Religions play a major role in today's world. This book gives you a simple and accessible introduction to the main beliefs and practices of significant and influential faiths. Joanne O'Brien and Sandra Palmer provide key facts about religions their histories and stories, their beliefs and rituals, their literature and festivals, their people and places. This book also recognises the major differences within each religion. This is a valuable guide for quick reference and offers a glimpse of the world of beliefs. The religions covered are Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism.