Is it fair?-teachings and keywords

Keywords and some religious teachings from Islam and Christianity on the topic, 'is it fair?'

NOTE- In the exam when answering the 2 markers, make sure you give an example of the keywords as well as the definition to ensure you get full marks.

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  • Is it Fair?
    • Justice-fairness, when everyone has equal opportunity and treated in the same way
      • Christian religious teachings on Justice
        • "Treat others as you want to be treated" (New Testament)
        • "Faith without action is meaningless" (New Testament)
        • "There is neither Greek nor Jew, slave nor free, male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (New Testament)
        • "Whoever closes his ear to the poor will himself call out, and will not be answered." (proverbs)
        • "All humans are made in the image of God" (Old Testament)
        • "Do not mistreat foreigners living in your land. The foreigner must be treated as one of your own. Love him as you love yourself, because you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt" (Old Testament)
      • Islam- Religious teaching on Justice.
        • Salat- 1 of the 5 pillars . Prayer 5 times a day. In the eyes of God all people are equal and humble and need to respect God in the same way. It doesn't matter how powerful and rich you are, you still have
        • Zakat- 1 of the 5 pillars. giving to charity 2.5% of income, this will benefit the poor and needy- to ensure justice for all people.
        • Sawm- 1 of the 5 pillars. Fasting during the month of Ramadan. Helps people remember those who are less fortunate and who go hungry every day and when we break the fast Muslims are encouraged to share the meal and provide for others.
        • Hajj- 1 of the 5 pillars. Pilgrimage to Mecca. All believers are to wear ihram, plain and white garments which show all people are completely equal in the eyes of God and their duty.
    • Injustice- unfair action and treatment. Where there is no equality and equal opportunity.
    • Authority- right or power over others. The person or group who makes decisions. e.g police, priest, religious leader.
    • Responsibility- duties expected to be carried out
    • Prejudice- when you judge someone before knowing them because of their gender, race, etc.
    • Discrimination- Treating people differently because of their race, gender,class, disability.
      • Christian religious teachings on prejudice and discrimination
        • "Women should be silent in the church" (Catholics do not allow women to be priests)
        • "There is neither Greek nor Jew, slave nor free, male nor female, for all are one in Christ Jesus."
        • "A wife of noble character, she is worth more than rubies."
        • "If you do not provide for your family, then you are worse than a non-believer."
        • ""Listen to your father who gave you life and do not despise your mother when she is old."
        • "Do not mistreat foreigners living in your land, because you were once foreigners in the land of Egypt."
      • Islam- Religious teachings on prejudice and discrimination
        • The primary role of a woman is to raise children and manage domestic (household) affairs.
        • "If your parents reach old age, do not say a word of disrespect to them." (Qur'an)
        • "Women have the same rights as men, but men are above them in status." (Qur'an)
        • "For all believing men and women...Allah has prepared them great reward." (Qur'an)
        • "He made you into people and tribes-so you may come to each other." (Qur'an)
        • The Golden rule in Islam: "You should want for your brother what you want for yourself."
    • Equality- Being treated in the same way and not being discriminated against, as all are part of Gods creation.
    • Identity- the way a person sees themselves, personality, character, each person is unique.
    • Stereotype- when you assume all people are the same and judge them as a group e.g labeling.
  • Authority- right or power over others. The person or group who makes decisions. e.g police, priest, religious leader.
  • "Whoever closes his ear to the poor will himself call out, and will not be answered." (proverbs)
  • "All humans are made in the image of God" (Old Testament)
  • "If your parents reach old age, do not say a word of disrespect to them." (Qur'an)

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