Edexcel GCSE RS Unit 8 Religion and Society Keywords

Pre-set Edexcel Definitions for Unit 8 Religion and Society (Christianity and one other world religion). All four sections:

Section 1 – Rights and Responsibilities

Section 2 – Religion: Environmental and Medical Issues

Section 3 – Religion: Peace and Conflict

Section 4 – Religion: Crime and Punishment

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Edexcel GCSE RS Unit 8 Religion and Society - Keywords
Section 1 ­ Rights and Section 2 ­ Religion: Environmental
Responsibilities and Medical Issues
Bible Artificial Insemination
The holy book of Christians Injecting semen into uterus by artificial means
Church Conservation
The community of Christians (with a small `c' it Protecting and preserving natural resources and
means a Christian place of worship) the environment
Conscience Creation
An inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of The act of creating the universe or the universe
an action which has been created
Decalogue Embryo
The Ten Commandments A fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after
Democratic Processes conception
The ways in which citizens can take part in Environment
government (usually through elections) The surroundings in which plants and animals live
Electoral Processes and on which they depend to live
The ways in which voting is organised Global Warming
Golden Rule The increase in the temperature of the Earth's
Jesus' teaching that you should treat other atmosphere (thought to be caused by the
people as you would like them to treat you greenhouse effect)
Human Rights Infertility
The rights and freedoms to which everyone is Not being able to have children
entitled In-vitro Fertilisation
Political Party The method of fertilising a human egg in a test
A group that tries to be elected into power on the tube
basis of its polities e.g. Labour, Conservative and Natural Resources
Liberal Democrat Naturally occurring materials, such as oil and
Pressure Group fertile land, which can be used by humans
A group is formed to influence government policy Organ Donation
on a particular issue Giving up organs to be used in transplant surgery
Situation Ethics Stewardship
The idea that Christians should base moral Looking after something so it can be passed on to
decisions on what is the most loving thing to do the next generation
Social Change Surrogacy
The way in which society has changed and is An arrangement whereby a woman bears a child
changing (and also possibilities for change in the on behalf of another woman

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Section 3 ­ Religion: Peace and Section 4 ­ Religion: Crime and
Conflict Punishment
Aggression Addiction
Attacking without being provoked A recurring compulsion to engage in an activity
Bullying regardless of its effects
Intimidating/frightening people weaker than Capital Punishment
yourself The death penalty for a crime or offence
Conflict Resolution Crime
Bringing a fight or struggle to a peaceful An act against law
conclusion Deterrence
Exploitation The idea that punishments should be of such a
Taking advantage of a weaker group nature that they will…read more


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