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  • 1. Martin Luther King – howdid his faith influence his fight against racism? What is prejudice & why should we fight against it?
  • 2. Starter:Pride (In the name of love) U2 Who is this song about?
  • 3. Who was Martin Luther King?
  • 4. Key words – which ones relate toMartin Luther King and his fight?Prejudice Xenophobia Sexism Discrimination Racism Homophobia Ageism
  • 5. Learning ObjectivesToday we will learn:• to identify key Christian teachings on racism & non-violence• to examine the links between Martin Luther King and Jesus• to explain why Martin Luther King is regarded by some to be a modern day saint
  • 6. How did Christianity influence Martin Luther King’s non-violent fight against racism? Parable of the Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37 The first question which the priest and Jesus taught that Christians the Levite asked was: should love their neighbours and "If I stop to help this that neighbour means people of man, what will happen all races. Jews and Samaritans to me?" But... the Good were different races who hated Samaritan reversed each other. In the parable, Jesus the question: "If I do taught that the Good Samaritan not stop to help this treated the Jew who was man, what will happen attacked as his neighbour, so to him?" showing that Christians have to treat people of every race asThat old law about their neighbour who they have toan eye for an eye Luke 23:26 love.leaves everybody Non-violenceblind. The time is Jesus had a black African is a powerfulalways right to do helping him to carry his and justthe right thing. weapon, cross which cuts without wounding and ennobles In Matthew 5:38-39 Jesus said: the man who wields it. It is a sword You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, that heals. and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
  • 7. Why is Martin Luther King sometimes compared to Jesus? Jesus Martin Luther KingFought against injustice through his Fought against racismteachingsLived in a war torn country where his people Lived in a country where blacks and whiteswhere being oppressed were segregatedReceived threats by the authorities Received threats from racists, police officers and local governmentHad hundreds of followers Had thousands of followersWas arrested for standing up against the Was arrested for campaigning against racismRomans and the Jewish authoritiesWas crucified Was assassinated in 1968Was resurrected His legacy lives on after death – people still remember him and his fightTeacher Preacher of ChristianityTaught his followers to turn the other cheek Told his followers never to use violence,rather than fight with violence even when they being attacked
  • 8. Learning ObjectivesToday we will learn:• to identify key Christian teachings on racism & non-violence• to examine the links between Martin Luther King and Jesus• to explain why Martin Luther King is regarded by some to be a modern day saint
  • 9. Saint Martin Luther King?1. What do the 4. The inscription iron bars at the top means represent? “Holy Martin” or “Saint Martin” Why do you think he has been called2. Why is he a Saint? wearing a number round his neck? 5. Why do you think he is shown with a halo?3. What do you think the statement on the scroll means? It comes from his
  • 10. Saint Martin Luther King?
  • 11. Could Martin Luther King be regarded as a Saint?A Saint is someone who lived a very holylife, who used their faith as a way tochange lives and make a difference. Saintsoften had very tough struggles and wereoften martyred (killed) for their beliefs.Some Saints have miracles attributed tothem and some have done things which hasgreat important for their faith.Could Martin Luther King be regarded as aSaint?
  • 12. Quotes – what do they mean? MLK quotes