Discuss and research the symbols or rituals of a non-Judeo-Christian religious organization or culture.

Discuss and research the symbols or rituals of a non-Judeo-Christian religious organization or culture. Matthew 28:18-20 says: “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.'” In response to this call, Christian churches send missionaries to other cultures to spread the gospel, plant churches, and disciple people in those cultures. In this process, missionaries communicate important rituals and symbols of the Christian faith as well as learn about non-Judeo-Christian religious symbols from the cultures they are evangelizing. As a result, it’s important to understand the meaning of these religious symbols when conveying the gospel message and forming discipleship relationships. For this assignment, you will research the symbols or rituals of a non-Judeo-Christian religious organization or culture. The terms “symbol” and “ritual” may be interpreted variously; the focus should be on verbal and nonverbal choices used to convey religious meaning. As long as you cover this in principle, there is flexibility about what particular symbolic or ritualized communication pattern you choose. Then, in 750-1000 words, compare the symbols or rituals they use with those of mainstream Christianity. How are the two sets of symbols or rituals similar? What makes them different? How could someone apply this knowledge to accurately convey the gospel, aid missionaries in teaching other cultures to obey all that Christ has commanded, and avoid theological misunderstandings that may be expressed in that cultures symbols or rituals? In addition to your textbook, you should use two to three reputable and authoritative sources. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. ***This is for an intercultural communications class Rubric: 1. Interpretation and Comparison of Symbols and Rituals (B) Interpretation and Comparison of Symbols and Rituals (C 2.1) 2. Application to Mission Work Application to mission work that preserves integrity of gospel message and avoids theological misunderstandings in translation of symbols or rituals. 3. Thesis, Position, or Purpose Communicates reason for writing and demonstrates awareness of audience. 4. Development, Structure, and Conclusion Advances position or purpose throughout writing; conclusion aligns to and evolves from development. 5. Evidence Selects and integrates evidence to support and advance position/purpose; considers other perspectives. In addition to your textbook, you should use two to three reputable and authoritative sources.[order_button_a]