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Religion and community cohesion
Community cohesion: a common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society

Discrimination: treating people less favourably because of their ethnicity/ gender/ colour/ sexuality/
age/ class

Ethnic minority: a member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than…

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3.4.1: How/Why attitudes to the roles of
men and women have changed in the UK
Attitudes to the roles of men and women have changed greatly. Women now have equal rights,
and both men and women are expected to share roles in the home. Attitudes have changed…

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3.4.2: Different Christian attitudes to
equal rights for women in religion
Catholics believe men and women should have equal rights, but only men can become priests
because Jesus was a man. Traditional Protestants believe only men should be religious leaders
because this is what the Bible teaches.…

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After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his women disciples first.
He had women disciples who stayed with him at the cross unlike his men disciples who
abandoned him. (Matthew 27: 55, Mark 15: 40-41, Luke 23: 27, John 19: 25-27)

Arguments for women having equal rights in…

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3.4.3: The nature of the UK as a multi-
ethnic society
Britain has many ethnic minorities, and so is a multi-ethnic society. Multi-ethnic societies have
many benefits, such as advancing more quickly because they have a greater variety of ideas. A
multi-ethnic society needs equal opportunities and…

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Benefits of living in a Arguments against multi-ethnic societies:
multi-ethnic society:
See above Different ethnic groups living together in one society are likely to come into
conflict with each other if they disagree with each other
Multi-ethnic societies can lead to the loss of culture of the…

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3.4.4: Government action to promote
community cohesion in the UK
The government is promoting community cohesion in the UK by passing laws against discrimination
and racism, and making community cohesion part of the National Curriculum. Community
cohesion is important because without it a multi-ethnic society would become…

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Arguments for the importance/ Arguments against government action to promote community
need of government action: cohesion:
See reasons about why If people are forced to cooperate, it might lead to fighting and
community cohesion is important hatred of different groups.
It doesn't matter if cultural communities follow…

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3.4.5: Why Catholics should help to
promote racial harmony
Christians should promote racial harmony because of the teachings of Jesus against racism, the
teachings of St Peter and St Paul against racism, and the teachings of the Churches against racism.

Catholics should try to promote racial harmony…

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3.4.6: The work of the Catholic Church to help
asylum seekers and immigrant workers
The Catholic Church helps refugees and immigrant workers through a special office which tells
parishes how they can help and which deals with publicity. Parishes offer help with things such as
legal problems…


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