GCSE AQA RE religion, Human rights, and social justice 2

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  • Religion, Human Rights and Social Justice 2
    • Christian views on religious freedom and expression
      • UK religious tradition is Anglican Christianity.
        • Government protects freedom of religion
      • Government protects freedom of religion
      • In Tudor times, one could be sentences to death for being catholic or protestant, depends on which ruler
      • Christianity encourages tolerance and harmony
        • "If at all possible, live at peace with one another"
      • Some Christians believe that you can only enter heaven through Jesus (John 3;16)
        • "I am the way, the truth and the life"
      • Saint Paul- "I urge you...to watch out for those who cause divisions"
    • Islamic views on religious freedom and expression
      • In some countries like Saudi Arabia, there is little tolerance for those of other faiths.
      • In the Qur'an, Jews and Christians are referred to as brothers.
      • "Let those who wish to believe in it do so, abd those who wish to reject it do so
      • In some Islamic countries, conversion our of Islam is a punishable defence by imprisonment or even death.
      • "Do not try and justify yourselves, you have gone from disbelief to disbelief"
    • Christian views on homosexualtiy
      • "Be fruitful and increase in number"-sex is seen sometimes as only for reproductions, especially in the catholic faith
      • In the old testament, God destroys Sodom and Gomorrah, as they undertook "immoral" acts, including homosexuality.
      • "Love your neighbour" and "we are all one in Christ" suggests we are all equal to God,  regardless of our sexuality
    • Islamic views on Homosexuality
      • Seen as a test from Allah
      • Same-sex relationships are forbidden, sex is seen as for reproduction only
      • "you lust after men rather than women! You transgress all bounds!"


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