How our society should be structured to achieve justice.

The purpose of this discussion assignment is to reflect upon your belief about how our society should be structured to achieve justice.
Identify and explain the injustice in your community.
Discuss your proposed solution.
Explain at least one social philosophy from Chapter 9 in the textbook that supports your solution.

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What it takes for tradition to be called a religion

· What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion? Illustrate your points by referring to the commonalities of at least two different religions.

· What place does religion have in making ethical decisions? Include specific examples of situations involving ethics faced by members of a religion today.

· Aside from ethical challenges, what are some contemporary challenges and issues related to religion?

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“An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”

In “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” published in 1776, Adam Smith wrote:

“Nothing is more useful than water: but it will purchase scarcely anything… A diamond, on the contrary, has scarcely any use-value; but a very great quantity of other goods may frequently be had in exchange for it”

Use your own words and be sure to support your statements with logic and arguments.

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An advocacy letter to an advocacy collaborative

Students will be required to write and submit an advocacy letter to an advocacy collaborative on behalf of a devalued individual youth or group contending with systematic discrimination. You will need to clearly identify the person or group, explain the nature of the problem, and/or injustice, and articulate a solution/expectation/outcome for the group.v

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Writing a dialogue

In a paper, Write a dialogue between two of the following: Moses, Jesus, Muhammad. Begin your project with a clear, focused thesis statement. Address these points: origin/birth; what led to their ethical system; what is their ethical system; what was the response to this system. Compare and contrast their teachings/philosophies. Use the terms and concepts from Chapter 1 to inform your research and presentation.

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A purely “God-me” or “Jesus-me” relationship

Why would you say that a purely “God-me” or “Jesus-me” relationship is contrary to the entire tradition as expressed in the scriptures? Support or critique the notion that “church” is an essential concept for salvation, flowing from incarnation, grace, and Trinitarian love. Present a clear case.

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Understanding of the things that really matter

How has understanding of the things that really matter (understanding of God, things of ultimate concern, meaning of life, what happens when we die, and so on) changed over time? Give a specific discussion of one aspect or related aspects across time. Consider, for example, the understanding of God and how to relate to God from ancient Israel to contemporary monotheistic religious traditions.

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