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  1. "Everyone is equal". Discuss. examples from the Bible.

    Further, the fact is that man and woman ARE different - physically, mentally and emotionally. They have different functions. Man cannot bear children. A woman cannot fertilise an egg. In essence, men and women are two different species, and that will never change. But to some Christians, there is no contradiction or need for debate over equality. Genesis 1:27 is quite clear. "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

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  2. The Cultures and Relationships Expressed in Bend It Like Beckham

    Jules' mother does not adapt to her daughter's soccer vision at the same speed as the father. Jules' dad has promoted her dream to become a professional soccer player for a very long time, although Jules' mother has been against this fantasy. Her mother wants Jules to have a respectable job such as a "math teacher". However by the end of the movie, Jules' mother has broadened her mind for the benefit of her daughter to explore different job opportunities she has an interest in.

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  3. Free essay

    Prejudice and Discrimination

    But despite the proposals being put on hold, Ms Ukwaju and her colleague lost their jobs five months later. It was alleged by Ms Ukwaja and Mr Obikwu that the council's operations manager Anne-Marie Leech was "consciously biased" when selecting members of staff to be made redundant. They pointed to the fact that no one who had attended a party at Ms Leech's home was made redundant as evidence. There is a very strong sense of prejudice in this case.

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  4. Its not muslim women that are exploited its western women

    The burqa is the garment that covers a woman most completely, including the eyes being covered by the gauze, is another outfit. As well as the Nicab which just shows the eyes and the Hijab this does not cover the face, but the rest of the body and the hair. Prejudice against some Muslim women can be common, when some people see they are wearing and their overall appearance; this would definitely concern Muslims with their dress code. Western women i.e in England, do not have a law as to what clothes they must wear, for example, wearing a mini-skirt and vest top around the town is common.

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  5. Aboriginal Spirituality

    (7) Complex relationships of blood and spirit that exists between Aboriginal people. (3) Often known as 'skins', the classification system includes everybody. All people are included in the interrelationships and every person has their own set of specific kinship relationships. Kinship influences the basic social interrelationships such as: how one can refer to another person, which relative one could approach and talk to and which not, and even who one could marry. The behavioural obligations and the rights form an important part of Aboriginal Law.(3)

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  6. Martin Luther King

    The key message in the speech is that all people are created equal and, although not the case in America at the time, King felt it must be the case for the future. He argued passionately and powerfully. The most famous paragraph carries the theme "I have a dream" and the phrase is repeated constantly to hammer home King's inspirational concepts. While the address has a very strong message for white people and hints at revolution, King's words are mostly about peace, offering a vision everyone could buy into.

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  7. How do Religious People View Suffering in the World?

    This is also a view shared by many atheists; this could yet be another answer. Another factor to consider is that suffering is included in many of the holiest books in the world. Take the Quraan for example. It has many answers to this question - Allah has placed a physical law and a moral law in this universe. Allah allows suffering to occur when one or more of these laws are broken. The physical law is based on cause and effect.

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  8. In this essay I will be answering this question on whether or not prejudice is the source of the worlds problems. Prejudice comes from the word judging.

    There are many types of prejudice and discrimination such as Anti-refugee - the role of schools in supporting children whose families are seeking asylum is rendered more difficult by the negative coverage of asylum issues in sections of the media and by the claim that all people seeking asylum are a threat. There are many types of prejudice such as Racism or Anti-Semitism - believing that race, skin colour or culture makes certain people inferior (e.g. believing that whites are superior to people of colour or people who practice Judaism)

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  9. Cambodian and American cultures

    A controversial example from a book is the tradition of Cambodian girls being arranged to marry the boy of their mother's choice. Another important example is that Cambodian children are taught to respect their elders and if they did not they were harshly punished. In Cambodia, marriages are arranged by the mother of the boy and the girl.

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  10. Homosexuality: The Argument For

    'You are born homosexual and you can not change that' is an argument that has been proven by many scientists across the world at different points in history. Today, there are a number of tests that you can partake in to discover your true sexuality according to your unconscious mind. Also if it really were a choice, it seems like a silly choice to make as by simply being gay, you open yourself up to abuse and discrimination. And if it were a choice, all those people saying it's a choice would be able to wake up one morning and decide to be gay but yet they cannot.

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  11. Homosexuality: The Argument Against

    Homosexuality is not a natural occurrence. It is not an evolutionary fault or otherwise. Animals themselves may take part in bisexual or homosexual acts within a species but humans are of a higher intelligence and are not obliged or intended to partake in such primitive behaviour. Animals also do not and never have been influenced by moral decision making. Homosexual couples go against traditional family values as they cannot have children. Allowing adoption by gay couples upsets the traditional family unit as well family values as a child needs two parents (one of each gender)

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    Ghandi-Good or Evil?

    And sure enough, the newspapers the next day were writing about the incident in Gandhi's favour. After this event Gandhi had gathered a lot of supporters who joined with him to rebel against the unjust laws of the British Government. After much hard work and effort, General Smuts (From the British Government) compromised with Gandhi. Gandhi had achieved all that he wanted, but the compromise was that the British were going to limit foreign migration to South Africa. I believe that Gandhi made the right decision to accept General Smuts' offer, because he had achieved all that he wanted, and why rebel against something he originally didn't set out to.

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  13. Exam style question on Racial Harmony (R.E)

    People, who believe strongly in Christianity, see this as a good example to follow. As there are many good Christians in the world, it is likely that they all agree with racial harmony, and try to create it amongst other religions. The Qur'an teaches that all races are equal in the eyes of God. There are many sayings in the hadith that promotes racial harmony.

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  14. rascism. Throughout the issue of racism there have been people who put their beliefs into action such as the Quakers and Trevor Huddleston.

    In today's world there are legislations against discriminations of any form. An example of this is affirmative action which is being used to ensure individuals are given equal opportunities for all people and is against for people to be treated different due to their colour. Another famous example of racism was the apartheid system in South Africa. This example showed how one race felt so superior that they had to completely segregate races. Racism is an issue that has plagued many communities for the past 1000 years.

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  15. Attitudes towards sexism in Islam and Christianity

    There has been a recent article in The Times newspaper where a female spy who worked in the army had been awarded �12,000 compensation. The woman was subjected to comments about her breasts, insulting graffiti about her was scratched on guard posts, and the lavatories she used were sabotaged with cling film over seats. Another example is women are not getting promoted because of the risk of them getting pregnant and then going on lengthy maternity leave.

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  16. Laws cannot stop prejudice

    The past few years are evidence enough that laws against discrimination are in some part ineffective. Many attacks have been carried out on innocent people purely because of prejudice. Cases like that of Anthony Walker have almost become the norms in our society now, in fact last year there were 9, 528 victims of hate crime. So maybe it truly is time to take a different look at the way things are handled. Prejudice can be initiated by many means; jealousy, need of someone to blame, upbringing, and even fear.

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  17. Healthcare Workers during an Epidemic

    First I will examine the duties that go beyond their occupation of healthcare workers who are working in an environment that can threaten their own lives. Next, I will address what they get in return for their efforts, and finally, I will explore how an epidemic influences society in a positive aspect. Healthcare providers have a very stressful job to begin with, but the stress is greater when there is an epidemic outbreak within the community. This can increase marital stress, social isolation, and lack of support from family and friends.

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  18. Do the beliefs and values of the amish culture lead them to have a better quality of life than people in britain?

    They were called Anabaptists, later still the Amish (named after Jacob Amman) split from the Anabaptists (1693) because they wanted to include foot washing and shunning in their worship. The Amish were often persecuted in Europe, so migrated to the USA in the 1700's where Amish communities still exist today. Amish way of life The Amish men wear hats, straw for work and black felt for worship. The Amish women wear bonnets and they both wear plain clothes, dull colours, no patterns and married men have beards, single men don't, their bodies fully covered, no make no or jewellery, hooks and eyes on there jackets no buttons and they all must not be hochmud.

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  19. Christian beliefs about the ways criminals shoud or should not be treated

    Christians believe that once this has happened any former criminal deserves to be pardoned by society. A relevant quotation from the Bible is "If someone slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other also." This is referring to the fact that Christians think that revenge is not to be encouraged; instead one should promote forgiveness and retribution. Another Christian belief about the way in which criminals should be treated is that they should also be shown respect. Therefore even though criminals have broken the laws of society, they should still be treated as a member of society and as equals, therefore they have the same right to food, drink, health, shelter, sanitation and exercise facilities.

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  20. Section A RE Racism Coursework

    Priests are said to be god's followers. When a Christian attends church, the priest teaches them the words of god giving them the feeling that they should do well in their lives, if not for themselves then for god. And they do this by following his guidelines set out. They treat others the same way they wish to be treated. In this piece of coursework I will be looking at six biblical teachings and how they refer to racism. 1.

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    Section B RE Racism

    In 1948 (19 years of age) he graduated from Morehouse College and entered Crozer Theological Seminary, destined to be a Baptist like his father. However during 1951 he graduated and left his studies. On the 1st of December, King joined the Bus Boycott. This was where a woman named Rosa Parks one day refused to move for a white person on the bus. The police were involved and ended up arresting her. The black people got so fed up of this that King had a talk that led the Black Community to stop using the busses hence the name "Bus Boycott."

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  22. Ethics Coursework

    The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God." Christians must not discriminate a person because they are an alien to their land. Christians must remember that their ancestors (Jews) were once foreign in Egypt and so they would not like themselves to be treated with such disrespect as the Jews in Egypt were. Agape The principle of agape states treat others as you yourself would like to be treated. Christians should therefore put themselves in the shoes of a person of a discriminated race and see how they feel to be treated in a negative way; therefore they should treat alien races as they themselves would like to be treated.

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    christian vocation coursework

    Paul said in Colossians 3:23 "whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the lord, not for men." Possibly meaning that god has called everyone to their jobs because he knows its right for them so work for him and do the job well. A Christian may choose his or her job just simply because they want to do the job although this want or urge to do a job could be put down to god.

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  24. Multicultural Britain

    Many places in England had a sign saying they did not want 'no blacks/ negroes, no dogs, no Irish.' So there wasn't many places that thee blacks could go and live. Many places that was found to live. Was usually rat infested tiny room. With averagely 10 people to a room. There was no room for sanity or cleanliness. Just like Irish and Jews. Down the line this discrimination is still going on to the Pakistani's and Bangladeshi's. When they first came to Britain. They all lived together in the same town and same house. When they came over the live and worked in tremendously horrific places e.g.

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  25. Discussing a range of theories on inclusion and the adverse effects on peoples lives brought about by discrimination and inequality.

    It can be direct or indirect bringing about feelings of inferiority and have a lifelong effect of low self esteem and lack of confidence. A study by Milner(1983) demonstrates that children as young as three are able to understand the meaning of colour differences between individuals and to perceive that being white is considered better than being black. (Cited by Kay.J, 2001). This distinction can have a depressing effect on children's lives, creating a number of issues as they blossom into pessimistic adults with negative stereotypes and labels.

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  • To what extent was American society racist in the 1920s?

    "To conclude, I believe that American society was very racist in the 1920s. This started off with the Jim Crow Laws in the southern states and then the 'resurrection' of the Ku Klux Klan. The treatment towards the Black American degraded at a very fast rate and so they decided to move to the northern states where there was a less concentration of them. However, the Americans there were racist as well and the police and courts didn't do anything about it as they too were racist. Even though treatment towards Blacks slightly improved due to organisations such as the UNIA, overall, they were seen as 'an inferior race' and it would be a while until treatment towards Blacks greatly improved. Mamoon Ahmad Bradford Grammar School 4DRo Mr. Reed-Purvis GCSE History"

  • Compare and Contrast the Following Poems: Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka, In-a Brixtan Markit by James Berry, On the Subway by Sharon Olds and On an Afternoon Train from Purley to Victoria by James Berry.

    "Both "On the Subway" and "Telephone Conversation" are about people hastily jumping to conclusions, rather than thinking for themselves. The existence of racism itself has to do with the unfairness off people, who do not think off others and the consequences of their words. All the poems show what we should think before we make remarks or are unjust to someone just because of their colour. 1 1 Kritank Gupta"

  • Having read Free Dinners' from Come to Mecca analyse Farrukh Dhondy's prsentation of the character of Lorraine.

    "Conclusions- it is joining together to give us positive and negative and very sad ending by watching Lorraine suffering as a prostitute. This story written to give us some knowledged about some people suffers from joining two different cultures. Culture, which is joined by love without thinking about the future. The story is written to spread the message that prejudice is an act that often misleads people to wrong ways and sometime waste thier talent and their life. Racism often leads to many complications and perilous cases to violence and riots and divides the communities in half. That's what Farrukh Dhondy tries to explain and spread this message to the world that two communities only come together when racism die and until we understand each other's communities properly and try to increase the peace."

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