Religion and Society Revision Guide - Environmental and Medical

Full revision guide of the environmental and medical topic of the EDEXCEL Religious Studies syllabus.

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Religion: Environmental and Medical Issues
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Religion and Environmental Issues
You will need to understand the effects of, and give reasons for your
opinion about:
Global Warming ­ It's causes and possible solutions.
Forms of pollution and their possible solutions.
The scarcity of natural resources and how they oppose a threat to the
future of the planet, with possible solutions.
Christian teachings on stewardship and their effects on Christian attitudes
to the environment.
The teachings of one religion other than Christianity on stewardship and
their effects on its follows in their attitudes to the environment.
Religion and Infertility Treatments
You will need to understand the effects of, and give reasons for your own
opinion about:
The nature and importance of medical treatments for infertility
Different attitudes to infertility treatments among Christians and the
reason for them
Attitudes to infertility treatments in one religion other than Christianity and
the reasons for them.
Religion and Transplant Surgery
You will need to understand the effects of, and give reasons for your own
opinion about:
Then nature and importance of transplant surgery
Different attitudes to transplant surgery in Christianity and the reasons for
different attitudes to transplant surgery in one religions other than
Christianity and the reasons for them.
Different Christian attitudes to genetic engineering and cloning

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Global Global Warming is Summary
Warming disrupting wildlife and the Global warming means that the atmosphere of the Earth is
environment on every getting warmer this could mean that some towns and cities
continent, according to an near the sea could disappear underwater.…read more

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Key Words
Global Warming: the increase in temperature of the
Earth's atmosphere (thought to be caused by the
greenhouse effect)
Forms of Setting to cycle a 1mile Summary
pollution stretch of a quiet country Pollution takes several forms. Acid rain is caused by high level
and their road to attempt my own carbon emissions (as global could be) and damages buildings.
possible amateurish survey of Human waste (refuse and sewage) can cause major health
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The People have been worrying Summary
scarcity of about the depletion of Resources are a problem because those which cannot be
natural natural resources since grown again (nonrenewable resources) such as oil,
resources antiquity. In 1865, the natural gas and metals will disappear. This will lead to
distinguished economist major problems in our lifestyles. However, alternative
Stanley Jevons published an energy supplies, recycling and changing lifestyles could
exhaustive study of the help solve the problems.…read more

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The Daily Reckoning UK
Edition, 05/07/07…read more

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Christian Use of the mineral, Summary
teachings on vegetable, and animal Christians believe that God made humans to look
Stewardship resources of the universe after the world as his stewards ­ to have authority
cannot be divorced from over plants and animals. However, the bible also says
moral imperatives that that Christians should take care for the environment
step in man's dominion and leave the earth a better place than when they
over inanimate and other found it.…read more

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Hindu The waters are the body Summary:
teachings on of breath and the moon Hindus believe they have a duty to show stewardship
Stewardship up there is its luminous towards the Earth. The avatars of the gods as
appearance. SO, the animals mean that Hindus should respect and look
extent of the waters and after animals.…read more

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Nature and In the UK, one in seven Summary:
Importance of couples who are trying Infertility is when a couple cannot have a baby. There
medical for a baby experience are now several medical treatments that can help
treatments for delays in conceiving. infertile couples to have babies such as IVF, artificial
infertility Conception is a complex insemination, egg and embryo donation. Infertility
process that involves treatments are important because a lot of people in
many different factors. If developed societies have fertility problems.…read more

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One other religion on the importance of
raising a family
Also the biological argument of continuing the
Argument against:
Christian teachings against the use of some
infertility treatments and the expense
Different Techniques that involve Summary
attitudes to the disassociation of Some Christians, mainly Catholics, do not allow any
infertility husband and wife, by the of the fertility treatments because they involve
treatments intrusion of a person immoral sex or taking the life of unwanted embryos.
among other than the couple...…read more

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Different The one who rules over Summary
attitudes to both knowledge and Many Hindus allow IVF, AIH, AID and egg donation
infertility ignorance... alone because needs to have family.
treatments presides over womb after Some Hindus do not allow AID, egg donation of
among Hindus womb, and thus over all surrogacy because caste is passed on by the parents.
visible forms and all the
sources of birth.…read more


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