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Key Words

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


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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


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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…

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by the husband through 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.…

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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…

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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



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