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Holy book of christians
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Community of Christians (small C means place of worship)
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Inner feeling of right and wrong of an action
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The ten commandments
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Electoral processes
The ways in which voting is organised
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The Golden Rule
Jesus' teaching that we should treat others how we want to be treated
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Human Rights
The rights and freedoms which everyone is entitled to
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Political party
A group that tries to be elected into power on the basis of its policies .eg. Labour
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Pressure group
A group formed to influence Government policy on a particular issue
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Situation ethics
The idea that Christians should base their decisions on what is the most loving to do
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Social change
The way in which society has changed and is changing
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Artificial insemination
Injecting sperm into the uterus by artificial means
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Protecting and preserving the resources of the environment
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The act of creating the universe or the universe which has been created
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A fertilized egg in the first eight weeks after conception
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The surroundings in which the plants and animals live and on which they depend on to live
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Global warming
The increase in the temprature of the Earths atmosphere
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Not being able to have children
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In-vitro fertilization
The method of fertilizing a human egg in a test tube
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Natural resources
Naturally occurring materials such as oil and fertile land, which can be used by humans
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Organ donation
Giving organs to be used in transplant surgery
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Looking after something so it can be passed onto the next generation
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An arrangement whereby a woman bears a child on behalf of the other woman
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Attacking without being provoked
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Intimidating/frightening people weaker than yourself
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Conflict resolution
Bringing a fight or struggle to a peaceful conclusion
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Taking advantage of a weaker group
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Stopping blaming someone and/or pardoning them for what they have done wrong
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Just war
A war that is fought for the right reasons and in the right way
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The belief that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means
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Bringing together people who were opposed to each other
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Treating a person or their feelings with consideration
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The United Natons
An international body setup to promote world peace and co-operation
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Weapons of mass destruction
Weapons that destroy large areas and numbers of people
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World peace
The ending of war throughout the whole world (basis of the UN)
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A recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless of its bad effects
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Capital Punishment
The death penalty for a crime or offence
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An act against the law
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The idea that punishment should be of such nature that they will put people off committing crimes
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An act of judging people and their actions
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The due allocation of reward and punishment, the maintenance of what is right
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Rules made by parliament and enforceable by law
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The idea that punishment should try to change criminals so they don't commit crimes again
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To restore to normal life
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Being responsible for ones actions
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The idea that punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong
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An act against the will of God
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The feeling of the presence of something greater than you
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When your life is changed by giving yourself to God
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Something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think God could of only done it
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An attempt to contact God, usually through words
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Design argument
When things are connected and seem to have a purpose .eg. the eye is designed for sight
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Causation argument
The idea that everything has been caused by something else
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Not being sure whether God exists
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believing that God does not extist
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Moral evil
Actions done by humans which cause suffering
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Natural Evil
Things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans .eg. earthquakes
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The belief that God is all powerful
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The belief that God is all Loving
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The belief that God is all knowing
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Free will
The idea that humans are free to make their own decisions
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Immortality of the soul
The idea that the soul lives on after death
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Near death experience
When somebody about to die has an out of body experience
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When souls after death are reborn in a new body
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Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes .eg, ghosts
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When after death the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
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Sanctity of life
The belief that life is holy and comes from God
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Quality of life
The idea that life must feel like its worth living
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The removal of a fetus from the womb before it can survive
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Bringing about a premature but painless and gentle death
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Voluntary euthanasia
Ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks
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Non-voluntary euthanasia
Ending someones life painlessly in their best interest when they are incapable of requesting death themselves
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Assisted suicide
Helping a seriously ill person commit suicide
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A sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner
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Civil partnership
A legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same rights as a husband and wife
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Living together without being married
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Intentionally preventing pregnancy from occurring
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Staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them
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Sexual attraction to people of the same sex
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Nuclear family
Mother, Father and children living together as a unit
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Pre-marital sex
Sex before marriage
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Making a new life
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Having sex with a number of partners without commitment
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Reconstituted Family
When two sets of children become one family after their divorced parents marry each other
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Marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage, or after the death of a marriage partner
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Community cohesion
A common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society
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Treating people less equal because of their ethnicity, gender, colour ,sexuality ,age or class
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Ethnic Minority
A member of a ethnic group that is smaller than a majority group
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Interfaith marriage
A marriage where a husband and wife are from different religions
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Multi Ethnic society
Where many different raced and cultures live together in one society
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Multi faith society
Where many different religious groups live together in one society
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The belief that some people are inferior and superior without even knowing them
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Racial haromony
Different races living together happily
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The belief that some races are superior to others
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Religious freedom
Where people have a right to practice their religion and change their religion
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Religious pluralism
Accepting all religions as having equal rights to co-exsist
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Discrimination against people because of their gender
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Community of Christians (small C means place of worship)



Card 3


Inner feeling of right and wrong of an action


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Card 4


The ten commandments


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Card 5


The ways in which voting is organised


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William C

NiCE RevisioN BraH


You've spelt 'resurrection' wrong,fix up. You failing.


a lot of spelling mistakes


Whoever made this should learn their spellings first and then decide to make flashcards LOL 

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