These stories are all about the creation of the world. The stories are:

  • The Origins of the World (Hinduism)
  • How the Universe Began (Sikhism)
  • In the Beginning (Christianity)
  • Yin and Yang (Daoism)
  • How the World was Created (Islam)
  • How did it All Begin? (Humanism)

The Hindu tradition has many creation stories. This is because for Hindus there is no single creation moment, but cycles of creation. Here are a selection of verses from important texts in the Hindu tradition, which demonstrate how Hinduism approaches creation.

Theme: Creation

Community: Hinduism

The Guru Granth Sahib contains the holy scriptures of the Sikhs. It is a collection of prayers and hymns. This story uses sections from the Guru Granth Sahib to describe how the world was created.

Theme: Creation

Community: Sikhism

The story of Creation is found at the very start of the Christian Bible in the first chapter of Genesis. It describes how God created different aspects of creation over the course of seven days.

Theme: Creation

Community: Christianity

This story comes from the Daoist tradition and is based on the study of nature, and its most important symbol, the yin and yang. Yin and yang are not seen as gods or deities but as natural forces.

Theme: Creation

Community: Daoism

This story is made up from a selection of different Surah’s which describe different aspects of creation. You can check out these out if you have a Qur’an in your classroom.

Theme: Creation

Community: Islam

Humanists believe science provides the most reliable source of knowledge about the universe. To understand more fully the how the world was formed, we should look to the theories that have come out of scientific research.

Theme: Creation

Community: Humanism