Religion and Community Cohesion Key Words

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Equality

The state of everyone having equal rights regardless of gender/race/class. 

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Sexism

Discriminating against people because of their gender. 

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Multi-Ethnic Society

Many different races and cultures living together in one society. 

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Prejudice

Believing some people are inferior/superior without even knowing them. 

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Discrimination

Putting prejudice into practice and treating people badly because of their race/gender/class. 

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Racism

The belief that some races are superior to others. 

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Racial Harmony

Different races living together happily. 

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Multi-Faith Society

Many different religions living together in one society. 

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Religious Pluralism

Accepting all religions as having an equal right to coexist (live together). 

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Religious Freedom

The right to practise your religion and change your religion. 

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Community Cohesion

A common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society. 

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Interfaith Marriage

Marriage where the husband and wife are from different faiths (religions). 

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Ethnic Minority

A member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than the majority group. 

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