Key Words Glossary 8.1

Unit 8.1: Religion, rights and responsibilities

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Unit 8.1: Bible

 

 

 

The holy book of Christians

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Unit 8.1: Church

 

 

 

The community of Christians

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Unit 8.1: Conscience

 

 

An inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action

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Unit 8.1: The Decalogue

 

 

 

The Ten Commandments

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Unit 8.1: Democratic Processes

 

 

The ways in which all citizens can take part in government (usually through elections)

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Unit 8.1: Electoral Processes

 

 

 

The ways in which voting is organised

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Unit 8.1: The Golden Rule

 

 

The teaching of Jesus that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you

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Unit 8.1: Human Rights

 

 

The rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled

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Unit 8.1: Political Party

 

 

A group which tries to be elected into power on the bases of its policies (e.g. Labour/Consecutives)

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Unit 8.1: Pressure Group

 

 

A group formed to influence government policy on particular issue

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Unit 8.1: Situation Ethics

 

 

The idea that Christians should base moral decisions on what is the most loving thing to do

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Unit 8.1: Social Change

 

 

The way in which society has changed and is changing (and also the possibilities for its future

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