Religion in the World Essay examples

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Religion is intertwined with culture, economics, politics, and modern social relationships on every level, whether you attend church habitually, or whether you are a casual bystander, you simply cannot escape religion.
Culturally, religion affects at different levels and many religions have different levels of faith followers. Culture and religion share a symbiotic relationship that can influence clothes, hair, attitudes, tradition, child rearing, how we pray, when we pray, how often we pray, and what we wear when we pray. In the Islāmic faith the custom of a woman covering herself in a hijab, modest clothing which covers the hair, neck and ears, has become entangled with the religion, when in fact, the custom comes from Shari law, and
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The counseling resources offered by churches and the intervention in the lives of troubled youths obviously help the economy by the abatement of vandalism and crime. By mentoring youths to stay in school, and offering tutoring sessions, churches encourage youths to strive for higher education, to realize their potential, and generate increased income.3Through offering after school programs and day care for individuals who could not afford quality care for their children, churches promote employment and a better standard of living. In providing community services churches reduce the economic burden on society.
The worrisome issue of religion intermixing with politics has been on the increase in the U.S. since Reverend Jerry Falwell surfaced on the political scene with the Moral Majority in the 1980’s. The Moral Majority supported Republican candidate Ronald Regan over Democratic incumbent President Jimmy Carter4. The irony is President Jimmy Carter is arguably the most moral man who has ever been an American President. A President who created the Department of Education, who has served as a Sunday school teacher throughout his life, and who was, and is, a true champion of human rights. Because incumbent President Jimmy Carter did not share the same ultra-conservative views as the Religious Right, Rev. Jerry Falwell and his assemblage of

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