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Study Questions: Chapter 11

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1. Why do the Hutterites have the youngest median age of any religion in Canada and why have their numbers have increased? What role does their gendered division of labour play in these statistics?

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2. What are the similarities between the experiences of the British children sent to Australia and the First Nations children sent to residential schools in Canada?

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3. What is the significance of the following statement? “Christianity—in fact, all Abrahamic religions (including Islam and Judaism)—has much to answer for from a feminist perspective.”

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4. What are some of the differences in how jihad has been portrayed to western audiences and how it is actually practised by Muslims?

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5. What is sacred and what is profane?

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