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Becoming lost and found: Peace, Christianity and anti-oppression

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  1. Introduction
  2. Teaching peace and forgiveness
  3. The preaching of the Bible
  4. Aboriginal youth and homeless rates
  5. A different attitude
  6. The societal problems and cultural misunderstandings
  7. Racism and stress
  8. Conclusion

With reference to oppression, the author contests that lessons of religion, namely peace and forgiveness, can and should be implemented to teach the values of inclusively. This article sets out to discover why people, most of whom are inherently religious at least practicing faith to some degree, refuse to use the social teachings of religion to solve social and group problems. To teach peace and forgiveness has, perhaps, been viewed as less scientific and more religious, making some academics uncomfortable. Human compassion, as it is taught through religion is not a credible science.

[...] Further, he believes that while religion has often been a weapon of oppression and exclusion, if social workers are able to teach only those concepts of positively espoused by most religion, perhaps some good will be achieved. At its core, this is an argument to try the tactic because while it may not help all, it cannot hurt. ?Structural Determinants as the Cause of Homelessness for Aboriginal Youth? This essay has chosen to study the differences, if any, between Aboriginal youth and homeless rates, how they differ from white homeless rates and what impact society has on taking care of this growing population. [...]

[...] As such, the professional needs to be constantly re-educating himself to ensure he is best able to serve the addict with the most relevant and advanced methods. Too often medical workers who were not specifically trained in addiction treatment were asked to use their knowledge of medicine and adapt it to treat the addict. Here, the author believes, the medical system failed its patients. This issue, at its very core, requires attention from social welfare. The study of social work is increasingly important to grasping an understanding of the social implications of addiction. [...]

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