Religion and Equality

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Religion and Equality

Discrimination ---> unjust or prejudicial treatment because of race, age, gender or disability

Ecumenical ---> different Christian denominations working together

Equality ---> treating people as equals regardless of gender, race or religious beliefs

Euharist ---> the Christian ceremony commemorating the Last Supper, in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed

Evangelism ---> persuading others to share your faith

Forgiveness ---> forgiving someone for something they have done wrong

Prejudice ---> making judgements not based on reason or actual experience

Proselytising ---> trying to convert people from their religion to yours

Racism ---> prejudice, discrimination or ill treatment against someone because of their race

Reconciliation ---> restoring friendly relations

Repentance ---> sincere regret or remorse from one's actions

Sexism ---> prejudice, stereotyping or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex

Biblical teaching about equality

  • all people are equal ---> we were all made 'in the image of God'
  • Christians belive that God loves all of humanity inconditionally ---> 'There is no difference between Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus'
  • God does not have favourites ---> 'God does not show favouritism, but accepts men from every nation who fear Him and do what is right'

Christian attitudes towards racism

  • taught that racism is wrong
  • 'Love your neighbour as yourself'

The role of women in Christian society

  • Catholics ---> women can have a role in Church, but cannot


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