Discrimination and Prejudice

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  • Teachings against
    • "there is neither jew nor greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" St Paul's letter to Galatians
    • "Allah does not look upon your outward appearance; he looks upon your hearts and your deeds
    • "and you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt" Deut 10:19
    • Parable of the good samaritan
    • Prejudice + Discrimination
      • Teachings in favour of
        • Women cant be priests or bishops in the RCC
        • The caste system. caste related to Karma is last life
        • "the head of the woman is man" 1 cor 11:3
        • "of all women came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die" eccles. 25:22
      • The UK Law
        • Sex Discrimination act 1975
        • Race relations act 1976
        • Disability discrimination act 1995
        • Equality Act 2006
      • Peoplle
        • Anthony Walker. murdered for being black. Mother forgave the murderers. (christian)
        • Gandhi
          • Experienced and campaigned against Apartheid
          • Non-Violence
          • Protested against British rule in India
        • MLK
          • Inspired by Gandhi
          • Non-Violence
          • Became leader of the civil rights movement
          • Nobel Peace prize 1964
    • Prophets of Amos and Isaiah taught social justice over religious cermony
    • "Things which divide and separate people- race, religion, gender, social position... are all illusionary" Dhammapada
    • "If we are full of good will, our own mind, our own heart, is the temple. Kindness, alone, is enough" Dalai Lama
    • "Of His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity of your tongues and colours." Surah 30:22
    • Do not to another what you would not like to be done to yourself that is the gist of the law- all other laws are variable" Mahabharata 5:39
    • "Know people by the light that illuminates them, not by their caste" Guru Granth Sahib
    • Since God has no form or colour it is wrong to discriminate


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