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Religion and human experiences:
Topic 1: Religion and Conflict
Key Concepts:
Conflict: Confrontation between people for
example because of relationship or law
Interfaith Dialogue: Different faith groups
talking to each other. There are many
examples of interfaith networks locally and
nationally, help smooth out
Just War: A war justified according to
agreed conditions for example if there is a
just case or when it is the last resort
Nonviolent protest: Making a stand using entirely peaceful means for
example through vigils or marches
Pacifism: The belief that any form of violence or war is unacceptable. Gandhi,
Martin Luther King
Reconciliation: Making up after a quarrel or dispute and working together
again. Religious teach about forgiveness as it leads to solution
Issues to consider:
1. Issues about peace
Pray for those who are against you
Follow Jesus example and shows love, compassion and kindness to
Jesus called people to be peacemakers
Allah commanded people to live I peace, justice and responsible
The Qur'an teaches seeking of reconciliation not revenge.
How can peace be kept?
Through the power of pray

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Through interfaith dialogue and people talking to each another
Peace possible if they look to their faith and practise it
How can good relationships be developed?
Respect each another faith work to gather and get along
Know that people are different
How can communities work together?
Planning and organising of community events
Work together on joint programmes such as a Corrymeela
8 Mark Question:
`Religion can never bring peace to the world.…read more

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Denomination favour nonviolence Jesus taught and showed it
Christians are expected to stand for injustice
It is the command of Allah to live on peace justice and brotherhood
Reconciliation and forgiveness are taught in the Qur'an
Sometimes it may be necessary to use force and fighting when striving for
Is it ever right to fight?
Treat other how you would wish to be treated
When justice or equality are under threat there is no option but to fight
from them
Many religious leaders…read more

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Most religions have some teaching about the just us of force in certain
circumstances for example the Just war and Lesser Jihad
Unless there is some direct action to make people know you are
serious nonviolent protests achieve nothing
On the other hand
Nonviolent protests can gain media attention that can be helpful for
example marches
Nonviolent protests can show strength of feeling people have about a
Nonviolent action by Gandhi brought success
Religions teach about the importance of nonviolence.
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On the one hand:
Ones a person has been forgiven they could just as easily do the same
thing again and just expect to be forgiven again
If everyone forgave and did nothing evil will still continue
On the other hand
Forgiveness restores relationships and helps the community to
Forgiveness means that the person wronged is able to move on in
their life
It takes strength to forgive
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Religions teach that all life involves some kind of suffering
Suffering seemed as a way of taking part in the saving work of Christ.
Topic 2: Religion and Medicine
Key Concepts
Conscience: An inner voice that keeps a person on the right track some
religions see this as god given instinct to help make right choices
Free Will: The belief that humans have free choices in life.…read more

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What are the moral issues a couple must consider in life and death
When does life begin?
Who can end another's life?
Are we playing God in trying to make these decisions?
8 Mark Question:
`Religion shouldn't play a part in medical ethics'
On the one hand:
Religious scriptures have to be interpreted for example issues of IVF
It is up to doctors to decide they are the medical experts
On the other hand:
The importance of eternal life rather than just life on…read more

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Religious believers will look for principles or values to apply to a particular
8 Mark Question:
"Religion only hinders a person making a decision in medical ethics"
On the one hand:
Religion gives people a structure of principle and value that guides them
in making all sorts of decisions in life
Through pray and worship people all ways feel helped and guided in
decision making
On the other hand:
Ancient scriptures cannot provide guidance on modern medical
Medical Science can provide treatment for…read more

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On the one hand:
The ten commands say "Thou shalt not kill"
Religious teaching make euthanasia wrong
It could hurt others in the family
On the other hand:
Some medical conditions lead to degeneration of the body so euthanasia
is a way to preserve the quality of life
Sometimes it is not their own suffering that drives people to consider
euthanasia but the effects that their suffering has on their family
Issues about IVF
Christianity: /Roman Catholic Church
All embryo technology is banned because it…read more

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Pilgrimage: A journey to a place of special religious significance such as
Sacred: Something special that is dedicated to god and should be
respected e.g.…read more


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