RE Keywords

Bible
The holy book of Christians
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Church
the community of Christians (with a small c it means the Christian place of worship)
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Conscience
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 (eg 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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global warming
the increase in the temperature of the earth's atmosphere (thoughts to be caused by the greenhouse effect)
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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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conservation
protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment
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creation
the act of creating the universe, or the universe which has been created
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environment
the surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which they depend to live
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stewardship
looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation
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artificial insemination
injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means
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embryo
a fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after conception
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infertility
not being able to have children
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in-vitro fertilisation
the method of fertilising a human egg in a test tube
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surrogacy
an arrangement whereby a woman bears a child on behalf of another woman or where an egg is donated and fertilised by the man through IVF and then implanted in the woman's uterus
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organ donation
giving organs to be used in transplant surgery
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crime
an act against the law
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judgement
the act of judging people and their actions
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justice
due allocation of reward and punishment/ the maintenance of what is right
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law
rules made by parliament and enforced by the courts
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capital punishment
the death penalty for a crime or offence
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deterrence
the idea that punishments should be of such a nature that they will put people off (deter) committing crimes
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rehabilitation
restore to normal life
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reform
the idea that punishments should try to change criminals so they will not commit crimes again
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retribution
the idea that punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong
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sin
an act against the will of God
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addiction
a recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless of its bad effects
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responsibility
being responsible for one's actions
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agnosticism
not being sure whether God exists
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atheism
believing that God does not exist
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conversion
when your life is changed by giving yourself to God
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free will
the idea that human beings are free to make their own choices
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miracle
something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think only God could have done it
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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
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numious
the feeling of the presence of something greater than you
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omni-benevolent
the belief that God is all-good
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omnipotent
the belief that God is all-powerful
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omniscient
the belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen
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prayer
an attempt to contact God, usually through words
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Card 2

Front

the community of Christians (with a small c it means the Christian place of worship)

Back

Church

Card 3

Front

an inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action

Back

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Card 4

Front

the Ten Commandments

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

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

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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