Essay The Influence Of The Roman Catholic

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The Influence of the Roman Catholic in Social Movements
Religion is found in all type of society, and there is a varied practice and experience of religion. In some religion, belief in God or gods, prayer and rituals are sacred. However, there are some commonly shared religion aspects of religious experience. Before proceeding, it may be helpful to clarify how religion is being used in this paper. The word religion is derived from the Latin word religiare, which means “harmony,” “make whole,” “bind together”. While social movement is in spirit a very sincere attempt of people who are sure they want certain things to secure those things (Small, 1897), Patricia M. Mische, who wrote the article, The Significance of Religions for Social Justice and a Culture of Peace, define religion as: “[those] beliefs and practices by means of which a group, designates its deepest problems of meaning, suffering, and injustice; specifies its most fundamental ways of trying to reduce those problems; and seeks to deal with the fact that, in spite of all efforts to eliminate them, meaninglessness, suffering, and injustice continue.” Because of wide variations among religions, it is not practical to speak in the singular as if all religions were the same. In this paper, I will be focusing on the positive and negative influence of the Roman Catholic Religion in social movements.
First, I will open this paper with the questions: What role does the Roman Catholic play in today’s social movement?…

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