Right and Responsibility Notes (with an exam question)

Heyy, these are notes on rights and responsibilities, and there is also an exam question to have a go at :) hope this helps.

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Rights and Responsibilities
Key Words
Bible The holy book of Christians
The community of Christians
Church (with a small c it means Christian
place of worship)
Conscience An inner feeling of rightness and
wrongness of an action
The Decalogue The Ten Commandments
The ways in which all citizens
Democratic Processes can take part in the government
(usually through elections)
Electoral Processes The ways in which voting is
The teaching of Jesus that you
The Golden Rule would treat others as you would
like them to treat you
Human Rights The rights and freedoms to
which everyone is entitled
Political Party A group which tries to be elected
into power on the basis of its
Pressure Group A group formed to influence the
government policy on a
particular issue
The idea that Christians should
Situation Ethics base moral decisions on what is
the most loving thing to do
The way in which society has
Social Change changed and is changing (and

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Various basis's for making moral decisions used by Christian
Basis Why use this? Why some don't use this?
The Bible They believe God speaks Some Christians believe that
through the Bible the Bible was written by
The Bible records God's Humans inspired by God
teachings on how to behave and Some Christians believe that
what Jesus thought about they need the Church to tell
morality them what the Bible means for
Bible is the word of God today
Other Christians would use
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Human rights in the United Kingdom
For Human Rights Against Human Why rights are Why some rights
Importance Rights Importance important to cause problems to
Christians Christians
Without human rights People abuse human They believe that all Problems arise when
such as the right to right laws, for example people are made in the homosexuals and
liberty and a fair trial, prisoners claiming that image of God and so women want equal
there could be a their punishment should have the same rights in religion.…read more

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EU Goats (should help the are about policies and
organisations like the says homeless, sick and the two should not mix
NHS, and people hungry.…read more

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Miss KHP

This is a really lovely resource that I recommend you use, especially if you are doing the Edexcel GCSE in RE.

It goes through Christian views of issues such as human rights and genetic engineering. Therefore, it is useful for other exam boards too that involve ethics. Always check your specification first though.

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