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the holy book of Christians
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the community of Christians (church with a small 'c' means a Christian place of worship)
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an inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action
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the Decalogue
the Ten Commandments
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democratic processes
the ways in which all citizens can take part in government (usually through elections)
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electoral processes
the ways in which voting is organised
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the Golden Rule
the teaching of Jesus that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you
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human rights
the rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled
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political party
a group which tries to be elected into power on the basis of its policies (e.g. Labour, Conservative)
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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 moral decisions on what is the most loving thing to do
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social change
the way in which society has changed and is changing (and also the possibilities for future change)
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artifical insemination
injecting ***** into the uterus by artificial means
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protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
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the act of creating the universe or the universe which has been created
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a fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after conception
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the surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which they depend to live
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global warming
the increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere (thought to be caused by the greenhouse effect)
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not being able to have children
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in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)
the method of fertilising 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 on to the next generation
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an arrangement whereby a woman bears a child on behalf of another woman OR where an egg is donated and fertilised by the husband through IVF and then implanted into the wife's uterus
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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 which is fought for the right reasons and in a right way
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the belief that all disputes should be settled bu 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 Nations
an international body set up to promote world peace and cooperation
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weapons of mass destruction
weapons which can destroy large areas and numbers of people
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world peave
the ending of war throughout the whole world (the basic aim of the United Nations)
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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 punishments should be of such a nature that they will put people off (deter) committing crimes
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the act of judging people and their actions
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due allocation of reward and punishment/ the maintenance of what is right
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rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts
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the idea that punishments should try to change criminals so that they will not commit crimes again
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restore to normal life
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being responsible for one's action
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the idea that punishments should make criminals pay for they have done wrong
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an act against the will of God
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the community of Christians (church with a small 'c' means a Christian place of worship)



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an inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action


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the Ten Commandments


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the ways in which all citizens can take part in government (usually through elections)


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