Religion and prejudice

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What are the types of prejudice?
Racism. Sexism. Ageism. Homophobia. Religious prejudice.
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What are the negative effects of discrimination?
Feeling left out, different, depressed or suicidal. Isolation within a community. Physically driven out of a community. Loss of property or possessions. Sense of injustice. Death.
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What are the positive effects of discrimination?
Feelings of determination. Pride in self. Sense of purpose. Sense of community as people fight together against discrimination. Positive discrimination providing jobs and support to the under-represented. Balance in society.
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What are the causes of prejudice?
Upbringing. Bad experience. Media. Ignorance. Scapegoating.
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How is discrimination shown?
Verbally. Physically. Abuse of property. Discrimination by action (e.g. not employing someone).
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What are the key religious concepts?
Justice. Tolerance. Community. Harmony.
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What does the law say?
1976 Race Relations Act. 2000 Race Relations Amendment Act. 1975 Equal Pay Act. 1975 Sex Discrimination Act. 2005 Disability Act. 2007 Sexual Orientation Act.
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How is religious prejudice expressed?
The Crusader wars against Muslims. Hitler's persecution of Jews. Catholic persecution of Muslims in Yugoslavia. Muslim persecution of Christians in Iraq.
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How can religious people respond to prejudice and its victims?
Pray. Look to holy books for help. Speaking to religious leaders. Campaign for change. Petition for local councils or government. Education e.g. school assemblies.
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What did Martin Luther King Jr do?
Speeches. Sit-ins. Marches. Boycotts. Segregation is now illegal in the USA and there are equal civil rights for all colours. Voting rights and equality across all aspects of society as well as protection under the law.
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