Topic One: Relationships
Eros - Sexual physical love between a couple for example.
Philia - Love of friends and family
Agape - Unconditional love
Storge - affection towards family members (or the bond between animals and their young.
Commitments And Responsibilities
Commitment - Is somthing you chose to do
Responsibility - Is somthing that you ought to do
Religious Believers - Community
Guidelines - 10 Commandments
Role And Purpose Of Sex
-Sex is a gift from God
-Sex should only be shared between a man and a woman
-Sex should be within marriage
-Sex brings two people together and is a physical expression of love.
Catholics - Believe in natural methods only as it stops potential conception.
Other Christians - Believe that family planning is important but only if both partners consent.
Christian marriage ceremony
Church, Bride, Groom, Vicar, Guests
Vows, Rings, Signing marriage register in the presence of two witnesses.
Hymns, Prayers and Bible readings
Impediments, Purpose of marriage
Jewish marriage ceremony
Chuppah, Synagogue, Bride and Groom
Rabbi, Union, Ketubah
Breaking glass, Drinking of wine
Prayers, Yorah, Music and Blessings
Why Do Some Marriages Fail?
Abuse - Physical and emotional
Pressures of work and children
Alcohol, Drugs and Unemployment
Remarriage - Christianity
"until death do us part" vow is broken
Catholics don't accept divorce and therefore remarriage
Broken sacrament of marriage with God
Some allow it but not in church
Same Sex Relationships
Controversial for Christians - Marriage is one man and one woman.
Some believe teachings need to adapt to suit today's society
Importance Of Family
Children and marriage go together
Family unit continues faith traditions
Provides stability for raising children
"Go forth and multiply" teaching.
Topic Two - Is It Fair?
Wants And Needs
Want- Something we would like
Need- Something necessary for survival
Belief that all humans are worthy of honour and respect.
Humans have emotion, mortality and a soul
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Equality - Christianity
All humans are equal- Adam and Eve
Made in God's own image
Jesus taught about equality (women and lepers)
All of God's creation
Equality - Islam
All humans are equal but different
Ummah - Community
Men and women have different roles
Praying shoulder to shoulder, Hajj
Wealth - Christianity
Gift from God
No gambling, charging interest
Follow the example of Jesus - Charitable work
Tithe - 10% of income goes to the church
Wealth - Buddhism
Wealth does not guarantee happiness
Balance between wealth and poverty
Monks - Do not possess money
Karma - Charitable Acts
Praying, Collecting money, Petitions, Protest, Marches and Campaigning
Christian Aid - Teachings of Jesus
Muslim Aid - Social Responsibilities
Rokpa - Kindness
Salvation Army - Helping others
Practical benefits, aid change, fight injustice
HIV/AIDS victims, weapons, farm equitment
Prejudice and Discrimination
Making Judgement, Pre-judging
Acting on prejudice, treating differently
Race, Education, How they look
Upbringing, Peer Pressure, influenced
Prejudice and Discrimination
Example of Jesus
Jesus treating of women
All equal - Made in the image of God
Human Rights Ignored