Religious Studies: What is Equality?

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What is prejudice?
An idea or feeling which one person holds and which affects another.
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What is discrimination?
Action based on prejudice.
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What was formally adopted on 10 December 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations?
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
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What is the first article in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights?
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
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What is the second article in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights?
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or any other opinion, national/social origin, property, birth or other status
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Summarise the first two articles in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
Everyone in the world should have exactly the same rights and freedoms.
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What does the media show happens everyday - even though we have the Declaration?
That thousands of people suffer from inequality and discrimination.
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Why does the teaching Christians are told, (humans are made 'in the image of God) relate to equality?
Because they believe that all humans matter to God, regardless of race, gender, ability, wealth or skills.
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What do Christians believe will happen if you pray to God?
No matter what your race, gender, ability, wealth or skills, you will be listened to and treated fairly.
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Complete the sentence: As a result of God's attitude to humans, they should....
treat others with the same respect
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Why does the teaching Christians are told, (love your neighbour as you love yourself) relate to equality?
As they believe that they should treat others in they way they would like to be treated
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Where can specific passages on equality be found?
In both the old and new testament.
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What does this teaching refer to? "When an alien lives with you in your land, do not ill treat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God"
The time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt.
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What is this teaching taken to mean? "There is neither Jew nor Greek, Slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus"
That everybody is equal (according to Christianity) Some scholars believe that it simply says that all Christians are equal.
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Who do Christians believe they should follow the example of? So how should people be treated?
Jesus - therefore all people should be treated in the same way.
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Talk about when Jesus healed the son of a Roman centurion.
He healed him, even though Romans were hated.
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Talk about Jesus' treatment of women.
He showed respect for them, even though they were generally seen as less important.
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Talk about Jesus' treatment of Samaria.
He made a samaritan the hero of one of his most famous parables, even though the people of Samaria were not respected by the Jews
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What is discrimination?

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