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Will consider the teachings of equality and human rights in the Christian and Muslim communities. I will also be examining the work of Martin Luther King, a Christian leader and Malcolm X, a Muslim leader, who have both fought against inequality

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By Aime´┐Ż Avrill Prejudice and Discrimination In this essay I will consider the teachings of equality and human rights in the Christian and Muslim communities. I will also be examining the work of Martin Luther King, a Christian leader and Malcolm X, a Muslim leader, who have both fought against inequality. Finally, I will share my own opinions and those of others on the following quote: 'It is easier to keep quite and listen when faced with injustice'. I will first look at the Christian teachings on equality and human rights. Christians believe that all people are made by God and made in his image. Everyone has an equal value and should all be treated in the same class as one another. 'Love your neighbour as yourself' This is the golden rule for all Christians. This agape shown by Jesus in which he expressed compassion and feelings for others. All Christians accept the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ...read more.

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The 'Quran' (Muslim bible) tells Muslims to 'feed the hungry and needy'. Muslims also believe that if someone steals because they are in need, the 'Ummah' is guilty of not taking care of them. However, if someone steals out of greed, their hand will be cut off as a punishment for their bad deed. Men a women have equal religious and civil rights: 'Whether male or female, whoever does a good deed will have a good life and be rewarded' Muhammed (the prophet of Allah) once said: 'There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab or for a non-Arab over an Arab, neither for a white man over a black man or a black man over a white man' His first 'muezzin' was a former African slave. There are many examples of leaders who have fought against inequality, but two in particular have made many changes. Firstly, Martin Luther King, a Christian human rights leader, had a non-violent approach to his work and still succeeded in making changes. ...read more.

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On the other hand some people may disagree and believe that you should stand up for your rights. After all they are your rights and you are entitled to them. Religious people may have different reasons, for example, Christians believe in Liberation Theology, this is where believers protest. They do this because the regime where they live is brutal and people have no rights. Christians believe they and the responsibility to protest. 'if an authority is doing thigs against the teachings of Jesus, then we must obey God not man' the bible also says 'Everyone must obey the authority'. Some Christians believe this is impossible when Governments are corrupt and deny rights. Muslims believe they should protest peacefully for their rights and killing is not allowed. They believe that they should speak out for rights as Allah gave everyone equal rights. In my opinion I think that you shouldn't keep quiet, you should fight for your rights in a non-violent way. Everyone should be treated equally and fairly. There should be no prejudice or discrimination of any kind. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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