Eth/125 Appendix D

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Appendix D

Part I

Define the following terms:

|Term |Definition | |Ethnic group |Ethnic groups are groups set apart from others because of their national origin or distinctive cultural| | |patterns. | |Anti-Semitism |Anti-Semitism is showing hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or | | |racial group. | | | | |Islamophobia |Interesting word that I have never heard before. Islamophobia is the irrational fear or prejudice | | |toward Islam or Muslims. | | | | |Xenophobia |Xenophobia is the fear or hatred of strangers or foreigners. | | | | |Persecution |Persecution is the act or practice of persecuting especially those who differ in origin, religion, or | | |social outlook | | | | |Religious group |Religious group is any group of people that follow any particular organized religion. | | | |

Part II

Select at least 1 religious and 1 ethnic/racial group not your own from the list below.

• Religious groups (based on http://religions.pewforum.org/pdf/affiliations-all-traditions.pdf)

o Christianity

• Evangelical Protestant
• Mainline Protestant
• Historically Black Churches
• Roman Catholic
• Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)
• Jehovah’s Witnesses
• Orthodox (Greek, Eastern)

o Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform)
o Buddhism (Theravada or Mahayana)
o Islam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism)
o Hinduism

• Racial/Ethnic groups (based on divisions in U.S. Census Bureau documents)

o Asian (Asian descent)
o Black (African descent)
o Hispanic and Latino (South or Central American descent) o Pacific Islander (Polynesian descent)
o White (European descent)

Part III

Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each about the religious group you selected:

• How does your selected religious group differ from other religious groups (such as in their beliefs, worship practices, or values)?

I have found some very helpful information about Buddhism and how it differs from other religious groups. The Buddha Dharma Education Association Incorporated (1999-2010), states Buddhism differs from other religious groups in the following ways: There is no all powerful God in Buddhism. No one will be receiving rewards or punishments on a presumably Judgment Day. Buddhism is strictly not a religion in the perspective of being a faith and worship owing commitment to a supernatural being. There is not a savior belief in Buddhism. A Buddha is not a savior who saves others by through his own salvation. While a Buddhist seeks...
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