Edexcel RE B Chapter 4 Peace and Conflict

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  • Chapter 4: Peace and Conflict
    • Peace
      • LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR
      • Christians believe they should work for world peace and not involve themselves in conflict
      • Some christians will fight if it means that less people will get hurt
    • Peacemaking
      • BLESSED ARE THE PEACE MAKERS
      • Jesus taught his followers to seek peace and avoid conflict
    • Conflict
      • The bible tells people not to engage in war
      • Some Christians will engage in war if its the lesser of two evils
      • War should always be seen as a last resort when nothing else peaceful will solve the issue
        • 'Just War'
      • ALL WHO DRAW THE SWORD WILL DIE BY THE SWORD
    • Pacifism
      • Bible teaches believers to seek peace with their enemies
      • Pacifists believe that war can never be justified under any circumstance
        • This belief is very popular in christians and non-religious people
      • YOU SHALL NOT KILL
    • Just War
      • Some christians believe in this 'Just War' theory others say its against Gods wishes
      • Should be a last resort, intended to bring peace, likelihood of succcess and civillians should be be targeted
    • Holy War
      • These are much less common not now because their intention is to convert others to follow a specific religion which is now recognised as morally wrong
      • I DID NOT BRING PEACE, BUT A SWORD
        • Happened in the past and some believe its a spiritual battle against evil
    • Weapons of Mass Destruction
      • These cause very widespread damage and can kill thousands of people
      • Some people believe they should be kept but unactivated to maintain peace, yet others believe they should all be destroyed
    • Issues surrounding conflict
      • Many people believe that violence will only bring more violence
      • All religions and humans in general oppose terrorism
      • DO TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO TO YOU
      • Christian communities work collectively aswell as individually to overcome these violent issues

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