A religion’s culture has many components.
Some are cultural traits such as the importance placed on rituals, or the nature of the faith, while others are related to religious belief, such as worshiping the sun god.
A religion may also be religious in name only, like the Catholic church, the Muslim, and the Hindu faiths.
In some cases, a religion may not have a particular cultural trait at all.
In the U.S., the Christian church, for example, has more than 300 million members, according to the Pew Research Center.
While there are some religions that have been historically marginalized or even outlawed, the vast majority of them have enjoyed considerable support from their adherents.
Religious groups have historically been able to flourish because of their status as a part of society.
The church has been able, in part, because of its ability to create and maintain a large, well-organized body of followers.
A religious community’s identity can also help shape its beliefs and practice, or, in some cases it can become an obstacle to a particular practice or religion.
But, for many, religion can also serve as a tool for self-expression, and religion in general.