1. Describe the following Hindu practices and indicate their significance:
Puja: a form of thanksgiving in which offerings are to the deities. A traditional
puja follows sixteen steps and it is usually performed by worshippers on fest
1. Describe Siddharthas origin. How are the circumstances of his birth different
from those of other religious founders? How are they similar?
Siddhartha Gautama was born around 563 BCE into a family of the Kshatriya caste in a
Task 2- Muslim Role Models
Malcolm X was a famous Muslim who was born on May 19, 1925. He was an AfricanAmerican leader and challenged society to live in a racially free environment. Early on in
his life, he experienced unfair treatment from the white com
1. Briefly describe the roles of a rabbi and a cantor.
A rabbi is a trained scholar, a teacher, an interpreter of Jewish law, a counsellor,
and an officiant of special ceremonies such as a bar mitzvah. Rabbis usually lead
a worship service. Many sy
Task 1- Building your Pillars of Faith
The 5 pillars of personal faith include happiness, volunteering, being catholic, laughing,
and listening to music. Happiness is something I believe in and a state Im always in. I
think that everyone should be happy a
1. Hinduism has no founder. Explain this statement.
Hinduism has no founder because it was not limited by the influence of any one
person. Hinduism absorbed ideas and practices that suited its social and cultural
framework as it evolved over thousa
1. What is idolatry?
Idolatry is the worship of different objects, usually in the form of sculptures and pictures,
with each representing a specific spiritual quality.
2. How did Muhammad win the approval and admiration of the Makkans in 630 AD?
Task 1- Holocaust Research Assignment
Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who helped the Jews during their difficult
times. He was born in 1912 and belonged to a
1. Describe Siddharthas origins. How are the circumstances of his birth
different from those of other religious founders? How are they similar?
Siddhartha Gautama was born around 563 BCE into a family of the Kshatriya
caste in a kingdom called Shak
In article A, the Falun Gong is a cult that negatively impacts the society. It has evolved
into a reactionary political force that is doing everything possible against the Chinese
government and people. The article states that the Falun Gong cult h
African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X
articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the 1950s and '60s.
IN THESE GROUPS
FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN IN OMAHA
(1921 - ?)
Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat in Nazi-occupied Hungary who led an
extensive and successful mission to save the lives of nearly 100,000 Hungarian Jews.
Though his efforts to save Jews from the Holocaust is one of the m
Step 1: To be human is
The Lord God Formed Adam from the Dust of the Earth
1. What does the passage say about the traits of humans?
The passage says that man and woman are united as one. When God created a
woman, he took the rib of a man and formed a woma
Step 1- The Voice of Justice
The Call to Justice
2. What are some common elements in the four responses from the worksheet?
Common elements from the worksheet include similar feelings and emotions. Anger is a
common emotion within the four responses.
Step 1: How did God shape the Hebrew culture?
God reveals God's Name
2. What caught your attention in this story? OR What image or expression struck you
in the story?
In this story, the burning bush caught my attention. This bush had a voice which was
Step 1: What is culture?
Who's Got Culture?
1. Write down the definition of culture found on the bottom of pg. 36.
Culture is the set of meanings, beliefs, values, and rules for living shared by groups and
societies as the source of their identity.
Step 1: "Peace be with You"
Violence-What does it Look and Feel Like?
1. Why do you think some people use violence to solve their problems?
I think some people use violence because people believe it is the easier way out of tough
solutions. Also people wh
Step 1- Bearing Witness to Christ
Called to Witness to Christ
1. Who are the poor, the captives, the blind, and the oppressed today?
The poor, the captives, the blind, and the oppressed are people who are judged, less
fortunate, minorities, the close-mind