Religion & Equality - OCR B604

Revision Notes for Religion & Equality 

GCSE OCR R.S. Philosophy & Ethics B

- Prejudice and Equality

- Attitudes to Equality

- Attitudes to other religions

- Forgiveness and reconciliation

- Bible verses

- Exam questions

Exam: Tuesday 14th June - Good Luck!

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PREJUDICE AND EQUALITY
KEY TERMS
Prejudice: Pre-judged negative thought or opinion towards a person or group of people, without any real
knowledge of that person as an individual

Discrimination: Acting upon ones prejudice, treating someone badly, or in a different way, because of
prejudice against them…

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The sex discrimination act was passed in 1975 making it illegal to discriminate against people based on
gender


CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO EQUALITY
Key Idea: Everyone was created equally in the eyes of God, there is no
reason people should be treated differently

The teaching "do unto…

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ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN [B603]
In the past, it was seen as a women's role to take care of the home and raise children, while men went out
to work. This message has been true throughout history, re-enforced by teachings of Christianity and Islam.

"I…

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ISLAM ­ ATTITUDES TO EQUALITY
Islam teaches that all people were created equally by Allah, but intended humanity to have
differences, meaning that we are all individuals
Muslims are united through the community of Islam, promoting racial and social harmony, as
no-one is discriminated against
The…

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CHRISTIANITY & OTHER RELIGIONS
If all people are equal, are all religions equal?



In the bible, the early church had to question its attitudes towards other religions when non-Jews wanted to
become Christians. Peter had realised that him not allowing them to become Christians was unfair…

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"In my father's house there are many rooms" ­ Room for all different types of religion?


EVANGELISM
Evangelism is the task of spreading the Christian message to those who have not heard it, or do not believe
it

Evangelism over the centuries is what has made…

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FORGIVENESS & RECONCILIATION
Forgiveness means to let go of anger for someone who has done wrong. Christianity teaches that
forgiveness comes from love
Christians believe that Jesus was crucified to atone the sins of those who believed in him, so that
God might forgive our sins…

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KEY QUOTES
"LET YOU WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE" JOHN

"...GOD DOES NOT SHOW FAVOURITISM BUT ACCEPTS MEN FROM EVERY NATION..."
ACTS

"I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT. NO-ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT
THROUGH ME" JOHN

"OUR FATHER...FORGIVE…

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EXAM QUESTIONS
a.) What is evangelising?
b.) How might a Christian respond to racism?
c.) Describe Christian attitudes to other religions
d.) Explain Christian attitudes to conversion
e.) "A religion that teaches that it is the one true faith cannot be tolerant of other religions" ­…

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