Discussion: Understanding Religions

timer Asked: Apr 10th, 2013

Question Description

 “Understanding Religions.” Please respond to the following:

  • Explain why it is important for you personally to understand the beliefs of other religious groups.
  • Explain at least one (1) way that not understanding other religions can cause conflicts, whether between co-workers, neighbors, or even countries.
  • Imagine you are an outsider to a religion with which you are actually familiar –
    • Identify one (1) practice of this religion and explain how it might look from the perspective of an outsider unfamiliar with this religious practice.  
    • Describe any conclusions that an outsider might draw about what’ s going on during this practice and why the followers would do it. 

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