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Community Cohesion
A common vision and shared sence of belonging for all groups in society.
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Discrimination
Treating people less favourably because of their ethnicity/gender/colour/class.
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Ethnic Minority
A member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than the majority group.
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Interfaith Marriage
Marriage where the husband and wife are from different religions.
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Multi-ethnic Society
Many different races and cultures living together in one society.
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Multi-faith Society
Many different relition living together in one society.
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Prejudice
Believing some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them.
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Racial Harmony
Different ethnic groups living together peacefully.
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Racism
The belief that some races are superior to others.
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Religious Freedom
The right to practise your religion and change your religion.
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Religious Pluralism
Accepting all religions as having an equal right to co-exist.
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Sexism
Discriminating against people because of their gender.
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How have attitudes to the roles of men and women changed in the UK?
Equal rights for women, women allowe to own property seperately from their husbands, women allowed to stand as councillors, women given equal voting rights, equal pay for women, illegal to discriminate on the grounds of gender.
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Why have attitudes to the roles of men and women changed in the UK?
War, other countries, sucessful women, the Suffragettes, indusrial development and the Labour government.
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Christian attitudes to equal rights for women in religion.
Traditional attitude: men should be the head of the family and women shouldn't speak in church, because Adam was created first and Jesus only had male disciples.
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Christian attitudes to equal rights for women in religion.
The modern attitude: men and women should have equal roles in life because Jesus treated women as equals, Jesus chose men as apostles because of the culture at the time, Adam and Eve were created in the eyes of God.
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Christian attitudes to equal rights for women in religion.
The catholic attitude: men and women are equal in the eyes of God but only men can be priests because Jesus chose only male disciples, Jesus was a man, the catcheism teaches men and women are equal.
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Islam and attitudes to equal rights for women in religion.
The traditional attitude: God has given men and women different roles in life, men provide for the family, women bring children up and create a muslim home because the Qur'an and Shari'ah teach it and it is traditional.
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Islam and attitudes to equal rights for women in religion.
The modern attitude: men and women have equal roles, but family commitments come first for a women because the Qur'an teaches it, modern society needs women to be in jobs.
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The UK as a multi-ethnic society: problems
Racially and religiously prejudiced employers will not give jobs to certain groups, prejudiced landlords will refuse accomodation, teachers and police may also be prejudiced.
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The UK as a multi-ethnic society: effects
Discrimintaion and racism can be devastating because it makes people feel alienated, turn to crime, turn to extremist religions, and lead to an increase of groups who stir up hatred like the BNP.
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The UK as a multi-ethnic society: benefits
Less chance of war because people know and understand each other, more progress in society as new ideas are introduced, life is more interesting.
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Government acrion to promote CC in the UK
Financially supporting groups who work for CC, appointing cabinet ministers from ethnic minorities, passing the race relations act, etc.
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Community cohesion is important because...
Without it there would be no shared vision for society, lack of CC can lead to riots, violence becomes a way of life in countries without CC.
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Discrimination

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Treating people less favourably because of their ethnicity/gender/colour/class.

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Ethnic Minority

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Interfaith Marriage

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Multi-ethnic Society

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