Every year on the third Sunday of January, at the initiative of the United Nations, world celebrates World Day of religion (World Religion Day). The history of the present celebration dates back to 1950, when the national governing body of the Baha'i Faith in the United States established it to proclaim the one essence of all the world's religions and to demonstrate that religion — is, above all, the power to unite the world, not discord.
After all, in many ways the history of human culture and civilization — a history of religions. A sense of shared faith, as history shows, is one of the leading factors unite people. Therefore, the main idea behind today's celebration, which is now widespread in the world — "Religion should be a cause for unity." What makes a good excuse to once again draw attention to the role of religion in the modern world.
In the history of mankind is replete with a variety of religious traditions and beliefs. Among them are the three most common religions — Christianity, Islam, Judaism, having many followers in different regions of the world. Yet a large portion of the population professes Buddhism, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism. While virtually all religions have a long history, but there are quite a number of non-studied religious trends — for example, small tribes and peoples who live far from civilization, as well as a number of modern tumors.
The future of mankind depends largely on the structure of society and the values ??that are not in the least affect the religious traditions that do not just talk about a certain set of ethical standards, but also firmly part of the daily lives of people, exerting influence on people's behavior, and the development of the entire community.
It is worth noting that in different countries there are different relationships religion