Define the following terms:
|Term |Definition | |Ethnic group |Group of people whose members identify with each other, through a common heritage often consisting of a| | |common language, a common culture | |Anti-Semitism |suspicion of, hatred toward, or discrimination against Jews | |Islamophobia |Prejudice against, hatred or irrational fear of Islam or Muslims | |Xenophobia |an unreasonable fear of foreigners or strangers | |Persecution |mistreatment of an individual or group by another group | |Religious group |Different types of religious beliefs |
Select at least 1 religious and 1 ethnic group not your own from the list below.
• Religious groups (based on http://religions.pewforum.org/pdf/affiliations-all-traditions.pdf)
• 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)
• 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)
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 chose Jehovah’s Witnesses, I do not know a lot about them. I do know that they a lot of them do not smoke or drink. They frown on sex before marriage. Sex before marriage is a common thing these day. I know they worship twice a week around here. They differ because other religions drink and smoke. They do not frown on sex before marriage as bad. They all believe that there is life after death, except for the Jehovah’s Witnesses do not, that once you are dead you are dead. I know they do not celebrate any holiday. They do not believe you need to celebrate anything for any reason. They do not associate with anything to do with the holidays. Where most of the other religions celebrate our normal holidays, I know some of the other ones do not celebrate Halloween believing it is the devils holiday.
• What has been the experience of your selected religious group with others that do not share its beliefs or practices?
Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs are different than the others is that they worship things that no one else does. They do practice no sex before marriage. They do not live with their girlfriends or boyfriends until they are married. They do not participate with any type of drugs or partying. They believe that you do not need to celebrate holidays to show you care about your religion. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not always practice their beliefs in a church they have a worship hall, and they also do it out of people’s houses. They can do over the phone conferences to practice their beliefs. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not have to have meetings on a certain day like other do on Sundays, they do it whenever they can and as often as they can. Some do not even talk...