Religion & Life Issues

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Commitment
Making and keeping a promise, such as wedding vows.
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Chastity
Decision not to have sex before marriage, for example, because it is believed that sex is sacred.
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Conflict
Working against each other rather than in unity. Conflict in marriages can lead to divorce.
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Love
To have a deep affection and express it through words and actions.
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Reconciliation
Apologise or say sorry, and become friends again. Many faith communities have reconciliation services.
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Responsibilities
Duties you should carry out, such as looking after family members.
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Eros
Sexual Love
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Agape
Love given freely and unreservedly; strong emotion that usually includes commitment.
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Store
Affection for things and animals.
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Philia
Bond shown through friends and family
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Celibacy
The state of abstaining from marriage and sexual relations.
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Cohabitation
The act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married).
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Authority
Right or power over others. It may be a person such as a priest, a set of lows, or the teachings from a sacred text.
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Discrimination
Treating people differently because of their race, gender, religion or class. Religious believers would say it is wrong as everyone is part of a divine creation.
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Equality
Being treated the same. Many religious believers would say all people are equal in God's eyes.
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Identity
The personality and character of an individual. Each person has their own identity and is unique.
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Injustice
Withholding someone's human rights, for example, imprisonment without trial.
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Prejudice
When a person is judged without any evidence. All religious traditions agree that people should treat others as they wish to be treated.
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God
Ultimate Being (creator and sustainer of the world). Deity (a visible form of the power behind the world).
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Symbolism
Something that points to or explains something else. Reiigions have many symbolic actions and ideas.
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Revelation
Something shown or explained that was previously hidden. Many religions have revealed truths, and these are important in the faith.
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Awe
Completely overwhelmed by a sense of God's presence. In many religious traditions experiencing God or his presence is sought through various ways.
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Community
A group of people with something in common, e.g sharing the same faith, sharing in prayer and worship.
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Afterlife
The belief that there is some kind of life after the death of the body. Many religions have beliefs in a heaven or a place where souls or spirits go when the body dies.
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Creation
Making something deliberately, for a purpose. Most religions teach that the world was created by God for a purpose.
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Dominion
Being in charge of the world for God. Some religions teach that God gave humans a responsibility to manage the world on his behalf.
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Environment
The natural world all about us: plants,insects,animals and humans. Most religions believe that God created the world and everything in it.
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Humanity
Caring for other human beings. Many religions teach that it is expected that human beings will care for each other, and show kindness to others.
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Soul
The part of humans that lives on after the body has died. Some religions teach that there is a spiritual side of life that lives on beyond physical death.
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Stewarship
To look after and care for the world. Most religions teach that humans have a God-given responsibility to look after the world.
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Decision not to have sex before marriage, for example, because it is believed that sex is sacred.

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Chastity

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Working against each other rather than in unity. Conflict in marriages can lead to divorce.

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To have a deep affection and express it through words and actions.

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Card 5

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Apologise or say sorry, and become friends again. Many faith communities have reconciliation services.

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