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Belief in God

Agnosticism-Not being sure whether God exists

Atheist-Believeing that God doesn't exist

Theist-Believeing that God exists

Omni-benevolent-The belief that God is all-good

Omnipotent-The belief that God is all-powerful

Omniscient-The belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen

Miracle-Something that seems to break the law of science and makes you think only God could have done it

Conversion- When your life is changed by giving yourself to God

Numinous-The feeling of the presence of something greater than yourself

Prayer-An attempt to contact God, usually through words

Moral evil-Actions performed by humans that cause suffering

Natural evil-Things that cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans

Free will-The idea that humans are free to make their own choices

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Discrimination-Treating people less favourably because of their ethnicity, gender, colour, sexuality, age or class

Prejudice-The belief that some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them

Sexism-Discrimination against people because of their gender

Ethnic minority-A member of an ethnic group that is smaller than the majority group

Multi-ethnic society-Where many different races and cultures live together in one society

Racial harmony-Different races living together happily

Racism-The belief that some races are superior to others

Community cohesion-A common vision and shared sense of beloning for all groups in society

Multi-faith society-Where many different religious groups liver together in one society

Religious freedom-Where people have the right to practise their religion and change their religion

Interfaith marriage-Marriage where the husband and wife are from different religions

Religious pluralism-Accepting all religions as having equal rights to co-exist

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