Social Harmony

The Roles of Men and Women

Britain as a Multi-ethnic Society

Britain as a multi-faith society

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Christian teaching on the Roles of Men and Women

Christians and the roles of men and women

Attitude 1

Roman Catholics – believe men and women are equal in every way other than church and women can not become priests

Reasons:

Jesus was friends with women and treated them with respect but

did not allow them to become disciples. He often didcontroversial things

and so could have made women religious leaders if he wanted

to.Jesus was a man and priests represent Jesus in the Mass (holy communion)

God made Adam first.

Jesus’ disciples were men

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Christian teaching on me and women

Attitude 2:

Protestants – Believe that men andwomen are totally equal

Reasons:

•St Paul said “there is no difference between male and female … we are all one in Christ” •Jesus trea ted people equally and probably only didn’tallow women to be disciples because at that time no one would have taken them seriously •Genesis says that God created both sexes at the same time and equally •There are now women priests in the Church of England

Attitude 3:

Some Christians think that men and women have different and separate roles:

Reasons:

•In the Bible St Paul said that “Women should remain silent in church” •God made Adam first •Jesus’ disciples were men

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England as a Multi-ethnic/Multi-faith society

Multi-ethnic - different races and cultures living together

  • Less chance of war as different races/nationalities will get to understand each other and intermarry
  • Helps society see all races have lots in common
  • More progress as new people bring new ideas
  • More variety of good, music, fashion and entertainment

Multi-Faith - different religions living together

  • Learn what religions have in common
  • Seeing other religions in action may make people more serious about their beliefs
  • Help people understand each other's beliefs
  • Encourage freedom and may discourage conflicts
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Key words

Equality

the state of everyone having equal rights regardless of gender/race/class

Sexism

discriminating against people because of their gender (being male or

female)

Multi-ethnic

society many different races and cultures living together in one society

prejudice believing some people are inferior or superior without even

knowing them

Discrimination

putting prejudice into practice and treating people less

favourably because of their race/gender/colour/class

Racism The belief that some races are superior to others

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More key words

Racial harmony

different races/colours living together happily

Multi-faith society

many different religions living together in one society

Religious freedom

the right to practise your religion and change your religion

Religious pluralism

accepting all religions as having an equal right to coexist

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Racial and religious harmony

Racial Harmony

The teaching of the New Testament is completely against the idea of racism. Jesus and St. Paul had time for people of other races. The story or parable of the Good Samaritan is particularly directed at the idea of treating all people with love and respect.All Christian churches have made statements condemning racism.

Religious Harmony

· There is a general agreement among Christian churches that there should be religious freedom - that everyone should have the right to follow their own faith.

· Some Christians believe that only Christianity has the full truth, but accept that people can come to God through other religions.

· Others are convinced that only Christianity has the full truth and that Christians should try to convert people of other faiths to Christianity.

· A few Christians believe that all religions are equal and that they are just different ways of finding God.

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Racial and religious harmoy

Racial Harmony

The teaching of the New Testament is completely against the idea of racism. Jesus and St. Paul had time for people of other races. The story or parable of the Good Samaritan is particularly directed at the idea of treating all people with love and respect.All Christian churches have made statements condemning racism.

Religious Harmony

· There is a general agreement among Christian churches that there should be religious freedom - that everyone should have the right to follow their own faith.

· Some Christians believe that only Christianity has the full truth, but accept that people can come to God through other religions.

· Others are convinced that only Christianity has the full truth and that Christians should try to convert people of other faiths to Christianity.

· A few Christians believe that all religions are equal and that they are just different ways of finding God.

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