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1 Community Cohesion Revision

2 Key words community cohesion discrimination ethnic minority interfaith marriages multi-ethnic society multi-faith society prejudice racial harmony racism religious freedom religious pluralism sexism

3 Roles of Men and Women Attitudes to the role of men and women have changed greatly: – Women now have equal rights – Men and women are expected to share roles in the home Attitudes have changed because of: – The feminist movement – Social and industrial changes. – The effects of the world wars

4 Christianity and Women's Rights Traditional Protestants believe only men should be religious leaders because this is what the Bible teaches. Liberal Protestants believe men and women should have equal roles in religion because Jesus had women disciples. Catholics believe men and women should have equal roles, but only men can become priests because Jesus was a man.

5 Islam and Women's Rights Traditional Muslims believe that men and women should have different rights in religion because of tradition and the teachings of the Qur’an. Modern Muslims believe that men and women should have equal rights in religion because of the teachings of the Qur’an and the example of the Prophet.

6 UK as a multi-ethnic society The nature of the UK as a multi-ethnic society, including the problems of discrimination and racism. Britain has many ethnic minorities and so is a multi- ethnic society. Multi-ethnic society needs equal opportunities and treatment to work, so prejudice and discrimination cause major problems in such a society because they do not treat everyone equally

7 Government and Community Cohesion Government action to promote community cohesion in the UK, including legislation on equal rights for ethnic minorities and religions. – The UK is promoting community cohesion by – Passing laws against racism and discrimination – Making community cohesion part of the national curriculum Community cohesion is important because without it a multi-ethnic society will become violent and divided.

8 Why Christians should help to promote racial harmony The example of Jesus The teachings of the Bible against racism

9 Islam and Racial Harmony Muslims should promote racial harmony because Islam teaches that racism is wrong because of the teachings of the Qur’an and the example of Muhammad.

10 UK as a Multi-Faith Society Britain is a multi faith society because several religions are practiced here and everyone is free to practise their religion. A multi-faith society has many benefits such as religious freedom and the opportunity to find out about, and think more deeply about, different religions.

11 Issues around Multi-Faith Society's A multi-faith society needs to have laws giving equal rights to all religions and to those who have no religion (religious pluralism). However, a multi-faith society can raise problems for religious people in areas such as: Conversion attempts by other faiths because it is like discrimination Bringing up children because they may leave their parent’s faith Interfaith marriages because of having to decide which faith the children should be brought up in.

12 Why Christians should help to promote racial harmony. The teachings of the Bible against racism The teachings of the Churches against racism The example of Jesus

13 How religions Promote Community Cohesion Ways in which religions work to promote community cohesion in the UK. Religions are working for community cohesion in the UK by: Working to discover what is the same about religions Helping with interfaith marriages Making sure that all children learn about different faiths Joining local and national groups to promote community cohesion

14 Community Cohesion, Religion and the Media How an issue arising from religion and community cohesion has been presented in one form of the media, for example in a television or radio programme, or in a film, or in the national press; including whether the treatment was fair to religious beliefs and religious people


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