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Absolute Morality
What is morally right and wrong applies to all circumstances, at all times
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Active Euthanasia
The ending of a life by a deliberate action, such as by giving a patient a fatal injection.
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Aid
To help or assist people in need, usually by gifts or money. Most people think of this as donating to charities that provide help to the poor, particularly in the developing world.
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CAFOD
Catholic Fund for Overseas Development ñ a private charity established by the Bishops of England and Wales to bring aid to less economically developed countries.
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Capital Punishment
Form of punishment in which a prisoner is put to death for crimes committed. The death penalty.
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Christian Aid
A charity working on behalf of the British and Irish churches in combating poverty throughout the world; campaigns under the slogan "we believe in life before death"
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Climate Change
Changes to the climate, believed by some scientists to be irreparably damaging, that have been caused by human lifestyles.
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Colour
Relating to the colour of a personís skin/ethnicity. Often used as a reason for unfairly judging others and making uninformed opinions about them.
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Community Service
A form of punishment in which the criminal has to perform tasks useful to society, rather than going to prison.
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Conservation
Looking after the environment and protecting animals
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Conservation Projects
Projects set up to protect the environment.
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Deterrence
To put people off committing crimes. One of the aims of punishment.
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Disability Discrimination
Acting against someone on the grounds of physical or mental limitations.
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Discrimination
To act against someone on the basis of gender, race, religion, etc. Discrimination is usually seen as wrong.
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Earth Summits
Meetings of international leaders aimed at reaching an agreement that will reduce environmental pollution and climate change.
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Emergency aid
Also known as short term aid. Help given to communities in a time of disaster or crisis, eg food during a famine, shelter after an earthquake.
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the environment
A term used to refer to the planet on which we live and its resources.
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environmental conservation
Looking after the natural resources of the planet by taking steps to protect them.
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equality
That people should be given the same rights and opportunities regardless of gender, religion, race, etc.
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euthanasia
Inducing a painless death, with compassion, to ease suffering. From the Greek meaning "Good Death". Some Christians believe it is ëmercy killingí while others see it as taking life.
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Fair trade
A method of trade in which the producer of the product receives a fair payment for his/ her product, eg Fair trade bananas.
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fine
A form of punishment in which an offender pays a sum of money.
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gender discrimination
Acting against someone on the grounds of his/her gender.
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global concerns
Things which affect the whole world and all of the people in it.
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justice
Bringing about what is right and fair, according to the law or making up for a wrong that has been committed.
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Just War
A war that the Christian Church defi nes as acceptable: this must fi t certain criteria. The idea was developed by St Thomas Aquinas and the Roman Catholic Church.
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long term aid
Helping needy people to help themselves by providing the tools, education and funding for projects. This type of aid is given by Christian Aid, Tearfund, CAFOD and Trocaire to the poor overseas.
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morality
A system of ethics, about what is right or wrong
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retribution
To ëget your own backí on the criminal, based on the Old Testament teaching of ëan eye for an eyeí. An aim of punishment aimed at being proportionate to the offence committed
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stewardship
The idea that believers have a duty to look after the environment on behalf of God
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The ending of a life by a deliberate action, such as by giving a patient a fatal injection.

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Active Euthanasia

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To help or assist people in need, usually by gifts or money. Most people think of this as donating to charities that provide help to the poor, particularly in the developing world.

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Card 4

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Catholic Fund for Overseas Development ñ a private charity established by the Bishops of England and Wales to bring aid to less economically developed countries.

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Card 5

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Form of punishment in which a prisoner is put to death for crimes committed. The death penalty.

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