Korea is a country where all the world’s major religions, Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism and Islam, peacefully coexist. Given the great diversity of religious expression, the role of religion in South Korea’s social development has been complex; and some traditions are best understood as important cultural properties rather than as rites of worship. In the Republic of Korea, 20% of the country’s population identify themselves as Protestant, 15% as Buddhists and 8% as Catholics. In addition, some affiliate themselves with Confucianism, Islam, Shamanism and other native religions. Buddhism and Confucianism have been more influential than any others upon the life of the Korean people and over half of the country’s listed cultural heritage are related with the two religions. Now recently Christianity is growing very fast. Massive churches are arising and giving service to thousands of people at the same time. One of the most influential religions in Korea is Confucianism. Although not technically a religion, the teachings of Confucius permeate throughout Korean society. The derived highly authoritarian, male-dominated system is reflected in the paternalistic and male-dominated Korean culture. The country’s emphasis on education and respect for ancestors also comes from the teachings of Confucius.