one of the three major religions discussed in this course (Judaism, Christianity or Islam).


a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that addresses the following questions:

  • In what ways do the common characteristics of the three religions, including their ethics, contribute to their challenges in the modern world?
  • How is this religion responding to challenges in the modern world?
  • What has changed about the roles of women in the religion over time?


at least five references in addition to the textbook.


your paper consistent with APA guidelines.


a 1-page handout to summarize the key ideas of your paper. This can be a bulleted list with a short summary of your findings.