Edexcel Religious Studies- Key Words Unit 1

Key Words for 4 Topics:

- Believing in God

- Marriage and the Family

- Matters of Life and Death

- Community Cohesion

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Religion and Community Cohesion
Community Cohesion ­ a common vision and shared sense of
belonging for all groups in society
Discrimination- treating someone unfairly because you are
prejudiced against them
Ethnic minority ­a member of an ethnic group which is smaller
than the majority ethnic group
Inter-faith minority ­ a marriage where the husband and wife
are from different religions
Multi-ethnic society ­ people from different races and cultures
living together in one society
Multi-faith society ­ people from different religions living
together in one society
Prejudice ­ believing someone to be inferior without even
knowing them
Racism ­ discriminating against someone because of their race
and the colour of their skin
Racial harmony ­ people from different races and cultures living
together happily
Religious freedom ­ having the right to practice your religion
and change your religion
Religious pluralism ­ accepting that all religions have equal
right to co-exist
Sexism ­ discriminating against someone because of their
gender.

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Believing in god
Agnosticism ­ not being sure if god exists
Atheism ­ the believe that god does not exist
Theism ­ the belief that god exists
Omni-benevolent ­ the belief that god is all good
Omniscient ­ the belief that god is all-knowing and all-seeing
Omnipotent ­ the belief that god is all-powerful
Moral Evil ­ evil and suffering caused by humans
Natural Evil ­ evil and suffering caused by natural disasters
Conversion ­ changing your life by giving yourself to god
Numinous ­…read more

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Matters of life and death
Abortion ­ removal of the foetus from the mother's womb before
it can survive
Assisted suicide ­ providing someone with the means to commit
suicide
Euthanasia ­ an easy and gentle death
Immortality of the soul ­ the belief that when your body dies,
your soul lives on into the spiritual world
Near death experience ­ when someone about to die has an out
of body experience
Non-voluntary Euthanasia ­ ending someone's life painlessly
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Marriage and the family
Adultery ­ having sex with someone other than your marriage
partner
Civil partnership ­ a legal ceremony giving homosexual couples
the same rights as husband and wife
Cohabitation ­ living together without being married
Contraception ­ intentionally preventing pregnancy from
occurring
Faithfulness ­ staying with your marriage partner and only
having sex with them
Homosexuality ­ being attracted to someone of the same sex
Nuclear family ­ mother, father and children living together as a
unit
Pre-marital sex ­ having sex…read more

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