In a post-9/11 world, words such as: politics, religion, gender, east, west, fear, axis of evil, weapons of mass destruction, war and freedom define an undercurrent of western sentiment. All religions are essentially the same, only difference is in the interpretation and practice after all in the final analysis, all of us end in one place either heaven or hell that is the common belief of most religions. The situation in the middle east has rarely been as fluid as today, the events seldom as fascinating to watch, as well as challenging to comprehend with the barrage of news reports we receive from the region every day.
The world’s muslims: religion, politics and society overwhelming percentages of muslims in many countries want islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to a worldwide survey by the pew research center. Eastern religions refers to religions originating in the eastern world—india, china, japan and southeast asia—and thus having dissimilarities with western religionsthis includes the indian and east asian religious traditions, as well as animistic indigenous religions. A contemporary issue can be defined as any event, idea, opinion or topic in a given subject that is relevant to the present day contemporary issue can be found in almost any matter of interest. While, clearly, there are major methodological issues involved in utilizing traditional philosophical and religious ideas for contemporary concerns, there are also compelling reasons to support such efforts, however modest they may be.
Eastern philosophy is also more about the spiritual while western philosophy is more of a hands-on style the difference is the “i” of the west, and the “we” of the east, as one focuses on finding truth and meaning. Write a 2,100- to 2,450-word paper about the contemporary issues facing the assigned eastern religious tradition in which you: o discuss the common characteristics the assigned religion shares with the others. The challenges facing religion in the contemporary world: the kenyan situation ogolla maurice catholic university of eastern africa, kisumu campus kenya 10 introduction this presentation focuses on the challenges facing religion in the contemporary world with the kenyan situation in focus it is divided into five sub-topics namely an. Oil that is what the modern middle eastern geopolitics have usually been about given the vast energy resources that form the backbone of western economies, influence and involvement in the middle east has been of paramount importance for the former and current imperial and super powers, including france, britain, usa and the former soviet union. The differences and similarities between the eastern, buddhism and hinduism, and the western, christanity and judiasm, religious traditions had a cultural impact on the society during 1000 bce to 600 ce.
Relations between muslims and christians in the middle east have been affected historically by territorial ambitions, competition over particular sites important to both religions, and constantly changing developments in the region’s politics. In the wake of the spiritual revolution of the 1960s, rabbis zalman schachter-shalomi and chaim zvi hollander debated the value of eastern religions in a 1974 issue of sh’ma schachter-shalomi embraced those jews who practiced eastern religions, within certain limits. At some point, certain religious ideas about the role of women seem to have become so ingrained in the culture that they now transcend religious boundaries modern life appears to be changing these norms, if slowly, but it remains a very complex and delicate topic, to say the least.
Violence and discrimination against religious groups by governments and rival faiths have reached new highs in all regions of the world except the americas, according to a new report by the pew. For most middle eastern muslims, it is a personal and professional third rail to call for the removal of religion from public life, let alone to call into question god’s existence. This category is on: current issues this website is for people of various faiths who seek to understand islam and muslims it contains a lot of brief, yet informative articles about different aspects of islam new articles are added every week also, it features live help through chat. Christianity: christianity, major religion, stemming from the life, teachings, and death of jesus of nazareth in the 1st century ce it has become the largest of the world’s religions and, geographically, the most widely diffused learn about the history of christianity, its doctrines, and the major christian traditions.
In the wake of events such as 9/11, various issues pertaining to contemporary islam have gained the attention of an increasing number of scholars (and non-scholars) from across academic disciplines. Religion east and west, issue 1, june 2001, pp 77-97 abstract western interest in eastern religions, especially buddhism, historically coincided with the rise of modern science and the corresponding perceived decline of religious orthodoxy in the west. This guide is a starting point for research in contemporary issues in the study of religionuse the resources on this page to locate information in newspapers, magazines, journals, and books, as well as encyclopedias and issue sources (pro/con sources) on your topic.
The eastern religions are a family of religions native to asia in addition to several major religions, the eastern religious also include a number of cults, along with the animistic religions of native asian peoples. A single point of view on hot religious topics, or: a single point of view on controversial social problems instead, we try to explain all viewpoints fairly, accurately, completely, and with balance as a result, you are certain to find material in this section and throughout the rest of this web site that agrees with your beliefs. Discuss eastern religion and contemporary ethics include a title slide and a references slide, and any applicable images use bulleted items on the slides and more extensive materials in the speaker notes.