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Impact Matrix Assignment
Directions: Assume that you are on the school board of your school district and you are tasked with the job of strategic planning for issues facing your district. Complete the matrix below to determine the potential response of each of the religious groups in your community. Use the attached links to research the basic moral and ethical principles believed by each group. Then determine how you believe each group will react to the issue based on what you find. Provide a brief justification for your answer. After completing the matrix, write a 300- to 500-word summary of the significant similarities and differences among the ...view middle of the document...
This phrase in the pledge of allegiance is considered discriminatory. |Pro |Being an atheist doesn’t refer to being anti-gay or anti-lesbian. Atheist gets along with many people despite, gender preference, race or social class. They just don’t indulge in religion. . |Pro |Atheists believe in inter-racial dating. There are many atheist of mixed race, they are just against religion. | |Buddhist |Pro |Buddhists mainly by group worship through a Buddhist form of chanting. I believe that they would for prayer in school. |Con |Buddhist doesn’t have a belief in creation. They believe in reincarnation. They do accept the theory of evolution. |Pro |As Buddhists do not believe in harming any human being. They live off the principal of enlighten people. They believe in the fairness of woman and therefore believe in woman’s rights and woman’s rights in the east. | Con |Buddhists don’t believe in a personal relationship with God. The Pledge of allegiance doesn’t fit in their belief system as stated in the Pledge of Allegiance “One nation under God” Buddhist are about living peacefully. |Pro and Con |In Western Buddhism there is a growing acceptance of safe gay and lesbian relations. In traditional years of Buddhism, they considered same sex relations to be unmoral and an act of misconduct. |Pro |Buddhist belief and practices are geared towards enlightening and turn against inessential characteristics including race. There is no belief opposing. | |Baptist |Pro |Baptist believes in prayer and worship as a direct communication to God. They find it beneficial to have prayer in school to aid in the moral and spiritual principals of God. |Pro |Baptist believes in the creation of the earth the God the father. Don’t believe in scientific views of evolution and how the world was created. |Pro |Many Baptist leaders are concerned about what goes on with Gods people whether it’s in America or in the Middle East. Many Baptist missionary travel on believe of woman rights in foreign countries. |Pro |Baptists support the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Pledge of Allegiance gives reverence to God and Baptist don’t want to take this out schools. |Con |Many Baptist believers do not condone same sex marriage or the interaction between the same sexes. They believe that
God created us to be with those of the opposite gender. Many Baptist has found forgiveness in this same sex marriage understanding it is a sin, but do not agree. |Pro |Interracial dating is not an opposing fact to those who are Baptist. Baptist believes in the unity of men and woman under God no matter what race it is. Tradition has placed a damper on interracial dating in the Baptist community. | |Catholic |Pro |Catholics believe in the foundation of prayer and communicating with God. They encourage prayer in schools. |Con |Catholics support creation and not evolution; they don’t stand on scientific views of evolution. |Pro | Catholics support woman and hold woman in high positions. They worship...