Welcome to Minute Faith!

Minute Faith is an exploratory series based around understanding all of the ancient belief systems from around the world! There are so many spiritual teachings, and Minute Faith aims to deliver a simple, yet rounded explanation on all of them.

The purpose behind this series is truly to come to know and see the unity within all practices, so that we may see that all of our religions and spiritualities from around the world aren’t so different after all.

At the end of the day, we are all one species, one family, regardless of what we believe in.

Hour Faith ~ The World Religion Movie
Animism

4m

The word Animism comes from the Latin word Anima, meaning breath or soul. Animism is not a religion, but one of the oldest belief systems on the planet!

Baptist Christianity

4m

One of the largest, and most diverse group of Christians, Baptists take their name from the practice of adult baptism. Come learn more!

Calvinism

4m

Started by John Calvin, Calvinism, at its core teaches the absolute sovereignty of God and the total depravity, original sin, of humanity.

Cao Dai

4m

The effort of Cao Dai is to unite all of humanity through a common vision of the Supreme Being in order to promote global peace and understanding!

Coptic Christianity

4m

The English word Copt is taken from the Arabic word Gypt, which literally means Egyptian. In contemporary usage, Coptic refers to Egyptian Christians.

Dreamtime

4m

The Dreamtime faith is native to the Aborigines of Australia, and is about the continual formation of all life while teaches responsibility in the community.

Eastern Orthodoxy

4m

The Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholic Church are a result of what is known as the Great Schism of 1054, when medieval Christianity split into 2 branches.

Falun Gong

4m

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, translates to Dharma Wheel Practice. It is based on the teachings of Li Hongzhi, a master of qigong!

Gnosticism

5m

At its core, Gnosticism was a broad, vibrant, and sophisticated spirituality which considered Jesus as a Gnostic leader yet adopted many other believes.

The Hare Krishna Movement

4m

The Hare Krishna movement is another name for the organization called “The International Society for Krishna Consciousness”, or ISKCON for short.

Hinduism

2m

Hinduism is a polymorphic monotheism. The gods they worship represent different aspects of the one true divine reality, the universal spirit!

Jainism

4m

Jainism is an ascetic and gentle religion, the source of the Hindu concept of ahimsa, which means “nonviolence”. One of India’s major religions!

Mahayana Buddhism

5m

Mahayana Buddhism encompasses a collection of Buddhist traditions, including Zen Buddhism, Pure Land Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism.

Mainstream Buddhism

4m

Buddhism, to those who follow it, is more than simply a religion, but rather is experienced as a philosophy or a way of life.

Mormonism

4m

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830. Mormons are considered Christian, but not Catholic nor Protestant.

The Native American Church

4m

The Native American Church, or NAC, and sometimes called Peyotism, is a pan-native american religion that is best known for the use of peyote as a sacrament.

Orthodox Judaism

3m

One of the most central beliefs in Orthodox Judaism is that they are the chosen nation. They believe that they must be a light for all nations in the world!

Pentecostalism

4m

Pentecostalism is a fairly modern branch of Christianity which can be traced back to the holiness-movement of the Methodist church.

The Rasta Movement

5m

Rastafarianism is more than just a religion, but a way of life, a social movement, as well as a mindset, without the structure that most religions have.

Reform Judaism

3m

Reform Judaism is characterised by a commitment to adapt Jewish tradition and identity to the changing norms of modern life.

Roman Catholicism

3m

Roman Catholicism and the Catholic Church is the largest unified organization in the world – over half the world’s Christians are Catholics.

Satanism

8m

If you don’t believe in God and want no part in any sort of organized religion, the basic premise of Satanism is “Do what you want, and don’t be a dick”.

Scientology

7m

Scientologists seek to attain spiritual development through the study of the Scientology materials. Members are required to make donations accordingly.

Shamanism

4m

Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition which to those who follow it, consider it a way of life, a way to connect with nature and the spirit world!

Shi’a Islam

3m

Shi’a Islam takes its name from the Arabic “Shi’at ‘Ali, meaning “Party of Ali.” Shi’a Islam places a great emphasis on the bloodline of the Prophet Ali.

Shinto

4m

Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan, a life-affirming animism calling upon the blessings of the forces of nature and of specific spiritual deities.

Sikhism

4m

The word Sikh comes from the Punjabi word meaning Disciple or Learner. Sikhism is a monotheistic religion that originated in the Punjab region of South Asia

Sufism

5m

The purpose and focus of Sufism is the quest for knowledge of God, also simply known as the Truth, realized in a series of inner states or experiences.

Sunni Islam

4m

Sunni is Arabic for “custom” or “code of behavior,” and Sunni’s are those who follow the code of behavior established by Muhammad.

Taoism

4m

Taoism, by its very name, flips the nature of a religion upside down. Instead of teaching a Philosophy or Dogma Taoism teaches the Tao as undefinable.

Theravada Buddhism

6m

Theravada Buddhism started over 25 centuries ago, 19 days after the Buddha passed away. It is the more conservative of the two major traditions of Buddhism.

Voodoo

4m

Voodoo is a fusion of religious practices from Africa that is a derivative of the world’s oldest known religions since the dawn of human civilization.

Wicca

5m

Wicca is the most commonly known strain of New Pagan spirituallity, which is also known as Contemporary, Modern, or Neo-Paganism.

Yoruba Spirituality

4m

Yoruba is comprised of the traditional religious concepts and practices of the Yoruba people, as a divine journey to the inner self and to God-consciousness.