Three Religions, One God
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/themes/religion/index.html

WEB RESOURCE Three of the world's major religions -- the monotheist traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- were all born in the Middle East and are all inextricably linked to one another. Christianity was born from within the Jewish tradition, and Islam developed from both Christianity and Judaism. While there have been differences among these religions, there was a rich cultural interchange between Jews, Christians, and Muslims that took place in Islamic Spain and other places over centuries. This PBS resource supports the video Global Connections in the Middle East but also works well without the film.

Excerpts from Religious Texts
http://www.asiasociety.org/countries-history/religions-philosophies/excerpts-religious-texts

WEB RESOURCE This reading features thematic comparisons among texts of the great world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Daoism, Islam, Judaism and Shinto.

Religion and Conflict Case Studies
http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/resources/classroom/religion-and-conflict-case-studies

WEB RESOURCE Bosnia. Darfur. Afghanistan. Iraq. Headlines chronicle conflicts infused with religious dynamics. Just as significant, but less visible, are places where religious actors have promoted conflict resolution and peace, as in South Africa, Mozambique, and Colombia. This collection of case studies provides a resource for teachers, students, and policy professionals seeking a deeper understanding of religion‚??s complex role in conflicts and peace building around the world. Each case looks at religion not in isolation but as it interacts with other domestic and international factors.

Belief Systems in China: Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism 581 BCE - 1368 CE
http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu/units/four/closeup/Era04_closeup421.php

WEB LESSON This teaching unit explores the three main traditional belief systems , that is, religions or philosophies of China: Confucianism, Daoism (Taoism), and Buddhism. It provides background on each of these systems, including how, when, where, and by whom they were developed and diffused throughout China. Using translations of primary sources , students will examine the major tenets of each belief system, their specific differences, and their importance in the historical development of China. Students will understand the significance of belief systems in helping to establish a sense of belonging and building social cohesion, focusing on China in the premodern era. Students will also be encouraged to reflect on the impact that their own belief systems have on their lives.

What's in Your Bible?
http://www.biblestudymagazine.com/interactive/canon/

WEB RESOURCE Jews and Christians throughout the centuries have produced bibles that vary in content and organization. This chart is a sampling of the different bibles used today.

What They Believe: Hindus, Zoroastrians, and Bahai's
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7405258n&tag=contentMain;contentBody

WEB RESOURCE This CBS news video show the likes and differences among people of the Hindu, Zoroastrian and Bahai faith, beliefs that are little known in the US. The speakers are scholars and adherents and the scenes show worship practice.

Big Religion Chart
http://www.religionfacts.com/big_religion_chart.htm

WEB RESOURCE This set of pages by ReligionFacts called the "Big Religion Chart" is an attempt to summarize a large number of religions and belief systems into small boxes on a single, quick-reference comparison chart. The comparison charts are not a substitute for reading about religions and learning about religions from adherents, but it can be a useful way to compare basic beliefs and practices of the world's religions and belief systems.

World Scriptures on Honesty and Expediency
http://www.unification.net/ws/theme148.htm

WEB RESOURCE This is a set of texts from a variety of religious scriptures deals with the virtues of honesty and expediency. Expediency is not always compatible with honesty, and the tension between these two values creates misunderstandings for the encounter of diverse cultures and religions.

World Scriptures on Honesty and Expediency
http://www.unification.net/ws/theme148.htm

WEB RESOURCE This is a set of texts from a variety of religious scriptures deals with the virtues of honesty and expediency. Expediency is not always compatible with honesty, and the tension between these two values creates misunderstandings for the encounter of diverse cultures and religions.

In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World by Virginia Hamilton
http://www.virginiahamilton.com/virginia-hamilton-books/in-the-beginning/

BOOK People in all time and place have wondered about the origin of the universe, and all that is in it. "In the Beginning" is a collection of twenty-five creation stories that engage and fascinate readers while introducing them to cultures around the world. Researched extensively, each story includes one or more illustrations, and author comments explaining its origin.

Jewish Jesus
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/?p=10572

WEB VIDEO This Religion & Ethics Weekly talk by Professor Amy-Jill Levine argues that Jews should understand Jesus' teachings in the New Testament and that Christians should understand the Jewish context of those teachings to fully understand what they mean. It will spark engagement, reflection, and discussion in the classroom for certain.

End of Life Care: What Do Religions Say?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/27618826

WEB RESOURCE This Religion and Ethics section of the BBC website features a comparative discussion of how various religions look at the meaning and resultant care and practice of end of life issues.

Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto - Kindred Religions
http://religions.mrdonn.org/powerpoints/world-religions.html

WEB RESOURCE - POWERPOINT Select the first entry. This is an unfinished but well researched PowerPoint from the University of Texas. It attempts to describe the common elements of Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism. The Hinduism piece is well developed but the section on Buddhism needs more information that teachers may add since the document is open for adaptation

Belief Systems Along the Silk Roads
http://asiasociety.org/belief-systems-along-silk-roads?page=0,0

WEB RESOURCE This Asia Society site has a brief overview of the various religions a trade would have encountered along the silk roads during the Middle Ages and earlier.

ReOrienting the Veil
http://veil.unc.edu/

WEB RESOURCE This University of North Carolina webpage is organized around the following topics in order to foster dialogue about veiling and its meaning: Uncovering the meaning of the hijab debate in Europe. How veiling is practiced around the world Is veiling a religious prescription? (Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other religions) The veil in art.