Religious Studies - Key Words

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Bible – the holy book of Christians.

Decalogue – the Ten Commandments

Church – the community of Christians (with a small “c”, it means a Christian place of worship).

Conscience – an inner feeling if the rightness or wrongness of an action.

Situation ethics – the idea that Christians should base moral decisions in what the most loving thing to do is.

Human rights – the rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled to.

Democratic processes – the ways in which all citizens can take part in government (usually through elections).

Electoral processes – the ways in which voting is organised.

Political party – a group which tried to be elected into power on its policies (for example; Labour, Conservative).

Pressure group – a group formed to influence government policy on a particular issue.

Golden Rule – the teaching of Jesus that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you.

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

Global warming – the increase in the temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere (thought to be caused by the Green house effect).

Natural resources – naturally occurring materials such as oil and fertile land, which can be used by humans.

Conservation – protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment.

Creation – the act of creating the universe, or the universe which has been created.

Environment – the


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