Ethics

A Summary of Christianity and Equality. 

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UN UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (not law, cannot be in forced)

- Every one is born free and equal in the spirit of Brotherhood.

-Not judges on race, colour, sex, religion, opinions, clothes, social origin or situation.

Discrimination: the unfair treatment of a person or group of people from a prejudice.

Prejudice: the pre-judging of a person or group of people.

Equality: the treatment of people is all the same.

Freedom: people can live, think and speak as they wish.

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Martin Luther king Junior

1929-1968 he was assassinated after giving a famous speech

-Baptist Minister

-Peaseful Protester

-Leader of Racial Protests against racial discrimination in the USA in the 50's and 60's

-His protests showed racisum to the world.

-He believed in Jesus' teachings- do un to others as you wish others to do un to you.

'i have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judges on the colour of their skins but by the content of their character.' 

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Apartheid

A political system in South Africa from 1948 to the early 1990's that separated the different people living there and gave privileges to those of European origin.

Nelson Mandela was not a peaceful protester.

His government abolished the apartheid in 1994.

Bishop Trevor Huddleston and Desmond Tutu also fought for equal rights. Both Christians.

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Bus Boycott

-1955

-Peaceful, non-violent protest against segregation on buses and privileges for white people: a black person had so give up their seat to a white person even if it was in their part of the bus.

-Rosa Parks refused to give her seat up for a white women.

-Black People stopped using buses: this almost put the buses out of business.

-Eventually buses were desegregated.

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Women and The Church

-Mother Teresa- important Christian women.

-Church of England accepts Women Priests

-Roman Catholics don't accept women priests because they believe they have different roles. 

-GLASS CEILING: stops women is certain businesses from reaching the same position or pay as men.

-LAY READER: role open to women in the Roman Catholic Church.

(Mark 16:9-11) Jesus rose first to Mary Magdalene

(Acts 1:12-14) Women worshipped with the disciples

(Genesis 1:26-27) 'God mad man in his own image, in his own image he created him, male and female he created them.'

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The Good Samaritan

(Luke 10:25)

A man was walking along a road and was attacked by robbers. A priest and Levite both walked past and ignored him. A Samaritan took pity on him. he bandaged him and put him on his donkey and took him to an Inn.

This was Jesus' response to a man asking 'who is my neighbour?'

Levite: musician

Priest: man of God

Samaritan: someone from Ancient Samaria.

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Christianity and Other Religions

ECUMENISM- The breaking down of barriers between Christian denomination

EVANGELISM- Christians should convert people to Christ

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Forgiveness And Reconciliation

-People to go confession for forgiveness

-Coventry Cathedral- rebuilt after World War 2, it is now a centre for reconciliation and forgiveness

(Lords Prayer) 'forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us'

(Jesus) 'Love thy neighbour'

(Jesus: New Testament) 'forgive him not seven times but seventy seven times.'

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More Quotes

(Leviticus 19:33) 'when an alien lives with you in your land, do not ill-treat him.'

(Genesis 2) 'Eve was made from Adam's rib.' 

(1 Corinthians 14:34-35) 'Women should remain silent in Church, if their enquire they should ask their husbands at home.'

(John 14:6) 'Jesus said 'I am the way am the way, the truth and the light. No-one comes to the father except though me.'

(John 13:34) 'Jesus gace the deciples a new commandment, love one another as he had love them.'

(Matthew 5:43-45) 'I tell you 'love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,'

(John 14:2) 'In my fathers hose here are many rooms; if it were not so, i would have told you.'

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