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What is Faith? What is Religion?

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What is Faith? What is Religion?


There are lots of different faiths and religions

Faith is important to many people. Religion is important to many people, too. There is a difference between faith and religion.

Faith means how you think about a higher power. It also means you have certain values about yourself and the world around you. It might also mean feeling like you are connected with the world around you.

Religion means learning about faith through a set of teachings. It can also mean showing faith as part of an organization or group. For example, some people go to a church, temple or mosque to practice their faith.