Just the facts on religion.

Just the facts on the world's religions.

Religion, or at least religious inquiry, is something that nearly all humans share in common. In all corners of the world and in all eras of history, people have wondered about the meaning of life, how to make the best of it, what happens afterwards, and if there is anyone or anything "out there."

The goal of this website is to provide free, reliable information — "just the facts" — on the various answers that have been given to these questions, as well as the rituals and customs that go along with them.

The grounds for a group's inclusion are only that it offers an explanation of ultimate reality or the purpose of life and has (or had) a significant number of followers. These very broad criteria mean that we have articles on a wide variety of world religions, both ancient and modern, as well as "ways of life," philosophies and mind-body teachings, and even some nonreligious systems like ancient Epicureanism and modern atheism.

ReligionFacts is an objective guide and does not promote any one religion or belief system nor even a particular view of religion. Our only "value statements" are these: (1) religion is interesting; (2) knowledge is good. These two opinions led to the creation of ReligionFacts in 2004. Other than that, we aim to keep our opinions to ourselves and give you the facts in the most unbiased and objective manner possible.

Not sure where to start? Try our popular Big Religion Chart, check out some definitions of religion, view our list of religions and belief systems, do a keyword search, or explore the features below.


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