Religion Assignment | Religion
This is another week of discussion with potentially sensitive subject matters. Please remember that when we are discussing religion in an anthropological sense, we are talking about a formalized, ritualized way to express beliefs – whatever they may be – and how they are important to a culture or cultures.
So, considering that, what are some roles of religion in cultures? Also, religions and religious organizations, such as churches, synagogues, or mosques, and the like, serve various human purposes globally. What are some of those specific human purposes and how do they fit into the broader culture surrounding the religious organization or organizations? An example you may be interested in researching is the langar in Sikhism, for instance, which offers free meals to visitors. What are some more examples to consider?