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Christians would say that it is their duty to eradicate prejudice and discrimination from our society. Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons to support your answer showing that you have considered more than one viewpoint.

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GCSE Religious Education: Paper 2B Prejudice and Discrimination Coursework Christians would say that it is their duty to eradicate prejudice and discrimination from our society. Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons to support your answer showing that you have considered more than one viewpoint. Christian teaching like the Bible and catechism are against prejudice and discrimination, some may even claim it to be our duty. Unfortunately in theory it is a lot harder for prejudice to be eradicated then discrimination, because prejudice is an attitude and cannot be controlled by laws like discrimination. Although most Christians understand and follow bible teaching some organisations misinterpret passage to back up their own actions an example of such a group would be the Ku Klux Klan. ...read more.

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Jesus was Martins inspiration; King supported non-violent protests and said that it was the way forward. He consistently said that the black community should not fight back no matter how much they were provoked. In Montgomery black people could only sit at the back of buses and even the old had to give up their seat if a white person asked them. Martin Luther King organised a bus boycott. This movement became known as the Civil Rights movement and in 1960 Martin Luther King became its leader. In 1956 the government passed a law making it illegal to segregate people on buses. This is an example of King using a non-violent method to gain equal rights and we can all see how it worked with the government passing the law. ...read more.

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The Aryan Nation are against Jews and use John 8:44, You are the children of your father (Abraham), the Devil and you want to follow his desires." Yet they forget that all early Christians were Jews descendants of Abraham. So, in conclusion, there is no way that the Ku Klux Klan or Aryan Nation can be right, they choose to see the Bible differently this is probably caused by their own insecurities and miseducation. Presently we are fighting against discrimination by means of law, but laws can not be applied to opinions and that is why I think it is crucial to educate the youth that all people are equal irrespective of race, social background, gender or sexuality. We can also pray that we have the strength to not be judgmental or stereotype. ...read more.

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