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Rights and Responsibilities

Bible

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The holy book for Christians

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Church

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The community of Christians (with a small 'c' it means a Christian place of worship)

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Conscience

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An inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action

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Situation Ethics

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

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Social Change

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

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Pressure Group

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A group formed to influence government policy on a particular issue

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Human Rights

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The rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled

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The Decalogue

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The ten commandments

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Democratic Processes

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

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Electoral Processes

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The ways in which voting is organised

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Political Party

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A group that tries to be elected into power on the basis of its policies, e.g. Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats

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The Golden Rule

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Jesus' teaching that you should treat other people as you would like them to treat you

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Environmental and Medical Issues

Global Warming

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The increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere (thought to be cause by the greenhouse effect)

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Conservation

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Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment

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Natural Resources

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Naturally occurring materials, such as oil and fertile land, which can be used by humans

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Creation

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The act of creating the universe or the universe which has been created

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Environment

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The surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which they depend to live

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Stewardship

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Looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation

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Artificial Insemination

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Injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means

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Embryo

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A fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after conception

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Infertility

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Not being able to have children

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In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

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The method of fertilising a human egg in a test tube

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Surrogacy 

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An arrangement whereby a woman bears a child on behalf of another woman

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Organ Donation

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Giving organs to be used in transplant surgery

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Peace and Conflict

Aggression

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Attacking without being provoked

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Exploitation

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Taking advantage of a weaker group

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Conflict Resolution

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Bringing a fight or struggle to a peaceful conclusion

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Reconcilliation

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Bringing together people who were opposed to each other

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The United Nations

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An international body set up to promote world peace and co-operation

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Weapons of mass destruction

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Weapons which can destroy large areas and numbers of people

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World Peace

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The ending of war throughout the whole world (the basic aim of the United Nations)

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Forgiveness

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Stopping blaming someone and/or pardoning them for what they have done wrong

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Just War

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A war that is fought for the right reasons and in a right way

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Pacifism

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The belief that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means

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Bullying

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Intimidating/frightening people weaker than yourself

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Respect

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Treating a person or their feelings with consideration

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Crime and Punishment

Crime

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An act against the law

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Justice

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The due allocation of reward and punishment. The maintenance of what is right

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Law

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Rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts

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Responsibility 

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Being responsible for one's actions

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Sin

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An act against the will of God

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Deterrence

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The idea that punishments should be of such a nature that they will put people off (deter them from) committing crimes

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Reform

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The idea that punishments should try to change criminals so that they will not commit crimes again

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Rehabilitation 

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To restore to normal life

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Retribution

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The idea that punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong

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Judgement

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The act of judging people and their actions

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Capital Punishment

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The death penalty for a crime or offence

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Addiction

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A recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless of its bad effects

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