Section II Community Issues identifies up to four issues that have emerged out of your community research on the 1981 U.N. Declaration. These are general issues not specific case studies. Issues may include problems such as a general sense of intolerance by members of a majority religion or belief toward minority religions or beliefs. Be specific. Summarize your community research material on the articles, paragraphs and terms that point to the problem. Include statistics, quote news media stories, historical references etc. Number and title each issue. There should be no more than four paragraphs for each issue. First identify the problem and suggest a solution.

This method of summarizing issues follows the concept examples in Part I, Introductory Course, by the American professor Samuel P. Huntington and French philosopher Rene Descartes. Huntington says a paradigm (in this case the 1981 U.N. Declaration) enables a person “to order, generalize, understand relationships, distinguish what is important from unimportant, anticipate and at times predict developments, and show us a path to take to achieve a goal.” Rene Descartes, in his 1637 Discourse on Method, recommended an approach (in this case community intolerance and discrimination) is to break a complex problem down into its simplest parts, arrange the parts in an appropriate order.

Use the Huntington-Descartes suggestions that complex problems like intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief can be broken down into their clear and distinct parts. The solution has to do with the rearranging of ideas into a paradigm to promote tolerance and prevent discrimination based on religion or belief in the community.

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