Religion and Life Key Words

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Abortion
The removal of a Foetus from the womb before it can survive.
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Adultery
A sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner.
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Agnosticism
Not being sure whether God exists.
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Assisted Suicide
Providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide.
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Atheism
Believing that God does not exist.
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Civil Partnership
A legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal right as a husband and wife.
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Cohabitation
Living together without being married.
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Community Cohesion
A common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society.
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Contraception
Intentionally preventing pregnancy from occurring.
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Conversion
When your life is changed by giving yourself to God.
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Discrimination
Treating people less favourably because of their ethnicity/gender/colour/class.
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Ethnic Minority
A member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than the majority group.
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Euthanasia
The painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease.
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Faithfulness
Staying with your marriage partner and having sex with only them.
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Free Will
The idea that human beings are free to make their own choices.
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Homosexuality
Sexual attraction to the same sex.
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Immortality of the Soul
The idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body.
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Interfaith Marriage
Marriage where the husband and wife are from different religions.
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Miracle
Something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think that only God could have done it.
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Moral Evil
Actions done by humans which cause suffering.
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Multi-Ethnic Society
Many different races and cultures living together in one society.
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Multi-Faith Society
Many different religions living together in one society.
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Natural Evil
Things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans.
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Near-Death Experience
When someone about to die has an out of body experience.
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Non-Voluntary Euthanasia
Ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason for thinking they would want you to do so.
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Nuclear Family
Mother, Father and children living as a unit.
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Numinous
The feeling of presence of something greater than yourself.
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Omni-Benevolent
The belief that God is all-loving/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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Paranormal
Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes, for example, ghosts and mediums.
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Prayer
An attempt to contact God, usually through words.
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Prejudice
Believing some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them.
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Pre-Marital Sex
Sex before marriage.
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Procreation
Making a new life.
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Promiscuity
Having sex with a number of partners without commitment.
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Quality of Life
The idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living.
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Racial Harmony
Different ethnic groups living together peacefully.
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Racism
The belief that some ethnic groups are superior to others.
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Re-Constituted Family
Were two sets of children become one family when their parent divorce and marry each-other.
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Reincarnation
The belief that, after death, souls are reborn in a new body.
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Religious Experience
An experience that makes the person having the experience feel the presence of God.
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Religious Freedom
The right to practise your religion and change your religion.
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Religious Pluralism
Accepting all religions as having equal rights to co-exist.
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Re-Marriage
Marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage.
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Resurrection
The belied that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world, when it is raised.
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Sanctity Of Life
The belief that life is holy and belongs to God.
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Sexism
Discriminating against people because of their gender.
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Voluntary Euthanasia
Ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death.
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A sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner.

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Not being sure whether God exists.

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Providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide.

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