Religion and Prejudice

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  • Religion and Prejudice
    • Types of prejudice
      • Racism- Race and colour
        • Stephen Lawrence was murdered because of his race.
      • Sexism- Gender
        • Woman's rights: Allowed to vote and married women are allowed to work. Religions teach that women and men are created equal by God.
        • Women can't become priests. However on CofE they can be  Bishops.
      • Ageism- Age discrimination- This is against the law.
      • Islamophobia- Treating al Muslims as a terrorist.
      • Disability discrimination- Bad treatment of disabled people.
    • Religious views on prejudice
      • All Christians believe that discrimination goes against the idea of God's design.
      • Christians believe that God created men and women in his own image; therefore we should be treated at equal value.
      • Christians today fight racial discrimination. In 2005, Anglicans elected their first black archbishop.
      • Some Anglicans allow women to be ministers and priests but Catholics DO NOT ALLOW!
        • They do not see this as discrimination but just that they have a ifferent role to play.
    • Religious people who dealt with prejudice (pacifists)
      • Ghandi
        • UnHindu born in India in 1869. He experienced racial prejudice and discrimination under the apartheid law. Believed in non-violence. Campaigned for rights Indians living in South Africa. He used a peaceful methods in 1915 to get the English out of Indiatitled
      • Martin Luther King
        • Wrote a speech 'I have a dream' as black people faced awful prejudice and discrimination. He wanted everyone to be treated fairly. Determined to fight racism without violence.
      • Desmond Tutu
        • He was an Anglican priest in 1960 at the time when the apartheid system denied any black or coloured people their rights.
        • He became the first black general secretary of South Africa Council of churches in 1978. He used his position to campaign for equal civil rights and a common system of education for all ages.
        • He also believed in non-violent protests.
        • In the black township of Soweto young people had their lessons in Africaans (the language of the racist government). The police opened fire on them and around 600 young people were killed.
        • He led a peaceful march through Soweto to protest the actions of the police. Saved the life of a policemen by throwing himself over him when they tried to stone a the man to death. He also done petitions and asked other countries to support. This put pressure on the Government to change apartheid laws.
        • He was offered Noble Peace Prize in 1984 for his leadership.
    • Why are some people prejudice?
      • If someone doesn't know a group of people or understand their culture or background.
      • Lack of education can lead to ignorance that then leads to prejudice.
      • This can lead to fear to others who are different, in case they change the way of life people are used to.
        • Fear and uncertainty about the future can lead to scapegoating, or blaming certain groups of people for the problems n society
          • This can lead to people treating them badly. E.G. When the Nazis persuaded people that the Jews were to blame for Germany's economic problems. They then done extreme discrimination against them.
      • If the children's parents are prejudice they are more like to copy.
      • The media is another example. The media can reinforce stereotypes. E.G. The Italians always being shown as gangsters in films.
        • However homosexuals may feel they are portrayed positively in programmes as they are shown as normal people being treated like everybody else.
      • Some people may be prejudice because they themselves have been discriminated. And they are prejudice to deal with being a victim.
    • Effects of prejudice
      • Causes great harm. It can make people feel worthless, vulnerable and frightened. Prejudice has caused the deaths to millions of people.
  • However homosexuals may feel they are portrayed positively in programmes as they are shown as normal people being treated like everybody else.
  • All Christians believe that discrimination goes against the idea of God's design.
  • UnHindu born in India in 1869. He experienced racial prejudice and discrimination under the apartheid law. Believed in non-violence. Campaigned for rights Indians living in South Africa. He used a peaceful methods in 1915 to get the English out of Indiatitled

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