Enriched by other Nations and Religions p.7

This unit talks about being Enriched by other Nations and Religions.its states all the religions which people believe in and bodies which help those in needy.it sites also about GOD'S call and what teaches on serving others.

World religions 

  • Religion is a belief spiritual being.

Examples of world religion.

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Bahai faith

Signs of religion.

  • A religious sign is a gesture or an action which when used conveys a particular massage.

Examples of religion signs

  • Ablution
  • Baptism
  • Circumcision
  • Waving a hand
  • Hand shaking kneeling.

Symbols of religions

  • A symbol is a physical objects that presents something e.g.
  • A cross in Christianity
  • Wine and bread in Christianity
  • Quran in Islam.
  • Bible in Christianity.
  • Sacred cow among the Hindu.

Importance of religious symbols

  • Helps believers to understand their religion deeply.
  • Enable individuals to share common beliefs that are express by symbols.

Common religious beliefs

  • Believe in existence of God or gods (theism)
  • Believe that there is no God (Atheism)
  • Believe in the existence of a creator (Deism)
  • Believe in all natural object have life (Animalism)
  • Believe that man can only know about material things but not the nature of God (agnosticism)

Ways of respecting and related to people of other religions.

  • By being polite.
  • By not disregarding their founders (calling the evil)
  • By listening to them
  • By not abusing them
  • By not quarrying with them.
  • Give two signs of a Christian family?
  • Give two symbols of Christian faith?
  • Why should we respect people from their religions?
  • How one show Christians values in his/her behavior?

Theme: Serving others in the Spirit (Matthew 25:31-40)

  • To serve is to perform duties for other person.
  • Service the action of helping or doing work for others.
  • Servant is the person who helps to do work for others.

Examples of servants

  • God’s servant e.g. bishops, pastors, prophets.
  • Civil servant e.g. teachers, doctors.
  • Domestic servants e.g. porters.

PEOPLE WHO ACCEPT GOD’S CALL SERVICE

  1. Mother Theresa
  • Founded the order of sisters and brothers.
  • Served the sick.
  1. William Wilberforce
  • Struggled to stop slave trade
  1. Lucille Teasdale.
  • Built St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu.
  • She treated sick people

PEOPLE WHO NEED SERVICE

  • Poor
  • Old
  • Disabled
  • Young
  • Sick
  • The orphans
  • The refugees

Organisations which serve others

  • These organizations help the needy people.
  • They are called voluntary organisations.

Examples

  • Uganda women’s effort to serve orphans (UWESO)
  • Care for orphans by proving shelter.
  • Providing education facilities.

The Aids Support Organisation (TASO) cares for patients by

  • Counseling
  • Providing treatment
  • Providing food.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Cares for the wounded in wars and other disaster victims by:-
  • Providing food.
  • Providing medicine
  • Providing shelter

World Vision International

  • Providing safe water.
  • Building clinics
  • Building schools
  • Support orphans and peasants by:-

Adventist development relief agency (ADRA)

  • Cares for people hit by disaster by:
  • Building schools.
  • Building medical centers.
  • Providing safe water

Carry American Relief Everywhere (CARE)

  • Cares for people hit by disaster by: –
  • Providing shelter
  • Providing foods
  • Providing medical care.

Plan International

  • Cares for children by:-
  • Providing homes
  • Providing school fees
  1. Sanyu Babies home  60
  • Cares for orphans and abandoned babies

Other relief or voluntary organisations

  • Save the children fund (SCF)
  • Christian children fund (CCF)

Biblical teaching on serving others (Luke 13:32-34, Matthew 25:31-40)

  • It teaches that those who serve others will be rewarded by God
  • It teaches that serving others is serving God.
  • It teaches that we should aim at serving other instead of serving our selves.
  • Through serving other we shall be able to inherit the kingdom of heaven.

 

ASSIGNMENT : Enriched by other Nations and Religions p.7 assignment MARKS : 10  DURATION : 5 days

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