Religious Education (Edexcel) - Rights and Responsibilities

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Bible - the holy book of Christians

Church - the community of Christians (with a small c it means a Christians place of worship)

Conscience - the inner feeling of rightness of wrongness in an action

The Decalogue - the ten commandments

Democratic processes - the ways in which all citizens can take part in elections (usually by voting)

Electorial processes - the ways in which voting is organised

The Golden Rule - the teaching of Jesus that you should treat others as you would want to be treated.

Human rights - the basic freedoms and rights to which everyone is entitled to

Political party - a group which tries to be elected into power based on it's policies (eg labour, conservative)

Pressure group - a group formed to influence a government policy on a particular issue

Situation Ethics - the idea that Christians should base their moral decisions on the most loving thing to do

Social Change - the ways in which society has changed, is changing, and also possibility of change in the future

Why Christians use the bible for making moral decisions:

  • it is the word of god
  • it contains rules


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