Peace and Justic

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The Just War Theory

The Just War Theory- Rules and conditions that christian believe a government must abide by in order for them to decalre war appropriate.

Orginated from St. Thomas Aquines

1) Must be the last resort

2) Must be declared by a legitamite authority

3) Must have a just cause 

4) Must have a high probability of success

5) Must have agood/right intentions

6) Proportionality/must be in proportion

7) Low civilian/ innocent death rate 

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Social Injustice

Social Injustice- When an individual/group within society is treated unfairly and does not enjoy the same rights as other groups or individuals.

types of social injustice-                                           

1) racial discrimination 

2) poverty


social mobilityIn the social ladder this movement may be upward or downward or it may be inter-generational or intra-generational.

challenge injustice...

charity, violence, campaign, protests, social media, war

Civil Disobediance- Refusal to follow an unjust law

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The christian understanding and teaching of justic

The Christian understanding of justice-

-psalm 97 shows that rightousness and justice are important

-Christian justice requires appropriate punishment 

-Those who repent then have the oppotunity for forgiveness and reform.

The Christian teaching of justice-

- "Do to others what you would have them do to you"- Matthew

- "There is neither Jew, nor Greek, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus"- Galatians

- "Fear your God"- Leviticus 

Austerity- Living simply.

-some countries have adopted this idea of austerity and have cut down on health care ect to live simpler lives (some view this as social injustice)

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Crime and punishment.

The 4 theories of punishment-

Retribution- A justly deserved penalty

ReformationMake changes in (something, especially an institution or practice) in order to improve it

Protection-The action of protecting, or the state of being protected

Deterrence- The action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the concequences.

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