Religion: Religion and Religious Pluralism Essay

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Religious pluralism is the idea of different religious views coexisting in society. Religious pluralism is something that is a part of everyday life. It affects us as we attend school, work, or other functions. We live in a society where there are many religions, faiths, and beliefs amongst different people that attend school, work and other functions. We must take into consideration that everyone does not have the same religious beliefs and ideas. This must be considered so that no one gets offended and respected amongst one another so that we can co-exist. Thinking back on the site visits, let’s explore religious pluralism in respect to Christianity and Islam. Christianity is the belief in God as a Trinity taught through the teaching through Jesus Christ. Islam is the belief of total surrender to Allah originating through the teachings of Mohammad. Both Islam and Christianity are monotheistic religions. The religion of Islam is respected by Christianity as a fellow monotheistic religion, but Muhammad is not seen as a true prophet. On the other hand, the religion of Christianity is respected by Islam as the "People of the Book," but they have mistaken beliefs and only partial revelation. Through these claims by both religions it can be concluded that the acceptance of the concept that two or more religions, in this case Islam and Christianity, with mutually exclusive truth in the beliefs and practices claim are equally valid therefore can co-exists to address and social…