Religious Diversity And Diversity

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Diversity is throughout the classrooms and the best way to understand diversity is by educating peers on the topic. Diversity can be found in religion, race, and socioeconomic status. All these elements can affect a student's learning both positively and negatively. It is important to develop relationships with students, and the best way to do this is through understand of their religion, race, and socioeconomic status. The first topic this paper will address is religion and the comparison between Quaker and Christian Science. The next discussions is about race, specifically Hispanic and Native American culture. The final part will address socioeconomic status and the variety of issues among the classes.

The Quaker religion is known as the Religious Society of Friends. Quakers believe there is God in everybody and that each human is unique. Quaker religion began in England in the 1650s along with Christian roots. Christian Science is another religion based around Christianity, but this religion was developed in the 19th century. The 2009 statistics shows that there are 210,000 Quakers across the world. Quakers believe that “God is love, the light of God is in every single person, a person who lets their life be guided by that light will achieve a full relationship with God, everyone can have a direct, personal relationship with God without involving a priest or minister, and redemption and the Kingdom of Heaven are to be experienced now, in this world.” Quakers do not

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