Religious Studies: Religion, Peace and Justice Keywords

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Definition of Capital Punishment
Executing a criminal convicted of murder and other crimes.
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Definition of Conscientious Objector
Someone who refuses to fight in a war on the basis of their conscience
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Definition of Judge
The Christian idea of God acting as a judge to determine whether a person goes to heaven or hell after death
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Definition of Just War Theory
The belief that wars can be morally justified if they follow certain criteria.
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Definition of Nuclear Pacifism
Belief that the use of nuclear weapons can never be justified.
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Definition of Pacifism
The belief that peace should be the central value that people pursue
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Definition of Proportionality
The belief that force can only be met with equal force
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Definition of Quaker
A member of the Christian denomination also known as known as the Religious Society of Friends
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Definition of Revenge
Seeking to repay a wrong by getting recompense
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Definition of Sin
An act which goes against God's will
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Definition of Social Justice
The belief that people should be treated fairly and with respect in a society
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Definition of Social Injustice
Where people may be denied rights as a consequence of discrimination or poverty
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Definition of Violence
The use of physical force, with the intention to harm.
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Definition of Justice
Fairness in society and the world.
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