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It what ways is Religion presented in the news?

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In what ways is religion presented in the news? For centuries, issues in the media have always made connections with a countries specific religion and its approach to dealing with that matter within the news. There is a vast amount of ways in which religion is presented within the news, for example, it could be seen as a emotional support in times of crisis, a catalyst to dividing society, or even as a newly established way of linking religion to technology. It is common knowledge that in times of crisis, whether the crisis is in a country or personal to someone, religion is seen as a form of comfort. It could be argued (from a Judeo-Christian point of view) that this is due to the fact that God is seen as a figure that will alleviate the problem through his love and omnipotence. One example in recent news is of the McCann's who seek solace in their difficult time through attending church and visiting Pope Benedict. ...read more.

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blesses his followers, in perfect English, to the sound of bells traditionally used in Buddhism to symbolize wisdom. For many, this presentation of religion is offensive as it forgets traditions, but for the rest, becomes a useful, modern way of establishing faith. Everyday in the news is the subject of religions such as Islam whose people are in constant battle with one another. These Muslims are often portrayed to be desperate for their countries conflict to meet and end. They receive little sympathy as 42% of the British public relate them to the war on terror that had occurred in 2003. There may be a deliberate reason in which the religion is presented as this; possibly to alert people of its actions, to warn us of how deliacte the situation is, or simply to inform us on what is happening thousends of miles from us. Recently there has been a media hype on the subject of 'honour killing'. This is due to the tragic murder of twenty year old Banaz Mahmod who was found in a suitcase buried in a garden in Birmingham last year. ...read more.

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He sparked anger as he asked a woman to remove her Hijab before entering into his surgery. The Islamic Human Rights Commission said the Commons leader's request was selective discrimination. Also, Dr Abdullah of the Muslim Council of Britain said individual Muslim women could choose to remove part of their veil, nevertheless, he added, that covering hair remained "obligatory" for Muslim women. Different religions are known to bring diversity and initiate disagreements, similar to how empiricist's conflict with every single religion in that they state that there is no God. It is undeniable that religion promotes diversity, and everyday that the subject is brought up in the news, tension is bound to start in societies. In conclusion, religion has for centuries been seen as a way to alleviate pain and suffering. While it does this, it also obviously promotes arguments and spreads terror. Different religions are subject to discrimination, alike with the people who follow them. In the words of Mark Morrison- Reed, "The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and strength is renewed". ?? ?? ?? ?? Alessandra Anzante Mr Reeves ...read more.

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