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Appendix D

Part I

Define the following terms:

Term | Definition |

Ethnic group | pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like. |

Anti-Semitism | Discrimination against or prejudice or hostility toward Jews. |

Islam phobia | hatred or fear of Muslims or of their politics or culture |

Xenophobia | An unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or of that which is foreign or strange. |

Persecution | A program or campaign to exterminate, drive away, or subjugate a people because of their religion, race, or beliefs: the persecutions of Christians by the Romans. |

Religious group | A set of individuals whose identity as such is distinctive in terms of common religious creed, beliefs, doctrines, practices, or rituals. |

Part II

Select at least 1 religious and 1 ethnic/racial group not your own from the list below.

* Religious groups (based on

* Christianity

* Evangelical Protestant

* Mainline Protestant

* Historically Black Churches

* Roman Catholic

* Latter-Day Saints (Mormons)

* Jehovah’s Witnesses

* Orthodox (Greek, Eastern)

* Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform)

* Buddhism (Theravada or Mahayana)

* Islam (Sunni, Shia, Sufism)

* Hinduism

* Racial/Ethnic groups (based on divisions in U.S. Census Bureau documents)

* Asian (Asian descent)

* Black (African descent)

* Hispanic and Latino (South or Central American descent)

* Pacific Islander (Polynesian descent)

* White (European descent)


* Part III


Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each about the religious group you selected:

* How does your selected religious group differ from other religious groups (such as in...