Religious Studies Key Words - Religion and Contemporary Issues

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Anglicanism
A term used to differentiate the 'English' Church from Roman Catholicism after the Act of Supremacy in 1534. Now, the Anglican Church is a world-wide communion.
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Blasphemy
From the Greek 'speaking evil'. Speaking disrespectfully about God, or insulting any item of orthodox religious belief.
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Church of England
The officially established Church in England, a member of the Anglican Communion
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Civil partnership ceremonies
Granted under the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to give same-sex couples rights and responsibilities identical to civil marriage.
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Community cohesion
Normally characterised by tolerance and respect for other people and positive interactions between individuals and communities.
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Conscience
A sense of morality which governs a person's thoughts and actions.
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Defender of the Faith
The title given to the British Monarch since the Act of Supremacy was passed in 1534 reflecting the fact that with this position comes the title Supreme Governor of the Church of England
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Establishment
The recognition by law of the supremacy of a church (i.e. in England, the Church of England being seeing as the 'official' religion)
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Free speech
Recognised as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the right to express and disseminate opinions.
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Islamophobia
Stereotyping of or prejudice against Muslims or Islam - literally 'fear of Islam'
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Lords Spiritual
The 26 clergy of the established Church of England who serve in the House of Lords along with the Lords Temporal.
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Middle East
The term 'Middle East' primarily refers to Israel/Palestine but also to other areas of conflict such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Religious freedom
A situation in which it is possible to believe and practice any religion without interference from the State.
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State
A country seperated from others by the jurisdiction of its government
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights
A declaration adopted by the United Nations in 1948 consisting of 30 'articles' comprised of statements of human rights, which inform the laws of most countries.
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Zionism (religious)
The belief that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews because God decreed it.
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Zionism (secular)
The belief that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews as it is an essential refuge from worldwide anti-semitism
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From the Greek 'speaking evil'. Speaking disrespectfully about God, or insulting any item of orthodox religious belief.

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