What does the Catholic Church teach about Communit
The CHURCH is a MULTI-ETHNIC COMMUNITY, committed to promoting equality and "racial harmony"
"Every form of discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, or religion must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God's design"
RACISM IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH CHRISTIANITY
"rejects as foregin to the mind of Christ any discrinination against men or harassment of them because of their race colour, condition of life or religion"
[Declaration on the relation of the Church to non-christian religions]
Why does the Church believe in promoting Racial Ha
Jesus demonstrated a desire for Social Harmoney.
THE GOOD SAMARITAN- Jesus teaches that to "love your neighbour" goes beyond barriers of ethnicity or nationality.
THE SAMARITAN WOMEN AT THE WELL- In John 4 Jesus shows respect to a Samaritan Women crossing cultural barriers.
The Centurion's Servant- JEsus heals a Roman's servant even though Jews did not associate with Romans.
St Peter's Vision- "I now realise how true it is that God doesn't show favouritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right"
St Paul writes to the Galatians- "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus"
How does the Church try to support Asylum Seekers
ASYLUM SEEKERS- refugees forced from their homes by war of disaster.
Immigrants Workers- people moving to another country in search of work
The Church should help those facing prejudice by...
Translating infomation leaflets, providing legal advice and support, Helping people find suitable accommodation, Celebrating mass in othe languages, the Office For Refugees Policy helps catholic parishes support migrants, providing English language courses.
How do Religions work to promote Community Cohesio
The last 100 years has seen the Growth of the inter-faith movments
Encourage Dialogue, understanding, tolerance and co-operation between religions.
UK religions agree that young people should learn about all Faiths Some religions offer inter-faith marriage ceremonies for mixed marriages