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Explain how followers of this religion might put their beliefs about racism into action.

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R.E coursework: Part B Megan Bekdache 11ss 'Explain how followers of this religion might put their beliefs about racism into action.' "Christians have always taught that God's love and salvation are freely available to all people and all racial groups." In the gospel of John, it records that Jesus died on the cross because God loved the whole world (John 3:16). Also, Jesus talks about the Second Coming "And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached to the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end will come." By this Jesus meant that when all nations accept each other; no racism, only then will the Second Coming happen. So therefore the Church and ourselves are to except all races. During WW2 the Protestant churches joined together to form the Reichstag church under Hitler's rule. They believed that God was bringing a new world order through them i.e. the Aryan race; blonde hair, blue eyes, fair skin: the perfect race. ...read more.

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Normally blacks had to get up off their seats if a white person needed one; not racial equality. They walked to work instead, it was called 'Walk to freedom', even though black homes were attacked it remained peaceful. The bus companies were nearly bankrupt so the US government declared the Alabama bus laws illegal. In 1963 Martin Luther King led a protest to Washington D.C. were he gave the famous 'I have a dream' speech. There he talked having a dream were there was no segregation "Were little black boys and little black girls will hold hands with little white boys and little white girls" In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Whilst in 1965 the right to vote was granted to black adults, He was assassinated in 1968 in a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born in 1931 in Klerksdorp, Transvaal. In 1975 he was appointed Dean of St. Mary's Cathedral in Johannesburg, the first black to hold that position. ...read more.

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went past, out of them all, only the Samaritan helped the man and paid for him to recover. The Jews were shocked as they expected the Priest/Levite to help. Racism can still be seen today, Stephen Lawrence is the most famous victim of a racial attack but there have been many others. On 22 April 1993 Stephen Lawrence murdered in Eltham, southeast London by some racist white men. A camera was hidden in the flat of one of the suspects, showing them brandishing knives and expressing violent racist views. The police who investigated his murder were called "institutionally racist" so they would have bias against Stephen Lawrence. So Martin Luther King did do a lot for Blacks but obviously not enough as some people are still against it, and react in very violent manners. The majority of Christian followers use peaceful methods to put their beliefs about racism into action. They follow the examples set by Jesus and the Church, which say that racial differences are not important. The apostle Paul said: "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28) ...read more.

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