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Bible
Holy book of Christians with 66 books divided into the Ol Testament and the New Testament.
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Church
The Community of Christians.
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Conscience
An inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action.
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Situation Ethics
The idea that Christians should base moral decisions on what is the most loving thing to you do in a situation.
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Electoral Processes
The way in which voting is organised.
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Social Change
The way in which society has changed and is changing.
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Political Party
A group which tries to be elected into power based upon its politics.
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Pressure Group
A group formed to infuence government policy on a particular issue.
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Human Rights
The rights and freedoms to which everyone is entiltled to.
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Decalogue
The Ten Commandments.
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Golden Rule
The teaching of Jesus that people shuld treat others, as they would like to be treated.
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Global Warming
The increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere (thought to be caused by the greenhouse effect).
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Pollution
The contaminiation of the environment.
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Greenhouse Effect
The trapping of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is thought to increase the earth's atmosphere.
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Natural Resources
Naturally occuring in materials e.g. oil and fertile land, which can be used by humans.
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Creation
The act of creating the universe, or the universe which has been created.
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Stewardship
Looking after something s that it can be passed on to the next generation.
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Environment
The surrondings in which plants and animals live and which they deped on to continue living.
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Conservation
Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment.
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Artificial Insemination
Injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means.
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Embryo
A fertalised egg, the first 8 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 where a women bears a child on behalf of another women or where an egg is doned and fertilised by the husband through IVF and then implanted into the Wife's uterus.
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Nuclear Weapons
Weapons based on atomic fission or fusion that can destroy large areas or numbers of people.
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Other weapons of mass destruction
Non-nuclear weapons that can destroy large areas and/or large numbers of people e.g. chemical weapons.
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Pacifism
Refusing to fight in wars and settling all disputes peacefully.
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Just War
A war that is fought for the right reasons in the right way.
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World Peace
The basic aim of the UN to remove the war from the whole world.
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Bullying
Intimidating or frightening people weaker than you.
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Forgiveness
The act of stopping blaming someone and/or pardoning them for what they have done wrong.
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Reconciliation
Bringing together people who are opposed to each other.
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Conflict Resolution
Bringing a fight or struggle to a peaceful conclusion.
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The United Nations
An international body set up to promote the world peace co-operation.
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Aggression
Attacking without being provoked.
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Exploitation
Taking advantage of a weaker group.
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Respect
Treating a person or their feelings with consideration.
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Sin
An act against the will of God.
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Crime
An against the law.
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Law
Rules mad by parliment and enforceable by the courts.
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Justice
Due allocation of reward and punishment, the maintenance of what is right.
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Deterrence
Puishments so harsh it deters people from doing it.
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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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Judgement
The act of judging people for their actions.
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Punishment
A penalty given for any crime or offence.
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Capital Punishment
The death penalty for a crime or offence.
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Retribution
The idea that punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong.
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Rehabilitation
To restore to a normal life.
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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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Church

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Conscience

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Situation Ethics

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Electoral Processes

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