RS - RELIGION, PEACE AND JUSTICE

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  • RELIGION, PEACE AND JUSTICE
    • PUNISHMENT
      • Proportional punishment
        • When the punishment is proportional to the crime
          • Exodus 21:23-25 "But if there is serious injury you are to take life for life, eye for eye..."
            • When the life of a criminal is ended by the state
      • To make people suffer for their wrong actions
      • Capital Punishment
        • When the life of a criminal is ended by the state
      • Aims of punishment
        • Protection
        • Retribution
          • Revenge
            • Exodus 21:23-25 "But if there is serious injury you are to take life for life, eye for eye..."
              • to get back at someone for something they've done to you or a loved one
          • Vindication
            • To uphold the law
          • Reformation
          • Deterrence
        • Types of Punishment
          • Death Penalty
            • Lethal Injection
              • Untitled
          • Fines
          • Prison
          • Community Service
          • Electronic Tagging
          • Penance
            • An act of self-mortification or devotion performed voluntarily to sorrow for a sin or other wrong doing
      • JUSTICE
        • Fair treatment of all people by the stare according to their actions
        • Social Injustice
          • Unfair treatment in society
        • Agape
          • Do the most loving thing
          • From a branch of Christianity called Situation Ethics
        • In the Bible
          • Genesis-Adam and Eve: Punished for their disobedience
            • Eating from the tree when God told them not to - so God banished them from the Garden of Eden
          • The Final Judgement: All people will be judged on their actions whilst on Earth
          • The Prophet Isaiah: "Learn to do right; seek justice, defend the oppressed. take up the cause of the fatherless (Isaiah 1:17)
          • Exodus 21:23-25 "A life for a life; an eye for an eye"
        • Christian may help fight social injustice by...
          • Joining an organisation
            • Amnesty International
            • Christian Aid
            • Salvation Army
          • Praying
          • Preaching
        • Liberation Theology
          • Christians have a duty  to fight to oppose social injustice and governmental abuse of power
          • People must oppose the law of a country if it acts against then in an 'un-Christian' way
          • Camillo Torres
          • Oscar Romero
          • Modern Development of the Christian Church
            • Has followers from both catholic and protestant churches
          • Catholic Church criticises it for using too much violence
      • WAR
        • Pacifism
          • The belief that all war and fighting is wrong, regardless  of the purpose or eventual outcome
          • Exodus 20:13 "Do not murder"
          • Matthew 5:44 "Love your enemies"
          • Best known group of pacifists are Quakers
          • Non-violent actions a Christian could take instead of war
            • Negtiation
            • Sanctions
            • Non-violent protests
            • Boycotts
              • withdraw from commercial or social relations with- a country, and organisation, or a person- as a punishment or protest
            • ConsceintiousObjectors
              • A person who is opposed to war- and if asked to fight, they refuse
          • Forgiveness
            • To make peace with someone who has done you wrong
          • Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God
            • ConsceintiousObjectors
              • A person who is opposed to war- and if asked to fight, they refuse
        • War in the Old Testament
          • Deuteronomy 31:1-6
            • God tells his people to of to war with the Amorites
            • "the Lord will destroy those people"
          • Joel 3:9 "Prepare for war; call you warriors
            • God is   encouraging the people to of to war and preparing his people for it
          • Joel 3:11 "Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations and gather in the valley"
            • God is preparing 'all nations' for war
        • Bible Quotes
          • Exodus 20:13 "Do not murder"
          • Exodus 21:23-15 "But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye..."
          • Genesis 9:6 "Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God had God made mankind"
          • Matthew 10:34 " do not think that i have come to bring peace to the earth. i have not come to bring peace, but a sword
            • Some say that this quote in terms of converting and getting people to convert to Chrisitanity
        • When two sides are in dispute wit each other, this sometimes may include violence
        • Holy War
          • a war declared and waged in support of a religious cause

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