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Axia College Material 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.
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SCHOOL ISSUES Prayer in School Creationism v. Evolution Studying Women’s Rights in the Middle East Saying the Pledge of Allegiance Starting a Gay and Lesbian Support Group Inter-Racial Dating COMMUNITY RELIGIOUS GROUPS Pro/C on Justify your answer Pro/C on Justify your answer Pro/C on Justify your answer Pro/C on Justify your answer Pro/C on Justify your answer Pro/C on Justify your answer Atheist Con According to the BBC website, many atheists are "hostile" to any special treatment given to organized religion; they may find prayer in school to be offensive, as atheists tend to believe that a God is not a necessary belief. Pro Evolution Atheists would be pro-evolution, as evolution tends to use scientific evidence to justify its assumptions. According to the BBC website, "Atheists say that far from God being a good explanation for the world, it's God that now requires explaining." They would most likely be uncomfortable with creationism, as it is based in Christian values. Pro Atheists tend to stress the equality of male and female, and therefore would likely support the study of women's rights in the middle east. In fact, according to the BBC website, many atheist weddings "emphasize the equality of the partners." Pro and Con This one is difficult to answer, as atheists may not object to the pledge itself, but rather to the section that states "under God." This is because atheists do not believe that belief in a God is necessary. Pro While there are many different beliefs involved in atheism, I have not found anything against homosexuality, so I would suppose that they would support starting a gay and lesbian support group. Pro Again-- there are many different beliefs involved in atheism, but I have found nothing negative about inter-racial dating. Buddhist Pro Buddhists do worship by chanting and reading from religious texts and pray. As they belief something called the "Four Noble Truths," which are about suffering, a Buddhist may not object to prayer in school, as doing so might cause someone to suffer.
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