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History, Venn Diagram, Map, Holidays, Rites of Passage, Symbols and Current Events




 Christianity and Islam

Religion Weekly

By,Jack Dustin


This map shows the orgin and three places where both religions are studied 



      Christianity developed out of Judiasm. It is a monothestic religion whichmeans that it only has one god which is Jesus. The sacred text of christianity is the bible. Christainity has three branches these branches are Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. Christianity is one of the most well known religions in the world, it has about 2,100,000,000 followers! Christianity was developed in Palestine in 33 C.E.



      Islam is a monothesic religion, there god is Allah. Islam is also one of the most well known religions it has over 1,500,000,000 followers! The sarcred text of Islam is called the Qur'an. Some Muslims pray to Allah up to five times a day. Islam has several branches. Islam was developed in the Arabian Peninsula in 622 C.E.



   One very popoular holiday in Christianity is Christmas. Christmas is held on the 25th of December. It celebrates the birth of Jesus(God).

Some traditions of Christmas are getting a christmas tree and then putting lights and ornaments on it. Another tradition is presents that you get from relatives and Santa.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    One Islamic Holiday is Prophet Muhummad's Birthday. This celebrates the birthday of the founder of Islam. It is celebrated on The 12th day of Rabi on the Islamic calendar. Some traditions of this holiday include big festivals and praying.                                                                                 





Rites of passage/ceremonies




Like Judaism, Christianity contains religious ceremonies which mark dramatic changes or transitions in life. Many Christians call these rites of passage sacraments since they provide the spiritual guidance to live a religious life. Such as Baptism, marriage and death,




A long with Christianity and Judaism, Islam is one of three Abraham's religions. Therefore, many of the rituals from Islam will be very similar to the ones from Christianity and Judaism. Islam follows a very straightforward ritual for a child's birth. Four rituals that a Muslim performs when a new child is born Adhan, Tasmiyah, Khitan and Aqeeqah. This go's along with other rites of passage and ceremonies.




Venn Diagram 

Here is a Venn Diagram of both religions


Three Symbols in Christianity



Christian Symbol


The Christian cross is probably the most reconized symbol. It represents Christianity or Christ's death





Christan Symbol

The fish symbol is the first known use of christian religous symbols. It represents "Jesus Christ God's Son, Savior."






 Crown of Thorns


 The crown of thorns is a very vivid symbol. It commemorates what Jesus was wearing before his crucifixion.


Three Islam symbols



Islam Symbol

The Star and Cresent is the best known symbol to represent Islam. The crescent and star are often said to be Islamic symbols, but historians say that they were part of the Ottoman Empire.





Islam Symbol

Allah in Arabic can visually represent Islam as a symbol








The Mosque. The imagery of mosques, the sacred place of worship in Islam and is sometimes used as a symbol used by Muslims.




  Pope Francis Warns: "If We Destroy Creation, It Will Destroy Us". At the Vatican on Wednesday that if humans destroy God's "greatest gift," creation it will destroy them. He urged people to safeguard creation. The Vatican Radio reported on Francis' remarks. The Vatican leader also reflected that the "gift of knowledge" should steer people away from wrong. Creation is a gift.





Pope Francis warned at the Vatican on Wednesday that if humans destroy God's "greatest gift," which is creation itself, it will in turn destroy them.


"He urged people to nurture and safeguard Creation as God's greatest gift to us, because while God always forgives, Creation never forgives and – he warned – if we destroy Creation, in the end it will destroy us," The Vatican Radio reported on Francis' remarks.


The Vatican leader also reflected that the "gift of knowledge" should steer people away from wrong attitudes, such as "considering ourselves masters of Creation. Creation is not a property, which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude."


In his speech, Francis reminded the audience of the first chapter of Genesis, where God created the world, and "saw that it was good."


"If God sees that Creation is something good and beautiful, we too must have this attitude, we must see that Creation is something good and beautiful. The gift of knowledge, of this beauty, we have to thank God for having given us this gift, this beauty," the Roman Catholic Church leader said.


He added that humans were appointed to be custodians, not masters of creation.


Current events