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Christian teachings on Racial harmony

  • Old testament - God is creator of all people; he cares about his creation and loves us all equally as we are all made in "the image of God"
  • Believe in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man - no room for racism in the family
  • Jewish laws say we should welcome a stranger to our land
  • The Story of a good Samaritan: Samaritan was the only one that walked past the injured Jew who helped
  • "True worshippers will worship in spirit and truth" = anyone, regardless of race, can worship him
  • The Centurian's servant - Luke 7
  • Peter's table cloth - "Never say anything i say is clean is unclean"
  • Paul's letter to the Galatians: "There is neither jew nor gentille, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus"
  • "In my Father's house there are many rooms" - John 14V2
  • "If you show favouritism you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers"- James
  • "Love one another. As i have loved you, so you must love one another" - John 13.34
  • "Love your neighnour as you love yourself" - Matthew 22.39

Criticism

  • Crucades - thousands of people killed in the name of christianity
  • Spanish navy invaded South America- tens of

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