ReligionSocialRead the section in the book (pages 19-20) about the role of religion in the civil rights movement in the USA .

Religion has not always been used to further protest in the USA. For example when slavery was widespread, the Bible was used by slave-owners to pacify their slaves and prevent revolt.

Later, the racist Ku Klux Klan carried bibles and fiery crosses when meeting and persecuting black Americans.

  1. Click these links for more about Christianity and slavery and The Ku Klux Klan
  2. How do sociologists explain such differences in the way religion is used to either resist or assist social change?