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  • War
    • Human rights
    • Conscientious objectors
      • Jesus said "turn the other cheek" in the New Testament suggesting war is not permitted
    • Terrorism
      • this potentially gives a just cause if the country is in danger
    • sanctity of life
      • christians believe all life is sacred and god given therefore it is not up to man to take away in war
        • We are made "in gods image"
    • Religious views
      • Buddhism
        • No killing is at the heart of buddhist thinking , "abandon the will to fight"
        • many buddhists have refused to fight even though they know they will be killed as a result, however some buddhists have broken this rule
      • Hinduism
        • believe it is right to use force in self defence, the teachings condeming war come from Ahisma
        • Arjuna - about to go to battle when he realises his family is on the opposing side. Krishna tells him battle only harms the body and cannot touch the soul
          • Islam and War
            • The Quaran emphasises that muslims should only go to war to seek noble motives and shouldn't seek any earthly reward
  • Geneva Convention aims to protect prisoners of war
    • Human rights
  • Human rights  could be an excuse to go to war, if someone claims their human rights are being violated by another country
    • Human rights are rarely at such a risk as when we are at war, esecially with captives
      • Conscientious objectors
        • Jesus said "turn the other cheek" in the New Testament suggesting war is not permitted
      • this is someone who refuses to go to war for military conscription on the grounds of religion for example
        • Muhammed Ali - famous C.O
          • unauthorised use of violence in pursuit of political aims
            • Terrorism
              • this potentially gives a just cause if the country is in danger
          • sanctity of life
            • christians believe all life is sacred and god given therefore it is not up to man to take away in war
              • We are made "in gods image"
          • Nuclear weapons
            • War
              • Religious views
                • Buddhism
                  • No killing is at the heart of buddhist thinking , "abandon the will to fight"
                  • many buddhists have refused to fight even though they know they will be killed as a result, however some buddhists have broken this rule
                • Hinduism
                  • believe it is right to use force in self defence, the teachings condeming war come from Ahisma
                  • Arjuna - about to go to battle when he realises his family is on the opposing side. Krishna tells him battle only harms the body and cannot touch the soul
                    • Islam and War
                      • The Quaran emphasises that muslims should only go to war to seek noble motives and shouldn't seek any earthly reward
          • campaign for nuclear disarment protests against the use of nuclear weapons in order to maintain peace
            • Nuclear weapons
            • muslims can go to war in self defence, prisoners must be treated in a humane way

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