RS key words

Words to know and be able to define for RS exam

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Abortion

termination of a pregnancy

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Conception

the point in which the sperm meets the egg. (when it is fertillised)

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Ageism

prejudice based on age

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deforestation

cutting down forests/rainforests.

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discrimination

acting against someone based on prejudices

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embryo

a baby in the early stages of development

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ensoulment

A muslim belief that a foetus gains its soul at 120 days

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equality

a belief that all people are born equal.

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Factory farming

An efficient way of farming that is cruel to animals.

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Friends of the earth

a voluntary organisation working for environmental issues

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foetus

a baby in the later stages of development

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greenpeace

a voluntary organisation working for environmental issues

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homophobia

fear/prejudice against homosexuals

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Islamophobia

fear/prejudice against muslims. (can happen for all religions)

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Justice

fairness to everyone.

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Racism

prejudice based on skin colour.

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Sancity of life

Human life is sacred and precious, it should be respected as God created it.

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Sexism

Predujice based on gender.

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Stewardship

caring for the natural world & environment. Religous people believe God created the earth and they believe they are stewards of it.

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Vegan

someone who eats no animal products

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Vegeterian

Someone who eats no meat.

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Vivisection

animal testing

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Quality of life

how god a persons life would be if they had cerain deformities or illnesses.

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