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Issues about Peace
Religious teachings about peace.
1. Christianity
2. Islam
1.
o Retaliation when you've been wronged. Pray for those against you
o Follow Jesus' example: show compassion/kindness to others
o Jesus called people to be peacemakers
2.
o Islam, root word: `Peace'. Achieve through submission to Allah
o Allah commands: Live in justice, peace, responsible brotherhood
o Qur'an: Seek reconciliation, not revenge…read more

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Issues about Peace
1. How peace is made a kept.
2. Developing good relation ships between people
3. How communities work together
4. Different religions supporting peace, talking to each other.
1.
o Interfaith dialogue, people talking to each other
o Through power of prayer
o When all sides are willing to work for the cause
2.
o Respect each other's identity/faith. Possible to work together despite
differences.
o Get to know others. (Especially people different to you)
o Stop focusing on just your ideas and values. (Creates barriers)
3.
o Plan/organise community events. Involve different branches within community
o Religious teachings: Be good citizens/work for good of community. Religious
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Issues about Peace
1. Corrymeela
2. Azmin Khamisa
1.
o Christian, Northern Ireland UK
o Help Protestants/Roman Catholics to work together
o Stand against prejudice, learn to forgive, share faith
o Children's programmes in separated neighbourhoods
2.
o Muslim, USA (colleges, schools, youth centre)
o Help young people consider impact of violence, gun culture, power of
forgiveness
o Commit to teachings of importance of forgiveness
o Violence Impact Forum programmes for young people…read more

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Issues about Conflict
and War
Religious teachings about conflict and war.
1. Christianity
2. Islam
1.
o Sometimes necessary to go to war (Just War)
o Jesus said, "those who take up the sword, die by the sword."
o Loving/praying for enemies: greater than victory
2.
o Greater Jihad: struggle against temptation/disobedience to Allah
o Lesser Jihad: `armed conflict' only to bring freedom and peace
o Guidelines for `ethically right' war…read more

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Issues about Conflict
and War
Religious teachings about non-violent protests.
1. Christianity
2. Islam
1.
o St Paul: Christians should obey governing authorities
o Christians expected to stand up for justice
o Non-violent protests are humane and creative
2.
o Allah's command: live in peace, justice, responsible brotherhood
o Qur'an taught: forgiveness and reconciliation
o Sometimes necessary to use force/fighting: striving for justice…read more

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