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Week 10 Assignment 2 Submission
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Assignment 2: Brochure, Newsletter, or Presentation on a Religion
Due Week 10 and worth 250 points
Select one (1) of the religions we have studied with which you were
least familiar before you started the course. Create a four to six
(4-6) page brochure, newsletter, or presentation in which you focus on
one of the significant ways that the beliefs and practices of the
religion are demonstrated today: festivals OR meditation OR rites of
Create a four to six (4-6) page brochure, newsletter, or presentation
in which you:
1. Provide a brief overview of the religion you selected that includes:
a description of the central beliefs of the religion.
a description of the sacred text(s) of the religion.
the origin of the religion, including key figures associated with the
religion, if applicable.
2. Choose one (1) of the following examples of how the religious
beliefs are demonstrated today:
Major festivals (i.e. Easter Procession, Diwali).
Forms of meditation (i.e. prayer, yoga).
Rites of passage (i.e. marriage, funerals).
3. Describe the festival OR meditation OR rites of passage:
Identify the country or countries where practiced.
Identify the participants and their roles.
Explain how the practice is rooted in the beliefs of the religion.
Identify whether any sacred texts are associated with the practice and
if so, explain how the text is used as part of this practice.
4. Write an “About the Author” section in the brochure, newsletter, or
presentation that includes:
a brief statement about why you choose this religion and practice for
a brief statement of an aspect of the practice that is intriguing to
a brief statement about whether you have had the opportunity to
personally observe the practice; if not, whether you would like to have
this opportunity, and explain why or why not.
5. Include five to eight (5-8) relevant images.
6. Format your text and images to make the information engaging,
attractive, and easy to read.
7. Use at least three (3) quality resources. Note: Wikipedia and
similar websites do not count as quality resources.
8. Write clearly and coherently using correct grammar, punctuation,
spelling, and mechanics.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment
Analyze the similarities and differences in the primary beliefs held by
major religious traditions and the cultures in which these religions
Describe the varieties of religious experience and practice in a wide
range of cultures.
Recognize how daily life within various religions and current affairs
are influenced by religion.
Develop written pieces that demonstrate an analysis of a topic relevant
to the course.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in religion.
Write clearly and concisely about world religions using proper writing
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic /
organization of the material, and language and writing skills, using
the following rubric found here.
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