UNDERSTANDING MIDDLE EASTERN RELIGIONS

The Middle East is a volatile region, experiencing violence, war, and political unrest that is far less experienced by the western world. Often sectarian in nature, these conflicts have established the Middle East as a region dominated by religious extremism. This belief drives prejudice against peoples of the same race, culture, and religion throughout the world. This information design project seeks to demystify "foreign" religions by examining their roots as well as examine how those beliefs play a role in government throughout the Middle East.

DURATION

Jan–Mar 2016

INSTRUCTOR

Karen Cheng

SPECIAL THANKS

Kristian Ulrichsen
Shaghayegh Ghassemian

EXPLAINING ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS

This poster explores the the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as they stand throughout the world and examines the relationships between them by examining their core belief structure influenced by their scripture. It points to the texts that are shared as well as those that are unique to each religion and identifies differences in content, tone, and interpretation.

EXAMINING SHARIA LAW

The second poster takes an in-depth look at Islam and how religion and law influence one another. It identifies the five main schools of Islamic thought as well as how each interprets Sharia Law.  Additionally, The various nations in the Middle East are identified by what degree religion plays a role in government.