Select 1 alternative religion (e.g., Church of Scientology, Transcendental Meditation, Wicca, Druidry) and 1 traditional Western religion (e.g., Judaism, Christianity, Islam) to research and compare in this assignment. The assignment is broken up into two parts.
Part 1: Similarities and Differences
List at least 2 similarities and 2 differences between the religions you selected. Some categories to consider include holy days, symbols, rituals, core beliefs, ethics, and the role of women.
Part 2: Analysis
Write a 350- to 525-word analysis of the similarities and differences between the 2 religions you selected. Discuss how the faiths are practiced and how they are perceived by those outside of the faiths in terms of the similarities and differences you noted.
Consider the role of women in these religions. What are some examples of their role in religious traditions? Has their role changed over time?
Include citations and a references page.