Top Ten Most Peaceful Religions

The Top Ten
1 Buddhism

Most other religions spread and teach by force or killing other religions. For example, we lost huge knowledge due to vandalism of Nalanda University, which was a Buddhist university that gathered a lot of knowledge. In Sri Lanka, missionaries came to the island such as Francis Xavier who spread cruelty for spreading religion. Buddha invites people to listen and understand the teaching.

Buddhism forbids violence even for self-defense. There is no justification for any violence.

Will Buddha punish?

Nope, it's not Buddha who will punish or can punish.
The action of violence will create a reaction that returns to you in one way or another. (What goes around, comes around.)
You are the master of your fate.

2 Hinduism Hinduism is an Indian religion or dharma, a religious and universal order to which Hindus abide. It is the world's third-largest religion, with over 1.2 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus. The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest... read more

Hinduism, like Buddhism, Jainism, and other Eastern religions, teaches karma (treat people the way you want to be treated). If in doubt, follow your inner conscience to determine what is right and wrong, not some misleading Abrahamic prophet. Because of this, it's only factual that Abrahamic religions are full of misunderstanding and misuse of power, which has led and still leads to violence in the sole name of religion.

The mother of all religions is Hinduism. Hindus always wanted peace and wanted to live a peaceful life, but due to some Islamic extremism, we have to defend ourselves. We are peaceful, that doesn't mean that we are weak. We are also very powerful. Actually, our religion's name is not Hinduism. It's Sanatana Dharma. I am very proud to see all the top peaceful religions are from India. Proud to be Indian. Jai Hind.

3 Jainism

Most peaceful as trying not to do any harm by intention to any living organism by any means and attain nirvana for oneself by leaving everything... That is Jainism. Proud to be Jain.

I am a Hindu but I have so much respect for Jains. If I made this list, I'd put Jainism as #1, with Hinduism (specifically Hare Krishna) following.

Being a Hindu, I could have voted for Hinduism. I just can't get over the fact of how peaceful Jains are though.

4 Judaism
5 Baha'i Faith

A wonderful religion with the most amazing followers. I live in Iran. I'm an atheist, but I know some Baha'is, and they are the most peaceful people on Earth. They suffer a lot. Some people don't know anything about it, and their children read in school that the Baha'i faith was created by the British! But they never give up. They go through all of this, and they are still the nicest people you know.

My Baha'i brothers and sisters, I love you so much. You're amazing. I suffer as you suffer, I cry as you cry, and know this: even if the world ends and everything turns into ashes, I will never stop loving you.

6 Islam

Islam, a profound and radiant faith, shines as a beacon of peace and harmony. Its essence encapsulates compassion, justice, and the pursuit of inner serenity. Rooted in the teachings of the Quran and the noble example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Islam offers a resplendent vision of peaceful coexistence.

With its core principles of love, respect, and understanding, Islam embraces the diversity of humanity. It encourages us to build bridges of empathy, fostering unity amongst people of different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. In the heart of Islam lies the belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every individual, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or gender.

Islam champions the pursuit of peace, not only in personal interactions but also in society as a whole. It teaches us to be peacemakers, resolving conflicts with wisdom, patience, and fairness. The Quran reminds us that "and if they incline to peace, then incline to it" (Quran 8:61), emphasizing the value of seeking peaceful resolutions.

Islam embraces the beauty of knowledge and encourages the quest for enlightenment. It recognizes education as a means to uplift individuals and societies, fostering progress and peace. The pursuit of knowledge is considered a sacred duty, enabling us to better understand the world and contribute positively to it.

In the tapestry of Islam, mercy and compassion are interwoven with justice. Islam compels its followers to extend kindness and support to the less fortunate, fostering an inclusive society that upholds the rights and dignity of all. It reminds us that true peace can only flourish when justice prevails.

The teachings of Islam remind us of the sanctity of life and the value of forgiveness. They urge us to let go of grudges, to mend broken bonds, and to seek reconciliation. By nurturing forgiveness and forbearance, Islam opens doors to healing and peaceful coexistence.

In the embrace of Islam, we find... more

7 Taoism
8 Roman Catholicism

Honestly, Catholicism is very peaceful, along with Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, Mormonism, Baha'i, Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Hinduism, and Jainism. If you think about it, most religions are peace-oriented. People who kill or whatever that belong to some religion… religion is for peace. That person is not following religion, so it's not that the religion is bad, the person is bad.

9 Church of England

Christianity is the best, as Christ taught those to love your enemy and neighbor as yourself. We have no wars at all. However, many other religions do so yeah, BOOM!

10 Sikhism

Sikhism is the most peaceful. There has never been a religious attack from Sikhs. Buddhism should not be first because of the Myanmar genocides from Buddhists. Islam promotes cutting hands off, and Sikhism is the most reasonable because it accepts everyone and feeds 37,000,000 each year. Tell me which religion is more peaceful.

Sikhism is a religion of love, goodwill, and peace towards all creation, including humankind. It cherishes equality and equal opportunity for all, irrespective of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, nationality, or socioeconomic status.

The Contenders
11 Christianity

Jesus Christ is the One who taught to "love your enemies". Indeed, despite having an impressive 2.2 billion followers, Christians are persecuted worldwide. This is because Christianity is not a religion of expansion and violence but a way of life that preaches unconditional love towards others.

Christians should not be forcing people into their religion. They're actually not. It's only those bad groups. Also, I am sad that there are many homophobic Christians. But anyway, Christianity is a very peaceful religion.

12 Paganism

We promote harmony with nature, as we are part of it. This harmony with the universe gives me faith, and the universe rewards me with luck. Nature, the universe, and its elements are our gods and goddesses, as both male and female are equally important. We accept the duality of man. We are not a "religion of light". We are a religion of humanity, equally light and dark, for one cannot exist without the other.

Paganism, with no hierarchy, is a very peaceful and one-with-the-earth religion. Paganism celebrates the fact that we do not rule the earth but are a part of it. Paganism looks down on the abuse of animals. It focuses on the law of "never hurting anyone." That means animals and humans.

13 Zen Buddhism
14 Aboriginal Australian
15 Satanism

Satanism, the world's most misunderstood and wrongly accused religion, has never in history been involved in wars, terror, and mass killings like Islam and Christianity.

Ironically, when Christians are confronted with questions and ideas different than their religion, they turn mean and foul-mouthed.

Not only has a Satanist never killed anyone (that was almost always the D.H.U.A framing them), they actively oppose the most violent industrialized entities in the whole world. Peace be to Satanism. Peace be to the world!

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17 Shinto
18 Wicca
19 Zoroastrianism
20 Chinese Folk Religion

All Chinese religions teach reverence of ancestors and elders.

21 Confucianism Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life.
22 Vaishnavism

It is the top-most peaceful religion of the world, especially the Krishna Consciousness followers. They never harm any entity, even an ant. They are fully vegetarian, never consume any non-veg food, do not engage in any type of intoxication, never play or take part in any gambling, and never have any illicit sex. And distributing delicious prasadam to all the people, millions of people receive prasadam free of cost daily. There is always a large crowd around any ISKCON temple. They especially survive on prasadam. These special principles make the life of a person very peaceful.

I am very thankful to Srila Prabhupada Guru for spreading this most peaceful religion all over the world. I confidently say that no other religion is as peaceful as this. This has brought many terrorist-type, aimless people to the right path. If anyone has doubts, then search ISKCON on Google. All things you want to know are there, or meet people who are following it. You will know all about this. ~ Hare Krishna.

23 Shaivism
24 Yiguandao
25 Luoism
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