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Unit 10: Peace and Justice
Human Rights
1948 ­ The United Nations produced the `Universal Declaration of Human Rights' (1st article)
`All people are born free and equal'
Everyone has rights and responsibilities.
Each country should ensure the citizens have and respect human rights:
Humans have a right:

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should just let people off!
4. However, punishment is important, but the aim should be to reform the criminal.
5. Jesus taught
Blessed are the peacemakers
Turn the other cheek
Forgive 70 x 7 times
In the Gospel of John, a woman was about to be stoned to death…

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3. Forgive 70 x 7 times
4. In the Gospel of John, a woman was about to be stoned to death after she was caught
committing adultery but Jesus said to people, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be
the first to throw a stone…

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8. In 77% of the cases, the victim knew the murderer
9. Who is going to carry out the execution?

Social Injustice

1. Refers to occasions when people are given fewer rights than others (E.g. Racism and inequality ­
poverty, homelessness, lack of education)
2. Christians believe injustice =…

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1. Join charity/human rights organisations

E.g. Amnesty International ­ organisation with Christians helping unjustly imprisoned people, visit
local prisons regularly, join the Howard League for Penal Reform which tries to improve conditions
for prisoners in the UK

E.g. MENCAP ­ work for equal rights for the disabled to find…


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