CELEBRATING RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY
What are the 8 dimensions of religion. Explain each.
Sacred Stories are told and passed down as stories about the divine or stories that keep us from doing things that are the wrong thing, it is also scriptures about myths or legends about heroic people to show us the right way.
Religious Experience is something that can take place either as an individual or in a group, its when you come to a place to be closer to your God in a way that you need to feel closer to the almighty.
Religious Ritual is a repeated and a tradition you take part in.
Social Structure is the hierarchy of the religion, in catholicism it is the Pope who is at the top of the catholic leaders who makes the rules.
Sacred Texts are often the religious books, the Bible (catholicism)
and the Korong (Buddhism)
Religious Ethics are the values of the religion and its morals, an example if the ten commandments, sent down by God.
Sacred Symbols are the symbols that represent the religions beliefs and values e.g. Cross (Catholicism) Davids Star (Judaism).
The comparison and Contrast of Catholicism and Aboriginal Spirituality
Sacred Stories for the indigenous people are so important because it provides them with history and rules and warnings for them, as it is for Catholicism they have stories about past events e.g. the miracles that the lord Jesus preformed.
Both of the 'religions' have a social structure of sorts. Catholicism has The Pope as the leader but in Aboriginal Spirituality they have a small group of leaders these are the Elders.
Bora, also called “Burbung” of the Darkinjung language, is the initiation ceremony for young boys being welcomed to adulthood
Baptism is when a person but more commonly babies are anointed with holy water so that God can forgive them of their 'Original Sin' that was committed by the first humans Adam and Eve
The Ecumenical Movement and the second Vatican
Ecumenical movement and what does it mean?
The word Ecumenical means Universe.The Ecumenical Movement had the aim of working towards unity of all Christian free governing countries and had started in 1910. By 1948 the World Council of Churches was constituted, but the Catholic church didn't join for it was the true church. Today the Ecumenical movement has became a great search for unity for all the religions so that there will be no discrimination or sterilisation towards other peoples religion.