UNT PHIL 2400 - Religion in the News Assignment Sheet #1(1) (4 pages)

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University of North Texas
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Phil 2400 - Reli & Ameri Soc
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Name Haley Love Title of Case Religion and The Armed Services PHIL 2400 Religion and American Society Instructions for Religion in the News Analysis 1 Assignments are due on Monday September 29 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 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 a New Ambassador of Religious Freedom i http www religionnews com 2014 07 28 rabbi saperstein nominated u s ambassadorreligious freedom ii http www state gov j drl irf iii http www religionnews com 2014 01 15 wanted new ambassador large religiousfreedom b Religion and the Armed Services choose EITHER to focus on the Bibles in the rooms or the air force pilot who was denied reenlistment because he would not say the whole oath i http www worldreligionnews com issues air force pilot who refuses to say so help megod is denied reenlistment ii http www economist com blogs erasmus 2014 09 religion and american armed forces iii http www washingtonpost com news checkpoint wp 2014 09 05 humanist group airforce airman denied reenlistment because he refused to say so help me god c Nuns petition Pope about Native Land i http www religionnews com 2014 09 09 nuns pope revoke 15th century doctrine allowschristians seize native land ii http www doctrineofdiscovery org iii http www nytimes com 2000 03 13 world pope asks forgiveness for errors of thechurch over 2000 years html d Additional Topics Note that you may choose another topic related to one of the units we will complete before September 29 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 September 24 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 17 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 Native American sacred land oral tradition ghost dance 18 American Indian Religious Freedom Act 19 Religious Freedom Restoration Act 20 Reform Judaism 21 Conservative Judaism 22 Orthodox Judaism 23 Hebrew Bible 24 Sabbath 25 covenant 26 infallibility 27 Pope 28 sacrament 29 Rerum Novarum 30 Dorothy Day 31 Bishop s Letter on the Economy Answer each of the following questions in the space provided 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 In the case of Religion in the Armed Forces an Air Force airman from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada whose enlistment ends in November of 2014 refuses to comply with the requirements of signing the oath that is required to reenlist in the Air Force Academy A piece of the oath states So help me God and the airman and Humanist Association of the Air Force believe that this is unlawful because it goes against 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 our blackboard learn website by 11am on Monday September 29 I suggest that after you upload your document that you log out of blackboard and log again to make sure that your file is uploaded Failure to upload your document successfully will mean that your assignment will not be


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