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The cross is a symbol of Christ's crucifixion. It is a reminder to Christians that Christ died so that others may live.


The dove is a symbol of peace and hope. God sent a dove with an olive branch to Noah after the great flood as a sign that the flooding was over and a sign of a new life and a new chance.
The Bible is the holy book of Christians. The Old Testaments of the Bible is the same as the Jewish Torah as it is the story of the Hebrew people.
This is a nativity scene: the birth of Jesus is the Son of God.
During Holy Communion, Christians share bread and wine, spiritual food symbolizing the body and blood in Christ.
God gave Moses the Ten Commandments to pass on to the Hebrew people.
The Easter lily is a sign of rebirth symbolizing Christ's resurrection from the dead just as a lily grows from a seemingly dead bulb under the ground into the daylight as new and glorious flower.
Light is an important symbol in Christianity. The sun is a symbol of Christ, the son of God, who brought light into the world.


This web site attempts to introduce young people to the wonder and diversity of the world's religions and spiritual traditions. We have tried to present simple, straight forward, accurate information about the world's five major religions and many other smaller religions and spiritual traditions. We recognize the complexity and challenges of this task. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] with your suggestions.

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