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Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people.

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A01 Coursework Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people. Prejudice is pre-judging; it is an unfair thought or opinion about a person or group of people because of their religion or race. It is often based on rumour. Stereotyping is a fixed mental image about a group. Discrimination is prejudice in action, the person or group are treated differently. People may want to be prejudice for one of the following reasons: > Media - Children learn ideas from television and cartoons, and other programmes contain stereotypes. > Family - This will be the primary source of ideas and includes a child's relatives. ...read more.


From a Christian perspective, it is thought that Christians should love their neighbours, regardless of their race, physical ability or social background. But some people discard Jesus' teachings and discriminate against others because they are different. Some Christians go as far as devoting their life to the needs of others, and work for racial equality, equal rights and exposing those who discriminate. A biblical example of someone who helped someone without regarding his or her race or religion first is the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). He fulfilled Jesus' teaching by helping the man who fell to the hands of robbers. ...read more.


Not everyone shares the same opinion about his or her responsibility for others. Some people are ignorant to the fact that global discrimination is still taking place, and because it does not directly affect them. Finally, there are many Christians who believe that it is their responsibility to uphold the universal unity that was primarily bestowed upon the earth. Galatians 3:28 says '...all of you are one in Christ,' and Titus 3:10 says '...have nothing more to do with anyone who causes divisions.' These two passages insist on sustaining the harmonious unity by disregarding yet respecting people's individuality. In conclusion, it is clear that there is a diverse Christian view towards a Christian's responsibility, but if Jesus' teachings are followed, than a harmonious unity can be achieved. ...read more.

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