R.S/R.E Edexcel Section 4 - Religion and Community Cohesion

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Section 4 – Religion and Community Cohesion

 

Community Cohesion – A common vision and a shared sense of belonging for all groups in soceity

Topic 4.1 – How and why attitudes have changed to roles of men and women in the UK

Summary:

·         Attitudes to men and women have changed greatly

·         Women now have equal rights & men and women are expected to share jobs in the home

·         Attitudes have changed because of the feminist movement

·         Attitudes have changed because of social and industrial changes and the effects of the World Wars where both sexes had to work

Key Terms

·         Sexism – discriminating against someone because of their race

 

Topic 4.2 – Different Christian attitudes to equal rights for men and women in religion

Summary

Traditional Protestant

·         They believe only men should be religious leaders because this is what the Bible teaches

·         They believe this because all of Jesus’ apostles were men

Liberal Protestants

·         They believe men and women have equal roles in religion because Jesus had women disciples

·         They think this because Genesis 1 says God created male and females at the same time

Catholics

·         They believe that men and women should have equal rights however men can become priests because Jesus was a man

·         They believe this because all of Jesus’ apostles were men

 

Topic 4.3 – Different Islamic attitudes to equal rights for men and women

Summary

The Traditional Attitude

·         Traditional Musilms believe that men and women should have different roles in life and religion because the Qur’an teaches that they have different physiques

·         They also believe this is because it is traditional for only men to attend Mosques and be imams

The modern attitude

·         Modern Muslims believe that men and women should have equal roles in religion because of the Qur’ans teachings

·         They also believe this because the Prophet Muhammad encourage both men and women to pray in mosques

 

Topic 4.4 The nature of the UK as a multi-faith society, including the problems of discriminations of racism

Summary

·         Britain has many ethnic minorities and so is a multi-faith society

·         Multi-ethnic societies have many advantages such as advancing more quickly because they have a greater variety of ideas

·         A multi-ethnic society needs equal proportions to work

·         Prejudice and discrimination cause major problems in such a

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