World Religion Day teaching resources
World Religion Day is held on the third Sunday of January each year. It is a day to reflect on inter-faith values, to celebrate difference and embrace similarities between religions and belief systems. Try these free primary and secondary teaching resources to help you explore different world beliefs in class.
- These primary literacy resources teach comparison, word recognition and vocabulary through creation stories from different religions and cultures.
- Cut and stick activity to overview the key features of the six major world religions.
- Detailed handouts and revision workshops looking at Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism.
- Worksheets introducing different key religious celebrations.
- Factsheets on the culture and beliefs of Masai people.
- Introduction to the Pagan festival of Imbolg.
- Extensive resources exploring questions of religion.
- Explore the significance of Jerusalem to the three Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Islam and Christianity – with this colourful PowerPoint.
- KS4 revision guide explaining different religious views on major social issues in today’s world.
- A PowerPoint introducing the symbols of the six major world religions.
- A comprehensive, yet compact overview of 20 different spiritual beliefs.
- Poems written by secondary school students about questioning belief and about Islamic belief.
- Questions to test students’ knowledge of different global beliefs.
- Activities and Lesson resources that investigate the link between Rastafarianism and slavery.
- An extensive PowerPoint about how rites of passage are celebrated in different religions.
- Cloze worksheet comparing the creation stories of the Bible and Qur’an.
- Posters explaining key religious festivals.
- Comparative lesson on Christian and Muslim beliefs about life after death.
- PowerPoint introducing the three Abrahamic faiths.
- This student-led lesson explores different religious beliefs.
- A series of cards exploring how different faiths made their way to Britain.
- A TrueTube assembly including film clips, the “story of the squabbling sons” and quotes to display – a perfect range of resources for a reflective assembly.
- Script and PowerPoint for a World Religion Day assembly exploring the similarities of the messages preached by Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jews.
- A PowerPoint introducing the style and concept of different places of worship.