A place of worship is a location (typically a building) which is used by members of a religion for worship.
Most religions have texts that establish their system of beliefs and rituals, document the lives and wisdom of religious figures and leaders, and are used for worship and strengthening the faith among adherents. Also called scripture, religious texts are often considered sacred and written by divine inspiration.Examples: the Bible, the Qur'an, the Analects of Confucius.
A religious organization can be an administrative body, a charity, a house of worship, a congregation, or any other type of organization affiliated with a particular religion. The properties of this type are:Associated With (expected type: Religion): the religion this organization is most closely affiliated withLeaders (expected type: Religious Organization Leadership): the expected type is a compound value type (CVT) consisting of a leader, a role, a start date, and end date. This property can therefore describe any kind of leadership role over any span of time. Example: John Paul II was the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from October 16, 1978 until April 2, 2005.Address (expected type: Mailing Address): if the organization has a mailing address, it can be entered here.Building (expected type: Structure): if the organization has a particular building associated with it (for example, a church), it can be added here.Member Organizations/Is Member Of (expected type: Religious Organization): when different organizations are arranged in a heirarchy, you can use these properties to model the structure. Example: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco has St. Anne of the Sunset Church in San Francisco as a member organization. "Is Member Of" is the reverse property of "Member Organizations" - in our example, adding St. Anne of the Sunset to the "Member Organizations" property of the Archdiocese of San Francisco automatically results in the Archdiocese of San Francisco being added to the "Is Member Of" property of St. Anne of the Sunset, and vice versa.
This type describes individuals who performed a leadership role in one or more religious organizations. (Media celebrities who also happen to be adherents of the religion should not be included here.) Examples: Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama.
A religious order is a religious organization whose members live apart from the rest of society.
A monastery is any residential religious community, regardless of the religion or gender of its residents. This means that the term is used broadly, to include monasteries, convents, abbeys, etc.
Religious Leadership Title is a specific title given to a leader within a religious organisation.
A deity is a sacred being (such as a god or goddess) revered by adherents of a religion.
A religious jurisdiction is a location which an organisational body of a religion uses as part of their organisational structure, and may appoint a representative.
According to Wikipedia: "A religion is a set of beliefs and practices generally held by a community, involving adherence to codified beliefs and rituals and study of ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and mystic experience. The term 'religion' refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction."This is main type of the /religion domain - most of the other types are expected types of properties of this type. Detailed descriptions of the properties can be found here.
This type describes rituals or actions performed by adherents of a particular religion.Examples: prayer, meditation, ritual purification, confession.
An idea or creed, often codified, that is shared by adherents of a religion. Religious beliefs often pertain to the sacred or divine, or convey values based on the wisdom of a deity or the teachings of a spiritual leader. Examples of beliefs include monotheism, atheism, reincarnation, trinity.