IBEC theme F Human Rights (Christian Equality (Racism (Racism is…
IBEC theme F Human Rights
"Do to others what you would have them do to you"
Everyone was created equal
"discrimination must be eradicated”
The Good Samaritan
Traditionally, women's roles were to look after the home and children, with men leading the family and making money. Some still believe this but now the roles are interchangeable
Women traditionally had less authority in religion. There are now female ministers in most protestant denominations but there are none in Catholic or orthodox ones
"Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.
Racism is unacceptable and it is Christian's duty to fight it
"From one man he made all the nations"
Treating members equality and welcoming someone of a different ethnicity is a way to help
"neighbours out of strangers"
Desmond Tutu is an Anglican Archbishop who fought against apartheid in South Africa. He also led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which focused on unity and investigated the apartheid crimes
Some still think it's a sin but some accept it
The Church of England bishops issued a report that they wouldn't change their definition of marriage as being between a man and woman
Many Catholics accept it but some are against it
Some Catholics say homosexuality is
"contrary to the natural law"
Men and women are equal in their religious obligations
What matters is that they are a good Muslim not their gender
"O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female"
When women go to a Mosque they pray separately from men so as to avoid any distractions
When in mixed groups women can't lead prayer, but women can lead prayer if it's just a female group
Some say it is important that women wear modest clothing
"tell the believing women to wrap their head covers over their chests and not expose their adornments"
Others argue faith and piety is more important than clothing
"the clothing of righteousness - that is best"
All people are equal but individuals still
They promote racial and social harmony as the community of the ummah are all united
"you are all descended from Adam and none is higher than the other"
On Hajj people wear simple white clothes for equality
Everyone should be treated the same regardless of who they are
”you approach men with desire, instead of women ... you are a transgressing people”
Some say homosexuality is part of Allah's creation
Muslims should be tolerant towards others
Some are against homosexual acts but believe homosexual people should be respected
Freedom of belief
Freedom of belief is a right in the UK
Beliefs as part of religion are protected so they can choose not to hold same sex marriages in their religious places
Some say religious charities have too much influence
Some object to the Church of England being the state church but some say it's ok since the UK is Christian Country
Many religious believers live happily alongside different faiths
Living in a multi faith country can make it hard to practice their faiths
Islam and Christian Freedom of belief
Many say Christianity is the true religion
People have freedom of faith
"requirement of the dignity of man"
Some think the only way to get to heaven is through Christianly so they try and convert others
"there shall be no compulsion in the religion"
People are free to choose
Islam is the true faith
Don't try and convert others
Converting to another religion from Islam or becoming an atheist is unacceptable
Some disagree and say judgement is up to Allah
In 1948 the UN published the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it aimed to lay down the minimum rights for everyone everywhere
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states all are born free and equal in dignity and rights
However the Universal Declaration of Human Rights meant nothing in the court of law
The European Convention on Human Rights is a similar list to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but it's enforced by the European Court of Human Rights
Islam and Christian Human Rights
The Qur'an emphasises justice
Some argue that Islamic law undermines the rights of women
"Allah orders justice and good conduct"
"Allah forbids immorality and bad conduct"
The Catholics church mentions the role of individuals as well as the role of the state in enforcing these rights
Some Christian views contradict others' ideas of rights such as whether on not there is a right to abortion
"you were called to be free"
"So God created mankind in his own image"
Christian Social Justice
”love thy neighbour”
Parable of the sheep and goats
Jesus was known for helping poor people and healing the sick and he teaches those who don’t help others when they’re able to will be punished
Catholics emphasise the importance of human dignity in social justice
Social justice is for
”the common good”
People should be given opportunities to make the most of their lives and abilities
Islam Social Justice
People should give help without expecting anything in return
”give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive”
”give Zakah ... will be the successful ”
Those who have wealth to spare and give it away will be rewarded