Search Our Site

Page Navigation

Section Banner

Activity 5: Time Line (3 minutes), Workshop 4: Hinduism—One God, a Thousand Faces

In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Religions Time Line (Workshop 1)
  • Sticky notes and fine-point markers
  • World map or globe

Preparation for Activity

  • Display the time line where all participants will be able to see it.
  • Write a sticky note saying "Hinduism, Indigenous, 3000 BCE, if not earlier."

Description of Activity

The Religions Time Line is updated to add Hinduism.

Ask participants if they remember when humans began practicing religion, as best as possible from archaeological findings. If they do not recall, tell them it was about 3 million years ago. Do they recall the age of Hinduism? Hinduism is also an indigenous faith; however, we have indications it had become remarkably diverse and sophisticated as long ago as 3000 BCE. This is now the earliest date on our time line. Place the sticky note on the time line.

Ask if participants remember where on the earth Hinduism emerged. Point out India on the map or globe. Ask where Hinduism is practiced today. (Primarily in India, but practicing Hindus can be found everywhere in the world.)

For more information contact web @ uua.org.

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

Sidebar Content, Page Navigation

 

Updated and Popular

Recently Updated

For Newcomers

Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.

Page Navigation