United Methodist

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  Web resources: http://www.umc.org/   http://www.gbgm-umc.org/willimantic/  
United Methodist 
Range of religious thought responses
Morgan 1) Name of religion – how did it get the name?  When did the religion start?  Who started the religion? – provide some details on life of founder(s)  
Alanna 2) what is the geographic range of  religion?, what language(s) are used in the  religion?  m
Rachel 3) any holy books? – describe the literature  m
Katie 4) are there any divisions, different denominations, among the faithful?  
Brian 5) do faithful form communities?, how & when do they meet?  
Ashley 6) describe a religious service.  Please include internet links to examples, if available.   
Sam 7) what is the role of music, dance, art in the  religion?  
Sarah 8.) describe the religious calendar.  What are the religion’s sacred times?  m
Rebecca 9) do the faithful have dietary restrictions?, other life-style restrictions?,  do the faithful have dress restrictions or distinctive clothing for certain life cycle events?, Is special jewelry or make-up worn?    
Rose 10) are there any special rituals at home?, grace at meals?, prayers?   
Jennifer 11) how is the religion organized?, describe its leadership.    
Megan 12) describe the nature of the good & evil in the religion.  describe the nature of the sacred/divine in the religion.  
Allison 13) describe the nature of the good life & ethical behavior in the religion.  
Antoni 14) what is the nature of forgiveness in the religion?, forgiveness of self?, seeking and granting forgiveness from other individuals?, other peoples?, are there any rituals for forgiveness?
MattA 15) what is the range of political thought among believers?
Adam 16) what is the role of social activism  in the religion?  m
MattB 17) how does the religion provide outreach within the community?, to others?  
Taylor 18) what are the religious attitudes towards education and peace?  m
Angela 19) describe the nature of the afterlife in the religion.  
Carrie 20) how does the religion envision the end of time, the last days of humankind?    
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Christian Science

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  Web resources: http://christianscience.com/    http://www.christiansciencect.org/willimantic/index.php  
Christian Science 
Range of religious thought responses
Alanna 1) Name of religion – how did it get the name?  When did the religion start?  Who started the religion? – provide some details on life of founder(s)  m
Rachel 2) what is the geographic range of  religion?, what language(s) are used in the  religion?  
Katie 3) any holy books? – describe the literature  
Brian 4) are there any divisions, different denominations, among the faithful?  
Ashley 5) do faithful form communities?, how & when do they meet?  
Sam 6) describe a religious service.  Please include internet links to examples, if available.   m
Sarah 7) what is the role of music, dance, art in the  religion?  m
Rebecca 8.) describe the religious calendar.  What are the religion’s sacred times?  
Rose 9) do the faithful have dietary restrictions?, other life-style restrictions?,  do the faithful have dress restrictions or distinctive clothing for certain life cycle events?, Is special jewelry or make-up worn?    
Jennifer 10) are there any special rituals at home?, grace at meals?, prayers?   
Megan 11) how is the religion organized?, describe its leadership.    
Allison 12) describe the nature of the good & evil in the religion.  describe the nature of the sacred/divine in the religion.  
Antoni 13) describe the nature of the good life & ethical behavior in the religion.  
MattA 14) what is the nature of forgiveness in the religion?, forgiveness of self?, seeking and granting forgiveness from other individuals?, other peoples?, are there any rituals for forgiveness?  
Adam 15) what is the range of political thought among believers?  m
MattB 16) what is the role of social activism  in the religion?  m
Taylor 17) how does the religion provide outreach within the community?, to others?  m
Angela 18) what are the religious attitudes towards education and peace?  
Carrie 19) describe the nature of the afterlife in the religion.  m
Morgan 20) how does the religion envision the end of time, the last days of humankind?    
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Bahá’í Faith

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  Web resources: http://www.bahai.org/  
Bahá’í Faith
Range of religious thought responses
Rachel 1) Name of religion – how did it get the name?  When did the religion start?  Who started the religion? – provide some details on life of founder(s)  m
Katie 2) what is the geographic range of  religion?, what language(s) are used in the  religion?  
Brian 3) any holy books? – describe the literature  
Ashley 4) are there any divisions, different denominations, among the faithful?  
Sam 5) do faithful form communities?, how & when do they meet?  
Sarah 6) describe a religious service.  Please include internet links to examples, if available.   m
Rebecca 7) what is the role of music, dance, art in the  religion?  m
Rose 8.) describe the religious calendar.  What are the religion’s sacred times?  
Jennifer 9) do the faithful have dietary restrictions?, other life-style restrictions?,  do the faithful have dress restrictions or distinctive clothing for certain life cycle events?, Is special jewelry or make-up worn?    
Megan 10) are there any special rituals at home?, grace at meals?, prayers?   
Allison 11) how is the religion organized?, describe its leadership.    
Antoni 12) describe the nature of the good & evil in the religion.  describe the nature of the sacred/divine in the religion.  
MattA 13) describe the nature of the good life & ethical behavior in the religion.  m
Adam 14) what is the nature of forgiveness in the religion?, forgiveness of self?, seeking and granting forgiveness from other individuals?, other peoples?, are there any rituals for forgiveness?  
MattB 15) what is the range of political thought among believers?  
Taylor 16) what is the role of social activism  in the religion?  m
Angela 17) how does the religion provide outreach within the community?, to others?  
Carrie 18) what are the religious attitudes towards education and peace?  
Morgan 19) describe the nature of the afterlife in the religion.  
Alanna 20) how does the religion envision the end of time, the last days of humankind?  
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Catholicism

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  Web resources:  http://www.catholic.org/  
Catholicism  Range of religious thought responses
Katie 1) Name of religion – how did it get the name?  When did the religion start?  Who started the religion? – provide some details on life of founder(s)  
Brian 2) what is the geographic range of  religion?, what language(s) are used in the  religion?  
Ashley 3) any holy books? – describe the literature  
Sam 4) are there any divisions, different denominations, among the faithful?  
Sarah 5) do faithful form communities?, how & when do they meet?  m
Rebecca 6) describe a religious service.  Please include internet links to examples, if available.   
Rose 7) what is the role of music, dance, art in the  religion?  
Jennifer 8.) describe the religious calendar.  What are the religion’s sacred times?  
Megan 9) do the faithful have dietary restrictions?, other life-style restrictions?,  do the faithful have dress restrictions or distinctive clothing for certain life cycle events?, Is special jewelry or make-up worn?    m
Allison 10) are there any special rituals at home?, grace at meals?, prayers?   
Antoni 11) how is the religion organized?, describe its leadership.    
MattA 12) describe the nature of the good & evil in the religion.  describe the nature of the sacred/divine in the religion.  m
Adam 13) describe the nature of the good life & ethical behavior in the religion.  
MattB 14) what is the nature of forgiveness in the religion?, forgiveness of self?, seeking and granting forgiveness from other individuals?, other peoples?, are there any rituals for forgiveness?  m
Taylor 15) what is the range of political thought among believers?  m
Angela 16) what is the role of social activism  in the religion?  
Carrie 17) how does the religion provide outreach within the community?, to others?  
Morgan 18) what are the religious attitudes towards education and peace?  
Alanna 19) describe the nature of the afterlife in the religion.
Rachel 20) how does the religion envision the end of time, the last days of humankind?    
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First Cathedral

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  Web resources:  http://www.firstcathedral.org/  
First Cathedral  Range of religious thought responses
Brian 1) Name of religion – how did it get the name?  When did the religion start?  Who started the religion? – provide some details on life of founder(s)  
Ashley 2) what is the geographic range of  religion?, what language(s) are used in the  religion?  
Sam 3) any holy books? – describe the literature  
Sarah 4) are there any divisions, different denominations, among the faithful?  
Rebecca 5) do faithful form communities?, how & when do they meet?  
Rose 6) describe a religious service.  Please include internet links to examples, if available.   
Jennifer 7) what is the role of music, dance, art in the  religion?  
Megan 8.) describe the religious calendar.  What are the religion’s sacred times?  
Allison 9) do the faithful have dietary restrictions?, other life-style restrictions?,  do the faithful have dress restrictions or distinctive clothing for certain life cycle events?, Is special jewelry or make-up worn?    
Antoni 10) are there any special rituals at home?, grace at meals?, prayers?   
MattA 11) how is the religion organized?, describe its leadership.    
Adam 12) describe the nature of the good & evil in the religion.  describe the nature of the sacred/divine in the religion.  
MattB 13) describe the nature of the good life & ethical behavior in the religion.  
Taylor 14) what is the nature of forgiveness in the religion?, forgiveness of self?, seeking and granting forgiveness from other individuals?, other peoples?, are there any rituals for forgiveness?  
Angela 15) what is the range of political thought among believers?  
Carrie 16) what is the role of social activism  in the religion?  
Morgan 17) how does the religion provide outreach within the community?, to others?  
Alanna 18) what are the religious attitudes towards education and peace?  
Rachel 19) describe the nature of the afterlife in the religion.  
Katie 20) how does the religion envision the end of time, the last days of humankind?    
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Spiritualism

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  Web resources:   http://www.nsac.org/  http://www.firstspiritualistchurch.org/  
Spiritualism Range of religious thought responses
Ashley 1) Name of religion – how did it get the name?  When did the religion start?  Who started the religion? – provide some details on life of founder(s)  spiritualist church
Sam 2) what is the geographic range of  religion?, what language(s) are used in the  religion? throughout world, LilyDale, NY – world headquarters 
Sarah 3) any holy books? – describe the literature  manual of practice
Rebecca 4) are there any divisions, different denominations, among the faithful?  different churches, loose leadership – training system
Rose 5) do faithful form communities?, how & when do they meet?  church on Sundays, camps,
Jennifer 6) describe a religious service.  Please include internet links to examples, if available.   readings, hymns, meditations, seances
Megan 7) what is the role of music, dance, art in the  religion?  music to help meditations, more thoughts than art
Allison 8.) describe the religious calendar.  What are the religion’s sacred times? generally the secular calendar 
Antoni 9) do the faithful have dietary restrictions?, other life-style restrictions?,  do the faithful have dress restrictions or distinctive clothing for certain life cycle events?, Is special jewelry or make-up worn?    colorful clothes, flamboyant
MattA 10) are there any special rituals at home?, grace at meals?, prayers?   what the family generally does
Adam 11) how is the religion organized?, describe its leadership.    LilyDale – world headquarters – http://www.nsac.org/
MattB 12) describe the nature of the good & evil in the religion.  describe the nature of the sacred/divine in the religion.  commune with spirits from the other side who are working out their life challenges
Taylor 13) describe the nature of the good life & ethical behavior in the religion.  life continues
Angela 14) what is the nature of forgiveness in the religion?, forgiveness of self?, seeking and granting forgiveness from other individuals?, other peoples?, are there any rituals for forgiveness?  make clear that you did wrong
Carrie 15) what is the range of political thought among believers?  pro-choice
Morgan 16) what is the role of social activism  in the religion?  community activity as one would do in a secular community
Alanna 17) how does the religion provide outreach within the community?, to others?  camp meetings, Pratt Institute for training  
Rachel 18) what are the religious attitudes towards education and peace?  promote education, lifelong learning, peaceful
Katie 19) describe the nature of the afterlife in the religion.  passing over, remove fear of dying
Brian 20) how does the religion envision the end of time, the last days of humankind?    spirits continue
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Latter Day Saints

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  Web resources:    http://lds.org/?lang=eng  http://mormon.org/  
LDS Range of religious thought responses
Sam 1) Name of religion – how did it get the name?  When did the religion start?  Who started the religion? – provide some details on life of founder(s)  Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints, 1840s, Palmyra, Joseph Smith
Sarah 2) what is the geographic range of  religion?, what language(s) are used in the  religion?  Utah, west, throughout US and world, 16 million Mormons – Saints
Rebecca 3) any holy books? – describe the literature  
Rose 4) are there any divisions, different denominations, among the faithful?  
Jennifer 5) do faithful form communities?, how & when do they meet?  
Megan 6) describe a religious service.  Please include internet links to examples, if available.   
Allison 7) what is the role of music, dance, art in the  religion?  
Antoni 8.) describe the religious calendar.  What are the religion’s sacred times?  
MattA 9) do the faithful have dietary restrictions?, other life-style restrictions?,  do the faithful have dress restrictions or distinctive clothing for certain life cycle events?, Is special jewelry or make-up worn?    
Adam 10) are there any special rituals at home?, grace at meals?, prayers?   
MattB 11) how is the religion organized?, describe its leadership.    
Taylor 12) describe the nature of the good & evil in the religion.  describe the nature of the sacred/divine in the religion.  
Angela 13) describe the nature of the good life & ethical behavior in the religion.  
Carrie 14) what is the nature of forgiveness in the religion?, forgiveness of self?, seeking and granting forgiveness from other individuals?, other peoples?, are there any rituals for forgiveness?  
Morgan 15) what is the range of political thought among believers?  
Alanna 16) what is the role of social activism  in the religion?  
Rachel 17) how does the religion provide outreach within the community?, to others?  
Katie 18) what are the religious attitudes towards education and peace?  
Brian 19) describe the nature of the afterlife in the religion.  
Ashley 20) how does the religion envision the end of time, the last days of humankind?    
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