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World Religion Day

Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2016

As part of World Religion Day's aim to promote understanding of different faiths, we have compiled a great range of resources on religions and themes.  

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World Map surrounded with icons of 12 global religions in a royal blue and gold medallion: Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Taoism, Baha'i, Buddhism; Jainism; Shinto, Confucianism, and Native Spirituality. Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: CaseJustin | World Religion Day falls on the third Sunday of every month (this year 17th January 2016) and as always will focus on encouraging people to understand and accept the hundreds of differing faiths across the globe. 

To celebrate this, here on OpenLearn we have gathered a variety of learning tools - from snappy 60 second animations answering your burning questions on religion and faith to debates on the role of women in religion. We also have a range of free courses for you to try. 

Uncover more on religion and religious themes

Have your say on women in religion

Try a free course on religion




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