Conversation questions about religion

25 ESL conversation questions about religion

Get your ESL students talking with these religion conversation questions.

This list of conversation questions about religion will get your ESL classroom talking. Before you get started though, remember that religion can be a controversial or sensitive discussion topic for some people.

It’s always a good idea to check that your class is ready to engage in this ESL discussion topic before you get started.

List of religion conversation questions

  1. How many religions and spiritual traditions can you name in English?
  2. Do you have a religion? What is it?
  3. Is your personal religion different to your family’s religion?
  4. How has religion influenced your life?
  5. How has religion influenced the world?
  6. Do you believe that God exists? Why or why not?
  7. Do you feel that religion is helpful? Why or why not?
  8. Do you believe that there is an afterlife? Why or why not?
  9. Do you think that religion and government should be kept separate?
  10. What would the world look like without religion?
  11. Have you ever had a religious experience or spiritual experience? What happened?
  12. Is it okay for different people to have different religions? Why or why not?
  13. What are some of the positive aspects of religion?
  14. What are some of the negative aspects of religion?
  15. Can two people with different religions be in a successful romantic relationship?
  16. Can religion and science coexist?
  17. How do different religions celebrate death?
  18. How do different religions view forgiveness?
  19. How do different religions approach the idea of sin?
  20. Has religion changed or evolved over time? How?
  21. Do religious beliefs affect friendships and family relationships? How?
  22. What is your opinion on missionaries and religious conversion?
  23. Are there any “good” or “bad” religions?
  24. What religious holidays does your country celebrate?
  25. What is your country’s primary religion (or religions)?

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