodist Church, the Seventh Day Adventists, the Pentecostal Church, the Lutheran Church, the Moravian Church. For each denomination, we would provide its highest authority and where it is located/headquartered, where it originated, statistics on the number of followers. Please note that we have set the number of assignments to cover all 15 denominations, however, if there are specific denominations which were listed that are of interest and upon which we should focus, kindly mention them in the comments when selecting this option and we will adapt the number of requests accordingly.