Lesson 9 – The UK as a multi-faith society_2014

Report
To use clips from the
media and written
information to
understand the
advantages and issues
of living in multi-faith
society.
Grades C
You will be able to identify at
least 3 advantages of living in a
multi-faith society.
Grade B
You will be able to explain why
religious conversion and multifaith marriages may present
issues within a multi-faith
society.
Grade A-A*
You will be able to evaluate
whether multi-faith societies
are better for religious people
or not.
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Watch the clip
and answer
the following...
What do you
think was the
motivation
behind this
hate crime?
The UK is made up of many
races, cultures and
RELIGIONS...
Before WW2 there
were few people who
followed a religion other
than Christianity...
WHY DID THIS
CHANGE?
The UK called upon
members of the
Commonwealth to help
rebuild Britain.
In the 60’s and 70’s
there was a large influx
of people from India,
Bangladesh and Pakistan.
This led to a growth in
Muslims, Hindus and
Sikhs.
It makes people think
more about religion and
their own beliefs.
Look at the sheet which has ten arguments on it.
It helps to stop religious
conflict and tension – e.g.
Islamaphobia
New ways of living and
enjoying life – e.g. Yoga,
dancing, meditation...
Some are advantages or plus points of living in a
The
multi-ETHNICADVANTAGES
society – label those “ME”
of a multi-faith
society...
People canare
learn about
RELGIOUS
FREEDOM
–a
Some
advantages
or
plus
points
of
living
in
other religions – it can
religious groups will be
help them
to see what
able to live“MF”
peacefully
multi-FAITH
society – label those
religions have in common.
People are more likely to
be more understanding,
tolerant, and respectful
to other religions.
together.
Remember to write a key at the bottom.
Grades C
You will be
able to
identify at
least three
advantages
of living in a
multi-faith
society.
It has not been easy for the UK
to become a multi-faith society.
There have been many instances
over the years of religious
tension and religious motivated
violence and hate crimes (like in
the starter activity).
INCLUSIVISM
AND
EXCLUSIVISM
Most
believers (and nonbelievers) in the UK accept that
leadshould
tobefurther
people
allowed to
follow whatever religion they
issues
in are
want. However
some people
not so sure and think that their
religion society...
is the right one and that
EVERYONE should follow it.
There are THREE main
views...
RELIGIOUS
EXCLUSIVISM
INCLUSIVISM
PLURALISM
Only ONE
ONE religion
• • Only
religionisis
completely
right.
• Many
religions
lead
right
the rest
are to
• Other WRONG.
religions
God should be
RESPECTED but people
• • People
should
have
Members
of the
should be encouraged to
FREEDOM
to worship
RIGHT
faith
shouldany
CONVERT.
religion OR
none
.
CONVERT
the
rest.
When believers from
different religions live
together in one place
there can be issues if
one religious group tries
to convert another.
Should
members of a
religious faith
try to
convert other
to their
faith?
Watch the clip from the
Simpsons “she of little
faith” (11.18-13.00)
YES
• They want
you to go to
NO
heaven
• It could
be seen as
• Theydiscrimination
may think their
the correct
• religion
No oneisshould
try to
one and
they to
need
to
force
anyone
believe
show
you
anything
• Everyone
the right
• Faith ishas
a personal
to religious
freedom
matter
Grade B
You will be
able to explain
why religious
conversion may
present issues
within a multifaith society.
Read the problem
opposite.
Highlight the
issues faced in
this letter on
your copy.
How might these
problems lead to
conflict and
tensions between
religions?
Dear Deirdre,
I'm a Christian guy who loves a
Muslim girl and we have been in a
relationship for about 3 years.
Everything was going smoothly
until we had a discussion about
marriage and future plans.
Secondly, the issue is how our kids
will be raised. Though she agreed
that she doesn't mind our kids being
raised Christian, she said she
wouldn't help me in doing so. I
personally feel that kids should be
nurtured under a single religion and
both the parents should actively
participate in this activity.
The problem is that I am sure her
parents would not agree to us
marrying. The only option is to get
secretly married and reveal it at
right time to her parents (this
might prove costly as I'm sure her
family would react badly to the
news).
I don't know what to do and am
really confused about the whole
thing. I’ve tried talking to her but we
always end up arguing and the issue
is never resolved.
Tom from Leeds.
Grade B
You will be
able to explain
why interfaith
marriages may
present issues
within a multifaith society.
Complete Q3 on p44 of your exam
booklet. To help you plan your answer,
start by making a
list of the benefits
and challenges of
living in a multi-faith
society.
Grade A-A*
You will be
able to
evaluate
whether multifaith societies
are better for
religious
people or not.
Now place the post-it on the
progression TREE
– assess your OWN progress today...
List 3 things
you have learnt
from today’s
lesson...
RED (bottom of tree)
I am working at a grade C
I was able to identify at least 3
advantages of living in a multifaith society.
YELLOW (middle of tree)
I am working at a grade B
I was able to explain why religious
conversion and interfaith
marriages may present issues
within a multi-faith society.
GREEN (top of tree)
I am working at a grade A-A*
I was able to evaluate whether multifaith marriages help promote
community cohesion within a
multi-faith society.

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