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  • Mr. Doc
    @atray-tiwari Mr. Doc Hi everyone!!!
    Myself Mr. Doc or Atray.
    I would like to say that religion is the thing which takes the whole world together in peace. I am pure HINDU - Brahmin.
    So therefore I know about the holy books such as The Bhagwad gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Upanishads and the great great scholars from INDIA or of the INDIAN ORIGIN.
    1 year ago
  • Parzival S.
    @parzival-s Parzival S. Hello all - my name is Parzival Sattva and I am interested in seeing World Religion become a subject on Socratic.


    I grew up in the Reformed Church (one of many Protestant offshoots) but became interested in different religions as I was graduating high school (I like to tell the story about how I lost my faith in God during the ordination of a minister, but it was much later that I realized that I'd really lost my faith in the faith).


    I started reading everything I could get my hands on concerning other religions - Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Buddhism (and I live in a Buddhist country now so that has been a very cool thing and a big learning opportunity),... everything. I'm very passionate when it comes to learning about how different people in different parts of the world relate to their version and vision of God.


    I think World Religion should be a part of Socratic because by learning about different religions, you learn something about a people and a culture, about different ways to be and live in the world - it was very eye-opening to me when I moved from a Christian country to a Buddhist one - and I hope to be able to convey that sense of wonderment with my involvement in this subject.
    1 year ago
  • John T.
    @john-t John T. I am more contemplative and admire Catholic and orthodox contemplatives. I have been interested in religion and psychology and am now reading books on Judaism and the resurrection.
    1 year ago
  • Luis Joseph
    @luis-4 Luis Joseph Hello founders @John T. and @waleed-a, we are moving up to a subject!
    1 year ago
  • Nive
    @nive-1 Nive I am a jewelry and i go to carroll middle school I get great education
    1 year ago
  • John T.
    @john-t John T. My two grandchildren go to a Catholic school here in Richmond. They get a much better education than in the public school and are taught prayer and the loving nature of Christ.
    1 year ago
  • Luis Joseph
    @luis-4 Luis Joseph Hey everyone! My name is Luis and I am studying in a catholic school. We have aspects of Religion in every subject even Math and Science. I am Roman Catholic and I know a lot about Jesus.
    1 year ago
  • Luis Joseph
    @luis-4 Luis Joseph Hey everyone! My name is Luis and I am studying in a catholic school. We have aspects of Religion in every subject even Math and Science. I am Roman Catholic and I know a lot about Jesus.
    1 year ago
  • John T.
    @john-t John T. Waleed. I have studied the religions and have been interested in religious experience. I am interested in meditation and various types of prayer.
    2 years ago
  • Waleed A.
    @waleed-a Waleed A.  My name is Waleed.  I have always been interested in how different religions  shaped humanity's history.  I have no formal degree in religion, yet I try to always objective and look for the most reliable truth about religions. 
    2 years ago
  • John T.
    @john-t John T. Becca, I have been interested in mindfulness and spiritual experience of the world religions for a long time. I have an M.A and an MDiv degree and currently teach English and Student Success at a community college. I am interested in personality types and prayer styles.
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. Hey, @john-t! Nice to meet you. So, what is your background in World Religion? We also have a Philosophy subject :)
    2 years ago
  • John T.
    @john-t John T. Religion and philosophy deal with the central human question of know thyself. Religion deals with the divine or transcendental or depth experience of a person/s.
    2 years ago
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How are new subjects launched?

By the community! (With support from the Socratic team.) To launch a subject on Socratic, you need a founding team of eight people who are committed to building and supporting the subject through its critical early days.

Once eight founders have signed up, you will form a team that collaborates to grow and nurture the subject using a live version of the site. You will write the subject's first featured answers and recruit other contributors. Most important, you will lead by example by participating often and encouraging others to do the same.

Once the founding team has built a foundation of helpful answers and a healthy community of supporters, the subject will graduate, meaning it will join the ranks as a designated Socratic learning resource. We'll also design a beautiful subject badge to make it official!

Who can be a subject founder?

Anyone who knows a lot about World Religion can become a founder. Why? The Socratic community values passion, diversity of opinions, and commitment over credentials.

Alongside your knowledge, your passion to share and spread World Religion with students everywhere should be your driving force. This is what will help your subject succeed!

Why should I become a founder?
  • Be one of eight people building a shared resource that will reach more than a million students every month. Now that's legacy.
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  • Have fun. Building something you're proud of feels pretty darn good.
When I sign up to be a founder, what am I committing to? I'm not sure I have time.

New subjects need a foundation of helpful answers and, most important, continuous participation from passionate folks. As a founder, you will:

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I would love to see World Religion on Socratic! Can I get involved without becoming a founder?

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  • Recruit others (know a potential founder?) and spread the word (share links with interested friends or online groups you're part of)
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