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In history bloody wars happened because of religious

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In history, bloody wars happened because of religious differences, and unfortunately, conflicts continue until now due to varying religions.
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Solutions/Actions To prevent conflicts, the Philippine government, for example, has started recognizing some of the special days in different religions. Employees are not required to work during Holy Week; wherein Catholics commemorate the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. The start and the end of the Ramadan are also considered holidays, just like when the Chinese celebrate the start of their new year. This way, the government allows followers of different religions to attend to their religious obligations without their work getting in the way. To those conflicts brought about by differences in religion, the key word here is respect. And respect entails a conscious effort of acquiring cultural knowledge and understanding which this course is mainly about. Cultural Variations and Social Differences (Exceptionality/Non-Exceptionality) Exceptionality and the Exceptional People People has different characteristics, needs, desires, lifestyles, and challenges. However, there are people who, from one reason or another, are described or categorized by the society as exceptional . What do the words "gifted," "disabled," "challenged," or "different" mean to you? How does society influence your knowledge and attitudes toward people with labels and differences? Exceptionality a quality or a characteristic of a person that makes him or her different from an established norm in a society various physical and mental interference or problems that affect a person and which makes it difficult for him/her to function properly in society Exceptional people who differ from societal and community standard of normalcy with learning or behavioral problems and with physical and sensory disabilities who are intellectually gifted The characteristics which make a person exceptional may have been acquired from birth, through a medical condition, or through an accident. Exceptional People: Challenges and Problems Exceptional people, disabled or intellectually gifted, encounter challenges and issues in dealing with other members of the society. Here are some of the common problems and challenges that exceptional people experience. Overcoming Challenges and Problems In the Philippines, despite the passage of Republic Act 7277 or the Magna Carta for People with Disabilities (PWDs) in 1991, there are still significant barriers that keep them from fully participating in the society---including the stigma surrounding disability and the society’s poor understanding of the abilities and aspirations of exceptional people. However, the government, private sectors, media, and some concerned groups have been working together to solve these existing problems.
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