A community of faith is an organisation where people come together and show a commitment to their religious beliefs, e.g. The Loreto Order or The Spiritans.
Types of Religious Belief:
Monotheism: the belief there is only one god.
Polytheism: the belief there are many gods.
Henotheism: when a person believes in one god but does not deny the existence of other gods.
The Five Major World Religions
Common Characteristics of World Religions
Place of worship
Sacred text as a document of faith a sacred text is considered a document of faith for four reasons:
it was inspired by either God or the founder of a religion
it tells the founding story of a religion
it outlines the basic belief of a religion
it offers guidance on how to live a good and moral life
Vocation All major world religions teach that their members should show their commitment to their religious beliefs by the way they live their lives. A vocation is the sense a person has of being called to serve God in a particular way. This Religious commitment is making a firm decision to live out one's religious beliefs in daily life i.e. joining the priesthood or sisterhood or becoming a monk.