Prejudice And Discrimination

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PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION Prejudice and discrimination are common in today's society but are wrong in all religions and beliefs .Prejudice is usually understood as having bad thought about someone even if you don't know much about that person but keeping it to your self .Discrimination is usually understood as putting your prejudicial thoughts into action.

Prejudice and discrimination are wrong because they cause hurt ,suffering ,mistrust ,a break down in communities ,possibly deaths and because they are against the churches beliefs. This is also wrong because according to the book of Genesis 1.24 "we are all made in the image of God. Also in the Vatican 2 (1965) it says " The church rejects as foreign to the mind of Christ, any discrimination against men or harassment of them because of their race, color, condition of life or religion".

The particular issue that I want to bring up is the one of disability, mainly focusing on Down Syndrome and people with physical and/or mental disability .The

reason I chose this issue because I know people who prejudge people just because of how they act or on any part of their outward appearance .I personally strongly object to be apart of any discrimination or prejudice against anyone with a disability because God made every man "equal".

In the passage of Galatians 3:26-28 it says "for all of you are the children of God ,through faith, in Christ Jesus ,since everyone of you that has been baptized has been clothed in Christ .There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither slave nor freeman, there can be neither male nor female for you are all one in Christ Jesus". This is trying to send the message that no matter what you believe in or look like you are all...