Religion Media Centre

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Factsheet: Purim

By Lianne Kolirin What is Purim? After the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE, the Jews were exiled […]

Factsheet: Buddhism

Buddhism is followed by approximately 535 million people worldwide and is variously described as a religion, philosophy, code of ethics, path of practice and spiritual development and/or a way of life

Factsheet: the Methodist Church

The Methodist movement is a denomination of Christianity which was born in the 18th century with John Wesley, a Church of England cleric and evangelist who sparked a revival through preaching to ordinary people outside the church. It later blossomed into its own denomination after Wesley’s death and is now widespread across the world

Factsheet: Christmas

Christmas is one of the major annual festivals in Christianity, and marks the birth of Jesus. It falls on 25 December each year

Factsheet: Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses are the followers of a Christian-based religion perhaps best known for their door-to-door evangelising, their belief that we are living in the last days, and their refusal of blood transfusions

Factsheet: Hanukkah

Hanukkah is an annual eight-day Jewish religious festival which commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago