Jainism vs. Sikhism Worksheet


REL 133 Week 2 Jainism vs. Sikhism

Review the readings and other outside sources for information on the two religions.

 Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Jainism vs. Sikhism.

Cite at least three (3) references in addition to the textbook.

Jainism vs. Sikhism
Part I

Read the assigned chapters for the week and complete the following table. Be as specific as possible when identifying practices, beliefs, rituals, and historical elements. Cite sources in APA formatting.

Core Beliefs



Respond to the following questions in 150 to 200 words:

1. What do you think is the most important similarity and which is the most important difference? Use specifics to support your answer.

2. Consider the following statement: Sallekhana (“holy death”) violates the Jain principle of ahimsa because it is an act of violence against oneself. Using examples from Ch. 5 of your text, what points might a follower of Jainism make to argue against this statement?