Religion as a Conservative Force or Force of Change revision summary

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RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Religion as a conservative force-it defends
traditional customs and functions to keep things as they are eg. Catholic
church forbids abortion and homosexuality. Religions uphold traditional
family values like the man is the head of the family. Hinduism endorses
arranged marriage. Functionalists- religion maintains social stability…

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Religion and social protest- Bruce- American civil
rights movement demonstrates social change. Dr Martin Luther King
made the church the meeting place and sanctuary from violence and
prayer meetings and hymns were a source of unity against oppression (it
was an ideological resource) Religious organisations contributed to social
change through…

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