1 Key words: IMMIGRATION - moving from another country to the UK, MULTICULTURAL - consisting of many
cultures, races and religions, EMIGRATION - people leaving their own countries to live in another, FAITH
COMMUNITY - a group of people belonging to the same religion.
2 Reasons for Britain becoming multicultural: Invasion, economic opportunities, encouragement
from the UK government and freedom to practice their religion.
3 Advantages of multiculturalism
3.1 make life more interesting
3.2 a wide variety of cuisine
3.3 opportunity to learn about other cultures and religions
3.4 Access to critical skills and jobs
3.5 Better public services
3.6 Different sorts of music
3.7 Different traditions
4 Disadvantages of multiculturalism
4.1 Prejudice between members of
4.2 A tendency to blame
immigrants for lack of housing
4.3 Schools struggle to cater
4.4 Isolation of ethnic minority groups
4.5 Difficult in meeting the needs
e.g. off work
5 Christian politics: a group of people who encourage Christians to get involved in the
Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrat parties. One of their initiatives has been to
hold an annual West minister carol service.
6 Islamic Party of Britain: they are actively engaged in British politics. They rule several countries, such as Iran.
7 Religion and Politics should mix: important to have just
laws and honest people in government, religious believers
should think of others first.
7.1 Religion and politics should not mix: might lead to laws that do
not reflect what most people believe, might conflict with their
8 State religion is the official religion of a Country
8.1 The Church of England is the state religion
9 Blasphemy laws prevent people from using offensive words about religion
or God. There is a law in the UK that prevents blasphemy against the
Church of England.
10 Why does Britain need immigrants?
10.1 Essential skills: provide skills which are needed
10.2 Contribution to the economy:
Britain has an ageing population
10.3 Motivation: Immigrants would do the work
that native British people might not want to
11 Problems with immigration
11.1 a threat of jobs
11.2 prejudice against people with a
different language, religion or
11.3 planning is required to integrate
immigrants into society
11.4 Racial tension can upset community
11.5 Not enough homes, health services and school places
11.6 Political parties wish to stop non-white immigration
12 Asylum seekers are people who seek to be recognised as a refugee and hopes to be given permission to
stay in another country. We can encourage integration as opposed to segregation by keeping people
together and allowing them to celebrate other festivals. Religious believers would help asylum seekers
because they might be endangered in their home country.
12.1 Eid UI Fitr: a celebration at the end of fasting, it brings the community together
by having a special meal together.
13 Hope: a Christian community which started in 2008. It aims to encourage all children
nominations to work together to serve the whole community. In London the community
is growing and it is influencing to spread peace and harmony.
14 Christmas: celebrating the birth of Jesus, it brings the community together by everyone getting together
in Churches to pray.
15.1 "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."(C)
15.2 "Whoever does good work, male or female, and he or she is a believer, such will enter paradise."(I)