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A recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless of its effects.
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Attacking without being being provoked.
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Artificial Insemination
Injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means.
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Holy book of Christians.
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Intimidating/frightening people weaker than yourself.
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Capital Punishment
The death penalty for a crime or offence.
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The community of Christians (with a small c, it means a Christian place of worship)
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Conflict Resolution
Bringing a fight or a struggle to a peaceful conclusion.
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An inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action.
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Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment.
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The act of creating the universe, or the universe that has been created.
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An act against the law.
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The ten commandments.
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Democratic Process
The ways in which all citizens can take part in government (usually through election.)
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The idea that punishments should be of such nature that they put people off (deter) committing crimes.
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Electoral Processes
The ways in which voting is organised.
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A fertilised egg in the first 8 weeks after contraception.
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The surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which they depend to continue living.
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Taking advantage of a weaker group.
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The act of stopping blaming someone and/or pardoning them for what they have done wrong.
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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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Golden Rule
The teaching of Jesus that people should treat others as they wish to be treated.
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Human Rights
The rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled.
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Not being able to have children.
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In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
The method of fertilising a human egg in a test tube.
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The act of judging people on their actions.
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Just War
A war that is fought for the right reasons and in the right way.
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Due allocation of reward and punishment, the maintenance of what is right.
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Rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts.
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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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Organ Donation
Giving organs to be used in transplant surgery.
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Refusing to fight in wars.
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Political Party
A group which tries to be elected into power on its policies (for example, Labour, Conservative.)
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Pressure Group
A group formed to influence government policy on a particular issue.
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Bringing together people who were opposed to each other.
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The idea that punishments should try to change criminals so they will not commit crimes again.
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Restore to normal life.
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Treating a person or their feelings with consideration.
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Being responsible for one's actions.
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The idea that punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong.
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An act against God.
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Situation Ethics
The idea that Christians should base moral decisions on what is the most loving thing to do in a situation.
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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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Looking after the environment and its animals so that they can be passed on to the next generation.
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An arrangement whereby a woman bears a child on behalf of another woman.
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The United Nations (UN)
An international body set up to promote world peace and co-operation.
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Weapons of Mass Destruction
Weapons which can destroy large areas and numbers of people.
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World Peace
The basic aim of the United Nations to remove the cause of war.
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Attacking without being being provoked.



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Injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means.


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Holy book of Christians.


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Intimidating/frightening people weaker than yourself.


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