Israel has encouraged Christians to move from the West Bank into Christian settlement in Israel.Christians have become “collateral damage” in clashes between Jews and Muslims.A rise in attacks on Christians since the construction of a wall in the West Bank.Christian communities are living under duress as a result of Islamic extremism.Christians are being displaced by Israelis settling in the West Bank.
CorrectMr. Shavit characterizes the exodus of Christians out of the West Bank as the result of the struggle between political Judaism and political Islam. Part EWho controls the West Bank today?Hint 1.The West Bank is a territory, but not a country, as it is controlled by a country that has existed in the Middle East since 1948. Encounter Human Geography: Religions - Holy Places and Spaces (Multiple Choice) 1. Open the Google Earth™ .kmz file for this item . 2. In the Places panel on the left, expand the Temporary Places folder. 3. Return to this Mastering screen and follow the instructions in the yellow on the right. Questions or problems with this Exploration? Visit the Help section . Don’t have Google Earth™ yet? Download and install Google Earth here . Introduction: Religions’ intimate connection with place and space is best seen in the vast collection of places and spaces deemed holy by the world’s religious traditions. The birth places of the founders of some of the world’s religions are excellent examples of some of the holiest of sites. Many religious adherents travel to places of importance for their religious tradition. Pilgrimages to these holy places are not only important to the followers of religions, but also to the economies of the places that are visited. In this activity, you explore religion and space. Instructions for all Parts: 1. Make sure you have opened the KMZ file from the blue box on the left. 2. In the Places panel on the left, expand the Holy Places and Spaces.kmz folder. Instructions for Part A: 1. Open the Birth Places folder and visit the placemarks. Research the birth locations of the founders of the religions included in the following question. Part A Identify the religion associated with each birth place in the Birth Places folder. Hint 1. What to Do Before Answering Question View all of the placemarks before attempting to answer the question.
Correct Instructions for Part B: A number of locations around the world have gained prominence in their religious traditions long after the establishment of the religion. Perhaps there was a major philosophical shift, schism in the religion, or an alleged miracle. 1. Turn on the 3D Buildings layer. 2. In the Evolving Religion folder, there are five places marked that correspond with descriptive clues. For the placemarked locations, you may need to consider the wider geographic context, such as the city or country in which the placemark is located. 3. Utilize the web to search for additional information if necessary.
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