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    Religious Persecution and Discrimination

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    people with differences. Frequently, opponents label each other with spiteful words. However religious discrimination can lead to violence. Many times religious discrimination can cause judgment during employment, limited educational opportunities, and restrictive social interaction. Throughout the centuries, Judaism, Catholicism, and Islam have been negatively persecuted by numerous communities. Religious discrimination has impeded the right and ability of Jews’, Catholics’, and Muslims’ to practice

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    Religious Persecution of Christian Beliefs What is religious persecution? At the beginning of this project, I thought religious persecution was a black and white topic with a clear definition. I thought that religious persecution was simply the persecution of a group because of their religious faith. However, I discovered that there are no simple explanations of religious persecution, and it is a much more complex and controversial issue than I had imagined. In fact, some events categorized as religious

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    people have been persecuted due to their religious customs and beliefs. "I hear much of people's calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent" ~Daniel Defoe. How many people need to die before we realize that people do not have to suffer because of their religion? Many people will have to change their mind about religious beliefs if this country is going to run smoothly. People have been persecuted for their religious beliefs since 64 Ad, that is a whopping one

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    observance. Article 18, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (USCIRF)” Inequality in Christianity has been going on for as long as people have believed in Christ. But in today's society we have a “universal declaration of human rights” (USCIRF), and persecution of Christians goes against this human rights. A lot of this inequality has to do with other countries putting Christianity and the United States together. So when people of other countries are not happy with the United States it is easier to persecute

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    Puritans: The Escape from Religious Persecution The Puritans were English Protestants, mostly Protestant extremists, who fled England to escape religious persecution. Most were raised with extremely strict morals and values. Puritans were also known as “Precisionists” for being precise in their sermons and studies. The process in which Puritanism developed was primarily caused by King Henry VIII; he transformed the Church of Rome into a state of The Church of England. In outrage, angered English

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    of religion and the lack of tolerance that the king had for those who believed differently than he did. Religious intolerance in England and other European countries led to the colonization of the New World for various reasons. In breaking free of the persecution, finding a home in America, and establishing their own colonies, the colonists shaped the modern American religious ideology. Religious intolerance was a widespread problem in 17th century Europe. It was specifically an issue in England.

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    hindrance or restraint. The quest for religious freedom is what drove many people to protest, or go as far as fleeing their native country to be able to practice and preach what they believe. There are many stories in history that show how people have stood up and fought for their religion even before we became the United States of America. The people that came over on the Mayflower, and Roger Williams, are both examples of people who weren't at first given religious freedom but went against what they

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    suspicion. In its most extreme form, persecution resulted in expulsion from countries and genocide. However, as western man became more civilized, this behavior was deemed deplorable. Therefore, religious persecution morphed into a more socially acceptable pattern- discrimination. Thistransition stemmed from the establishment of the Constitution of the United States that guaranteed religious freedom. This reasoning is best illustrated by the trials by two religious groups, who lived at different times

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    Four Freedoms

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    Ramsis #53 Mon. 4:00-6:40 History 110 Nobiletti 12/12/13 Four freedoms 11 months before the United States of America would declare war on Japan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered a speech to the American people known as the “four freedoms” on January 6, 1941.1 The main purpose of this speech was to rally support to enter World War 2, however in order to declare war the United States Of America had to abandon the isolationist policies that emerged out of WWI. These four freedoms would

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    suffered persecution at the hands of the theocrats, and both went on to help dissenters make life anew in the colonies. First of all, during their time, it was recognized that one did not have a right within the choice of religion versus government. It seemed that whatever one wanted to believe was not an option when it came to following a creed, it was more than probable that one’s government had made that choice for its people. Roger Williams, having been educated by Sir Coke on religious ideals

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