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Section 1:
Rights and Responsibilities

Bible the holy book of Christians

Church the community of Christians ( with a lover case `c' is means the Christ
place of worship)

Conscience an inner feeling of rightness and wrongness of an action

The Decalogue the ten commandments

Democratic Processes a way…

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Global Warming increased temperature of the earths atmosphere

Infertility unable to have children

IVF the method of fertilising a human egg in a test tube

Natural Resources naturally occurring materials which can be used by humans

Organ Donation giving organs for use in transplant surgery

Stewardship looking after something that…

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Section 3:
Peace and Conflict

Aggression attacking without provocation

Bullying intimidating/frightening those weaker than yourself

Conflict Resolution bringing a fight or struggle to a peaceful conclusion

Exploitation taking advantage of weaker group

Forgiveness stop blaming someone and/or pardoning their mistake

Just War a war which is fought for the…

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Justice due allocation of reward and punishment or the maintenance of
what is right

Law rules made by parliament and enforced by courts

Reform the idea that punishments should change criminals to stop them
committing crimes

Rehabilitation restore to normal life

Responsibility being responsible for ones actions

Retribution the idea…

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Catholics: Main Authority=Church
Because the Magisterium applies the Church and Bible teaching to modern life

However, they may be unable to apply to certain things (e.g. Church's ban on artificial
contraceptives, Church only forbids homosexual sex not being homosexual)

So they might use situation ethics or their conscience to make…

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Protect against discrimination- Christians shouldn't be disadvantaged in comparison to
others (e.g. not being given a job because the workplace doesn't allow religious people)

Christianity: Why some Christian disagree with certain Human Rights
The right to form civil partnerships- Bible says homosexuality is against Gods will

The right to marry…

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-Our ancestors fought for the right to vote, we should use it
-If we don't use our right a bad government could come into power and treat us badly

Christianity: Why most Christian believe they should take part in
Democratic and Electoral Processes
The Golden Rule- Christian must use the…

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-Genetic cures are the same as drug cures
-There's a difference between creating cells and creating people
-Embryos are not foetuses until 14 days
-They agree with the non-religious arguments in favour

Roman Catholics and some other Christians
Agree with Genetic Engineering as long as there's no embryos used. They…

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Christianity: Environment
All Christians believe:
-Natural world is God's creation therefore holy and precious
-Environment must be looked after
-Humans have stewardship of the environment
-Earthly resources must be shared fairly

They believe this because:
-Bible teaches God created the world therefore it must be respected
-Jesus teaches (in the…

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Fertility Treatment:
Egg taken from mother's womb, fertilised in test tube, put back in womb
-Artificial Insemination by Husband (AIH)
Husband's sperm put in wife's womb medically
-Artificial Insemination by Donor (AID)
Unknown man's sperm put in wife's womb medically
-Egg Donation
Unknown woman's egg, husband's sperm, IVF, put…




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