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Appendix F 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 different religious groups.
Creationism the Jehovah’s Pro Prayer in Schoolform Con Would be for v. Accepted if the Con Evolution Witnesse of prayer was of teachings of COMMUNITY s their Justify your religion. creationism and the Pro/ Pro/Co RELIGIOUS Justify of evolution. Pro/Con falsifying your answer Con answer n GROUPS Mormon Pro Only if the prayer Con Believe in creationism Pro followed the book but would be Con The use in school of Con Teaching the against Con Mormon. justifying a teachings of evolution would be philosophies of which isversus science false dogma. religion against the book of many other Atheist ignores Mormon. Judaism Pro They often pray but Con important doctrines Agree with creationism Con usually in a temple but Atheist believes to thatevolution is facing Jerusalem. against be true. the Torah. Pro The Buddhist would Con Buddhist would be Con & be pro prayer in against creationism Con school if the time since it is the belief of was spent for the Old Testament Buddhist meditation but would Bible. view Christian prayer in school as a con. Pro Baptist would agree Con Baptist do not believe Pro & Con to school prayer in evolution and would since prayer is disapprove of Baptist important to their evolution being taught religion and way of to their children in life. school Pro Catholics would Con Catholic does not Pro agree to have believe in evolution Catholic prayer in and would be against Catholic school which is an its teachings in school. important aspect of Catholic religion. Pro Protestants would Con Depending upon the Pro agree to participate denomination some Protestan in any form of may be against this t Christian prayer. teaching while others may not mind. Pro Hinduism would Con Hindu would be Con & benefit from against the teaching of Con meditation during creationism of Hindu school but would Christians object to Christian prayer. Pro Muslims prefer Con Most of the Koran is Con prayer from the not of the traditional Islam Koran which is often Christianity and carried with them. Judaism teachings.
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Though Mormons have views on serving in the acknowledgement of God is not Themilitary they still pledge their allegiance to the country. the Pledge of Allegiance appropriate in since Atheist believe there is not enough information to prove God. Judaism is a religion from India that would not pledge their allegiance to America. The Pledge of Allegiance and mentioning of God is against the Buddhist religious philosophies and teachings.
Some Baptist may find the pledge of allegiance acceptable but others may find pledging to the state compared to God as wrong. The Catholic views the Pledge as a statement to God which is okay.
Protestants favor the name of God and are not bothered by Gods acknowledgement in the pledge of allegiance. The mentioning of God would not be appropriate for the Hindu religion and their beliefs.
Islam would be against the mention of God since their God is Allah.
Remove the links listed below and replace them with your 300- to 500-word summary before submitting the assignment: There are many similarities as well as differences between the numerous religions within the school neighborhood. According to the school issue impact matrix it is apparent that most religious individuals would be open to prayer in school as long as the prayer was pertaining to their religion. The only religious groups with some negative views on prayers were Buddhist and Hindu religions that instead of praying participate in times of meditation. Being that there are so many different religions and forms of prayer, prayer in school would not an appropriate option. There was also a strong similarity in the views on teachings of creationalism vs. evolution throughout the religious groups. Every religious group believes in the creationalism through some form whether it be God, Torah, or simply through the process of rebirth. None of the religious groups are followers of evolution and would most likely disagree with teaching their children about evolution. There was a large difference in the views on studying women’s rights in the Middle East. Some religions were in agreeance with women’s rights and were willing to discuss the topic while some religions had similar beliefs to the current Middle Easy views on women’s rights. Those religions against women’s rights would not want their young girls to experience the equality of women and grow up with the perspective that they are equal to men. There were also many differences in opinion regarding the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance. Many religions that pray to God would agree to the saying of the pledge of allegiance along with the reference to God. There were some more conservative religious groups that though they believe in God they felt as though the pledge of allegiance was an idol of the country which would be against the Bible. On the other hand, religions that do not pray to God were disturbed by God’s reference in the allegiance. All of the religious groups were against the starting of a gay or lesbian support group except for the small few that felt that God loves all individuals and they should too. The strongest views against the gay and lesbian support group are the Bibles reference to homosexuality being against God’s will. The bible specifies man and woman which are not possible with gays and lesbians. A few of the religious groups would be against the support group but would ignore their views and allow individuals to be who they are. For the majority, interracial racial relationships were okay. Most religious groups do not refer to the individual’s race as much so as their religion. Many religions prefer relationships with individuals of the same religion. The religions that prefer individual to stay within their own race and religion are those that are more conservative religions such as Judaism where it is even viewed as unnatural to live outside of Israel.