Posts Tagged ‘Prejudice’

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Turning disability into possibility

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Bart is a Christian who was born with Arthrogryposis – a condition which impacts his joints and movements. Over the years, Bart has continued to defy expectations of what he can achieve while living with this condition, from playing the piano to driving a car. […]

Prejudice and Christianity

How do we overcome prejudice?

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Prejudice and Christianity

How do we overcome prejudice?

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Prejudice is defined as ‘an ​unfair and ​unreasonable ​opinion or ​feeling, ​especially when ​formed without enough ​thought or ​knowledge.’ If we are completely honest many of us hold some form of prejudice. But what causes prejudices to form? And what is the Christian response to […]

Women and the Church

How have attitudes changed?

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Women and the Church

How have attitudes changed?

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In Jesus’ day, the Romans occupied Israel. They treated women as inferior, so Jesus lived in a climate of hostility and prejudice against women. His attitude, treatment and teaching about women was therefore revolutionary for its time and won him enemies as well as friends. […]

Women and the Bible

Is the Bible sexist?

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Women and the Bible

Is the Bible sexist?

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The role of women throughout history has been an interesting and controversial phenomenon, not least in the history of the church. However, despite often having been used as a tool for oppressing women over the centuries, the Bible has many positive things to say about […]

Case study: Apartheid

How have attitudes to prejudice within the Church changed?

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Case study: Apartheid

How have attitudes to prejudice within the Church changed?

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An example of changing attitudes towards race within the church can be seen in this case study from the 1990s – the controversial issue of Apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid simply means ‘separateness’. An Act was introduced in South Africa in 1948 that decreed that […]

Racism and the Church

What have different churches said about racism?

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Racism and the Church

What have different churches said about racism?

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The Bible clearly teaches that the Christian church should be an inclusive community, making no distinction of race, gender or status. The apostle Paul writes in a letter to a new church in Galatia: ‘Faith in Christ Jesus… makes each of you equal with each […]

Prejudice

What's the issue?

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Prejudice

What's the issue?

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Britain in the 21st century boasts a diverse population, representing different nationalities and ethnicities, beliefs and values. Technological advances have meant that the world is at our fingertips, waiting to be explored and encountered. Many would agree that increasing diversity and multiculturalism is a positive […]

Prejudice and the Bible

Is the Bible racist?

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Prejudice and the Bible

Is the Bible racist?

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Jesus was a victim of both religious and racial discrimination. Israel was under occupation by the Roman Empire, causing tension and animosity on both sides. There was hatred between the Jews and their neighbours of mixed race, the Samaritans (i.e. people from a region called […]