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Religion and Spirituality play a vital part in the development and enhancement of social values. Substantiate.

Topic:  role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

6. Religion and Spirituality play a vital part in the development and enhancement of social values. Substantiate. (150 words)

Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

To bring forth the role of religion and spirituality in defining and understanding social values.

Directive:

Substantiate – When you are asked to Substantiate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question using suitable case studies or/ and examples.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Develop a link for the intersection of religion and spirituality with social values.

Body:

Using examples from religions and cultures across the world stress up on how they play a part in the development of social values.

The relationship between religion and social values that must account for the context of narratives, histories and practices. Mention about some values such as Honesty, compassion, peace, forgiveness and duty etc.

Also, mention the negative link between religion and social values, such as prejudice based on caster and color, discrimination based on gender.

Conclusion:

Pass a balanced judgement on the link between social values and religion.