Christian attitudes towards other religions

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25 th April 2012. Starter: Do you agree with these statements? All religions believe in the same God and go to the same heaven when they die There is only one God and those who worship in the right religion will go to heaven, those who worship God in a different religion will not go to heaven - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Christian attitudes towards other religions Learning Objective:To explore Christian attitudes towards different religions (E-G) All will be able to describe the key words and the different Christian views towards other religions(C-D) Most will be able to explain why there are different Christian attitudes towards different religions through the use of bible quotes (A*-B) Some will be able to answer an exam practice question based on this topic25th April 2012Starter: Do you agree with these statements?All religions believe in the same God and go to the same heaven when they dieThere is only one God and those who worship in the right religion will go to heaven, those who worship God in a different religion will not go to heavenThere is no God

Match up the key word to the definitionEcumenicalPersuading others to share your faithEvangelismTrying to convert people from their religion to yoursProselytisingDifferent Christian denominations (groups) working togetherExtension: Use each word in a sentenceEvangelismSome Christians believe they should try to encourage everyone to become members of their faith Jesus told the early disciples (followers) to go and make disciples of all nationsAlthough everyone should have the right to practise their own religion, only Christianity has the complete truth about God

Extension: Reflect on any experiences you may have had with evangelism. How did it make you feel? Imagine if someone was evangelising you how would you feel?Missionary WorkSome Christians take part in missionary work to spread the gospel (Good News about Jesus)Bring the message of Christianity to everyone in their own country and all over the worldFor hundreds of years Christians travelled around the world as missionaries Felt it was their duty to convert as many people as possible because people could only reach heaven if they were ChristianImportant to give everyone the chance to know GodThere are still missionary societies today. Their main work is to help people in developing countries by following the example of Jesus.

Extension: think about the advantages and disadvantages of missionary workEcumenismThe name of a movement that tries to untie different ChristiansInclude hundreds of different Christian groups that often practise their faith differentlyMany denominations (groups), mainly Protestant and Orthodox, meet as members of the World Council of Churches in order to celebrate the fact that they all believe that Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth and is the SaviourThe spirit of ecumenism has been encouraged by many Asian and African churches, even though they have been greatly persecutedExtension: think about how ecumenism could help to combat racismTaizIn 1940 Robert Schutz founded a religious movement of monks in Taiz in France that sheltered Jewish refugees escaping Nazi Germany until 1942Taiz is a place of pilgrimage for young people from all over the world, as an ecumenical community, works to break down the barriers between Christian denominationsThe monks are from different countries and different churches Extension: think about how this could help to combat racismTaskCut out the boxesArrange them under the headings of

Write the relevant key words on themDevelop an explanation for each oneExtension: All Christians should forget their differences and worship together. Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons to support your answer. (12 marks) EcumenismEvangelism(including missionary work)Proselytising EcumenismEvangelism(including missionary work)Proselytising Exam PracticeAll Christians should forget their differences and worship together. Do you agree with this statement? Give reasons to support your answer. (12 marks)

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