GCSE Religion and Society - Keywords and Definitons

these are the keywords and definitons needed in Edexcel GCSE,Religion and Society - Christianty and Islam. These will be needed in the Religious Studies 8 exam. 

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Keywords and definitions
Bible ­ The holy book of Christians
Church ­ The community of Christians (with small "c" it means a Christian place
of worship).
Conscience ­ An inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action
Situation Ethics ­ The idea that Christians should base moral decisions on what
is the most loving thing to do.
Situation change ­ The way in which society has changed and is changing (and
also possibilities for change in the future).
Pressure group ­ a group formed to influence government policy on a
particular issue
Human rights ­ the rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled
Democratic processes ­ the ways in which citizens can take part in
government (usually through elections)
Electoral processes ­ the ways in which voting is organised
Political party ­ A group that tries to be elected into power on the basis of its
policies, e.g. Labour, conservative and Liberal Democrat
The Golden rule ­ Jesus' teaching that you should treat other people as you
would like them to treat you
Global warming ­ The increase in the temperature of the earth's atmosphere
(thought to be caused by the greenhouse effect).
Conservation ­ Protecting and preserving natural resources and the
environment
Natural resources ­ Naturally occurring materials such as oil and fertile land,
which can be used by humans
Creation ­ the act of creating the universe or the universe which was has been
created

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Environment ­ the surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which
they depend to live
Stewardship - Looking after something so it can be passed on to the next
generation
Artificial insemination ­ Injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means
Embryo ­ a fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after conception
Infertility ­ not being able to have children
In ­ vitro fertilisation ­ the method of fertilising a human egg in a test tube
Surrogacy ­ An arrangement whereby a…read more

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Respect ­Treating a person or their feelings with consideration
Crime ­ An act against law
Justice - The due allocation of reward and punishment.…read more

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