Religious and Ethnic Groups

Part I

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Select at least one religious
and one ethnic/racial group that is not your own from the following
list:

  • Christianity

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

  • Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative,
    or Reform)
  • Buddhism (Theravada or Mahayana)
  • Islam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism)
  • Hinduism

  • Ethnic groups (found in Ch. 5, 11,
    and 14 of Racial and Ethnic Groups)

Part II

Write a 350- to 700-word paper
in which you consider the following regarding the religious group and
ethnic group you selected:

Religious group:

  • How does your selected religious
    group differ from other religious groups (such as in their beliefs,
    worship practices, or values)?

How has your
selected religious group contributed to American culture? Discuss at
least one example.

  • What is an example of prejudice or
    discrimination your selected religious group has experienced?

  • What was the source of this
    prejudice or discrimination?

  • Briefly summarize how your
    perception of this group has changed as a result of your exploration
    of the selected religion.

Ethnic group:

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

How has your
selected group contributed to American culture?

  • What is an example of prejudice or
    discrimination your selected ethnic group has experienced?

  • What was the source of this
    prejudice or discrimination?

  • Briefly summarize how your
    perception of this group has changed as a result of your exploration
    of the selected religion.

Provide citations for all the
sources you use.

Format your paper consistent
with course-level appropriate APA guidelines.

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