Religious Education Key Words (2nd half of GCSE)

What is a "Bible"
The holy book of Christians
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What is the "Decalogue"
The ten commandments
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What is a "Church"
When it has a lower case "c" it is a place of worship but when it has a capital "C" it is a community of Christians
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What is a "Conscience"
An inner feeling of the rightness or wrongness of an action
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What is "Situation Ethics"
The idea that Christians should base moral decisions on what they think is the most loving thing to do
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What is "Human Rights"
The rights and freedom to which everyone is entitled to
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What is "Democratic Processes"
The ways in which all citizens can take part in government. This is usually through elections)
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What is "Electoral Processes"
The ways in which voting is organised
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What is a "Political Party"
A group that tries to be elected into power on it's policies for example. Labour and Conservative
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What is a "Pressure Group"
A group formed to influence government policy on a particular issue
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What is the "Golden Rule"
The teaching of Jesus that you should treat others as you would like them to treat you
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What is "Social Change"
The way in in which society has changed and is changing and also the possibility for future change
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What is "Global Warming"
The increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere which is thought to be caused by the greenhouse effect
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What are "Natural Resources"
Naturally occurring materials, such as oil and fertile land, which can be used by humans
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What is "Conservation"
Protecting and preserving natural resources and the enviroment
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What is "Creation"
The act of creating the universe, or the universe which has been created
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What is "Environment"
The surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which they depend on to live
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What is "Stewardship"
Looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation
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What is "Artificial Insemination"
Injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means
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What is a "Embryo"
A fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after conception
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What is "Infertility"
Not being able to have children
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What is "In-vitro Fertilization (IVF)"
The method of fertilizing a human egg in a test tube
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What is "Surrogacy"
An arrangement whereby a women bears a child on behalf of another woman or where an egg is donated and fertilized by the man through IVF and then implanted into the woman's uterus
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What is "Organ Donation"
Giving organs to be used in transplant surgery
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What is "Conflict Resolution"
Bringing a fight or struggle to a peaceful conclusion
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What is "The United Nations"
An international body set up to promote world peace and co-operation
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What is "World Peace"
The ending of war throughout the whole world. This is the basic aim of the United Nations
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What is "Aggression"
Attacking without being provoked
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What is "Exploitation"
Taking advantage of a weaker group
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What is "Just War"
A war that is fought for the right reasons and in a right way
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What is "Pacifism"
The belief that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means
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What is "Weapons Of Mass Destruction"
Weapons which can destroy large areas and numbers of people
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What is "Bullying"
Intimidating/frightening people weaker than yourself
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What is "Respect"
Treating a person or their feelings with consideration
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What is "Forgiveness"
Stopping blaming someone and/or pardoning them for what they have done wrong
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What is "Reconciliation"
Bringing together people who were opposed to each other
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What is "Crime"
An act against the law
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What is "Judgement"
The act of judging people and their actions
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What is "Justice"
Using power by law to treat people fairly
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What is "Law"
Rules made by Parliament and enforceable by the courts
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What is "Capital Punishment"
The death penalty for a crime or offence
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What is "Deterrence"
The idea that punishments should be of such a nature that they will put people off (deter) committing crimes
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What is "Rehabilitation"
Restore to normal life
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What is "Reform"
The idea that punishments should try to change criminals so they will not commit crimes again
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What is "Retribution"
The idea that punishments should make criminals pay fro what they have done
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What is "Sin"
An act against the will of God
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What is "Addiction"
A recurring compulsion to engage in an activity regardless of its bad effects
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What is "Responsibility"
Being responsible for one's actions
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What is the "Decalogue"


The ten commandments

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What is a "Church"


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What is a "Conscience"


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What is "Situation Ethics"


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