Life Issues Vocabulary

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Adultery
Sex with someone other than their partner.
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Afterlife
The belief there is life after death; somewhere souls go when the body dies.
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Agape
Love or charity that does not depend on anything.
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Agunot
Women who have been deserted by their husbands and cannot gain a divorce (Judaism).
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Annulment
A declaration by the Church that a marriage never existed.
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Assisted marriages
Selection of marriage partner helped by parents/family members.
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Awe
Completely overwhelmed by a sense of God's presence.
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Bet hayyim
Cemetery, meaning "house of life" (Judaism).
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Beth Din
A group of rabbis who advise Jews on the correct way of living life according to scriptures (Judaism).
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Betrothal
Binding with a promise to marry.
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Blessings
Giving of favour or grace.
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Campaign
A series of actions intended to produce political or social change.
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Celibacy
Resolving not to marry.
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Civil disobedience
A form of political protest in which large numbers of people refuse to obey a law.
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Cohabitation
Living together without being married.
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Commital
Words said when a body is being buried or sent for cremation (Christianity).
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Community
A group of people with something in common.
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Covenant
A mutual and solemn agreement or contract.
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Deity
A term for God or a supreme being.
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Dignity
Having honour and respect.
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Dominion
Being in charge of the world for God.
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Duty
Something a person is obliged or required to do.
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Eros
Earthly or sexual love
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Get
Divorce (Judaism).
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Humanae vitae
Encyclical by Pope Paul VI reaffirming the Catholic teachings on issues concerning human life.
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Humanity
Caring for other human beings.
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Influence
Exercising power.
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Interment
Another word for burial (Christianity).
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Ketubah
A document defining rights and obligations within marriage (Judaism).
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Lust
Desire for sexual indulgence or passion.
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Materialism
The view that money, wealth and objects are very important.
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Messiah
The promised saviour sent by God.
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Mezuzah
A scroll placed on doorposts containing a section of the Torah (Judaism).
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Mitzvah
Duty; often used to describe good deeds (Judaism).
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Ordained
Making someone a priest or religious leader.
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Philia
Love of friends.
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Prejudge
To come to a view before having full knowledge.
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Requiem Mass
Celebrating Mass or Holy Communion for the dead at a funeral.
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Sacrament
An outward sign of an inward blessing (Christianity).
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Sacred
Consecrated or holy.
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Shabbat
Day of spritual renewal; Friday at sunset to nightfall on Saturday (Judaism).
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Shema
Major prayer affirming belief in One God (Judaism).
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Stewardship
To guard over something for the real owner.
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Storge
Love of things; objects, animals.
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Symbolism
Something that points to or explains something else.
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Tikkun Olam
Care for the world and environment (Judaism).
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Transcendent
Something that surpasses all human knowledge and experience.
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Tzedeka
An act of charity (Judaism).
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Vocation
Divine call for a career.
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Vows
Solemn promises or oaths made before God.
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Yahrzeit
Anniversary of a death (Judaism).
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Zaccheus
The chief tax collector in the New Testament (Christianity).
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Women who have been deserted by their husbands and cannot gain a divorce (Judaism).

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A declaration by the Church that a marriage never existed.

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