The State of Religion Atlas
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About "The State of Religion Atlas"
This book brings together 34 provocative maps and graphics to portray the current impact of the major religions and their divisions, the survival of traditional beliefs, the presence of atheism and agnosticism and the great number of new religious movements.;The atlas shows, country by country, how the religions spread their influence through means such as broadcasting and missionary work, how they relate to governments, laws, world hunger, and the role they play in wars. It ends by mapping the heartlands of the religions and the sacred places of the world. For background there is also a table on the fundamental beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and Taoism.
Meet the Authors
Joanne O'Brien and Martin Palmer are advisors for the International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture (ICOREC), based in Manchester, United Kingdom. Their books include "Religions of the World "and "Festivals of the World." They are consultants to WWF, The World Bank, the World Council of Churches, UNESCO, and UNDP. ICOREC's environmental program. <BR>