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Year 10 Religious Studies coursework Religion and equality Kelly-Marie Taylor A. Describe the Christian teachings about discrimination and prejudice Prejudice is the act of prejudging someone or something, and usually implies judging another person to be of less worth or value, based on little or no actual knowledge of them. Discrimination is when people are treated badly by others because of prejudice. An example of prejudging is an employer saying, "He won't do his job well because he is black", and an example of discrimination is when an employer says, "I won't employ him because he is black". In Britain today racial discrimination is against the law but prejudicing is not because an attitude cannot be made illegal. Prejudice can be about many different things: religion, race, colour, sex, sexuality, language, disability and age. ...read more.


birth or other status Christianity teaches that everyone is equal in the eyes of God and so it would be wrong to make anyone feel inferior or suffer because of any difference between them. An example that this is what Christians believe is "You shall love your neighbour as yourself", Matthew 29v13. This bible reference shows me that the bible teaches Christians to love everyone, and no where in the bible does it say that Christians should discriminate or prejudice. The Christian church is against prejudice and discrimination in all forms. This is based on the belief that all people are created equally by God and so all people are equal in the sight of God. "From one human being he created all the races on Earth and made them live throughout the whole Earth." ...read more.


Jesus then tells the story of the Good Samaritan a race despised by the Jews. The listeners were forced to realise that they are neighbours, as all fellow humans are. B. Explain how followers of Christianity may put these teachings into practice. C. 'Everyone is equal and must be treated in exactly the same' Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. In my opinion I believe that this statement is correct and that every person, no matter of their race, colour or ethnicity, are equal. In my opinion I believe that no one has the right to say they are better than anyone else because of their own prejudice is and that everybody is worth the same. ...read more.

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