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1 To use quotes from the Bible, the teachings of Jesus and the work of Martin Luther King Jnr to understand Christian views towards racial harmony.

2 Grades C You will be able to describe what can be learnt from the bible about racial harmony and what Jesus did to support this. Grade B You will be able to explain how Martin Luther King Jnr followed the teachings of Christianity and how he promoted racial harmony. Grade A-A* You will be able to evaluate whether the Christian church is doing enough in the modern day to support racial harmony. Grades C You will be able to describe what can be learnt from the bible about racial harmony and what Jesus did to support this. Grade B You will be able to explain how Martin Luther King Jnr followed the teachings of Christianity and how he promoted racial harmony. Grade A-A* You will be able to evaluate whether the Christian church is doing enough in the modern day to support racial harmony.

3 (a)What is the purpose of this sign? (b)How do you think it made (i) black people and (ii) white people feel? Explain your answers. (c)When do you think this was taken? This photograph was taken during the apartheid era in South Africa (where white people ruled over black people and were seen as being legally superior). This picture was taken in 1992 – the apartheid finally ended in 1993 though racial unrest still exists today.

4 What are Christian views on racism and equality?...

5 Look at the quotes on the sheet. Decide what they mean collectively and complete the box underneath the quotes.

6 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:29)

7 “God does NOT show favouritism, but accepts men from every nation.” (ACTS 10:34-35)

8 “For God created man in his own image...” (Genesis 1:27)

9 Christianity is opposed to racism. The Bible teaches that ALL races are EQUAL in the eyes of God and should be treated so. Everyone was created by God and therefore we are ALL EQUAL and should have equal rights. Christians should support and promote racial harmony.

10 Grades C You will be able to describe what can be learnt from the Bible about racial harmony. Grades C You will be able to describe what can be learnt from the Bible about racial harmony.

11 Jesus always treated people in the same way, no matter where they were from. His most famous teaching “Love your neighbour as yourself” looked to promote racial harmony.

12 Jesus’ ‘love your neighbour’ teaching can be found in the parable of the Good Samaritan... youtube.co m/watch?v= L3GJCK4Wy- 0

13 Jesus' own example and teachings supported beliefs in equality and racial harmony. The best example being the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The Samaritans were a mixed race and suffered much discrimination. Jesus chose one of them to be the hero of his story in order to show the true meaning of love thy neighbour.

14 Answer the following... What did Jesus mean when he said love your neighbour ? Outline what happens in the parable and explain how it promotes racial harmony. Do you think people follow this teaching in reality? Explain your answer using ‘real life’ examples. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbmN3vFKRZs

15 Grades C You will be able to describe what Jesus did to support racial harmony. Grades C You will be able to describe what Jesus did to support racial harmony.

16 For your exam you will need an EXAMPLE of a Christian who worked to promote racial harmony. You CAN’T use Jesus – He was NOT a Christian! The best example to use is MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR ( ). Many Christians throughout the world, past and present have been inspired by the work of this Christian minister. The best example to use is MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR ( ). Many Christians throughout the world, past and present have been inspired by the work of this Christian minister.

17 Rosa Parks- She sat on a bus! Parks protested with MLK. She helped to start the Great Bus Boycott in Alabama. This was where all Blacks stopped using public transport for a day. This was so successful that it continued for more than a year. Put the sub heading in your books: Rosa Parks- Bus Boycott Remember you can use these as examples for your exam. What did Parks do that was so inspirational and why? What did her actions achieve in the long run?

18 How did Martin Luther King promote racial harmony? Watch the biography and complete the diagram. How did MLK promote racial harmony?

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20 In what ways did Martin Luther King Jnr follow the teachings of the Bible and Jesus? Pick out some KEY ideas from his most famous speech… You can use this to form quotes in your exam!

21 Grade B You will be able to explain how Martin Luther King Jnr followed the teachings of Christianity and how he promoted racial harmony. Grade B You will be able to explain how Martin Luther King Jnr followed the teachings of Christianity and how he promoted racial harmony.

22 In the exam you need to use examples to back up your points. The next slide has four information points, you need to complete notes on all four in the time given. The Church of England. Desmond Tutu The Black Anglican Concerns Committee The Catholic Church Split your page into four! Challenge task: Try to form points and examples for what each organisation / person would do.

23 Today Christian Churches throughout the world condemn racism and encourage ALL Christians to treat EVERYBODY EQUALLY. In the UK the Church of England has its own Race and Community Relations Committee, which advises Christians about issues of racism Desmond Tutu The first black Archbishop of South Africa. He led a campaign of peaceful protests to gain equal rights for black people during the apartheid (where black people were legally inferior to white people) in South Africa in Desmond Tutu The first black Archbishop of South Africa. He led a campaign of peaceful protests to gain equal rights for black people during the apartheid (where black people were legally inferior to white people) in South Africa in The Black Anglican Concerns Committee helps Christian organisations to develop anti-racist programmes and gives ethnic minorities opportunities to play an active role in the church. The Catholic Church has spoken out against racism saying... “...it is incompatible with God’s design.”

24 Complete Q1 and Q2 on p42 of your exam booklet. You will probably find it easier to answer NO to Q2, using the information on the last slide to help you answer. Part C 8 marks- remember for a full 8/8 you need to include a quote. PEPEPEPE Part B your opinion- remember you can argue either way. PEPE Independent work Silent conditions I want to see how well you can use information taught creating examples.

25 Grade A-A* You will be able to evaluate whether the Christian church is doing enough in the modern day to support racial harmony. Grade A-A* You will be able to evaluate whether the Christian church is doing enough in the modern day to support racial harmony.

26 List 3 reasons WHY Christians should promote racial harmony...


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