Social Harmony Revising key points Roles of Men and Women • Growth of equal rights for women: – Women can: – keep property separate from husband – Stand as MP’s – Vote – Equal opportunities – Equal pay Christian attitudes • Traditional roles: • Women – bring up children, run Christian home • Men – provide for family and lead in religion BECAUSE Bible – women not allowed to speak or teach in Church Creation story in Genesis – Adam created first so more important Jesus disciples were men • Modern roles: • Men and women equal roles. • Women can be ministers and priests. BECAUSE Creation story in Genesis – men and women created equally and at the same time Bible – in Christ there is neither male or female Jesus treated women as his equals Muslim attitudes • Traditional roles: • Different roles • Women – bring up children as good Muslims, run Muslim home • Men – provide for family, lead in religion, ensure children brought up good Muslims BECAUSE Qur’an teaches God gave men stronger physique to provide Women created to bear children • Modern roles: • Men and women equal roles in religion and education. • Women should have career – but role as mother takes priority. • Very few accept women imams BECAUSE Qur’an teaches men and women equal in religion and education Muhammad encouraged both men and women to worship at the mosque Multi ETHNIC society • Many different RACES/CULTURES living together in one society Multi ethnic society • PROBLEMS • Prejudice and discrimination • Alienation • Not using talents • violence • Extremism • BENEFITS • Less violence • Increased understanding and tolerance • New ideas and change • Variety of food, music, fashion, etc Christians should promote racial harmony and should not be racist because… • Teaching of Jesus - Parable of the Good Samaritan • Example of Jesus – he treated a Samaritan woman as his equal + and black African help carry his cross • Bible teaches all nations are equal • All Christian churches have issued statements condemning racism Muslims should promote racial harmony and should not be racist because… • Qur’an teaches all races are equal in the eyes of God • Muhammad said every Muslim is a brother to every other Muslim so should be no racism among Muslims • Muhammad led by example – had a black African as first prayer caller Multi FAITH society • Many different RELIGIONS living together in one society Multi faith society • BENEFITS • Understanding and tolerance • Less violence • Practice own religion more seriously • Consider own beliefs • Bring religious ideas out for people to think about • PROBLEMS for RELIGION • Conversion • Bringing up children • Mixed marriages Christian attitudes to other religions • Many believe • Respect other religions BUT have right to convert others. Christianity is only true religion. BECAUSE Jesus - “No one comes to the Father except through me” Jesus said love your neighbour – that means you want them to get to heaven so need to convert them. • Some believe • All religions equal and just different ways of finding God. Respect other religions – don’t need to convert them. BECAUSE Jesus – “in my Father’s house are many rooms” Don’t take Bible literally Other religions lead good and holy lives Muslim attitudes to other religions • Many believe • Respect other religions BUT have right to convert others. Islam is only true religion and others are wrong. BECAUSE Qur’an teaches that: Muhammad given God’s final and perfect revelation Only Muslims will go to heaven Muslims should try to convert non-Muslims • Some believe • All religions equal and contain some truth. Just different ways of finding God. BECAUSE Qur’an teaches God is all merciful – would not let good followers of other religions go to Hell.