Religious Literacy Resources

As mentioned, religious literacy is having:

  1. a basic understanding of the history, central texts (where applicable), beliefs, practices and contemporary manifestations of several of the world’s religious traditions as they arose out of and continue to be shaped by particular social, historical and cultural contexts
  2. the ability to discern and explore the religious dimensions of political, social and cultural expressions across time and place”

So how can you become religiously literate? Check out the following resources!

Overview of World Religions – Religious Literacy Project

Common Misunderstandings on Religion – 2min video

America’s Religious Illiteracy is a Pressing Civic Problem 4min Video


Stephen Prothero’s Religious Literacy 
Eboo Patel’s Sacred Ground and Out of Many Faiths