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changing attitudes to gender roles in the UK

  • VOTING
  • CONTRACEPTION
  • EQUAL PAY AND ACCESS TO JOBS
  • HOMEROLES
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MUSLIM ATTITUDES TO EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN

men and women are equal

MEN=provide, protect women, raise the family in islam

WOMEN=look after children, can work but musnt have an imapact on the family

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CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO WOMEN

  • Bible- men and women are equal
  • Roman Catholic church = jesus and disciples were male, peter was male Popes are always male, intentional male leader
  • women are silent in church
  • protestant= maleness early leaders was cultural men and women created the image of god and God created women equally
  • Jesus treated women very well, appeared to a woman
  • golden rule
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why christians should promote racial harmony

  • golden rule
  • Parable of the good samaritan
  • Martin Luther king
  • churches condemn racism
  • church- race and community relationships committee
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why muslims should promote racial harmony

  • Ummah
  • Allah made all
  • Muhammad - all are equal
  • prayer together
  • Hajj together
  • Fast together
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issues raised by living in a multifaith society

  • God = inclusivism, exclusivism, religious pluralism
  • conversion
  • raising children
  • interfaith marriage
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religion and community cohesion

  • common features- stop judging and blaming people and look at the similiar features
  • listen/respect
  • share common values
  • interfaith committees
  • Bolton christian community project
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government action to promote community cohesion

  • Race relations act 1976
  • illegal to stir up racism
  • commission for racial equality
  • britishness test
  • community facilitation programme and neighbourhood renewal unit
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THE MEDIA COMMUNITY COHESION

  • east is east
  • interfaith marriage
  • living in a multi-faith community
  • fair to religion, religious people?
  • key scene with Tariq 'but im not a muslim, i was born here'
  • unresolved, forced marriage, prejudice
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