Religion and Prejudice

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Types of Prejudice.
Age, gender, disability, class, race, colour, looks, lifestyle, religion.
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Positive discrimination:
"Treating people more favourable if they have been discriminated against in the past". People in minority groups get greater chances.e.g.Over the past 10 years the police & fire services have advertised for people in minority groups to apply for jobs
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Causes and origins of prejudice:
Negative past experiences, parents/upbringing, media, ignorance, scape goating.
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Positive and negative effects of discrimination:
-emotional (depressed,suicidal), isolated, injustice, death (murdered). +determined, proud, community, purpose, jobs & support e.g. recruitment drive for disabled in police force.
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How prejudice and discrimination is shown:
Prejudice (the thought) > Discrimination (the action)> Persecution (being deliberately cruel)> Extermination (death).
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Tolerance & Justice & Harmony & Value of the Individual:
Tolerance-"Accept people's differences". Justice-"Everyone has the same rights & deserves to be treated fairly". Harmony-"To live peacefully with understanding and respect". Value of individual- "Each individual is unique and created in God's image".
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Law/ Acts:
Equal Pay Act 1970(equal pay for men & women). Sex Discrimination Act 1975(equality between men and women). Race Relations Act(racism). Disability Discrimination Act(discrimination against disabled people). Sexual Orientation Act(****/heterosexual).
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Religious believers against prejudice:
Martin Luther King- 'I have a dream' based on Christian equality beliefs. Desmond Tutu (Anglican archbishop) fought apartheid system non-violently. Gandhi (Hindu) fought for South African rights against British Empire.
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Charities/ groups against prejudice:
FARE (Football Against Racism Europe). Age Concern. Fawcett Society campaign on women's rights in politics and public life. Stonewall- equality for lesbians and gay men. Corrymeela Community- (Christian) break down religious barriers, equality.
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Christian teachings on prejudice & discrimination:
"You are all one in Christ". "Treat others as you would like to be treated". "Do not judge others and you will not be judged". "Love your neighbour as yourself". "Love your enemies". "If someone hits you on the right cheek, offer them the left also".
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Christian beliefs on prejudice & discrimination:
Equality. Agape. Justice. Day of judgment. God created everyone equally. Jesus helped disabled and sick people.
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Christian discrimination.
Roman Catholic church doesn't allow women priests. Don't allow same sex marriages. Homosexuality is wrong and unnatural "Go forth and multiply".
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Buddhist teachings on prejudice & discrimination:
"Right intention". "Right action". "Avoid harming living beings"."Everyone has equal potential to reach enlightenment". "Always think compassion" (Dalai Lama).
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Buddhist beliefs on prejudice and discrimination.
Compassion. Metta. Karma- cycle of rebirth. Right action and Right speech- tolerance and consideration.
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Muslim views/ teachings on prejudice and discrimination:
Allah created everyone as equal. "Allah does not look upon your outward appearance". The Muslim Declaration of Human Rights states all people are equal.
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Positive discrimination:

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"Treating people more favourable if they have been discriminated against in the past". People in minority groups get greater chances.e.g.Over the past 10 years the police & fire services have advertised for people in minority groups to apply for jobs

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Causes and origins of prejudice:

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Positive and negative effects of discrimination:

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How prejudice and discrimination is shown:

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