Religion & Equality

What You Need to Know - OCR Specification

  • Principle of Equality
    • Biblical teachings about equality
  • Attitudes Towards Racicm
    • Different views about prejudice and equality in relation to race
    • Practices in relation to race
  • Attitudes Towards Gender
    • Different views about prejudice and equality in relation to gender
    • The role of women in Christian society
  • Attitudes to Religion
    • Attitudes to other religions with reference to:
      • Missionary work
      • Evangelism
      • Ecumenism
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
    • Beliefs about forgiveness
    • Impact of beliefs about forgiveness on believers
    • Beliefs about reconciliation
    • Impact of beliefs about reconciliation on believers

Practice Questions

(A) Questions

  • What does the word 'racism' mean?
  • What is meant by the term 'sexism'?
  • What is forgiveness?
  • What is meant by the term 'prejudice'?

(B) Questions

  • Give two examples of prejudice
  • Give two examples of sexism
  • State two reasons why Christians might forgive someone who has hurt them
  • Give two examples of racism

(C) Questions

  • Suggest how Christians might work to stop racism
  • Describe Christian attitudes towards the role of women in society
  • Give three reasons why Christian might believe racism is wrong
  • State three ways in which Christians might challenge inequality

(D) Questions

  • Explain Christian teachings about equality
  • Explain Christian beliefs about forgiveness
  • Explain Christian attitudes towards other religions
  • Explain why Christians might have different beliefs about the role of women

(E) Questions

  • "Religious people should treat everyone equally." Discuss this statement
  • "If Christianity is right, all the other religions must be wrong." Discuss this statement
  • "It is always right to forgive." Discuss this statement
  • "Religious people have a duty to convert others." Discuss this statement

Key Quotes

  • BIBLICAL TEACHING ABOUT EQUALITY
    "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."(Galatians 3:28)
  • DIFFERENT VIEWS ABOUT PREJUDICE AND EQUALITY IN RELATION TO RACE
    "For God shows no partiality."(Romans 2:11)
  • DIFFERENT VIEWS ABOUT PREJUDICE AND EQUALITY IN RELATION TO GENDER
    "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."(Genesis 1:27)
  • THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN CHRISTIAN SOCIETY
    "I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet."(1 Timothy 2:12)
    "But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God."(1 Corinthians 11:3)
  • ATTITUDES TOWARDS OTHER RELIGIONS WITH REFERENCE TO: MISSIONARY WORK, EVANGELISM & ECUMENISM
    "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned."(Mark 16:16)
    "For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, 'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth'."(Acts 13:47)
  • <BELIEFS ABOUT FORGIVENESS
    "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."(1 John 1:9)
    "But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."(Matthew 6:15)
  • <BELIEFS ABOUT RECONCILLIATION
    "All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation."(Corinthians 5:18)
    "For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life."(Romans 5:10)

Keywords

  • Equality
  • Racism
  • Prejudice
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Christian society
  • Missionary work
  • Ecumenism

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