All major faiths exhibit certain commonalities that cut across the board. For instance, all major faiths have a community of believers who subscribe to the beliefs and teachings of the particular outfit. Moreover, all the major faiths have a supernatural authority to whom they owe allegiance in this case God. It is also important to note that all major faiths have some level of influence in the society to the extent that they shape the behavior and understanding of individuals about certain aspects of life.
The basis of every religion is to promote fundamental moral standards in the society. Religion promotes and reaffirms the significance of values in the society. Consequently, religion encourages individuals to engage positively in every dimension of life as a consequence of ensuring harmony and peaceful coexistence in the society. Essentially, religion creates bonds between different people and groups in the society to help deal with conflicts and inherent disagreements in the society (Furseth and Pål 151).
The extent to which politics and political affiliations affect the society cannot be overemphasized. Political decisions are a major source of impact to the society to the extent that what is decided on the basis of politics affects relationships and structures of the society. Political parties in a given society have different ideologies and manifestos that are presented to the public for a public vote. The idea of presenting a particular ideology to sections of the society is make them agree or oppose a particular move emanating from a different group. Governments are political outfits elected by the people through a popular initiative. The government, therefore, has a mandate and authority to promote and safeguard the interest of the people (Huntington 64).
The laws that are initiated by the government regulate and govern relationships and value systems to a greater extent. For instance, in some areas such as the Middle