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I will be looking at prejudice and discrimination and how people should be treated. In section A, I will look at what the bible, and the early church teaches about this. I will be looking at contradiction, explaining quotes and summarising them.

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Mark Packer Religion & Conflict Introduction In this piece of coursework, I will be looking at prejudice and discrimination and how people should be treated. In section A, I will look at what the bible, and the early church teaches about this. I will be looking at contradiction, explaining quotes and summarising them. In section B, I will look at what Christians and Churches do about these problems, and I will also look at individual people, who have done a lot for these problems. In section C, I will answer a quote, giving points for and against it, and finally my own opinion. Prejudice means 'judging before.' Generally most people do this before they found out anything about it. For example, if we see somebody really tall, muscles which bulge out, and really short hair, immediately, we suspect he is some kind of a criminal, when he could be a kind caring man. Discrimination means 'Prejudice in action.' There are many types of discrimination; a few of them are racism, sexism, disability, age and pacifism. An example of discrimination could be assuming the bad driver up ahead is female. ...read more.

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Jesus said, "Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, weather he is a bother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns. Pay him his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and is counting on it. Otherwise he may cry to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin." This means treat the poor with respect and treat them fairly and equal or you will commit sin. What the Christian Churches teach, and believe about Prejudice and Discrimination The Baptists church believes that all people are equal in the eyes of God. The Church of England acknowledges that there is still a long way to go within the church locally, and globally to put an end to discrimination. The Methodists church believes that racism contradicts Jesus' teachings. The Roman Catholics church believes that differences should be respected, and that all human beings are brothers and sisters. They also believe charity and justice should be fairly directed at all. The Salvation Army opposes all discrimination and supports all human civil rights initiatives. The Creed of the United Reformed Church states that "...all people are created in God's image and are free and equal in His sight." ...read more.

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Martin Luther King noticed this problem, and he decided to set up a bus boycott in December 1955. All black people would not use the buses until the law was changed at the end of 1956. On May 17th 1956, 37,000 black and white people protested for black people to vote. By the time 1960-61, black and white people stood together in harmony. Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. He did these things because he was feed up of how black people were being treated, not only in Southern America, but globally as well. He may have taken his belief from the bible teaching; "Gods people had a special responsibility to treat people of other races in the right way." Also, he did not approve on how white people got paid more than black people got, for doing the same job. This belief may of come from the bible teaching, "Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, weather he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns." He wanted to teach people the right way to treat people, and to help finish of Jesus' teachings. Mother Teresa 1 1 ...read more.

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