Religious Attitudes to War and Peace

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Cause of War

-To protect there country from attack  

-To defend there beliefs, religion, freedom and way of life  

-To defend an ally or protect a weaker country that was unfairly attacked  

-To remove their own leader or government (civil war)  

-To gain more land or regain territory lost in a previous war  

-To gain wealth, power or important resources, such as oil  

-To stop atrocities such as genocide (mass murder)

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Consequences of War

Positive: 

-Freedom

-Can stable government

Negative:

-Death

-Injuries

-Causes destruction 

-Disease spreads

-Famine spreads

-People become homeless

-Expensive

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Christianity and Pacifism

Pacifism: the belief of people who refuse to take part in war and any other form of violence

Quakers: members of the Society of Friends, a Christian denomination

'You have heard that it was said, "Eye for an eye, and tooth for tooth" But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. ' Matthew 5:38-9                                                                    

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