Religious And Ethnic Groups Paper Instructions

Religious and Ethnic Groups Paper Instructions

Select one religious group and one ethnic/racial group to which you do not belong from the following list:

· Religious groups

o Christianity

· Evangelical Protestant

· Mainline Protestant

· Historically Black Churches

· Roman Catholic

· Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)

· Jehovah’s Witnesses

· Orthodox (Greek, Eastern)

o Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform)

o Buddhism (Theravada or Mahayana)

o Islam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism)

o Hinduism

Note: Religious group list based on information from the Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study   found at

Religious Landscape Study

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

Write a 450 word paper in which you address the following questions regarding the religious group and ethnic group you selected:

Religious group:

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

· How has your selected religious group contributed to American culture? Provide 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?

· How has your perception of this religious group changed as a result of your exploration? Provide a brief summary.

Ethnic group:

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

· How has your selected ethnic group contributed to American culture? Provide at least one example.

· What is an example of prejudice or discrimination your selected ethnic group has experienced? What was the source of this prejudice or discrimination?

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