Prejudice and Religion

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'Love thy Neighbour'- Can be applied to many things- you should love everyone regardless of their differences

'Whoever sheds human blood by humans their blood will be shed, for in the image of God, has God amde mankind' - Do not spill other peoples blood because you will be punished for that (against physical discrimination)/ God made everyone in his image, so therefore we are all equal in Gods eyes regardless of our physical differences.

Jesus forgives and heals a paralyzed man- this shows that he is capable of forgiving and helping people who are different, therefore as Christians we should forgive and treat all people equall and try to help them

Parable of the lost sheep- 'I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than ninety-nine righteous persons who does not need to repent'- sinners are lost sheep/ you deserve a second chance

Christians eventually changed traditions and had a black archbishop

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'Allah does not look upon your outward appearance, he looks upon your heart and also your deeds' - Hadith- It does not matter what you look like, if you have hurt someone because of who they are, Allah will look at those deeds on judgement day. Similarly, it doesn't matter about your race to Allah, if you have a good person, and have done good deeds, then that is what is important.

Islamophobia- Prejudice against Muslims and their faith- as Muslims are subject to a lot of prejudice and discrimination this can have a lot of further effects

'Verily the most honoured amongst you in the sight of Allah is he who is most righteous among you' - Allah cares more about if you are righeous than what you look like

'All mankind is descended from Adam and Eve, an Arab is not better than a non-Arab and a non-Arab is not better than an Arab; a white person is not better than a black person, nor is a black person better than a white person except by piety and good actions.' -

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Karma- Buddhists believe in Karma, so if they are prejudced and discriminate against someone, then they gain bad karma and will possibly move down on the wheel of samsara

Samsara- Buddhists believe in Reincarnation and interconnectedness, so by that rule you could be related to anyone, and if you harm or are hurtful towards someone, then essentially you could have harmed someone you once knew and loved.

'The things that divide and separate people: race, religion, gender and social position... all are illusionary

Three poisons- Greed, ignorance and hatred are part of the cycle of suffering which causes prejudice

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Upbringing- Often, a parents views are passed onto their children, and as parents are very influential to children at a young age, those views can stay with a person for a long time, even if they are unjust

Your Generation- Older generations tend to be more prejudiced because of societies general attitudes at that time

Media- The things people say online  often cause people to be prejudiced towards people if they read articles and hear rumours. The media has a lot of power to influence society

Uneducated- If people do not have the necessary education to understand a group of poeple, they may be scared of the group of people because they do not understand

Society- the views of the society you live in can greatly influence your views

EFFECTS- Low self esteem, violence, unemployment, future prejudice, inequality

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Aung San Suu Kyi- Chosen to be the ext leader of Burma, but she was imprisoned simply because of her gender

Desmond Tutu- first black archbishop

Ghandi- led peacefull protests against injustices, ended British rule in India

Martin Luther King- Spoke out against racism, led peaceful protests

Rosa Parks- she sat on a bus

Nelson Mandela

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AGEISM- Prejudice or discrimination against a person because of their age

SEXISM-Prejudice or discrimination against someone because of their sex/gender

HOMOPHOBIA- Prejudice or discrimination against homosexuals

RACISM- Prejudice or discrimination against someone becasuse of their race (Anti-semetism, Islamphobia)

ABLEISM- Discrimination in favour of able-bodied people

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Tolerance- Not necessarily agreeing with someone but putting up with it

Prejudice- The act of judging someone based in who or what they are

Discrimination- Excluding or hurting someone because of what they look like/ who they are

Stereotyping- Assuming that something/someone is like or will act in a certain way because of what they are e.g: Gay men are good with fashion

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