Religious studies - Key words

Humanity
Compassion for others e.g. by serving other voluntarily. Caring about other human beings through prayer and action.
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Soul
That part of the human nature that is not just physical. The part of humans that will live on after the body has died. A reflection of 'the image of god' in human beings. The part of humans that allows people to relate to god and to worship.
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Creation
A unique design, planned by a maker. God's making of the world for a purpose.
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Talent
A talent is something you are born with. A unique gift which can be used for good such as helping people or raising money using your talent.
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Environment
The surroundings in which we live for which religions teach we are responsible. The natural world all about us which believers see as gods creation.
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Dominion
Being in charge of the world for God. Having a form of control and responsibility which was given to humans by god.
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Stewardship
To guard over something for the real owner. A god given responsibility to manage or control the earth.
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Responsibilities
Duties you should carry out such as looking after family members. What you are expected to take care of because of vows or promises you have made.
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Commitment
Being deovted towards someone or something. This may be shown by being faithful to them. Making and keeping a promise such as wedding vows.
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Love
To have a deep affection for someone and express it through your actions and words. It can often include a relationship where there is commitment between people.
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Chastity
Not having any sexual relationships before marriage as sex is seen as scared. Keeping oneself from sexual activity until married to someone as sex is seen as a gift from god.
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Reconciliation
Saying sorry and having it accepted. All religions teach the importance of forgiveness. 'Making up' and starting together again. Many faith communities have reconciliation services.
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Conflict
Working against each other rather than together. Clashes and breakdown of relationships.
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Community
A group of people with something in common; faith communities share beliefs and practices.
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Revelation
Something shown or explained that was previously hidden. religions have revealed truths. Something which enables others to learn more, or see something for themselves about God, life, or eternity.
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Afterlife
Where souls go when the body dies. Another kind of 'existence' that follows bodily life.
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Awe
A sense of fear and at the same time reverence. Completely overwhelmed by a sense of gods presence.
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God
Ultimate being, e.g. creator an sustanier of the world. Deity, which is believed to be the one behind everything.
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Symbolism
A sign which has a particular meaning e.g. the cross for christians. Something that points to or explains something else. Many religions have symbolic actions and ideas.
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Injustice
Where there is no equality of provision or opportunity. Where human rights are ignored, g.g torture because of religion.
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Equality
Being considered of the same strength of character as part of the human race.Being treated in the same way and not discriminated against, as all are part of God's creation.
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Identity
The way a person sees themselves - where they belong. Personality and character - each person is unique.
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Authority
right or power over others. In religion this could be a priest or religious leader. The teachings or rules that should be obeyed.
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Discrimination
Treating people differently because of Race, Gender, Religion, Class etc. Failing to treated people as fellow human beings and part of god's creation.
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Prejudice
Judging another person before you know anything about them, or have any evidence. Disliking someone or something for no good reason. religions teach people are equal.
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That part of the human nature that is not just physical. The part of humans that will live on after the body has died. A reflection of 'the image of god' in human beings. The part of humans that allows people to relate to god and to worship.

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A unique design, planned by a maker. God's making of the world for a purpose.

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A talent is something you are born with. A unique gift which can be used for good such as helping people or raising money using your talent.

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The surroundings in which we live for which religions teach we are responsible. The natural world all about us which believers see as gods creation.

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