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What are the Assisi Declarations?
Statements about the need to protect animals and the environment made on behalf of the different major religions.
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What are Earth Summits?
An "Earth Summit" is an informal name for a UN conference regarding the environment.
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What is positive discrimination?
Treating people more favourably because they have been discriminated against in the past.
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What is the actual meaning of "rights"?
The legal or moral entitlements to do or not to do something.
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What is scapegoating?
Blaming certain groups for problems in society e.g. the Jews in Nazi Germany
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What does "tolerance" involve?
Respecting the beliefs and practices of other
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When is Death distinguished?
When all brain activity ceases.
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What is Euthanasia?
Inducing a painless death, by agreement and with compassion, to ease suffering. From the Greek meaning ‘good death’
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What is Purgatory?
A time of spiritual cleansing and preparation for heaven
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Pro-life?
Pro-life is the argument against abortion, in favour of the life of the foetus.
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Pro-choice?
Pro-choice is in favour of a woman's choice to have an abortion.
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What are pressure groups?
Collections of people outside government who campaign for changes in society.
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What is compassion?
A feeling of pity that makes a person want to help
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What is corruption?
Dishonesty that usually leads to the accumulation (gathering) of wealth
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What is stewardship?
The idea that religious believers have a duty to look after the environment on behalf of God
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What is Parole?
When a prisoner is released without having completed their sentence, because they have behaved well and accepted their guilt.
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What was the prison reform?
A movement that tries to ensure offenders are treated humanely in prison
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What is probation?
An alternative to prison where an offender has to meet regularly with a probation officer to ensure that they do not re-offend.
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What is 'reform'?
An aim of punishment to change somebody’s behaviour for the better
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What is 'reparation'?
An aim of punishment designed to help an offender to put something back into society
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What is 'vindication'?
An aim of punishment that means offenders must be punished to show that they law must be respected and it right
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What are 'hard drugs'?
Drugs which lead to dependency and cause severe harm to the body.
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What are 'social drugs'?
Legal drugs which are still addictive, such as alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, etc.
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What is the name given to people who decide not to drink alcohol?
Teetotal
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