Adherents of the same religion may not agree on how it should be presented: certain aspects will be considered fact by some and fancy by others. Scholars have argued amongst themselves across the centuries about the history of religion, not to mention the interpretation of important events, texts and teachings. The definitive, undisputed description of any of the religions covered in this platform has not yet been written.

Working on a concise overview such as this one has been a considerable challenge. Nevertheless, our goal of contributing, albeit modestly, to mutual understanding and trust among adherents of these different spiritual traditions spurs us onwards.
The founder of the Project is solely responsible for any lack of clarity or misinterpretation and for all errors.

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