UNT PHIL 2400 - Religion in the News #2 (3 pages)

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Phil 2400 - Reli & Ameri Soc
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Name Title of Case PHIL 2400 Religion and American Society Instructions for Religion in the News Analysis 1 Assignments are due on Friday November 21 via learn unt edu by 11am Late assignments are not accepted as described on the syllabus Religion is an influential but poorly understood force in contemporary American society This assignment enables you to explore a case of religion in America After choosing a case and two terms from the list below that relate to your case answer the questions on the answer sheet attached Potential Topics Choose one of the following subjects related to religion in America and read all of the related articles in order to understand the case from multiple angles Yes you may do additional research Indeed I recommend it You do however need to use appropriate sources no Wikipedia About com etc if you use a blog you must note that it is one person s idea Yes you will need proper citations in your assignment I ve copied the websites here so you have practice with citations 1 Environmental Racism and Activism for Justice i http www ucc org justice advocacy resources pdfs environmental justice almosteverything you need to know about environmental justice english version pdf ii http www religionnews com 2014 02 28 black clergy seek bridge green gap iii http www envisionjournalism com archives 3680 2 Latter Day Saints Controversy over Women s Leadership i https www lds org general conference 2014 04 the keys and authority of thepriesthood lang eng ii http thestyleofbeing blogspot com 2014 06 mormonism feminism and being snarky html iii http www huffingtonpost com neil j young kate kelly the lds church b 5547809 html iv http ordainwomen org reaction to kate kellys excommunication 3 Islamic Scholars Write Open Letter Against ISIS i http www religionnews com 2014 09 24 100 plus muslims scholars refute isis ideology ii http lettertobaghdadi com index php iii http www religionnews com 2014 09 26 splainer fatwa 4 Lord Ganesh Duvet Cover Controversy i http www religionnews com 2014 07 10 urban outfitters lord ganesh duvet coverupsets hindus ii http www amazon com DENY Designs Valentina Ramos Ganesh dp B00AAVLE40 iii Hinduism in America by Steven Ramey from the Encyclopedia of Religion in America edited by Charles H Lippy Peter W Williams available online through our library s website at www library unt edu Search under books then once you ve found the encyclopedia s online reference and entered it search for the title of this article iv Read the section Hindu Concept of the Divine in the Hindu Tradition and Heritage article by Brian Pennington in the above encyclopedia Additional Topics Note that you may choose another topic related to one of the units we will complete after September 29 2014 and before November 21 2014 and that has been in the news because new events have unfolded related to the case since January 1 2014 To choose this option you must select appropriate news sources identify your topic and terms and have me approve them in writing before Monday November 17 2014 This means that you will either need to email me your topic terms and sources or bring in two printed copies to office hours for my review Terms Choose two of the following terms that help you understand the case Be able to define the terms and explain them in your own words In other words while you may quote to support your answer you may not only quote in your answer Tell your reader what the quote means 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 religious establishment Establishment Clause Free Exercise Clause Religion in the Constitution aside from the first amendment Christian privilege pluralism postpluralism creed code cultus ritual community Cantwell v Connecticut Everson v Ewing Township Lemon test Just and unjust laws according to Martin Luther King Jr Social Gospel 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Immigration Act of 1965 Baptism for LDS church Mormon Priesthood Book of Mormon Mormon missionaries Mohammad Qur an 5 Pillars of Islam Fatwa A Common Word Veiling Hijab Brahman 4 aims of life 4 paths to Moksha Karma Puja Answer each of the following questions in the space provided use the electronic version of the document posted on Blackboard Use proper citations throughout all of your answers 1 Describe your case in 1 2 pages Make sure to answer the basic questions of who what when where why and how Describe your case as if you were writing an encyclopedia article now is not the time to make an argument just explain what has happened 20 points Delete these words and write your answer here 2 Define two terms used in class or our readings that relate to your case Just focus on the terms here not the case While you may quote to support your answer you must tell your reader what the quote means if you quote 2 paragraphs one paragraph per term 20 points Delete these words and write your answer here 3 Make an argument about the case using your terms Show how your terms help someone to understand the key issues of this case better You may find yourself explaining why one person group of people s actions are justified or not justified Alternatively you may make an argument based on what the court should rule in this case if it goes to trial If a case involves changing ideas within a religious tradition you may explain the nature of the changes why they are surprising or deemed necessary etc 1 2 pages 40 points Delete these words and write your answer here 4 Summarize in one sentence what you home a reader will have learned after reading your analysis Make sure to explicitly relate the terms and the case 10 points Delete these words and write your answer here 5 Include a works cited list Of course you also need to cite properly in your answers above 10 points though a failure to cite can result in an F Delete these words and write your answer here To turn in your assignment 1 Save your document in the following format last name first name case name doc OR last name first name docx So if Betty Smith wrote about the Armed Services she would save her document as Smith Betty Armed Services doc or Smith Betty Armed Services docx Note that you MUST save in doc or docx format to ensure that Seth your grader and I can open the document If you are not sure what format you are saving in choose save as and then look at the options under save as type If this is not clear ask for help Files saved in an unopenable format will not be graded 2 Upload your assignment to the assignment section of


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