Religious Studies: What do Christians Think About Social Injustice

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What is social justice the belief that?
People should be treated fairly and with respect in a society, that they all should have equal access to housing, education and have the same human rights.
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What is social injustice?
Where people may be denied the rights as a consequence of poverty or discrimination.
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What does the world we live in lack?
Justice and many people are treated unfairly.
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Give six ways in which humans can discriminate - and use as a reason to be unfair.
Class, race, sex, religion, wealth and sexuality.
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What do Christians point to as the reason why there are so many examples of a lack of social injustice.
Sin.
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What is sin?
Rebellion against God, the deliberate choosing of ways of behaviour that are selfish and liable to hurt the person doing them and people around them.
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For Christians, what is a reminder of the consequence of sin? Explain.
Christ's crucifixion - many believe that Christ's death paid the pice of sin, which had cut off human beings from God and each other.
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What did Jesus' parables stress the idea of?
Fairness and his personal treatment of women as well as members of other races should be an example of how to show love to different types of people.
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What can be traced back to the involvement of Christians seeking a better world due to their beliefs? Give three examples
Great reforms in the Uk, such as the abolition of slavery, the introduction of free education and the development in the national health service
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What did the profit Micah have?
A vision of a peaceful world beyond warfare and conflict.
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The Old testament is full of the works of prophets calling for what?
Justice
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What is one of the most important aspects of Jesus' teaching?
Justice
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What do some Christians believe the only way of there being a just society is?
If people try to live by this code of love and forgiveness.
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What did the early Christian leader Paul write?
"If your enemy is hungry, fed him, if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good'
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From teachings such as the Christian leader Paul's, what have Christian's developed?
Many principles which have changed the world in which we all live.
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The influence of teachings led to William Wilberforce, a British Politician, doing what?
Tp successfully oppose slavery.
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The influence of teachings led to Martin Luther Kind Jr, a Baptist minister, to do what?
Lead a campaign of non-violent protest against racism in the USA.
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