Presentation on theme: "LO: TO EXPLORE HOW CHRISTIANITY VIEWS OTHER RELIGIONS Starter: write two lists – ways in which religion has bought good to the world, and the other, ways."— Presentation transcript:
LO: TO EXPLORE HOW CHRISTIANITY VIEWS OTHER RELIGIONS Starter: write two lists – ways in which religion has bought good to the world, and the other, ways it has bought harm.
Why is the UK a multi-faith society? …because we are a multi- ethnic society. As more people have immigrated to the UK they have bought with them their cultures and religions. LO: To explore how Christianity views other religions
Religions in the England and Wales: LO: To explore how Christianity views other religions 33.2 million 2.7 million 14.1 million There are 56,567,800 people in England and Wales
You will need this worksheet for the next task LO: To explore how Christianity views other religions View 1: Exclusivist Christians View 2: Inclusivist Christians View 3: pluralist Christians writing picture
What are the words above about? They are different groups of Christians. Although all of them are Christian, they believe slightly different things, e.g. Roman Catholics believe women should not be allowed to be priests, Church of England (Anglicans) does let women be priests, and Quakers don’t believe in having priests! Some Christians think more should be done to bring all of the denominations together and this belief is called ‘ecumenism’. LO: To explore how Christianity views other religions
View 1 EXCLUSIVIST CHRISTIANS "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by me" (Jesus, in John’s gospel If you don’t believe in Jesus as the Lord Saviour of the earth then you cannot get to God or Heaven. There is only one saving truth, namely the good news of Jesus Christ. Like a one-way route to heaven. Belief in Jesus Christ is the only true way
VIEW 2: INCLUSIVIST CHRISTIANS Other religions may have part of the truth and be searching for the whole truth Some people don’t know about Jesus. Some Christians believe that other religions may have part of the truth They believe that other religions are not wrong but are different ways of searching for the truth.
VIEW 3: PLURALIST CHRISTIANS All religions are equally or nearly equally valid Like different paths up a mountain – all reach the same summit. Religions have the same aims and the same ideas of God and right and wrong Jesus said ‘In my Father’s house there are many rooms
Evangelism Christianity is an evangelical religion. Matthew 28:16-20 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Ecumenism is the idea that all the different groups of Christians should be united together. Believers in ecumenism encourage Christians to unite and worship God and forget their differences.
Taize in France is a small village that is made up of Christians from all different countries and denominations who pray together and aim to bring Christianity closer together instead of it arguing about different things such as should women be priests, homosexual relationships, which Churches have the most authority! Watch the clip to find out how it works LO: To explore how Christianity views other religions
Plenary: Your Choice! Write down three things you have learnt this lesson. Write down five words that you think have been really important in today’s lesson and justify your choice. LO: To explore how Christianity views other religions