Theme D:Religion, peace and conflict(part2)

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  • Created on: 10-05-18 23:19
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  • Religion and Belief in 21st Century Conflict
    • Religion as a cause of war
      • examples
        • Afghanistan war
        • al-Queda war
      • religious influence
        • "But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. "
    • Nuclear Weapons
      • deterrence= the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of   consequence
      • nuclear missiles remain the main deterrence against possible aggression
    • Weapons of mass destruction
      • for
        • nuclear war could be the lesser of two evils
        • story of the battle of Jericho: destroyed a city
          • the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in
      • against
        • pacifism
        • just war theory
        • Gods land is sacred/ Allah created us so bodies are sacred
    • Religion and peacemaking
      • work of individuals
        • Martin Luther King jr
          • "We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love"
          • an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movementUntitled
      • religious influence
        • "blessed are the peacemakers"
    • Religious responses to victims of war
      • CAFOD
        • helping to rehabilitate children who have fought as soldiers in war, offering them education, counselling and support
        • attempting to bring together warring groups to find alternative ways of dealing with conflict
        • providing refugees fleeing conflict with emergency aid, such as food, shelter and cooking equipment
      • religious influence
        • Defend the rights of the poor and orphans; be fair to the needy and helpless. Rescue them from the power of evil men


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