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.
Martin Luther king Junior
1929-1968 he was assassinated after giving a famous speech
-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.'
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.
-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.
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.'
The Good Samaritan
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?'
Priest: man of God
Samaritan: someone from Ancient Samaria.
Christianity and Other Religions
ECUMENISM- The breaking down of barriers between Christian denomination
EVANGELISM- Christians should convert people to Christ
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.'
(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.'