Religion: "Religion refers to a system of beliefs, behaviors, and societal views that guide and direct the thoughts and actions of a group of people or an individual. A religion may have symbols, sacred objects, and writings."
Ungvarsky, Janine. “Religion.” Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. EBSCOhost, https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=ers&AN=89145101&site=eds-live&scope=site.