Religion and Society - Key Words

Key Terms for Religion and Society from the Edexcel Religion and Society text book.

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Rights and Responsibilities
Bible: the holy book of Christians which contains 66 books split into
the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Decalogue: the 10 commandments
Church: the community of Christians, a Christian place of worship
Conscience: an inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness for an
Situation Ethics: the idea that Christians should base moral decisions
on what is the most loving thing to do in a situation.
Human rights: the rights and freedoms to which everyone in
Democratic Processes: the ways in which all citizens can take part in
Electoral Process: the way in which voting is organised.

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Political Party: a group which tries to be elected into power on its
Pressure Group: a group formed to influence government policy on
a particular issue.
Social Change: the way in which society has changed and is
Golden Rule: Jesus' teaching, `treat others as they themselves would
like to be treated'.
Environmental and Medical Issues
Global Warming: the increase in the temperature of the Earth's
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Conservation: protecting and preserving the natural resources and
the environment.
Creation: the act of creating the universe.
Environment: the surroundings in which plants and animals live on
and seeped on to continue living.
Stewardship: looking after something so it can be passed on to the
next generation.
Artificial Insemination: injecting semen into the uterus by artificial
Embryo: a fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after conception.
Infertility: not being able to have children.…read more

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IVF and then implanted into the wife's
Organ Donation: giving organs to be used in transplant surgery.
Peace and Conflict
Conflict Resolution: bringing a fight or struggle to a peaceful
The United Nations: an international body set up to promote world
peace and co-operation.
World Peace: the basic aim of the United Nations by removing the
causes of war.
Aggression: attacking without being provoked.
Exploitation: taking advantage of a weaker group.…read more

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Other weapons of mass destruction: weapons which can destroy
large areas and numbers of people.
Bullying: intimidating/frightening people weaker than you.
Respect: treating a person or their feelings with consideration.
Forgiveness: the act of stopping the blaming of someone and/or
pardoning them for what they have done wrong.
Reconciliation: bringing together people who were opposed to each
Crime and Punishment
Capital Punishment: the death penalty for a crime or an offence.…read more

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Reform: the idea that punishments should try to change criminals
so they will not commit crime again.
Retribution: the idea that punishments should make criminals pay
for what they have done wrong.
Sin: an act against the will of God.
Addiction: a recurring compulsion to engage in an activity
regardless of its bad effect.
Responsibility: being responsible for one's actions.…read more


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