Equality: Religious & Secular Responses

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  • Equality
    • Religious Responses
      • Catholics do not allow women to have equal job opportunities.
      • CofE does allow women to become priests & bishops.
      • 1 Corinthians: "Women should remain silent in the churches... must be in submission, as the Law says."
      • 1 Corinthians: "the head of woman is man"
        • 1 Corinthians: "a man ought not to cover his head...he is the image... of God...but the woman is the glory of man (should cover her head)."
      • Matthew: "Love your neighbour as yourself."
      • John: "Love one another... Just as I have loved you."
      • Galatians: "There is neither Jew nor Gentile (race)...male nor female...all one in Christ Jesus."
      • Acts: "From one man he made every nation"
        • Acts: "he determined the times set for them... exact places where they should live."
      • 1 Timothy: "I do not permit a woman...to assume authority over a man... women will be saved through childbearing."
      • Pope Francis: Gender Theory (can choose your own sex) is "terrible" & the opposite of God's creation.
      • Desmond Tutu, MLK Jr.
        • John Stott: "The Gospel is good news of mercy to the undeserving...cross, not the scales."
          • Stott: "We are called to be perfect in love...love even our enemies"
    • United Nations
      • UN Charter: "reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights"
      • 2014: 'HeForShe' campaign.
      • 1948: Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
      • 1966: Civil & Political Rights, Economic, Social & Cultural Rights
    • Joni Eareckson Tada
      • Became a paraplegic after a diving accident.
      • 'Wheels for the World': has given 34,000 (refurbished) wheelchairs to the disabled, in developing countries.
      • 'Joni & Friends' provides a radio broadcast (& sermon) everyday! (for those who cannot attend church, due to disability).
        • 'Field Services': gives training & resources to promote church ministry to the disabled.
    • Legal Changes
      • 1964: Civil Rights Act (US).
        • 1965: Voting Rights Act (US).
      • 1928: 'Representation of the People Act' (voting rights for women (UK).
      • 1975: Sex Discrimination Act (UK).
      • 1965: Race Relations Act (UK).
      • 1955: Disability Discrimination Act (UK).
      • 2010: Equality Act (UK).
      • Until 2007, homosexuals could  be refused service (UK)!




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