Islam and Religious Group

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Part I

Define the following terms:

Ethnic group





Religious group

Part II

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

Religious groups (based on


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

oJudaism (Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform)
oBuddhism (Theravada or Mahayana)
oIslam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism)

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

oAsian (Asian descent)
oBlack (African descent)
oHispanic and Latino (South or Central American descent)
oPacific Islander (Polynesian descent)
oWhite (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)?

What has been the experience of your selected religious group with others that do not share its beliefs or practices?

In what ways has the religious group you selected contributed to American culture?

Provide specific examples of prejudice or discrimination your selected religious group has experienced.

What were the sources of this prejudice or discrimination?

Does what you’ve learned about this religious group help you understand it? In what ways?

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

How does your selected ethnic group differ from other ethnic groups (such as differences in ancestry, language, or culture)?

What has been your selected ethnic group’s...
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