The Church and the World
'The church' is the name given to a group of people who have a common belief in God and who meet together to honour him, to support each other, and the rest of the world. Confusingly, 'the church' is also used to describe the building in which they meet.
Christianity is the world's largest religion. It teaches that we should love and respect the supreme being, whom we believe created the universe and everything in it and whom we call simply 'God'. Christianity teaches that we should love God with all our heart and mind but that we should also love our neighbour as much as we love ourselves. This section is therefore divided into two parts (i) Faith - what we believe about God and (ii) Church in the World - how we carry the principals of love and care for all into the everyday world. (Return to top)