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What is the Sanctity of life?
Life is holy and sacred and belongs to God. It should be protected.
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What does the Abortion Act say?
1967. Must be carried out in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. Two doctors must agree to give abortion. Must be done in a hospital.
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Three beliefs of when life starts.
Conception. Birth. Viability - baby could survive outside the womb.
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What is the RCC view on abortion?
Exodus 20:13. Life begins at conception-when sperm unites with the egg.
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Doctrine of Double Effect for Roman Catholics view on abortion.
Abortion acceptable when there is an eptopic pregnancy-where the foetus grows in fallopian tube-mother could die.
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Church of Englands believe on abortion?
Acceptable to abort in circumstances of **** or low quality of life because of severe medical disibilities-agape.
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Methodist view on abortion?
Abortion is always evil unless it is the lesser of two evils eg. child born with incurable disease.
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Ways of having children?
IVF, AIH, AID, egg donation, embryo donation, surrogate.
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RCC views on assisted reproduction?
Only allow AIH. AID is adulterous. AIH does not create spare embryos that are thrown away.
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A quote that is for abortion is:
1 Samuel 1:2-6 - "closed her womb".
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Is DNA human cloning illegal in the UK?
yes.
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Quote to support animal testing.
Genesis 1:28 - "Rule over" - dominion over animals - people are rulers over animals and therefore can use them for human benefit.
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For animal testing?
Necessary for medical vaccinations.
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Against animal testing?
Most animals die as a result of medical tests. Christian stewardship - look after God's creations - duty of care.
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Men and women are equal. Quote to support this.
Genesis 1:28 - "suitable helper" - Eve = companion for Adam. Men and women are equal but created for different purposes. Genesis 1:27 - "image of God"
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Quote to suggest men and women are not equal.
1 Peter 3:17 - be submissive to your husbands.
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Roman Catholics view on the roles of men and women?
They are equal. Women = eucharistic ministers, religious leaders, pastoral visitors. Cannot fufill role of priest because priest is descendent of Jesus and Jesus = man.
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Church of England view on roles of men and women?
permits female clergy. 1994 first women ordained. January 2015 - Libby Lane - first female bishop.
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Roman Catholics view on marriage?
Gift from God. One of the seven sacraments.
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What do vows symbolise?
Marriage is for life. "till death do us part"
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What does the father giving the bride away symbolise?
Giving bride to husband to start a new family unit.
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What does throwing confetti symbolise?
have lots of children - God's command to Adam and purpose of marriage.
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When were civil partnerships legalised in the UK?
December 2005.
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When were same sex marriages legalised in the UK?
March 2014.
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What is the RCC view on homosexual sex?
1 Corinthians 6:9 - "homosexual offenders" - sex for procreation and homosexuals cannot procreate.
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Church of England view on civil partnerships?
Civil partnerships not permitted although some priests have been known to bless and carry out civil partnerships.
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Arguments against capital punishment?
Sanctity of life - all life sacred and should be protected. Exodus 20:13.
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Pacifists?
Quakers - act as conscientious objectors - drive ambulances etc in war, recognised by the law.
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Holy war?
Joel3:9 - prepare for war. 1101-1271 nine crusades - Christian Europe should take back Jerusalem from Muslims.
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Just War.
St Thomas Aquinas. Must be fought for Just Cause - protection. Must be reasonable chance of success. Must be lesser of two evils.
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Argument for capital punishment?
Leviticus 24:21 whoever kills a man should be put to death. Jeremiah 21:14 punish you as your deeds deserve.
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Who was Elizabeth Fry?
19th century Quaker - improved life of prisoners, changed the prison system in 1800s.
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What is restorative justice and who believes in it?
RCC and COFE. Criminal meets with victim to face harm caused to victim and amend crime and repair damage.
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Mother Teresa.
RCC. Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity - helping the poor. Working with lepers and disadvantaged children.
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Oscar Romero?
Liberation Theology - equality for all. Shot dead in 1980 for speaking about injustice.
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Quote to suggest everybody is equal.
Galatians 3:28. "for you are all one in Christ Jesus". Christian faith unites people.
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Parable of the Good Samaritan.
No one would mix with Samaritans = enemies.
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Dutch Reformed Church.
Support apartheid. Noah found Ham drunk and unconcious - punished by having a black son who had to be a slave to Noah's son.
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Quote to suggest women and men are not equal.
1 Timothy 2:9-12. "she must be silent"
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Quote to support exclusivists.
John 14:6 Jesus said "I am the way"
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Inclusivist view.
Catechism of the Catholic Church. recognises "other religions that search among shadows and images, for the God who is unknown yet near"
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Pluralist view.
John 14:2 "in my fathers house, there are many rooms and I will prepare a place for you"
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Who are the Salvation Army?
Christian group who's mission is to spread Jesus' teachings as well as carry out essential work to help poor and disadvantaged.
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Taize community.
founded in 1940 help refugees. since 1960s improving relationship between protestants and catholics.
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Quote for forgiveness.
Matthew 18:21-22 "seventy-seven times"
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CMEAC?
Committee for minority and ethnic Anglican Concerns
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RCC view on contraception?
Artificial = sinful. Sex is to procreate.
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Church of England view on contraception?
Responsible as form of family planning.
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Orthodox view on contraception?
No view on contraception - morning after pill is wrong as it is a form of abortion.
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Argument against homosexual sex?
Leviticus 20:13 - Homosexual acts should be punished.
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RCC view on marriage?
Mark 10:8-9 two become one.
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Church of England view on divorce?
divorce is acceptable in cases of adultery and abuse and if everything's been done to save marriage. Careful consideration on remarriage.
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Quote to say sex before marriage is wrong?
1 Corinthians 6:19 body is "temple of the holy spirit"
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Liberal Christians view on sex before marriage?
Morally acceptable in any committed relationship whether married or not.
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RCC view on embryo research?
Immoral because destruction of fertilised eggs.
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Liberal Christians view on cloning?
God gave us intelligence - use it - develop cloning to find medical cures
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Quote to support euthanasia?
2 Samuel 1:6-10 - Saul asked amalekite to kill him - he did - voluntary euthanasia.
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RCC view on euthanasia?
Murder - Exodus 20:13. Principal of Double Effect - believe in passive euthanasia.
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Example of compulsory euthanasia?
1989 Hillsbrough - Tony Bland - stuck in coma - no longer had quality of life - parents asked for teenagers life support to be switched off.
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What is the hospital movement?
Palliative care - do everything they an do to make a patient more comfortable so they have a good death acheived without killing
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What did Paul say about suicide?
Body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and so should be treated as a place where God lives.
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Who are the Samaritans?
Founded in 1935 by Reverend Chad Varah - CofE vicar.
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What do Christians believe about suicide?
should be loving and forgiving to suicide attempters, should be regarded with respect not condemned.
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