Religion and Philosophy Unit 2 (Religion and Prejudice)

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  • Religion and Prejudice
    • Key words
      • Prejudice- thinking badly of someone due to the group they belong to
      • Discrimination- actions as a result of prejudice
      • Positive Discrimination- treating someone more favourably than others as they have been discriminated in the past
      • Stereotyping- having an over-simplified image of people then applying it to everyone of whom belongs to that group.
    • Why are people prejudice
      • Lack of education
      • Media
      • One bad experience
      • Fear and uncertainty about the future
      • Learn it from parents
    • What religions teach and believe in
      • Tolerance- respecting and accepting the beliefs, lifestyle of others
      • Justice bringing about what is right , fair and according to law or making up for previous wrong doings
      • Harmony- living in peace with others; religions will hate prejudice as it ruins the harmony against others
      • Humans are as unique and important as others- God had created every human, for most religions belief
    • Religion
      • Christianity
        • God created men and women in his own image; therefore everyone is all equal
        • Je sus taught ' LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR' this refers to him helping anyone who needed help and whom ever asked
        • "When foreigners reside among you in your land you should not mistreat them. The foreigners residing among you should be treated as your native-born"
        • St. Paul said -- " So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free man, between men and women; you are all in union with Jesus Christ"
      • Islam
        • Equality is emphasised in the Qur'an-- all are equal in God's sight
        • Allah does not look ate outward appearance but at people's hearts and their actions/deeds
        • " All of you are descended from Adam. There is no superiority over an Arab over a non-Arab, neither for a white man or a black man" -- Prophet Mohammad's last teaching
        • Hajj pilgrimage -- people live and pray together and wear the same clothes, during their time in Mecca. Malcolm X converted to a black supremacist after his Hajj pilgrimage
      • Sikhism
        • All men and women are equal as children of God
        • God has no colour or form= wrong to discriminate
        • In Gurdwaras all people are required to sit on the floor to show that they are equal
  • Ageism
    • Types of prejudice
      • Sexism
      • Racism
      • Social class
      • Lifestyle
      • Looks
      • Disability
      • Religion and Prejudice
        • Key words
          • Prejudice- thinking badly of someone due to the group they belong to
          • Discrimination- actions as a result of prejudice
          • Positive Discrimination- treating someone more favourably than others as they have been discriminated in the past
          • Stereotyping- having an over-simplified image of people then applying it to everyone of whom belongs to that group.
        • Why are people prejudice
          • Lack of education
          • Media
          • One bad experience
          • Fear and uncertainty about the future
          • Learn it from parents
        • What religions teach and believe in
          • Tolerance- respecting and accepting the beliefs, lifestyle of others
          • Justice bringing about what is right , fair and according to law or making up for previous wrong doings
          • Harmony- living in peace with others; religions will hate prejudice as it ruins the harmony against others
          • Humans are as unique and important as others- God had created every human, for most religions belief
        • Religion
          • Christianity
            • God created men and women in his own image; therefore everyone is all equal
            • Je sus taught ' LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR' this refers to him helping anyone who needed help and whom ever asked
            • "When foreigners reside among you in your land you should not mistreat them. The foreigners residing among you should be treated as your native-born"
            • St. Paul said -- " So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free man, between men and women; you are all in union with Jesus Christ"
          • Islam
            • Equality is emphasised in the Qur'an-- all are equal in God's sight
            • Allah does not look ate outward appearance but at people's hearts and their actions/deeds
            • " All of you are descended from Adam. There is no superiority over an Arab over a non-Arab, neither for a white man or a black man" -- Prophet Mohammad's last teaching
            • Hajj pilgrimage -- people live and pray together and wear the same clothes, during their time in Mecca. Malcolm X converted to a black supremacist after his Hajj pilgrimage
          • Sikhism
            • All men and women are equal as children of God
            • God has no colour or form= wrong to discriminate
            • In Gurdwaras all people are required to sit on the floor to show that they are equal
  • People responding to prejudice and discrimination
    • In Britain there are laws in place to make discrimination illegal-( Sex discrimination act 1975, Equality Act 2006
    • Martin Luther King- He was a peaceful protester to stop black segregation in America and did a famous speech in 1963-"I had a dream". He talked about how America had judged each other on their character not on their colour but he was assisnated in 1968

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